West Wales Intermediate Cup Round 3: Hakin United 1-0 Ynystawe Athletic

They had to overcome conceding a penalty and having three men sent off - but Hakin United dug deep to ensure they kept their West Wales Cup dreams alive at The Obs against Ynystawe on Saturday.

And their reward is a home tie to rivals Goodwick in the last 16.

The visitors arrived second in the Swansea League Division One, so this was always going to be a pivotal tie with one of the sides considered capable of winning the competition going out.

It was home keeper Martin Langdon who kept it at 0-0 early on with a super penalty save, and a tight contest remained goalless until four minutes before the break.

And it was then that home striker Justin Harding scored what proved to be the winner, controlling Leon Luby’s cross and turning sharply before firing into the roof of the net.

The second half was then dominated by a card fest.

Hakin finished the contest with just eight players after three red cards. Jaden Chapman got his marching orders for a dangerous tackle and there were second yellow cards for Adam John and Shane Walsh.

Ynystawe themselves had two red cards as it finished eight against nine, but The Vikings got the job done.

Prior to kick off, Hakin were officially presented with their new sub suits which have been sponsored by Michelle and Barry Griffiths of the Victoria Inn in Milford Haven.

Round 4 draw: Birchgrove Colts v Brynawel; C K Swiss Valley v Cambrian; FC Clydach v Giants Grave; Hakin United v Goodwick United; Murton Rovers v Penlan Club; Rhos v Neyland; Trostre Sports v St Josephs; West End Rangers v Bryn Rovers.

Hakin United squad: Martin Langdon, Leigh Broome, Jay Power, Leon Luby, Jonathan Fawcett, Ewan Findlay, Camron Thomas, Adam John, Garin Gardner, Ryan Wilson, Ben Aldred, Jaden Chapman, Shane Walsh, Gareth Fawcett, Justin Harding.