West Wales Intermediate Cup Round 4: Hakin United 1-2 Goodwick United

BROTHERS Matty and Scott Delaney grabbed the crucial goals that earned Goodwick United a slender victory over Hakin United to march into the last eight of the West Wales Intermediate Cup.

This was the third time that these two top sides have met this season, and once again it was Goodwick who worked their magic to clinch their third win in a row over The Vikings.

Conditions were difficult with strong winds as both sides were not prepared to take a backward step.

The Vikings carved some decent chances in the first period as Justin Harding fired a low hard drive wide and Ashley Bevan clipped James Gwilt’s post.

Vikings boss Scott Davies knew his team had to bury their chances but in the 35th minute it was the visitors who broke the deadlock.

Steff Williams did some terrific work and his dangerous cross was met by Matty Delaney who slotted his shot in the far corner beyond the reach of Martin Langdon.

That was the only goal of the first half as The Vikings trailed at the interval.

Shortly after the break it was Hakin who got on top though and were rewarded with a fine finish from Ryan Wilson, as he ghosted in at the far post and made no mistake.

Goodwick's Johnny Horgan then fired a dangerous shot just wide from an acute angle.

On the hour mark the visitors grabbed a crucial second goal. Steff Hayes’ long throw into the box from the Slab side fell kindly for Scott Delaney to score.

The Vikings kept pushing for an all important equaliser, but on 80 minutes the visitors nearly added a third goal, substitute Rhys Dalling’s goal-bound shot was parried by Langdon as the ball heading into the net somehow defender Ewan Findlay came to the rescue and cleared off the line.

There was no further drama as Goodwick stayed firm to claim the crucial win and their reward is a home quarter final tie against Giants Grave.

“It wasn’t pretty but we came through a battle,” said Goodwick boss Wayne O’Sullivan.

“Games between us are always tight, but thankfully we did enough and now have another tough tie in the quarter final.”

Hakin United squad: Martin Langdon, Leigh Broome, Jay Power, Daniel Armstrong, Leon Luby, Ewan Findlay, Camron Thomas, Garin Gardner, Ryan Wilson, Jaden Chapman, Adam John, Shane Walsh, Ashley Bevan, Justin Harding, Nicky Woodrow, Gareth Fawcett.

Goodwick United: James Gwilt, Steff Hayes, Scott Delaney, James Bryan, Llyr Tobin, Chris O’Sullivan, Kiran O’Brien, Matty Delaney, Jordan Griffiths, Steffan Williams, Jonny Horgan. Subs: Ben Adams, Rhys Dalling, Jake Smith, Sion O’Sullivan, Wayne O’Sullivan.