Haverfordwest County got arguably their most crucial win of the season as Alhagi Touray Sisay’s strike secured a 1-0 win in their vital six-pointer away against Barry Town United on Saturday.

It was the perfect start to Phase Two for Nicky Hayen’s men as victory saw them climb into tenth place and out of the bottom two, leapfrogging Barry.

“I'm really, really happy with the result, it was a huge game,” said Hayen after his side had notched back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

“For the first time this season, we could leave the bottom two places behind, so there was more pressure, even more pressure than last week (in the win against Cefn Druids), but the team handled it really well.

“The performance was a little bit less than the week before, but they showed a real fighting spirit and a mental advantage and they kept it [the lead] until the end.

"Also Lee Idzi has kept his third clean sheet in a row.”

Sisay struck the Bluebirds into the lead early into the second half, when Corey Shephard’s throughball found the Spaniard who calmly slotted into the net.

Barry Town United will leave the game furious, after having a potential goal disallowed and a man sent off in Jordan Cotterill, after a second yellow card for a challenge on Dylan Rees.

Shortly before his early bath, Cotterill found teammate Clayton Green, whose powerful header caused problems for Lee Idzi, punching the ball onto his own crossbar. However, officials were unconvinced that the ball had crossed the line, despite claims from the home side.

Despite that, very few would say that County were not deserving of the three points.

Sisay’s strike which beat Barry goalkeeper Kelland Absolom was not his first effort, having had several in the first half, including a header over the crossbar, a fumbled effort from six yards and an effort saved by Absolom.

The best chance for the home side was a 35-yard effort from Rhys Abbruzzese, which was tipped over the bar by Idzi.

After two victories on the road, and three successive clean sheets, Nicky Hayen will be looking for his first win at the Ogi Bridge Meadow this weekend.

The Bluebirds welcome basement club Druids to Pembrokeshire on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm kick-off).

Druids started Phase Two well, despite only getting two points from Phase One, drawing 3-3 at home to Aberystwyth Town.

The home side were 3-1 up, but conceded two late goals in the 85th and 89th minute.

Should County win their first home game since October next week against Druids, they could climb another spot into ninth place, before an away trip on Tuesday, March 15 away against Aberystwyth Town, who currently sit one point ahead of the Bluebirds.