JOHN HULSE expects to see a totally different Haverfordwest when his Rhyl team travel to the New Bridge Meadow next Saturday for their Welsh Cup fourth round tie.
Hulse believes the Bluebirds will play a more expansive game than at Belle Vue on Saturday where two first half goals clinched the points for the Lilywhites.
“They are a completely different side at home; I don’t think they’ll be as cagey as they were today,” said the Lilies boss. “When we played up there in the league this season we missed a lot of chances and should have won 3-1 or 4-1, but they’re going to be fired up with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.”
Third-placed Rhyl took the lead after nine minutes, the returning Greg Stones’ pass into the box being headed on by Dave Cameron for Marc Lloyd Williams to drive home his first goal for the club from eight yards.
County keeper Lee Idzi denied Lloyd Williams a second, but on 35 minutes a superb back-heel by Stones set up Craig Jones to make it 2-0 with the aid of a big deflection.
Haverfordwest striker Luke Bowen forced a fine save from ex-Bluebird Lee Kendall before the break and early in the second half the visitors cursed their luck again when Nick Woodrow’s chip struck the crossbar.
Lloyd Williams’ sharp turn in the box almost brought a third goal, but Idzi smothered his effort.
Both sides were denied blatant penalties when the action hotted up towards the end.