Porthmadog 0 Haverfordwest 3
PORTHMADOG were punished by two goals in two minutes midway in the second half, when Haverfordwest effectively booked the points in an upset at The Traeth.
A defensive gift was the cause of the 59th minute strike by Jack Christopher, who powered a 10-yards’ header on target, following Chris O’Sullivan’s cross.
In a speedy sequel, O’Sullivan blasted a free-kick from well outside the box straight past the home keeper, Richard Harvey, to achieve a spectacular third goal.
Porthmadog had been trailing from the 28th minute, when Christopher gained the breakthrough, also by means of a header from an O’Sullivan creation on the right wing.
But, whereas Haverfordwest gained the goals, the home team also had the chances and none was more obvious than a 66th minute penalty, awarded for a tackle by keeper Lee Kendall on Marcus Orlik.
Jason Sadler wasted the opportunity by blazing over the bar and other Porthmadog offerings from Les Davies and Orlik had served only to show Kendall at his best.
PORTHMADOG: Harvey, J G Jones, Rowlands (Mitchell 69), R Roberts, R Davies, R Hughes, D Hughes (Caughter 69), C Jones, Sadler, Orlik, L Davies (I Williams, 69).
HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY: Kendall, Durham, W Jones, Gilderdale, Elliott, Cattlin, O’Sullivan, Hicks, Christopher, Coates, Hudgell. Subs: Otten, Heal, Briers, Gryka.