Saints 6 Penybont 1

The Saints put in a powerful second half display to see off second placed Penybont.

Hay played into a strong wind in the first half and struggled to get their passing game going. Penybont were using the long ball to good effect with their two quick strikers causing the Saints defence numerous problems. Kevin(Bonzo) Bufton was guilty on several occasions of missing the target when through on goal and when he did get it on target Bryan Kirkham saved comfortably from him. It was against the run of play when inform striker Kevin Jones picked the ball up wide left and skipped by two Penybont defenders and hit a 25 yarder which took a deflection to put the Saints 1-0 up. Penybont stuck to the long ball game and got their just rewards on 43 minutes when Bonzo was put through one on one with Kirkham, the striker seemed to miss hit his shot which decieved the keeper and rolled in to make it 1-1. The Saints went straight up the other end and a Michael Ward cross was met by Jones to make it 2-1.

Manager Fil Wisnieski must have been pleased with the half time score but not the performance.

With the wind at their backs the Saints were now on top and Jones scored the goal of the game on 50 minutes when he it a 30 yard screamer into the top right hand corner. Ten minutes later he got his and the Saints 4th after a goalmouth scramble where Tom Weaver perhaps should of scored Jones tapped in from all of 2 yards.That was his 10th goal in the last two games. Chris Preece then played a ball into Jones on the edge of the box ,Jones threaded an inch perfect ball for the advancing Preece who made no mistake finishing from 10 yards. Rob Snedden then got in on the act after a big clearence from Kirkham Snedz chipped the ball over the Bont centre half and volleyed in to make it 6-1. There were a few more chances for players to get on the score sheet but the final whistle went with the score 6-1.

I thought the lads struggled playing into the wind and were very fortunate to go in 2-1 up. The second half performance was excellent and we could have scored 10. The man of the match award would have to go to Kevin Jones but I thought Mike Havard had a superb game in defence for us.

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