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Hakin hit five against Penlan to reach first round of Welsh Cup

HAKIN United hit five against Penlan on Saturday (Aug 20) as they qualified for the first round proper of the JD Welsh Cup.

The draw for the first round of the competition was made on Monday night (Aug 22) and it saw Hakin drawn away against Afan Lido, who play in the JD Cymru South league.

Hakin had already beaten Cwmamman United to set up the tie with the West Wales Premier League champions.

The two teams played each other earlier in the year in the West Wales Cup and it was a bruising encounter and Saturday’s game was no different.

Hakin were awarded a penalty on eight minutes and Jack Britton slotted the spot kick home for an early lead.

Just two minutes later they made it 2-0 as Shane Walsh found the back of the net.

Six yellow cards were handed out in the first half, two to Hakin players and four to Penlan players.

A returning Nicky Woodrow made it 3-0 on the half hour as he got on the end of a ball from Leon Luby and the pair combined again six minutes later for Woodrow to score his second.

That goal all but ended the game as a contest but both sides battled away in the second half.

There was even a yellow card for Penlan first team manager Jamie Hopkins.

Ashley Bevan then provided the assist for Ryan Wilson to score two minutes from time to seal an excellent win.

The Vikings can now look forward to their first round tie against Afan Lido, scheduled to take place on the weekend of Saturday, September 17.