MERLINS Bridge remain fourth in the table after they beat Milford United 3-1 at Marble Hall on Saturday (Mar 9).
The result means they are now nine points behind second placed Goodwick and they have four games in hand.
A few late drop outs meant that two 16 years olds were called to the bench in Dan McCallan and Tom Brockway. The reshuffle also meant that Neil Mathias was playing as a make-shift centre half alongside Scott Griffiths.
The Bridge took the lead after ten minutes when Milford’s linesman said that Will Haworth’s shot had crossed the line.
Milford then grew into the game and began to frustrate the Wizards while also creating chances of their own.
Lewis Tee was proving a handful and was rewarded with a goal ten minutes before half time when he turned and slotted in to make it 1-1.
Milford continued to play well in the second half and did well to restrict the Wizards.
However, they eventually made the breakthrough with ten minutes left as Laurie Haworth scored.
The home side looked to respond but with time running out they were caught on the break and Nathan Greene set up Will Haworth who fired into the top left hand corner to make it 3-1.
There was still time for more action as Greene saw a header loop onto the bar and the Milford keeper did well to catch the ball before Haworth could bag a hat trick.
It was another good performance by Milford who remain five points behind third from bottom Saundersfoot.
On Saturday (Mar 16), they face a crucial game away to Pennar Robins.
Merlins Bridge will look for another win as they take on rivals Hakin United at the Obs.