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Welsh Cup: Holywell prove too strong for Hakin

HOLYWELL Town proved too strong for Hakin United on Saturday (Nov 12) as they earned a 5-1 win at The Obs.

The Pembrokeshire side were full of confidence following previous wins over Taffs Well and Afan Lido but they came up against a Holywell side in fine form with nine straight wins in all competitions.

After an even start it was Holywell who took the lead as David Forbes scored in the 26th minute. Just a minute later it was two as Daniel Sullivan found the net to put the visitors in a strong position.

The Vikings looked for a way back into the game and Jack Britton played in Mark Jones who sent a cross into the box but the ball was just in front of Nicky Woodrow who couldn’t connect.

Shortly before the break, Forbes added Holywell’s third. A cross was blocked wide for a corner and from that the ball fell to Forbes who turned and fired low into the net.

On the stroke of half time, Shane Walsh crossed into the box for Adam John but he sent his shot wide.

Despite the scoreline Hakin did not give up and early in the second half Ashley Bevan sent a shot over the bar.

Jack Britton also saw a free kick tipped over the bar. From the resulting corner a header was comfortably saved by the Holywell keeper.

Bevan then sent a cross into the box but it was just behind Woodrow. The Vikings continued to press and they did get a goal back in the 74th minute with Woodrow getting the goal.

There was no comeback though as in the 83rd minute Mark Winslade scored to make it 4-1 to the visitors.

Hakin coach Alex Greenish was then shown a red card by the referee and four minutes later, Holywell sub Kai Wallis picked up two quick yellow cards and was given his marching orders. Wallis had only come on to the pitch three minutes earlier.

In the fifth minute of time added on Oliver Buckley scored to make it 5-1 to Holywell as they secured their place in the next round.

Hakin have another cup game this Saturday, November 19, as they host Trearddur Bay in the fourth round of the FAW Trophy, kick off 2pm.