West Wales Cup semi-final: Hakin United v Seven Sisters
THIS Saturday (Apr 9) Hakin United take on Seven Sisters with a place in the final of the West Wales Cup up for grabs.
Trostre await the winners after they beat Rockspur 2-1 in the other semi-final on March 23.
They will be keen on-lookers on Saturday for what is set to be an entertaining game between two good teams.
Hakin United sit second in the top division of the Pembrokeshire League and are chasing league leaders Goodwick United, who they have a number of games in hand on.
The Vikings are on an excellent run of form, having not lost since defeat to Goodwick in October, a run of 18 games.
Seven Sisters sit third in the West Wales Premier League having only lost four times in eighteen games so far this season.
Going into the game Seven Sisters have only lost twice in their last ten games in all competitions, their only league defeat coming against leaders Penlan.
Route to the final
Hakin began their run to the semi-final with a 9-0 win away at Resolven in Round 1, before beating Clase Social in the second round.
Round 3 pitted them away against Bryn Rovers but the Vikings earned a 6-2 win with Shane Walsh bagging four of their goals.
In the fourth round the Vikings were drawn away to Pembrokeshire rivals Carew and after a titanic battle, Hakin eventually won 4-3 on penalties.
They undoubtedly had one of their best performance of the competition against Penlan in the quarter finals as they stunned their West Wales Premier opponents with a 4-0 win.
Walsh was on target again in that game while Ashley Bevan also scored twice to send Hakin into the semis.
Seven Sister started their Cup journey with a similarly comfortable result in round 1, beating Ystradgynlais 8-0.
In Round 2, they beat Clydach Sports 10-0 before beating Sandfields 4-2 in the third round.
Round 4 saw them edge past Giants Grave as goals from Adam Campbell and Nathan Jones gave them a 2-1 win.
In the quarter finals they came up another Pembrokeshire side in St Clears who had already beaten Loughor and Evans and Williams to reach the last eight.
Two goals from Steffan Jenkins and another from Christian Elkins gave Seven Sisters a 3-1 win.
What the managers say
Hakin manager Scott Davies said: “It’s a big day for the club and everyone involved.
“It should be a tough game as always against teams from the West Wales Premier League, but hopefully we will get a bit of luck on the day and we progress to the final.”
Seven Sisters manager Simon Isaac said: “We’ve had a tough few weeks with results, injuries and suspensions but the lads can’t wait for it now. It should be a really good game at a great venue.
“Looking at Hakin’s results, they are clearly a really good outfit with Welsh Premier league experience in their ranks, and don’t know how to lose or concede at the moment.
“But every team has weaknesses and it’s up to us to find and exploit them on the day. We’ll give them the respect they obviously deserve but there’ll be no fear from our players.
“Seems like all West Wales has us as clear underdogs, so we’ll have to empty the tank on the day and hopefully we upset the odds.”
Saturday’s game takes place at Richmond Park, home of Carmarthen Town, and kicks off at 2:30pm.
Good luck to both sides and may the best team win.
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