Goodwick hit Johnston for six

By County Echo Reporter in Football

GOODWICK United bounced back from last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Lamphey with an emphatic 6-0 midweek win over basement side Johnston, to consolidate a top four place in the Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division One.

The Phoenix lads completed their away fixtures with a dominant display as two goals from Scott Delaney and singles from Steven Dockerty, Jonny Horgan, Adam Raymond and Wayne O’Sullivan sealed a convincing win over relegated Johnston.

Goodwick took the lead after 10 minutes when Wayne O’Sullivan hooked the ball into the net from a corner, and they doubled our lead in the 40th minute when Johnston only partially cleared a corner and Steven Dockerty fired the ball into the far corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Jonny Horgan unleashed a shot from 25 yards which hit the far post as the first half finished 0-2.

Goodwick extended their lead when Scott Delaney headed a long throw from Stefan Hayes into the net, and Delaney then scored his second goal when a free kick fell to him inside the area.

In the 75th minute substitute Adam Raymond volleyed a right wing cross into the net, and Horgan then completed the scoring when he headed another right wing cross into the corner of the net.

Last weekend, Goodwick United had lost 2-1 at Lamphey, where goals from Josh Dearsley and Billy Davis sealed the three points, despite Jordan Griffiths finding the net for the Phoenix lads.

After a fine performance against the Dragons, it was a disappointing display by Goodwick.

A very lively pitch made control of the ball difficult for both teams resulting in little football being played. In the first half, Tony Evans had two opportunities for us, but both his efforts went wide.

Lamphey were very dangerous from corners and free kicks, with some excellent deliveries into the area causing the visiting side difficulties.

The second half continued along the same lines, but with 20 minutes to go, Goodwick took the lead when an Adam Raymond corner was volleyed into Richard Evans’ net by Jordan Griffiths.

Lamphey upped their efforts and they deservedly equalised with 10 minutes left when Nico Morrison broke into the box, and his cross was met by Billy Davis, who shot past Casey Walters.

Lamphey were well on top and took the lead in the 83rd minutes when Josh Dearsley fired home.

Raymond had a great opportunity to level in the last minute when Stef Hayes’ free kick found him totally unmarked inside the six yard box, but he put his header just wide of the far post.

League leaders Hakin United meanwhile won 7-1 at home against Tenby United on Saturday.

The visitors could only field nine players, and The Vikings took full advantage of their two-man numerical advantage with goals shared by Nathan Banner, Ali Ouzman, Daniel Armstrong, Bradley Barrett, Nicky Woodrow, Ben Aldred, Gareth Fawcett. Richard Perry netted the reply goal.

Three points behind Hakin is second spot is Merlins Bridge, who hammered Narberth 6-0 at the Racecourse. Will Haworth grabbed a brace alongside further goals by Matthew D’Ivry, Joe Leahy, Jordan Raymond and an own goal.

Relegated Johnston were thrashed 0-7 at home against third-placed West Dragons. Finding the back of the net for the visitors were Scott Crawford with a hat-trick, a brace for Nathan Greene and also Matthew Price and Simon Gilderdale.

Carew’s good form continued as they registered a 2-1 victory at home against Pennar Robins. Jordan Richards and Scott Ferney netted for The Rooks and Connor Rees scored for the visitors.

Neyland gained a solid 5-2 win over Monkton Swifts at the Athletic Ground. The was a brace each for Wayne Parry and Justin Harding, and Joe Charlton added a goal for The Nomads. Dan Scourfield and Tom Price netted for the Swifts.

In midweek, Hakin United beat Neyland 7-2, with doubles from Gareth Fawcett, Adam John and Nicky Woodrow, with Craig Nicholson also scoring. Wayne Parry and Justin Harding replied.

Merlins Bridge beat Tenby 4-3, courtesy of two goals from Ashley Beck and singles by Adam Hawkins and Will Haworth. Daryl Mansbridge, Sam Christopher and James Richards replied.

West Dragons beat Pennar Robins 4-3 and Carew shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw with Angle.

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