Jones pleased with Haverfordwest performance as they sweep aside Ton Pentre

(Image: Will Cheshire)

Haverfordwest County boss Wayne Jones has been impressed with his sides showing against Ton Pentre last night.

The Bluebirds had a majority of the chances and ran out clear-cut winners over Ton Pentre.

Lee Trundle scored a brace whilst Ben Fawcett was also on the scoresheet. Centre-back Sean Pemberton also scored his strikers instinct as he was on the scoresheet once more.

The Bluebirds boss said: “I thought the first twenty minutes we settled really well. We had a game plan to high press them which we done

“We invited them to as many mistakes as they could. 

“To get the early goal settled us well and put them under pressure. The momentum then continued that. I’m really pleased.”

(Image: Will Cheshire)

The West Wales side are the highest-scoring team in Division One, scoring 40 goals in just 13 league fixtures. 

The closest to them for goals scored are league leaders Penybont who trail by eight goals.

Danny Williams and Lee Trundle lead the way in the Division One goal scorers charts.

“We looked at the stats last week. We’re averaging 2.5 goals a game per moment. The lads are taking their chances. 

“The ability we’ve got in the wide areas and the support in the midfield allows them to create them and take them.

“When you’ve got your Danny Williams and your Lee Trundle’s and even Ben Fawcett who has scored his 12th goal tonight you can’t ask for anymore.”

With how the fixture list has worked in Division One, Haverfordwest have played the team that Division One title rivals Penybont will play the week after.

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There were defeats to Cwmbran Celtic and Cwmamman United in November, with just a Welsh Cup win over Swansea University to celebrate last month

Haverfordwest recorded a comfortable victory over Briton Ferry at Old Road last week whilst Penybont dropped two points last night as they drew to the Tier One applicants.

But as both sides approach the half-way stage, manager Wayne Jones isn’t taking as much notice in regards to comparing the results.

“We don’t really know at this level what teams you’re going to be coming up against. There’s so much chopping and changing especially over the Christmas period. 

“We had a poor November, we’ve worked on keeping clean sheets and that’s the main focus for us. We know with our strike force we will score goals.

“We’ve got to focus on every game ahead of us. We’ve had a very good December winning four games on the bounce.”

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Haverfordwest’s next game is against third placed Afan Lido who have resurgent this season. 

They have battled back from some poor early season form to make their way into the top three.

Jones will be able to include his only signing Kaid Mohamed in the squad next week.

Mohamed missed the fixture against Ton Pentre after picking up an injury against Briton Ferry.

“He went for a fitness test and it was precautionary we left him out.

He hasn’t played all summer and he felt a little twinge last week. 

Kai is honest and open, knowing we’ve got other players available. He’ll be back next week for us.”

Jones took over from Sean Cresser earlier this season, so has only been in charge of the club in his second spell in charge at the Bridge Meadow for a number of months.

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But having got back into senior management again with Haverfordwest are previously working as an assistant at Aberystwyth Town, Wayne Jones is putting his own stamp on things with Haverfordwest. 

“When I came here there were changes behind the scenes. I’ve come in and tinkered things a little bit. I’ve more or less paddled the canoe as such. 

They are Sean’s signings and they’ve been great signings to be fair. He’s acquitted the team really well. 

“I’ve tinkered things in how I want to play. I want us to play more direct and breaking the lines. 

“The nucleus is there and our ambition is to go for promotion, what we’ve got in the changing room there’s no reason why we can’t.”

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