Super six for the Lakesiders
A fantastic performance by the Lakesiders saw us continue our goal scoring habits from last week as we struck six past the Bluebirds on our way to earning back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
Fast action, fast start
With confidence sky high following last weekend’s historic victory in the Welsh Cup, the Lakesiders were desiring an early lead following kick-off. Our wishes were granted when Dave Edwards was found inside the area via a pinpoint Calum Woods’ cross who found the veteran surrounded by three opposition defenders to head home the opener. Woods then went from creator to goal scorer when he struck a wonderful long-range strike past Lee Idzi in goal and into the bottom corner, handing us an early two-goal lead.
The Bluebirds struck back moments later to cut the deficit to one, when Ben Fawcett found space in the box to meet a Haverfordwest cross and give his side their first of the afternoon. A crazy opening twenty minutes of the game which saw three goals scored in a frantic start.
Paul Rutherford gets his first league goal of the season!
Chris Venables and Paul Rutherford combined to provide our third of the game as we responded within minutes of the Bluebirds cutting the deficit. Our captain heading the ball downwards for Rutherford to control and score to restore our two-goal advantage and giving us a comfortable lead.
A crazy first-half ends with a brace secured for Dave Edwards
Edwards got his brace just before the break as he was found free at the back post from a loose cross to smash home our fourth. A half full of chances and goals for both sides ended 4-1 as the Lakesiders looked to have found their feet in front of goal off the back of last week’s triumphant victory.
Five-star performance rewarded with a fifth goal of the afternoon
From a Rutherford corner, it was the bandaged and wounded Nathan Peate who rose highest to meet the in-swinging cross and head home our fifth of the afternoon giving the Lakesiders some breathing space with forty minutes of the half remaining. It was a five-star performance on display by Bala as every player put in a shift in their efforts of securing us back-to-back league wins.
Will Evans goes close…twice!
With plenty of players already on the score sheet, Venables and Will Evans both were eager to become the latest names on that list. Evans went closest to doing so when he danced with a defender in the box, cut in on to his left foot, and got a shot away which unfortunately went just wide of the mark.
Again, the winger had another opportunity to get his first league goal of the season when he was left free in the area from a corner, the ball fell perfectly to him, only for the 24-year-old to blaze his effort over the bar.
Bradley Bauress off the bench to make it SIX!
Haverfordwest did get a late second goal of the afternoon to cut the deficit to three, however it was too little too late for the visitors as Bala added further punishment when Bradley Bauress made it six. Chris Sang who had just entered the frame of the play was composed in the area to locate the midfielder who found the back of the net to restore our four-goal advantage and to make it six for the afternoon!
A comfortable victory for the Lakesiders, as we secured back-to-back league victories for the first time this season, scoring six on our way to doing so.
The Lakesiders will now face the champions, Connah’s Quay Nomads at the Deeside Stadium next Saturday, September 18th at 2:30pm.
Bala Town - Alex Ramsay, Oliver Southern, Nathan Peate, Anthony Stephens, Calum Woods, Steve Leslie, Kieran Smith, Paul Rutherford, Dave Edwards, Will Evans, Chris Venables.
Haverfordwest County – Lee Idzi, Elliot Scotcher, Alaric Jones, Ricky Watts, Corey Shepard, Ben Fawcett, Henry Jones, Dylan Rees, Kurtis Rees, Alhagi Touray, Kieran Lewis.
Bala Town – Bradley Bauress > Dave Edwards (64), Danny Walker-Rice > Paul Rutherford (82), Chris Sang > Will Evans (85)
Haverfordwest County – Kyle Patten > Elliot Scotcher (53), Jack Wilson > Ben Fawcett (59), Danny Williams > Henry Jones (75)