Barry Town United 7 – 1 Haverfordwest

Match Report by James Brown
Photo by Gemma Collard

In front of a partisan crowd of over 300, Barry taught their Pembrokeshire foes a football lesson.

Haverfordwest made early running in opening exchanges, a volley drew a save from Barry keeper mike smith who parried the ball away. Barry started to get more into the game and Tyrell Webbe was proving a menace for the visitors. His incisive runs down the flank causing chaos on a few occasions. A cross from Tyrell was hit away by the Haverfordwest goalie to prevent a certain tap in by lurking Barry players.

A superb cross in the 12th minute was met by a volley just outside the box from Drew Fahiya to make it 1-0. Barry very much in game now and playing good football. A good run by James Dixon saw him blast just over the bar on the 20 minute mark.

A goalie mix up resulted in a scrambled goal by Haverfordwest on the half hour mark. Kieran o Brown nudged in the ball after a botched clearance by Barry.
Things began to get scrappy a foul on James Dixon brought a yellow card and free kick for Barry which was easily dealt with by keeper.
Another foul minutes later on Tyrell Webbe led to a free kick just outside the penalty area. Kick was taken and a superb glancing header from Luke cooper made it 2-1 Barry. Indeed Webbe’s runs were propelling Barry up-field and his pace was unsettling Haverfordwest.

The second half began with Haverfordwest trying to assert themselves in the game. A free kick resulted in Barry keeper Lewis palming the ball over the bar.
Barry soaked up the pressure and Drew Fahiya was on hand for his second and Barry’s third when Haverfordwest failed to clear their lines and he tapped in from close range to make it 3-1.
Luke cooper seemed to have made it 4-1 with another bullet header but this was ruled as offside.
James Dixon got the fourth with a great 20 yard lob over the goalie who had come out too far.
Great link up play resulted in the 5th. Cotterill spreading it wide for Webbe who squared for James Dixon to get Barry’s 5th. A great ball from Jamie saddler through the middle brought a resultant mike Hartley cross which was expertly met by James Dixon to rifle home. 6-1. Cotterill harried the Haverfordwest team who were looking a little punch drunk he slotted home with ten minutes remaining 7-1.

Such was Barry dominance that Cotterill was substituted and youth player Mikey George came on. He let fly from 25-30 yards out which just evaded the far post.
A very pleasing win for Barry who looked in complete control. Kudos to Tyrell webbe and Dixon and also the excellent signing from Aberystwyth Town Mikey Lewis who is proving a most excellent goalkeeper for Barry