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Haverfordwest County
Flint left to rue 1st Half misses

Flint left to rue 1st Half misses

By Nigel Sheen
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A fourth consecutive defeat was the result of Flint's inability to convert some good chances earlier on in the game before Haverfordwest scored


After a tepid start, Flint began to assert some control on proceedings and looked the more dangerous side. On 8 minutes, good defensive work by County's Dan Summerfield blocked a goalbound shot, and visiting keeper Matthew Turner, making his debut on loan from Leeds United, collected comfortably. Then Callum Bratley had a sight of goal from the edge of the box, but placed his shot wide.
The visitors were handed a huge let off on 16 minutes, as the normally reliable Mark Cadwallader inexplicably failed to find the target from just a few yards out, somehow managing to fire over with the goal at his mercy. Flint continued to pile on the pressure, and just before the half hour mark, following a scramble in the box, the ball was cleared off the line by County's Kurtis Rees, as the Silkmen once again cursed their luck.
Haverfordwest carved out their first real chance just after, as a good Danny Williams delivery was almost touched home by Marcus Griffiths, but he was unable to connect with the cross.
Flint keeper Aaron Jones was called into action to save a Griffiths shot a few minutes later, something he did with ease.
Joe Palmer tried his luck from range early in the second half, but once again it failed to find the target, drifting wide.
In the final half hour, the visitors began to press forward with more menace, especially after the introduction of Jack Wilson to proceedings, and they created two good chances in as many minutes. First, a Kurtis Rees header flashed across the Flint goal, and Griffiths was again unable to connect. Then, Wilson drove in a low cross and Williams flicked it goalwards, but Jones reacted well to save.
Rob Hughes brought the best out of Turner in the Bluebirds goal on 63 minutes, when he unleashed a drive that was palmed away. He had an even better opportunity a bit later, but missed his chance at the back post following an excellent delivery from Conor Harwood. Almost