First Team
Cymru Premier Sat 4 November Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium
Haverfordwest County
  • Taylor-Crossdale (14', 44', 56')
  • Dyer (18')
  • John (84')
Colwyn Bay

Martell Taylor-Crossdale was delighted to be able to help the team by scoring a hat-trick of goals as Haverfordwest County defeated Colwyn Bay 5-0 at the Ogi Bridge Meadow on JD Cymru Premier MD15.

The striker found the net three times to record his maiden senior treble and help the Bluebirds secure a comfortable win.

The hat-trick takes the forward to five league goals for the season, as County stayed in touch with the teams above them as we approach the final seven games of Phase One in the Welsh top-flight.

Here’s what he had to say in full after the game:

On finding the net three times

“It’s always good to get a hat trick, obviously more goals on the tally, but more importantly it was about the win today and climbing back to where we know we should be. I think we’ve done well today. Obviously there’s always things we can improve on, but we take this and we move on to next week.”

On his opening goal giving us the belief

“They started well, so we just had to combat that, just wait our time, and then once we got settled into the game, obviously we got the first goal, and then after that we just got the momentum and kept going. That’s what we need to do, just keep going and being ruthless when we’re in front of goal.”

On a clinical performance in front of goal

“We know we’ve got it in us. In the other games, for whatever reason it just hasn’t been clicking, but hopefully today’s the day that it’s clicked and from now we can move forward and keep going.”

On playing up front with Rio Dyer

“It was good. Obviously to get both of us on the score sheet as well. We tried to get Dan [Hawkins] on there as well, but it just didn’t quite happen. But no, all three of us, it looked good today.”

On being able to enjoy the closing stages of the game

“It’s been a while since the whole team has been able to enjoy the game and just play how we want to play. It was a good time. But like I said, it’s just about next week now. We have to keep pushing on. We’ll take momentum into next week.”

On showing the potential that’s in the squad

“That’s the thing. We all know that we can do it, and the gaffer as well. He knows and he believes in us, so it’s just about proving to him, proving to everyone else and showing everyone else because we’ve done it today. But can we do it next week? Can we do it after that? That’s what we want to do, and that’s what we’re capable of doing.”

On focusing on next week’s Welsh Cup tie.

“Even after that game today, we can’t think that we’re just going to walk over them. We have to approach it properly and if it’s a game where we need to be ruthless and just put the game to bed, then that’s what we need to do. We don’t look at any game as an easy game. We look at it properly and we deal with the situation accordingly.”

On Tony’s message at half time

“He’s a perfectionist in my eyes, so there’s always things to improve on which, as a player, you do like. But no, overall, he’s happy with the performance and he just wants us to build on it now and keep going forward.”