Manager Tony Pennock was left frustrated after his Haverfordwest County team slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Aberystwyth Town in the opening game of Phase Two on Friday evening.
Iwan Lewis’ goal five minutes before the break was enough to secure the spoils, with the Bluebirds unable to create enough clear-cut opportunities to get themselves back into the contest.
In what was a rather low-key contest, neither goalkeeper had a busy evening, with chances hard to come by on a disappointing evening for the Town.
Here’s what he had to say after the game:
“Frustrating. We can’t keep clean sheets. Neither keeper has made a save all night, that I can really remember.
“Second half, we changed our shape, changed a couple of players, and I thought we played well second half, but we didn’t test the keeper and, when you go behind against Aberystwyth, away from home, you know it’s going to be tough to get back in the game and. Aberystwyth, to their credit, defended really well.
“Aberystwyth, they’re very clever what they do, they play for set pieces because they’re good at set pieces. If you keep giving them set-pieces, sooner or later they’re going to get an opportunity, and that’s what happened.
“It’s a stupid free-kick. It’s always going to be a free-kick. You can’t have your hands all over somebody, and they punished us for it.”