Hat-Trick Hero Harris downs Haverfordwest
The away side took a one goal advantage going in at the break with Kadeem Harris firing the visitors into the lead after a fine first half display.
Kevin Cooper’s side went into the game with three trialists in the starting line-up while Slovakian midfielder Filip Kiss and Slovenian striker Etien Velikonja added experience to an otherwise young City starting eleven.
Former Wycombe Wanderers winger Kadeem Harris fired in three incredible goals as City’s development side saw off Haverfordwest County in their first pre-season game.
City added a fourth goal through trialist Correia, while a late consolation goal from Pemberton for the home side couldn’t put a dampener on a fine team performance from City’s young pros.
In a controlled second half performance, City’s pacey winger Harris stole the show with two incredibly well taken goals to seal his hat-trick.
Wholesale half time changes saw the City coaches introduce a number of second year professionals against the Welsh Division One side as well as former Welsh Premier League striker Rhys Healey; Healey impressed on a number of occasions for City’s development side last term following his move from Gap Connah’s Quay in January.
Cooper will be looking for his team to build on Tuesday’s fine win on Saturday with a match-up with local side Barry Town United. Kick-off at Jenner Park is 3pm.
half:stCardiff City 1
Richards, Owen, Calvet, Monte, John, O’Sullivan, Kiss, Wharton, Harris, Velikonja, Thomas
half:ndCardiff City 2 Matthews, Roche, Baker, Wickham, Tutonda, Williams, Correia, Southam, Valdes, Healey, Griffiths