Hay St Marys 3 Talgarth Town 2

Saturday 25th August 2012
Hay St Marys 3 Talgarth Town 2
Spar Mid Wales League Division Two
At: Forest Road Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 7-30 pm
Admission: ticket; Programme: £1 (24 pages)
Weather: dry and sunny
Attendance: 317
Duration: first-half: 48:19; second-half: 49:00

Though I don’t definitely know the answer without using some formulae on my ‘Games Seen’ spreadsheet, I suspect that the 24 goals already scored today must be a record for the most number of goals I’ve seen on a single day. The day that could get closest is probably May Bank Holiday 1992 when, as part of a treble, I saw Becketts Sporting beat Stapenhill Reserves 13-0. Chris pointed out that the Welsh Hop record was 24 goals scored on Saturday 27th August 2005.

The question I therefore pondered was: would someone find the net to set a new record or could our ‘goalden’ day end with a 0-0?

Ask Talgarth’s Gavin Perry for the answer as he took just seven minutes to find the net for the visitors before Hay St Marys bounced back to lead 3-1 early in the second half. Steve Goodwin scored two of those three goals and that looked like being the final score until Lee Brooks pulled back what turned out to be a late consolation for the visitors.

Hay St Marys (green and white hoops / green / white): 1. Josh Davies, 2. Adam Finn, 3. Stuart Sweden, 4. Chris Preece, 5. Sam Bradley, 6. Stuart Davies, 7. Steve Goodwin, 8. Lewis Pritchard, 9. Kevin Jones, 10. Philip Davies, 11. Tom Wilkes. Subs: 12. Roly Hackett (not used), 14. Brendon Hackett (for Wilkes, 64), 15. Wilf Ratcliffe (for Jones, 77), 16. Gavin Williams (not used), 17. Jamie Howard (for Goodwin, 64).

Talgarth Town (red and black stripes / red / red): 1. Luke Bowen, 2. Jordan Baker, 3. Austin Mellor, 4. Tom Phillips, 5. Jamie Smith, 6. Spencer Cleeve, 7. Scott Powell, 8. Rob McNamara, 9. Lee Brooks, 10. Gavin Perry, 11. Harry Sharman. Subs: 12. Andrew Morgan (for Phillips, 70), 13. Stephen Potter (not used), 14. Sam Powell (for Powell, 64).

Referee: Rob Evans.

0-1 Gavin Perry (7)
1-1 Kevin Jones (27)
2-1 Steve Goodwin (44)
3-1 Steve Goodwin (47)
3-2 Lee Brooks (89)

Hay St Marys: Chris Preece (YC, 12)
Talgarth: none