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Hundleton win Second Division Cup

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Hundleton          2

Prendergast Villa              1

HUNDLETON won the Second Division Cup as they beat Prendergast Villa 2-1 at the Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest on Tuesday night.

Winners: Hundleton’s players celebrate winning the Second Division Cup

Winners: Hundleton’s players celebrate winning the Second Division Cup

The two sides played each other in a league fixture on Saturday which Villa won 5-2 but Hundleton were keen to avenge that loss.

Villa won the cup in the 2012/13 season and looked on course to repeat the feat when they took the lead mid-way through the first half but Hundleton hit back before half time and a goal five minutes into the second half gave them the win.

Hundleton made a bright start and could have gone ahead after three minutes but when the ball fell to Dylan Daniel on the edge of the box he shot wide.

A long throw in then gave the Villa a chance but Joey George’s effort was easily saved.

The Villa were playing some neat football and it was that which led to the breakthrough with twenty-three minutes gone. Richard Hilling played a neat one-two before laying the ball off for Joe John but after his shot was saved, Daniel Wilks pounced on the loose ball to knock it into the bottom corner.

The lead only lasted six minutes as the ball fell to Scott Brunton who curled a beautiful shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

Joe John saw a shot go wide for the Villa late in the half but it was still 1-1 when the whistle went.

Hundleton started the second half well and were unlucky not to go ahead when William Abrahams headed wide from a free kick.

However, just three minutes later they were ahead when Ben Pannell headed home Scott Brunton’s free kick.

Prendergast pushed forward looking for an equaliser but had to be weary of the Hundleton counter attack and with twenty minutes to go it was almost 3-1 but Scott Brunton shot wide under pressure from the recovering Villa defenders.

Jason Donohoe then tested the Villa keeper with a well-struck shot but Peter Blain was able to make a good save, pushing it away from danger.

Challenge: Hundleton’s Jason Donohoe is brought down by Steff Atyeo

Challenge: Hundleton’s Jason Donohoe is brought down by Steff Atyeo

The Villa poured forward in the final minutes and almost got a leveller with three minutes to go.

A long kick from the keeper evaded everyone and it looked as if the Hundleton keeper would gather the ball but he spilled allowing Jake Davies to take the ball but after he rounded the keeper he could only watch as his shot was cleared off the line by a desperate lunge from Hundleton’s Jack Richards.

From the resulting corner Damien Ellis headed straight at the keeper and Hundleton held on to win the cup.

The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes among the Hundleton players who were delighted to be going home with the silverware.

Hundleton: Daniel Griffiths, Rhodri Davies, Lee Murray, Jack Richards, Marc Edwards, Shaun Donohoe, William Abrahams, Ben Pannell, Scott Brunton, Dylan Davies, Jason Donohoe. Subs: Geraint Lewis, Marcus Adie, Lloyd Wilson.

Prendergast Villa: Peter Blain, Steff Atyeo, Rickie Thomas, Damien Ellis, Simon Gilderdale, Richard Hilling, Joe George, Dan Wilks, Jake Davies, Joe John, Ben John. Subs: Giac Malvisi, Richie Davies, Matthew Davies.

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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Cresselly see off Pembroke Dock to reach Alec Colley quarters

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CRESSELLY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Wednesday night (Jun 16) as they beat Pembroke Dock.

The Dock won the toss and elected to field but they saw the home side reach 183-5 in their 20 overs.

Scott Arthur and Mike Venables shared 62 runs for the opening wicket as they batted well together.

Bowyn Clark made the breakthrough for the Dock as he bowled Arthur who had hit a four and two sixes in his score of 26.

Soon after, Rhys Daley trapped Julian Arthur leg before wicket and he also bowled Venables on a score of 32 (three fours, one six) to leave the hosts on 72-3.

However, Simon Cole and Damian Arthur shared an excellent fourth wicket stand worth 101 runs.

Arthur his six fours and a six in his score of 43 from 28 balls but he was caught by Chris Owen off the bowling of John Camani.

Simon Cole hit ten fours in a score of 66 from 40 balls as Cresselly set the Dock an imposing target.

Needing 184 to win, the Dock lost Rhys Daley early on when he was bowled by Morgan Lewis.

Archie Hillier-Wood and Anton John shared 30 runs for the second wicket but it was Lewis again who made the breakthrough as he had John caught by Josh Lewis.

Hillier-Wood and Peter Kingdom shared another 30 runs for the third wicket before Josh Lewis had Kingdom caught by Julian Arthur.

Matthew Lewis then trapped Hillier-Wood leg before on a score of 30 to reduce the Dock to 73-4.

Corey Lewis bowled John Camani before Simon Cole bowled Adam Phillips on a score of 18.

The Dock’s score had been helped along by 25 extras but time began to run out for them and Corey Lewis picked up his second wicket late on to reduce the Dock on 116-7.

It meant that Cresselly picked up the win by 67 runs.

Elsewhere, Herbrandston booked their place in the quarter finals as they beat Llechryd.

Llechryd scored 100-9 in their innings before Herbie passed their target with only two wickets down.

The nights’ other match saw Saundersfoot take on Stackpole.

Stackpole reached a score of 85-7 in their innings before Saundersfoot eased to a 10-wicket win.

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