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Mariners ease past Saints



MILFORD Haven moved to the top of League 3 West A on Friday night (Nov 17), as they thumped St Davids 77-5 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

The game was played under the floodlights of Milford’s 4G pitch and a good crowd gathered to watch the game despite the cold conditions.

It didn’t take long for the Mariners to get into their stride as with just two minutes on the clock, David Round emerged from a scrum to touch the ball down. The conversion attempt from Dan McClelland came back off the post.

Moments later the home side had their second try as the ball was kicked forward and Lee Riley picked the ball up before offloading to Dai Sweeney who ran through for the try. The conversion was again missed.

Riley then broke through once more and stepped inside to beat the defenders to score under the posts leaving McClelland with an easy conversion.

Milford secured their bonus point try when Nathan Davies touched the ball down on his debut after a good line out win and driving maul. The conversion was wide.

The home side did not let up and Riley again caused problems for the Saints as he supplied the pass to Craig Thomas who went over for his first try of the night. The conversion was missed but the Mariners were sailing ahead with a 27-0 lead.

The Saints then had a bit of pressure of their own and it resulted in Milford’s Brandon Cooper being sent to the sin bin for ten minutes.

However, the Saints could not make their man advantage count and Milford scored again when McClelland took a quick tap penalty and passed to Matt Reynolds who ran over to score.

David Round then made a good run but he was held up and when the ball was recycled it eventually came to Jimmy Thomas who touched the ball down for the try.

Milford then stole the ball from a Saints lineout and the resulting play saw Chris Hall go over for their eighth try of the half and McClelland added the extra two points for a 44-0 lead at the break.

The Saints enjoyed a good spell of pressure at the start of the second half but they were unable to turn that pressure into points.

Milford then had a lineout in the Saints 22 but after being held up near the posts, the ball was sent back out to the right and Riley again made the try scoring pass for Thomas to touch down for his second of the night.

Thomas then secured his hat trick of tries as he went over once more.

The Saints, to their credit, never gave up and they were rewarded when Noel Lyons forced his way over the line. The conversion attempt was missed.

They battled well in a bid to add to their tally but it was the Mariners who pulled further away with more tries as Dan Jenkins raced over for a try before also adding the extras.

The Saints had a player yellow carded for a tackle in the air and the Mariners showed their class as Round went over for his second try which James Trueman converted.

Jenkins also claimed his second try in the closing stages and Trueman again added the extras to complete a comfortable night for the Mariners.


Lawrenny through in Village Cup



LAWRENNY are through to the next round of the Village Cup after they beat Llandysul on Sunday (May 9).

Both teams were rained off the previous day but some good work meant that the game was able to go ahead.

Llandysul batted first but were bowled out for 82 in 26.3 overs as Jamie Lewis took five wickets for the visitors.

He went on to finish with figures of 5-22 from his seven overs while the home side’s top scorer was captain Llew Hughes who made a score of 20.

Lawrenny did not have it all their own way in their reply as Rhys Jones bowled well to finish with figures of 3-10.

However, an excellent knock of 52 from Harry Thomas steered Lawrenny to their target inside the 24th over.

Elsewhere, Carew’s game away at Drefach was called off while Cresselly had already received a bye to the next round.

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Lawrenny earn big win over Whitland



LAWRENNY got their 2021 season off to the perfect start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Whitland by 189 runs.

Whitland won the toss and elected to field but they could only watch as the home side piled on the runs before being bowled out for 264.

Kyle Marsh top scored with a score of 81 while Kurtis Mars also scored 45.

Tom Cole added 32 and James Phillips chipped in with a score of 29 as they batted well.

Wayne Howells and Jonathan Thomas finished with identical figures of 2-27 as Whitland’s bowling did at least keep the score below 300.

Whitland knew they would need to bat well to knock off the runs needed but came up against Ryan Morton who took four wickets for the loss of 17 runs.

Kurtis Marsh also claimed two wickets without conceding any runs as the visitors chances got smaller and smaller.

Geraint Jones did score 30 for Whitland but that was as good as it got as they were bowled out for just 75.

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Town earn comfortable win against Narberth



HAVERFORDWEST got their season off to a good start on Saturday (May 1) as they beat Narberth by by 104 runs.

Narberth won the toss but elected to field first which would ultimately be a decision that would come back to haunt them.

The Town almost reached 200 runs, finishing their innings on 187-8.

Dai Davies top scored for the home side with a knock of 70 which included six fours and one six. He shared a third wicket stand of 49 with Mickey Jones.

Jones hit five fours in his knock of 46 before being caught off the bowling of Louis Hough.

Ben Hughes then had Ben Field caught by Hough to leave Town on 86-4.

Davies was joined in the middle by Jake Merry and the pair shared another good stand, worth 74 runs for the fifth wicket.

However, Merry fell for 32 and soon after Davies was out on 70 as Narberth hit back.

Ben Quartermaine picked up two late wickets as they were able to restrict their hosts to under 200.

Narberth’s opening pair shared 36 runs as they made a good start to their innings but wickets began to fall in quick succession and the 2019 Division 2 Champions were soon 36-4.

Jordan Howell scored 18 but he was his side’s top scorer as Will Phillips took four wickets for the loss of 15 runs for Town.

Ben Quartermaine scored 17 but he fell to Clive Tucker who went on to finish with figures of 3-15.

There was also two wickets for Dai Davies as Town bowled Narberth out for just 83.

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