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Away win consolidates top spot for Ladies

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Rhondda              1

Milford Ladies   2

LOOKING to consolidate their place at the top of the table after a terrific performance the previous week Milford Haven Ladies took the long trip to Pontypridd to play Rhondda in wet wintry conditions on Saturday (Jan 27).

Starting the day with a bare 11 players, the visitors started brightly and it wasn’t long before they took an early lead with Charlotte Davies driving into the D and finishing well with a neat shot into the far corner.

Milford continued to set the tempo in the first period and found themselves 2-0 up shortly afterwards as Jemma Phillips finished a beautifully worked move, slotting the ball past the Rhondda keeper from Rachel Coe’s cross.

Despite several more chances going begging, Milford were indebted to keeper Louise Bellamy who saved brilliantly just before the break, keeping the score at 2-0 for a healthy half time cushion.

With no subs on the sideline, Milford tired in the second half as the rain fell heavily, and the home side hit back with a well-placed shot just sneaking inside the post with 20 minutes still to go.

As the game wore on the visitors dug deep, restricting Rhondda to only a few half chances, but continued to sit deep as they struggled to maintain any periods of possession and territory.

The last 10 minutes saw Milford pinned back in their own half, but some resolute defending especially by Meg Evans MOM and some fine goal keeping ensured there was no late drama and to return home with another well-deserved 3 points.

Captain Emma Summons stated: “After last week’s performance it was great to back it up with another 3 points. Credit to the girls who got up early and made the long journey and I was very impressed with the way a bare squad battled well to ensure we came home with a win”.

Squad: Emma Summons, Louise Bellamy, Vicki John, Kate Farr, Meg Evans, Charlotte Davies, Kacey Arran, Georgia Davies, Rachel Coe, Jemma Phillips, Meg Jones.

Milford’s next fixture takes place on Saturday, February 3, at home against Sue Noake, with a 12pm pushback.

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Lamphey pull out of league

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LAMPHEY Football Club has announced that they have withdrawn their team from the Pembrokeshire Football League.

The Club has cited a lack of players as a reason for their withdrawal but they are now the third team to have done so in a short space of time.

Last season West Dragons and Angle took themselves out of the league for similar reasons.

It means their last match was an 11-1 defeat to Hakin United in the Senior Cup on Saturday (Nov 10) and their game with Goodwick this weekend has now been cancelled.

The Pembrokeshire Football League confirmed the news on their Facebook page saying: “Just to confirm that this morning the League received the sad news from Lamphey that they are withdrawing from the Pembrokeshire League with immediate effect.

“They are citing lack of players as the reasoning for their withdrawal. The League Tables will be amended accordingly.”

Lamphey had not won in their eight games played but had managed three draws. Those points will now be taken away and it is likely that only one team will be relegated from the first division.

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Veteran Vikings on top

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HAKIN United are top of the Welsh Veterans League following a 6-0 victory over Nelson Cavaliers at the Observatory last Sunday (Nov 11).

The result puts the Vikings one point ahead of current Champions Trefelin BGC, with the Port Talbot outfit having a game in hand.

However, last Sunday, despite the final score, It was Nelson that were missing the early chances with Hakin goalkeeper Jason Morgan saving a one on one and a penalty before Hakin took the lead midway through the first half.

Stuart MacDonald broke down the left and set up Matthew Price for a tap in to make it 1-0.

Minutes later, Hakin doubled their lead as Michael McCarthy headed home a MacDonald corner.

Just before half time, McCarthy put Price in the clear and the striker hammered a shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-0.

Early in the second half, Nelson missed another penalty before Price set up McCarthy to score from close range.

Ali Davies put Leigh Walters through to lift the ball over the keeper for number five and the same two players combined again for Walters to score his second, beating the keeper at his post.

Hakin next play in the Welsh Veterans Cup Preliminary Round away to Pencoed Athletic on Sunday (Nov 25).

Hakin United: Jason Morgan, Gerard Gray, Nigel Delaney, Richard Bland, Adam Collins, Ali Davies, Shaun Mills, Richard Nash, Michael McCarthy, Leigh Waters, Leighton Edwards. Subs: Nigel Armstrong, Matthew Price, Stuart MacDonald, Jamie Phillips, Gary Dawes.

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Blues too good for Neyland

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HAVERFORDWEST closed the gap to leaders Neyland as they condemned them to a second defeat in as many games on Saturday (Nov 10).

The Blues made a good start and it was Craig Barnett who put them into the lead with a try which he then converted. Barnett then added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

Haverfordwest continued to put the pressure on and Barnett extended their lead with a penalty.

Barnett then added two further penalties before half time to give his side a 16-0 lead at the break.

Both sides had chances to score at the start of the second half but errors meant the score stayed the same.

Patrick Bellerby came close to scoring for the All Blacks but Haverfordwest defended well to keep him out.

At the other end a Neyland clearance kick was blocked and kicked on with Barnett giving chase but he was beaten to the ball by Bellerby and Neyland were able to clear.

The visitors then went up the other end and came close to scoring but they gave the ball away. The referee was not happy with the scrums and after three attempts gave a penalty to Neyland from which Luke Griffiths-Dawes dived over. George Evans sent the resulting penalty wide.

Any thoughts Neyland had of making a comeback were quickly dashed as Jamie Zambas increased the home side’s lead with a converted try.

Neyland did pull another try back late on through Craig Power and Evans converted but it wasn’t enough as the Blues saw the game out.

The All Blacks are still top of the table but Haverfordwest are now just a point behind. Milford lie in third, two points behind with two games in hand on their rivals.

The teams are next in action on Saturday, November 24, when leaders Neyland travel to St Davids and Haverfordwest are also away to Llanybydder.

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