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Goodwick ease past Pennar

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GOODWICK United’s Adam Raymond scored twice as he helped his side to a big 8-1 win over Pennar Robins at Bush Camp on Thursday night (Apr 19).

The win moves Goodwick six points clear of Hakin at the top of the table but the Division 1 leaders have now played four games more than the Vikings.

It wasn’t long before Goodwick went ahead on Thursday as after eight minutes Scott Delaney headed in from a Chris O’Sullivan corner.

Unfortunately for Pennar that goal came whilst one of their players was off the field changing his boots.

Matty Delaney then came close to adding a second for the visitors as his back-heeled shot was pushed wide.

Moments later, Pennar sent the ball up field and Goodwick keeper James Gwilt missed the ball but thankfully for him his defenders were covering and his blushes were spared.

It was 2-0 on fifteen minutes as Adam Raymond crossed into the box for Lee Hudgell who saw his shot saved before the rebound was fired home by Johnny Horgan.

Five minutes later it was three as Matty Delaney crossed into the box for Horgan at the back post who headed back across goal for Raymond to stop and head in.

Chris O’Sullivan then came close with a free kick while Wayne O’Sullivan saw a front post header saved by Pennar keeper Scott Trayhern.

With half an hour gone, Chris O’Sullivan dinked the ball down the line for Horgan who crossed to the back post for Matty Delaney to volley home despite Trayhern getting a touch.

Goodwick were not finished there and another Horgan corner was headed into the top left hand corner by Lee Hudgell to make it 5-0.

Pennar’s Carl Rees was then sent through on goal but his effort was saved by Gwilt.

On the stroke of half time Horgan sent a corner into the box and Wayne O’Sullivan got on the end of it to head home and make it 6-0 at half time.

Three minutes into the second half Goodwick scored again as Horgan again crossed into the box but the ball was knocked into his own net by a Pennar player.

Raymond then headed the ball on for Horgan but his fierce shot was well saved by Trayhern who pushed it over for a corner.

To their credit Pennar never gave up and they were rewarded when Sam Southcott bagged a consolation effort.

Goodwick’s Raymond then completed the scoring to make it 8-1 and seal an impressive win for the visitors.

The win now sets up a mouth-watering clash with Hakin United on Tuesday (Apr 24), which could decide the destination of the Division 1 title.

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Bush qualifies for Paralympic games

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PEMBROKESHIRE’s Para-taekwondo star Matt Bush has qualified for the Tokyo Paralympic games this summer.

At the European Paralympic Qualification tournament, Bush, who is the current world champion, beat Hungary’s Zoltan Kiss 29-1 in the +75kg final.

Para-taekwondo will make its debut at this summer’s Paralympics with the competition set to take place from September 2-4.

Bush, from St Clears, became Britain’s first ever world champion in the sport in 2019 began his latest tournament in fine style, seeing off Roman Ivaniuk of Ukraine 38-2 in the semi-final.

Matt told BBC Sport that it felt ‘so good’ to have secured his spot in the team.

The heavyweight athlete has made quite the mark on the mats. He has medalled at the Korean Open, Oceania Para Taekwondo Championships and the Pan America Para Taekwondo Open.

The GB team for Tokyo will be officially announced later this summer.

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Lawrenny through in Village Cup

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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

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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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