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Broad Haven seal Third Division Cup hat trick

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BROAD Haven’s love affair with the Third Division Cup continued on Thursday (May 3), as they beat Milford Athletic 3-0 to win the Cup for the third successive year.

It was an even first half but Julian Wood put them ahead after half an hour and he then scored again just a minute after the restart before Johnny White’s stunning effort five minutes later all but sealed victory.

It was Milford who had the brighter start as Jack Daines saw a shot saved while Liam Clark also shot over.

Broad Haven came close when a ball was played in to Johnny White but he dragged his shot wide.

Julian Wood sees a chance go wide for Broad Haven

Clark and Daines then combined well but the latter saw his shot blocked wide for a corner.

Ian Harvey’s cross was then knocked on by Sam Barton and it fell kindly for Wood but he couldn’t make any contact with the ball and Milford cleared the danger.

With just under half an hour gone, Alan Llewellyn found space down the left to cross into the box for Barton who knocked the ball back across goal for Wood to tap into the net and give Broad Haven the lead.

It could have been two moments later as Josh Beer’s cross found Barton but his first time shot went wide.

Clark then came close for Milford as he turned well in the box but his volleyed effort was blocked on the line by Peter Thomas.

With half time approaching a ball was played through which was missed by the Milford defenders and Wood latched on to it but his lobbed effort went wide.

It remained 1-0 when the half time whistle went but any hopes Milford had of getting back into the match were dealt a blow just a minute into the second half.

The ball was played into the box and when it wasn’t cleared properly it fell to Wood who fired the ball into the top right corner to make it 2-0.

Five minutes later Broad Haven had their third goal as Llewellyn played the ball down the left for White who cut inside before firing an unstoppable shot past Milford keeper Jamie Bird.

Johnny White scores Broad Haven’s third goal

Josh Beer was then sent through on goal but he poked his shot wide of the goal and moments later he had another chance but this time his effort was saved by the legs of Milford keeper.

Jamie Davies saw a late free kick go through everyone and just wide of the posts for Milford as they continued to look for a way back into the game.

Beer and White both had chances late on to add to the scoring but Bird was equal to them and the score stayed the same.

Broad Haven then saw the game out as they celebrated their third straight success in the competition.

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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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Town earn comfortable win against Narberth

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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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Carew prove too strong for Tish

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CAREW’s Iori Hicks picked up a five-wicket haul on Saturday (May 1) to help his side to victory over St Ishmaels.

Tish won the toss but elected to field first and that gave the visitors the chance to build a good total.

They made a steady start, reaching 40-1 after the first 11 overs. They made a series of 32-run partnerships as opening bat Brian Hall made his way to a half century.

Lewis Hicks made a score of 24 before he was bowled by Andrew Pawlett but when Shaun Whitfield was caught by Peter Bradshaw off the bowling of Jonathan Pawlett, the visitors had slipped to 92-4.

Hall and James Hinchcliffe then shared a stand worth 45 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to accelerate the score.

Hinchcliffe was caught off the bowling of Andrew Pawlett on a score of 19. Hall was joined by Luke Hicks and the pair shared another good stand.

Hall reached his half century but was then caught by Andrew Pawlett off the bowling of Brennan Devonald on a score of 52, leaving Carew on 176-6.

Hicks then took over as he thumped three sixes in a score of 35 but he was then run out.

Iori Hicks and Ceri Brace both finished unbeaten with a six to their name as Tish were set 202 to win the game.

However, their reply did not get off to the best of starts as they lost three wickets in quick succession, all to the bowling of Rhys Davies, leaving them on 15-3.

They faced an uphill task from then on but Harry Nicholas and Brennan Devonald did their best to get their side back in the contest.

They shared 46 for the fourth wicket but then saw Devonald caught off the bowling of Whitfield on a score of 41.

Tish were not out of the game though as Nicholas was joined by Jonathan Pawlett and the pair shared 63 runs for the fifth wicket.

Nicholas reached his half century but was then out on a score of 51 and Pawlett was out to Iori Hicks on a score of 37.

Hicks then took over matters as he picked up four further wickets, including two ducks, to finish with figures of 5-15.

It meant that Tish were bowled out for 154.

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