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All Blacks earn sweet revenge

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NEYLAND made it through to the third round of the WRU National Bowl on Saturday (Oct 6) as they thumped Cefneithin 61-24 at the Athletic Ground.

The two sides met at the same stage just over a year ago and on that occasion it was the Carmarthenshire side who went through with a 25-3 win.

However, Neyland were in no mood for a repeat of that and it wasn’t long before they took the lead as Luke Griffiths-Dawes grabbed the opening try of the game which was then converted by Dillen McGaffin.

Alex Codd then went over for the second All Blacks try and McGaffin was on target once more to give the home side a 14-0 lead.

Cefneithin looked to bring themselves back in the game and after some good pressure, Jon Owen touched down but the conversion was missed.

Patrick Bellerby then got his first try of the afternoon as he took hold of the ball before crossing the whitewash. McGaffin then added the extras.

Codd then grabbed his second try following an excellent move and McGaffin was successful with his fourth conversion attempt.

It was 28-5 to the home side at the break but Cefneithin were not about to lie down and they did their best to keep the score down when play restarted.

However they were powerless to resist as Henry McBeth skipped a couple of tackles before touching down. McGaffin continued where he had left off with another conversion and Neyland held a 35-5 lead.

Neyland then had a man sent to the bin and worse was to follow as the referee awarded a penalty try for the visitors.

Dion Lewis then grabbed the Carmarthenshire side’s third try which was converted by Sion Lewis and suddenly, they were back in it with the score 35-19.

However, Neyland then turned on the style with a series of quick tries. First it was Codd who went over for his hat trick and George Evans, taking over kicking duties, converted.

McBeth scored his second try soon after but this time Evans was unable to add the extras.

They weren’t finished there as Bellerby went over once more and Evans’ conversion went through with a little help from the posts.

Matthew Green then touched over in the corner to score Cefneithin’s fourth try but the conversion was wide.

A yellow card for Neyland did not result in any further scores for the visitors as Neyland went in search of another try.

Having worked the ball to the left it was played to the right for Patrick Bellerby who dived over to score and Evans sent the conversion through the posts to make it 61-24.

It was another excellent win for Neyland and they now have a week off before their next fixture on Saturday (Oct 20), away to Llangwm.

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Pembroke: Sports festival for children and adults with disabilities

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A FESTIVAL showcasing the range of sports available in Pembrokeshire for children and adults with disabilities will take place at Pembroke Leisure Centre on Thursday, 20th June.

The insport festival will take place from 11am to 4pm and is suitable for people with all impairments. Their friends and family are also welcome.

Angela Miles, disability sport officer for Pembrokeshire County Council, said if any parents or guardians of disabled children wanted to find out what sort of provision is available for their children, they were very welcome to come along.

“If your child’s school are unable to attend please come and find out what is available,” she said.

Angela added: “Previous events have been really successful and we are hoping that lots of the visitors will be inspired to try one of the activities and taster sessions on offer.”

The event is being organised by Pembrokeshire County Council, Snowdrop Independent Living and Disability Sport Wales (DSW). It is being sponsored by Snowdrop Independent Living.

Local and regional sports clubs are supporting the festival and there will be plenty of experts on hand to advise people on what sports would be most suited to them.

“We are extremely grateful to Snowdrop Independent Living for sponsoring the event,” said Angela.

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Disability Sports Festival at Pembroke

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A FESTIVAL showcasing the range of sports available in Pembrokeshire for children and adults with disabilities will take place at Pembroke Leisure Centre on Thursday, June 20.

The insport festival will take place from 11am to 4pm and is suitable for people with all impairments. Their friends and family are also welcome.

Angela Miles, disability sport officer for Pembrokeshire County Council, said if any parents or guardians of disabled children wanted to find out what sort of provision is available for their children, they were very welcome to come along.

If your child’s school are unable to attend please come and find out what is available,” she said.

Angela added: “Previous events have been really successful and we are hoping that lots of the visitors will be inspired to try one of the activities and taster sessions on offer.”

The event is being organised by Pembrokeshire County Council, Snowdrop Independent Living and Disability Sport Wales (DSW). It is being sponsored by Snowdrop Independent Living.

Local and regional sports clubs are supporting the festival and there will be plenty of experts on hand to advise people on what sports would be most suited to them.

We are extremely grateful to Snowdrop Independent Living for sponsoring the event,” said Angela.

· For more information, please contact Angela Miles, Disability Sport Officer for Pembrokeshire, on 07920 213 651.

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Gold medal for Fishguard’s Ffion

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FISHGUARD’s Ffion Wilmott won a gold medal at the GB Schools Three Nations Finals at the Barnsley Metrodome on Sunday (Jun 9).

13-year-old Ffion was selected to fight in the Three Nations finals, representing Wales in the 42kg category.

Her first opponent from Scotland did not make the weight so she moved on to fight an opponent from England in the final.

Ffion, who trains at The Yard Boxing Club in Letterston, put on an excellent display and came away with a unanimous points victory over England’s Kayla Holdsworth.

Trainer Ken Owen said: “She boxed brilliant, it was only her fourth actual fight so it is a big accomplishment. Her opponent would have had to fight a lot more so it is a big achievement for her.”

Highlights of the event were filmed and are available on YouTube and after winning her medal Ffion said: “It’s amazing, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

Ken added: “I’m ecstatic, for a little girl from Fishguard to win the British Championships is amazing and hopefully it can influence other young girls to take up boxing as well.”

Ffion is still awaiting confirmation for her next fight but trainer Ken said it’s ‘onwards and upwards’ for the talented boxer.

On Wednesday (Jun 12), Ffion showed off her gold medal to fellow members at The Yard.

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