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Mariners edge the Blues

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MILFORD Haven moved to the top of League 3 West A on Saturday (Dec 29) as they beat rivals Haverfordwest 7-3 in a tight game.

After an evenly contested first half it was Milford who had the lead and although the Blues scored a late penalty the Mariners held on for an excellent win.

Visitors Milford are yet to lose a game this season and they started well with only the upright preventing Dan McClelland from giving his side the lead.

The Blues looked to get the first score but a strong tackle resulted in Milford winning the ball back. They went through the phases but play went back to the Blues. However, they knocked the ball on at a lineout and from the resulting play Milford’s Dan Birch bundled his way over near the posts for the opening try of the game. McClelland then added the extra two points.

The Blues responded and took a quick throw and moved the ball out to the right but a loose pass brought the move to an end.

Haverfordwest then had a man sent to the sin bin but Milford failed to take advantage with the kick not going into touch.

Milford then won another penalty but after kicking for touch they dropped the ball at the lineout.

The visitors were also reduced to 14 on the stroke of half time as try scorer Birch was shown a yellow card but Milford still held a 7-0 lead at the break.

The Blues looked to get back into it at the start of the second half but a lineout was lost to Milford and the same outcome occurred after the Mariners had cleared to touch.

Both sides had chances to go forward but lost the ball at key points as play switched from one side to the other.

On the hour mark Milford won a series of penalties but again on the second occasion the kick did not go out and the Blues went forward.

Tempers flared moments later and Milford’s David Round and Haverfordwest’s Karl Busch were both sent to the sin bin.

With eight minutes to go the Blues finally got themselves on the board as Liam Manwaring sent a penalty through the posts.

Another penalty moments after did not trouble the scorers but the Blues continued to push for a late score.

They pushed forward but dropped the ball and after winning the ball back they came forward once more but Milford defended well to keep them out.

There was still time for one last push but having worked the ball out left the ball was kicked forwards when they could have held on to it and the ball went into touch.

Milford won the resulting lineout and kicked the ball into touch to celebrate an excellent win and the double over the Blues.

Haverfordwest will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday (Jan 5) when they travel to Pembroke Dock Quins.

Milford will look to keep their winning run going as they host St Davids.

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Hook close the gap

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HOOK closed the gap to the top two in Division 2 on Saturday (Jun 22) as they beat Carew seconds by seven wickets.

Carew were restricted to 148-9 in their innings as Hook bowled well with Dai Hopkins and Aled Phelps both claiming two wickets each.

Callum James also bowled well as he finished with figures of 1-12 from his spell.

Haydn Shapcott top scored with 52 for Carew while Rhys Grigg scored 36 and Morgan Grieve added 20 runs to their total.

Carew’s Kerry Waters and Barry Evans each picked up a wicket in Hook’s reply but they were unable to stop the home side reaching their target.

Aled Phelps scored 40 for Hook and Jamie Phelps top scored with 71 to help them to victory.

Brennan Martin also scored 22 as Hook earned 29 points for the win.

They remain third in the table but they now sit just 16 points behind second placed Llechryd with the two teams playing each other in Llechryd on Saturday (Jun 29).

Elsewhere, Carew seconds will look to bounce back when they travel to leaders Narberth.

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Devonald stars as Tish beat Burton

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ST ISHMAELS moved up to fifth place in Division 1 on Saturday (Jun 22) as they beat Burton by four wickets.

Tish won the toss and elected to field and they did well to keep Burton to a score of 143-9 in their 45 overs.

Burton did their best to claim the win but Tish’s Daniel Richards finished unbeaten to see his side over the line.

Burton were in trouble early on as Jonathan Venables was bowled by Brennan Devonald and Jordan Milich then had Toby Hayman caught by Philip Cockburn.

Devonald then also bowled Matthew Webb as Burton were reduced to 11-3.

Morgan Scale and James Davies shared 21 runs for the fourth wicket but Andrew Pawlett then had Davies caught by Andrew Williams.

Scale hit two fours and a six as he made a good score of 25 but he was then bowled by Pawlett as Burton slipped to 48-5.

Pawlett then claimed his third wicket as he bowled Will Ridge and he soon had his fourth as he had James Scale caught by Williams.

Burton were in trouble on 84-7 but Luke Hayman and Dan Llewellyn shared 42 runs for the eighth wicket.

Hayman hit five fours in his score of 55 but he was then stumped by Jack Nicholas off the bowling of Andrew Williams.

Iestyn Evans was then bowled by Harry Nicholas but Llewellyn finished not out on 17 to ensure Burton batted out their overs.

Peter Bradshaw and Harry Nicholas got Tish off to a steady start in their reply as they shared 38 runs for the first wicket.

Bradshaw made a score of 21 but he was then caught by Iestyn Evans off the bowling of John Scale.

Harry Nicholas made 18 but he was bowled by Morgan Scale. Morgan then claimed his second as he bowled Phil Cockburn.

John Scale then claimed the wicket of Daniel Howells as Tish were reduced to 60-4.

Brennan Devonald and Jack Nicholas then shared 54 runs for the fifth wicket as they looked to put their side in a good position.

Devonald hit eight fours and a six in his score of 49 from 41 balls but he was then caught by Luke Hayman off the bowling of James Davies.

Dan Llewellyn then trapped Jack Nicholas leg before on a score of 15 to leave Tish on 136-6.

Daniel Richards then hit four fours as his score of 18 not out came from only eight balls.

That saw Tish to their target and the win sees them move up to fifth place in the table.

On Saturday (Jun 29), Tish are at home to Saundersfoot while Burton travel to Haverfordwest.

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Neyland ease past Whitland

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NEYLAND earned their seventh win of the season on Saturday (Jun 22) as they beat Whitland by nine wickets.

The home side won the toss and elected to field which looked to be a good decision as they bowled Whitland out for 155.

Many of their batsmen made good starts but they were unable to go on as Neyland took wickets at regular intervals.

Nick Koomen, Patrick Bellerby and Ashley Sutton then all scored well to see the league leaders to victory in 25 overs.

Daniel Blain and Jack Bowen did share an opening stand of 69 but three quick wickets saw them slip to 78-3.

Bowen was first out as he was caught by Koomen off the bowling of Andrew Miller on a score of 34 which included six fours and a six.

Geraint Jones smacked a six but that was his only contribution as he was then bowled by Ross Hardy.

Hardy then trapped Blain leg before on a score of 24 and soon after, when Matthew Davies was caught and bowled by Miller it sparked a mini collapse.

Miller then had Adam Davies caught by Bellerby for a golden duck before Geraint Rees had Jonathan Thomas caught on a score of 18 by Gregg Miller.

That left Whitland on 111-6 and it was soon 120-7 as Dylan Blain was caught by Koomen off the bowling of Andrew Miller for a 20-ball duck.

Greg Sleep and James Thomas then shared 33 runs for the eighth wicket as their tail wagged but it was Pritchard who came on to break that partnership.

He had Sleep caught by Hardy on a score of 26 that included five fours.

Hardy then bowled Thomas and Harri Jones in quick succession to bring Whitland’s innings to a close.

Nick Koomen and Patrick Bellerby got Neyland off to a great start in their reply as they shared an opening stand worth 99 runs.

Bellerby played well for his half century but he was then caught by Dylan Blain off the bowling of Jonathan Thomas on a score of 51.

Koomen and Ashley Sutton were then untroubled as they blasted Neyland to victory.

Koomen finished unbeaten on 68 while Sutton hit a number of sixes to finish not out on 34.

On Saturday (Jun 29), Neyland are at home to Cresselly while Whitland will look to bounce back against Lawrenny.

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