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Rooks too good for Tenby

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Carew 4-0 Tenby

CAREW booked their place in the second round of the Senior Cup on Saturday (Sept 21) as they saw off a spirited Tenby side.

Things looked ominous for the visitors as Carew opened up a 2-0 lead inside the opening ten minutes but they played well to keep the score down.

The game was only a couple of minutes old when a cross into the box found Sam Christopher and he glanced a header into the bottom corner of the net.

Moments later Carew had a corner and after a goal-mouth scramble, the ball was eventually poked in by Christopher.

It could have been worse for Tenby but their keeper Dylan Noot made a great save to deny Jordan Richards.

Christopher went on to complete his hat trick and Jordan Richards also got on the scoresheet to complete the win.

Despite the result, Tenby battled well as they looked to keep themselves in the game. They returned to Tenby with their heads held high knowing they had given one of the strongest teams in west Wales a real battle.

On Saturday (Sept 28) Tenby return to Division 4 action as they take on Camrose Seconds.

Carew are back in action in Division 1 as they travel to Hakin United.

Tenby team: Dylan Noot, Leo Sarrionandia, Tom James, Sam Sarrionandia, Jimmy Bridges, Dan Storer, Ollie Morris, Daryl Mansbridge, Michael Ryder, Billy Lawrence, Harri Phillips. Subs: Arry Harwood, Darren Gibson.

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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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