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Junior players train at St Georges Park

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georgeparkCHILDREN who attend PG10 Pembrokeshire Development Centre recently took part in a football development day at the home of English football St Georges Park in Staffordshire. 

The day was organised by PG10 Coaching, Wales Legend and all time most capped Welsh International player Neville Southall. The children were able to train and develop at St Georges Park which has 11 outdoor pitches, a full-size indoor 3G pitch, a suite of rehabilitation and sports science areas, an indoor Futsal sports hall and an on-site Hilton Hotel. Players were taken through their paces in technical sessions by top qualified FA coaches as well as learn about sports science and use the world class facilities top players such as Rooney, Gerrard and Lampard used to prepare the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. PG10 players also met the entire Norwich FC first team squad and Romanian giants FC Steaua Bucuresti Peter Griffiths of PG10 Coaching said: “For the children to train in a world class training facility was a wonderful opportunity to experience the detail and commitment to make it to the top in professional football. At PG10 we are committed to develop Welsh Football. We are also taking our players to the Spanish FA headquarters in Madrid as well as holding a development day at the FAW Dragon Park Headquarters in August” To get involved in PG10 activities visit www.pg10coaching.co.uk phone 07955270870 email petegriff10@ hotmail.co.uk or follow on twitter @ petegriffiths10

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Champions see off Town

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NEYLAND cemented their position as Division 1 Champions on Saturday (Aug 17) as they beat Haverfordwest by five wickets.

Town had reached 71-2 in the nineteenth over and looked well set to go on and make a good score with Danny Potter having reached his half century.

However, his wicket sparked a collapse as Town crumbled to 102 all out inside 39 overs.

Town did their best to pull off a surprise win as they took five Neyland wickets but Ross Hardy kept his nerve to see Neyland over the line.

Neyland won the toss and elected to field and they saw Danny Potter and Mike Jones shared 28 runs for the first wicket inside the first ten overs.

Banner then bowled Mike Jones and soon after, Nick Koomen trapped Simon Holliday leg before on a score of 12 that included a four and a six.

Potter and Dai Davies shared another 24 runs for the third wicket before Potter, who hit nine fours in his score of 53, was caught by George Evans off the bowling of Andrew Miller.

That left Town on 71-3 and it soon became 80-4 when Miller had Davies caught by Koomen.

Ross Hardy then trapped Ben Field leg before and with the very next ball did the same to Dan Field to plunge Town further intro trouble on 80-6.

Hardy then claimed his third wicket when he had Jack Scriven stumped by Sean Hannon and Miller then claimed his third as he had Lee Summons caught by Ashley Sutton.

That left Town on 82-8 but Ashley James and Simon Williams offered some late resistance.

James scored 16 but then saw himself caught by Sutton off the bowling of Tom Pritchard.

The same bowler then brought the innings to a close as he bowled Williams, giving Neyland a target of 103 for victory.

The home side lost Henry Durrant early in their reply when he was caught by Jack Scriven off the bowling of Ashley James.

Nick Koomen and Geraint Rees then shared 41 runs for the second wicket as they moved closer to their target.

Clive Tucker then had Koomen caught by Lee Summons on a score of 22 and soon after he had Rees caught by Danny Potter.

Simon Holliday then had Ashley Sutton caught by Jack Scriven and when Holliday bowled George Evans, Neyland had slipped to 63-5.

However, Ross Hardy and Nathan Banner held their nerve to see Neyland to victory.

Banner hit four fours as his score of 19 came from 18 balls while Hardy was not out on 34 from 24 balls, the last of his four sixes winning the game for the Champions.

After the game, Neyland were presented with the Division 1 trophy by County Chairman Paul Webb and sponsors representative Brian Hawkins.

On Saturday (Aug 24), Neyland will look to round their season off in style as they travel to Whitland.

Town will look to keep hold of fifth place as they take on fourth placed Carew.

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Vikings seal Joe Lennon Cup

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HAKIN United won the Joe Lennon Cup on Saturday (Aug 17) as they beat Milford Athletic 12-1 in the final.

The game had been scheduled for Friday (Aug 16) but heavy rain meant the game had to be moved to Saturday which left a number of Athletic players unable to take part because of other commitments.

Earlier in the week, both sides had won their respective semi-finals on penalties with Hakin beating Milford United while Milford Athletic beat Herbrandston.

On Saturday it was Nicky Woodrow who gave Hakin the lead but Thomas Parker levelled for the Athletic.

Woodrow then completed his hat trick with two quick goals before Adam John scored to make it 4-1.

Woodrow claimed his fourth before the break to give the Vikings a 5-1 lead and to give them one hand on the trophy.

The influential striker then made it a double hat trick with two goals at the start of the second half before he was taken off.

Shane Walsh made the score 8-1 before a deflected Adam John strike made it nine.

Ryan Wilson finished at the back post to take their score into double figures.

Scott Reid then missed with an acrobatic effort but the ball came back to him and he poked in to make it 11-1.

Camron Thomas then completed the scoring as he linked up with Justin Harding before rounding the keeper and tapping in to make it 12-1.

After the game, Leon Luby was named man of the match for his five assists while Ewan Findlay lifted the Joe Lennon trophy.

Hakin United: Adrian Devonald, Leon Luby, Ewan Findlay, Jay Power, Camron Thomas, Andrew Kingston, Ryan Wilson, Adam John, Shane Walsh, Nicky Woodrow. Subs (rolling): Scott Reid, Justin Harding, Bradley Barrett, Garin Gardner.

Milford Athletic: Jonathan Pawlett, John Lydon, Ashley Bevans, Chris Dullaghan, Jason Hiscocks, Nick Griffiths, Callum Stannett, Dan Picton, Adam Watlin, Thoma Parker, Sam Edwards. Subs: Nathan Lewis, Adam Parsley, Matthew Mantripp.

Referee: Karl Davies

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Lawrenny edge past Tish

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LAWRENNY earned their twelfth win of the season on Saturday (Aug 17) as they edged to a two-wicket win away to St Ishmaels.

Tish batted first after Lawrenny won the toss and they made a good score of 189-6 from their 45 overs.

Tish lost Peter Bradshaw for a duck early on when he was bowled by Jamie Lewis but Daniel Nicholas and Harry Richards shared 48 runs for the second wicket.

Richards hit five fours and a six as he scored 39 but he was then caught by Kurtis Marsh off the bowling of Brad McDermott-Jenkins.

The same players then swapped roles to dismiss Nicholas and reduce Tish to 84-3.

Rob Williams then bowled Daniel Howells before Marsh did the same to Brennan Devonald who departed without scoring.

That saw Tish slip to 92-5 but Phil Cockburn and Jack Nicholas then shared 94 runs for the sixth wicket to put their side in a good position.

Cockburn hit thirteen fours and a six in his score of 89 before he was caught by Steve Lewis off the bowling of Ryan Morton.

Nicholas finished not out on 28 as Tish made a score of 189, setting Lawrenny 190 to win.

Lawrenny lost Kurtis Marsh and James Buckle early in their reply as the visitors were reduced to 14-2.

Brennan Devonald took both wickets and Harry Nicholas then bowled Harry Thomas on a score of 29 to leave Lawrenny on 46-3.

Andrew Skeels and Brad McDermott-Jenkins then shared 54 runs for the fourth wicket as they looked to get their side going.

Skeels hit four boundaries in his score of 28 but he was then bowled by Devonald.

He then claimed his fourth wicket as he bowled James Phillips for a first ball duck.

The score quickly became 100-6 as McDermott-Jenkins was caught by Daniel Richards off the bowling of Andrew Pawlett on a score of 33 that included three fours and two sixes.

Pawlett then bowled Joe Kidney as Lawrenny slipped further into trouble on 119-7.

Steve Lewis and Ryan Morton then shared 59 runs for the eighth wicket as they edged towards their target.

Lewis hit four fours and a six in his score of 43 but he was then bowled by Harry Nicholas.

Morton and Rob Williams then kept their nerve to see Lawrenny to victory.

Williams finished unbeaten on 13 while Morton hit three fours and a six to finish unbeaten on 34.

On Saturday (Aug 24), Lawrenny travel to Cresselly while Tish are away to Burton.

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