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Hannon double gives Nomads victory

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Neyland 2
St Clears 0

neyland AfcTHE Nomads picked up another three points this afternoon when they beat high flying St Clears 2-0 at the Athletic Ground. The visitors, who had beaten Herbrandston last week and were sitting fifth in the table with only one defeat this season, arrived full of confidence. The Nomads fielded 10 of last week’s starting 11 from the Johnston game, Patrick Hannon returning to replace Ollie Marshall who was unavailable and stuck to the 4-4-2 system which worked well away to the Tigers.

The visitors ploy was to feed the ball long towards their two big strikers, they played high with two wingers but in the early exchanges Nick Koomen and Paul Hannon at the back were calm and dealt with the long ball threat with ease. The first incident of the game saw the visiting keeper rolling round on the floor after he brushed into Sean Hannon on the 6 yard line earning himself a word from the referee who condemned his theatrics. On twenty minutes Henry Durrant’s drilled ball was flicked on by Leigh Power towards strike partner Sean Hannon who volleyed a hooked shot into the net to give the Nomads the lead.

The Nomads kept their shape and had numerous chances to add to the score line before the break, but a mixture of poor finishing, good keeping and luck on the visitors’ part meant the score remained 1-0 at half time. It took the Nomads ten minutes into the second half to add to their lead, a deep Joe Charlton corner was headed back towards goal by Wayne Parry and Hannon poached his second making contact on the goal-line. The visitors changed their shape dropping a winger into midfield so subs Mike Chandler and Nathan Warlow were sent on to counteract the change.

Chandler cutting in from the right wing created a few chances late on, and Patrick Hannon was only called into action once more near the end having to close down a chance from the 6yrd line. For the second week running Nick Koomen found himself needing to make a last ditch tackle to block a goal bound shot deflecting it into the side netting. Neyland will be looking to pick up another win next week when they take on Saundersfoot Sports. St Clears will be looking to bounce back when they take on Loughor Rovers in the West Wales Cup.

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Blues battle to win over Aberaeron in KO Cup

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HAVERFORDWEST booked their place in the quarter finals of the Pembrokeshire KO Cup, where they will meet Pembroke Dock Harlequins, after beating Aberaeron on Wednesday night (Oct 20).

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, which saw rain batter the Pembroke Road playing surface for much of the game, both sides played an excellent game.

In the end it was the Blues who came out on top with a 44-6 win.

Outside Half Jake Morgan got the Blues rolling early on with a penalty and Rhys Baker then scored the game’s first try to make it 8-0.

Second Row Jack Clancy got his name on the score sheet but the conversion was missed.

Aberaeron then got themselves on the board with a penalty but the Blues were soon back on the attack with Will Blackburn next to go over.

That was converted by Morgan to give the home side a 20-3 lead.

Lewis Tingay and Rhys Baker added further tries for the Blues while Aber added a further penalty as the sides went in at half time with the score reading 30-6.

Early in the second half Tingay added his second try of the night and Morgan added the conversion.

That all but ended any hopes the away side had of getting themselves back in the game and the Blues continued to play despite the pouring rain.

Tingay then completed his hat trick with a try under the posts giving Morgan a simple conversion to make it 44-6.

There was no scoring in the final twenty minutes but the Blues had done the job and booked their place in the last eight.

Their quarter final with the Quins will be played on or before January 22.

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Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s get season up and running

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PEMBROKESHIRE Schools Under 10s played their first game of the new season last Sunday (Oct 17) against a strong OT Academy Squad.

The Pembrokeshire boys played four small sided games, drawing one and losing three. The boys are next in action next month when they hope to play Carmarthenshire Schools.

Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s: Spencer James (Cleddau Reach), Noah Bicknell (Prendergast), Harri Jones (Holy Name), Jamie Cook (Pembroke Dock), Toby Jones (Holy Name), Isaac Jenkins (Narberth), Iori Williams (Narberth), Cai Price (Ysgol Caer Elen), Celt Edwards (Frenni), Joe Davies (Ysgol Glannau Gwaun), Jaden Petrie (Prendergast), Logan Lewis (Pembroke Dock), Zach Loveridge (Waldo Williams), James Burns (Lamphey).

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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The results for the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League for Saturday, October 16 were as follows:

• Under 12’s:

Chaos Thunder 11-1 Pembroke 2

Players player:

Chaos: Leah Davies

Pembroke: Holly Jones

Sapphires Whites 0-19 Pembroke 1

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Pembroke: Skye Sutton

• Under 14’s:

Chaos Hurricanes 4-20 Sapphires Black

Players player:

Chaos: Bo Davies

Sapphires: Anya Beynon

• Under 16’s:

Chaos Blue 40-7 Pembroke

Players player:

Chaos: Lucy John

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

Sapphires Black 45-12 St David’s

Players player:

Sapphires: Ella Wainwright

St David’s: Skye Bramley

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