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Hawkins hat-trick gives Tigers win



Johnston 4
St Clears 1

Saints scorer Dan Ramsey: Challenged for the ball by a Johnston player.

Saints scorer Dan Ramsey:
Challenged for the ball by a Johnston player.

ADAM HAWKINS scored a hat trick as Johnston ran out 4-1 winners against St Clears on Saturday. The Saints were unable to field a full strength side at the start of the game as their keeper James Dickson turned up late for the game. Neil Thomson deputised in goal for the Saints but by the time Dickson turned up with 20 minutes of the game gone they were already 1-0 down.

Johnston had the better of the early stages against the ten men and could have gone ahead in the third minute but Thomson pulled off a brilliant save to deny Liam James. Despite being a man down the Saints had a couple of chances as Steve Thomas saw his shot pushed away before a Simon Bancroft cross just evaded the Saints players in the box. However the Tigers continued to dominate and they went ahead with seventeen minutes gone as skipper Luke Hayward played in Adam Hawkins whose low shot found the bottom corner of the net.

The Saints were then boosted by the arrival of the keeper and the referee allowed the switch meaning they were back to full strength. Sean Seymour-Davies then set off on a mazy run into the Johnston half but he was brought down for a free kick in a dangerous position. Steve Thomas passed the ball to Bancroft but his shot hit the side netting. With seven minutes to go until half time the Tigers doubled their lead when Ryan Doyle lashed the ball into the top corner.

Shortly before half time the Saints got back into the game when another Seymour-Davies run set up Dan Ramsey who curled a shot into the bottom left hand corner. The Saints started the second half well as Scott Page’s effort flew just wide before Seymour- Davies went close with a free kick. The visitors then claimed for a penalty but referee Gareth Elliot waved away the appeals.

Johnston came back into the match and twenty minutes in their two-goal advantage was restored when Adam Hawkins tapped in after a shot was saved. The home side began to control the game and with five minutes left they added a fourth goal. Steve Mills was tripped in the area and referee Elliot pointed to the spot. Hawkins stepped up to take the penalty and although the keeper got a hand to it he could not keep the ball out.

The win for Johnston sees them close the gap to Goodwick in the table going into their game with Pennar Robins on Saturday. Johnston: Joel Codd, Chris Phillips, Steven Mills, Sion Price, Ben Phillips, James Skudder, Scott Murray, Luke Hayward, Adam Hawkins, Liam James, Ryan Doyle. Subs: Jack Mills, Gary James, Jamie Picton. St Clears: James Dickson, Neil Thomson, Aiden Rainbow, Ryan Maunsey, Scott Page, Sean Seymour-Davies, Ian Darbyshire, Ynyr James, Steve Thomas, Dan Ramsey, Simon Bancroft. Subs: Gareth Griffiths, Ben Hewens.

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Ammanford sign Kurtis Marsh from Lawrenny



LAWRENNY’S Kurtis Marsh will play for Ammanford Cricket Club in the 2022 season after the two clubs agreed a deal.

Marsh was one of Lawrenny’s stand out performers in Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire League this year.

He scored a number of important centuries and fifties as his club just missed out on securing the league title.

In total he scored 1070 runs in 15 innings while his highest score was 140 not out.

He was the Division’s highest scorer by just over 200 runs and was unbeaten in five innings.

On Twitter, Lawrenny Cricket Club said: “Absolutely gutted to lose Kurtis Marsh to Ammanford but he absolutely deserves this opportunity to play at a higher level. An unbelievable player and a top, top bloke. Go and smash it up there Kurt!!”

Marsh will now look forward to testing himself in Division 1 of the South Wales Premier Cricket League.

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Carew and Hakin earn big wins in West Wales Cup



CAREW and Hakin United were big winners on Saturday (Oct 9) as they booked their places in round two of the West Wales Cup.

Carew travelled to Neath Premier Division side Cilfrew Rovers and it didn’t take them long to settle as James Hinchcliffe scored in the opening minute.

Cilfrew’s task became ever harder three minutes later as Adam Muskett scored to put his side in a strong position.

Matthew Evans pulled a goal back for the Rovers after 16 minutes but with five to go until half time Carew scored their third through Sam Christopher.

Muskett and Hinchcliffe scored in quick succession in the second half to all but seal the win for the Rooks.

Goals continued to come as Muskett completed his hat trick before Shaun Whitfield, a Dylan Morgan penalty and two from sub Jack Christopher took Carew’s score into double figures.

Muskett then got his fourth of the game to make it 11-1 to Carew.

Hakin also made the trip to Neath to face Division 1 side Resolven and, like Carew, they did not have to wait long for the first goal of the game.

It came from Justin Harding after four minutes and it was soon 2-0 as Jaden Chapman scored.

Ben Aldred then scored two goals in the space of two minutes, both assisted by Ryan Wilson, to effectively win the game for the visitors.

Harding added his second and Hakin’s fifth shortly before half time.

Twenty minutes into the second half, the Vikings added a sixth as sub Laurie Haworth found the back of the net.

Aldred and Chapman added to the scoring before Shane Walsh scored with three minutes to go to seal a 9-0 win.

Kilgetty bowed out of the competition as they were beaten 4-2 by Giants Grave. St Ishmaels were also sent packing after they were beaten 7-3 by CKSV.

Merlins Bridge’s game away at Treboeth was postponed because of a positive covid-19 case amongst one of the Neath teams’ players.

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Saints go through to round two



ST Clears booked their place in the second round of the West Wales Cup on Saturday (Oct 9) as they beat Llangyfelach 3-0.

The Saints started the game slowly with most of the squad having been at captain Danny Peters’ wedding the day before.

Swansea Senior League Division 2 side Llangyfelach hit the post early on in what was their only real chance of the first half.

The Saints had quite a few chances to take the lead as Steve Thomas hit the bar with a good header from Ben John.

They slowly got on top and and they finally took the lead when the Llangyfelach keeper spilled a corner and Kyran Lewis nodded in from close range.

The second half was tight with more chances coming for the visitors but it was also heated at times with a number of yellow cards shown.

The second goal for the Saints when Nick squire hit a 30 yard effort from outside the box into the top corner, assisted by Martin Thomas.

Shortly before full time, the home side had Michael Matwychuk sent off for an apparent off the ball elbow.

Nick squire scored his second of the game from close range not long after to seal the victory.

The Saints’ reward for their win is a home tie against Felinfoel in the second round.

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