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Saints survive Bridge fightback

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St Clears 2

ST CLEARS withstood a late fightback from Merlins Bridge to hang on for a crucial 2-1 victory on Saturday.

Missed opportunity: Steve Thomas should have added a third goal for the Saints

Missed opportunity: Steve Thomas should have added a third goal for the Saints

Victory for the Saints keeps them in touch with the top seven while defeat for Merlins Bridge is their third in a row and sees them slip out of second place into third.

Gareth Griffiths and Sean Seymour-Davies gave the Saints a surprise 2-0 lead at half time.

The Bridge fought back and Stephen McNabney scored to set up a tense finale.

The Saints could have sealed the points late on but after Dan Ramsey had sent Steve Thomas through on goal he shot wide.

McNabney then came close to an equaliser but his free kick whistled past the post.

The Wizards were dominating the game but still vulnerable to a counter attack and if it wasn’t for McNabney bringing down Aidan Rainbow with a cynical foul, for which he only got a yellow card, they could have had a third goal.

Captain McNabney was involved again late on as David Davies headed back across goal and the skipper headed towards goal. The ball was cleared off the line but he was convinced it had gone over and his protest fell on death ears.

Saints held on for an important win and will be delighted having conceded ten goals in their last two games.

They will look to build on this result as they play an in-form Neyland side on Saturday.

Merlins Bridge will look to break their losing streak as they travel to Johnston.

Merlins Bridge: Chris Thomas, Chris Ormond, Andrew John, Luke Hayward, Paul Thomas, James Skudder, David Davies, Scott Crawford, Steve McNabney, Nathan Greene, Simon Thomas, Nathan Thomas, Jordan Raymond, Matthew D’Ivry.

St Clears: Tom Howells, Danny Peters, Nathan Evans, Martin Thomas, Aidan Rainbow, Nick Squire, Gareth Griffiths, Steve Thomas, Dan Ramsey, Sean Seymour-Davies, James Dixon, Andrew McCabe, Huw Howells.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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