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Woodrow rescues point for champions

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Save: Mike Chandler reaches for the ball as Hakin put pressure on the Neyland goal

Save: Mike Chandler reaches for the ball as Hakin put pressure on the Neyland goal

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Hakin United 3

AN equaliser six minutes from time gave Hakin United a share of the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Neyland on the opening day of the new season.

Last season’s champions featured a number of new signings in their starting line-up including Ben Steele and Ross Lascelles.

Both sides gave their all but Hakin will be the happier of the two sides to come away with a point.

Neyland led 2-0 at half time but Hakin came back in the second half before the home side took the lead once more.

Nicky Woodrow brought the scores level six minutes from time but neither side could find a winner.

The Nomads started the game brightly and went ahead after just five minutes when Wayne Parry headed in Nick Koomen’s cross.

Hakin’s Nicky Woodrow came close but Neyland keeper Mike Chandler saw it all the way and made the save.

Woodrow had a great chance to equalise when Ben Steele was fouled in the box. Woodrow stepped up to take the penalty but dragged the ball wide of the right hand post.

Parry turned provider with half an hour gone when he crossed into the middle for Justin Harding but Hakin keeper James Manson came out to smother the chance.

Three minutes later Neyland doubled their lead. Aaron McQuillan’s cross came to Wayne Parry whose shot was parried into the path of Justin Harding who tapped in the rebound.

New Vikings player Ben Steele impressed for his side and almost provided an assist when he crossed into the box but Leigh Power did well to head the ball away for a corner.

It stayed 2-0 until half time and Neyland would have been confident of seeing out the game.

However, a minute into the second half, Hakin pulled a goal back when Daniel Armstrong headed in Ben Aldred’s cross.

Nicky Woodrow then came close to an equaliser but his shot bounced back down off the crossbar and away to safety.

With 18 minutes to go Hakin finally levelled the scores as Nicky Woodrow slid the ball through for Ben Steele who slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.

With ten minutes to go, Neyland stunned Hakin and took the lead again when Gary Power tapped in after Wayne Parry’s free kick had bounced down off the bar.

The lead only lasted three minutes as Matthew Broome found Ben Steele who played the ball in for Nicky Woodrow and he blasted the ball into the back of the net.

Neither side could find a winner but Neyland manager Ian Baker felt his side had done enough to win the game.

Hakin boss Gary Dawes said that his side would need to improve vastly if they were to retain their league title.

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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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