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Glover’s late goal wins cup for Clarby



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Winners: Clarbeston Road celebrate winning the Second Division Cup

CLARBESTON ROAD won the Second Division Cup Final on Thursday night (Apr 7) as Tom Glover’s last minute goal gave them a 3-2 victory.

The first half was a dull affair but the second half came to life with Monkton coming from behind to lead 2-1, only for Clarby to hit back and win the cup for the second time in three years.

A good crowd gathered at the Bridge Meadow Stadium to watch the match which was played in a good spirit with both sides showing plenty of commitment.

After a tense opening ten minutes, Clarbeston Road had the first real chance of the game when Jason Griffiths played in Tom Reubens but his shot was saved by the Monkton keeper.

Michael Turpin then played the ball to Tom Reubens who played the ball back for Turpin but his shot was saved and Jason Griffiths could only knock the rebound wide.

Monkton threatened when John Hyde passed to Ryan Griffiths but after cutting inside and looking to shoot, Clarby defenders got back to clear the danger.

Michael Canton also hit the side netting for the Swifts before Turpin saw a shot saved for Clarby.

Ryan Griffiths was then sent free on goal but Clarby keeper Gary Thomas came out to nick the ball before Griffiths could get a shot away.

The whistle went with the score tied at 0-0 but it wasn’t long before the game came to life in the second half.

Five minutes in, Tom Reubens looped the ball over the defenders and Ben John was on hand to rifle the ball into the top corner despite the best efforts of Monkton’s keeper.

However, just five minutes later Monkton were level when a cross from the right was punched away but only as far as Ryan Griffiths who shot low into the bottom right corner of the net.

With twenty minutes of the second half gone the Swifts took the lead in spectacular fashion.

Ben Nicholas played the ball to Michael Canton and his shot curled onto the left hand post and bounced into the net.

Seven minutes later it was 2-2 as Jason Griffiths played the ball forward for Tom Reubens who returned the ball back across goal for Griffiths to bury a shot low in the bottom left corner of the net.

Both sides battled away in the final fifteen minutes and it looked as if both managers were anticipating extra-time with only a couple of subs made.

With a minute of the 90 left Clarby won a corner and when a cross was floated in, Monkton’s keeper came and missed and the ball fell to Tom Glover who lofted the ball into the roof of the net.

That goal sparked jubilant scenes among the Clarby players and their bench and it left Monkton with little time to respond.

The Swifts did come forward in injury time but saw a shot go wide and Clarby hung on to seal cup glory.

After the game, both sides were congratulated on an excellent final and the trophy was presented to Clarby captain Jason Griffiths.

Clarbeston Road: Gary Thomas, Paul Jenkins, Curtis Elliott, Dan Rees, Rheinallt George, Matthew Ellis, Tom Reubens, Tom Glover, Jason Griffiths, Michael Turpin, Ben John.

Monkton Swifts: Dan Roberts, Jimmy Walker, Tom Meiring, Sean Jones, Luke Probert, Ben Nicholas, Blake James, John Hyde, Daniel Scourfield, Michael Canton, Ryan

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Phillips takes a hat trick as Cresselly seal Alec Colley final spot



CRESSELLY are through to the final of the Alec Colley Cup after beating Hook on Wednesday night (July 21) at Narberth Cricket Club.

Chris Phillips took a hat trick for Cresselly as they restricted Hook to 133-8 in their innings before going to pass their target for the loss of only one wicket.

Hook won the toss and batted first on another warm evening and openers Jamie Phelps and George James shared 37 runs for the first wicket.

Phelps scored 18 but he was then caught and bowled as Phillips picked up the first of his four wickets.

James hit five fours and six in his score of 33 but Phillips had him caught by Scott Arthur.

Phillips then removed Brennan Martin with the next ball before bowling Oscar Willington to claim his hat trick.

It left Hook reeling on 64-4 but scores of 32 from Liam Miller and 21 from Will Goronwy rescued Hook.

Matthew Lewis claimed the wicket of Miller and he later bowled Andrew Thomas to finish with figures of 2-29.

There was also two wickets for Corey Lewis but it was Phillips’ figures of 4-33 that stood out.

Scott Arthur and Neil Williams got Cresselly’s reply off to a great start as they shared 50 runs for the first wicket.

Williams was bowled by Oscar Willington on a score of 6 but that was the only wicket to fall.

Arthur and Chris Phillips shared 84 runs to take Cresselly into the Alec Colley Cup final.

Phillips added to his earlier wickets with a score of 25 not out that included four fours.

Arthur was the star of the innings however, as he hit 12 fours to finish not out on 73.

They will now play the winners of the tie between Neyland and Saundersfoot who play tonight at Carew Cricket Club.

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Serrant-Green signs for Haverfordwest County



HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY AFC has announced the signing of forward Jack Serrant-Green.

The 27-year-old puts pen-to-paper on a deal that will see him play his football at the Bridge Meadow Stadium for the 2021/22 Cymru Premier season.

Serrant-Green arrives in West Wales having recently played in the League of Ireland for Finn Harps and becomes the Bluebirds’ sixth signing of the summer.

Born in Nottingham, he began his career at Burton Albion, playing for their Under-18s side.

In 2013, he moved abroad to play for Swedish outfit Gottne IF. After two years in the Ettan Norra, he moved around to other clubs like Gällivare-Malmbergets, IFK Umeå, Kiruna FF, Söderhamns FF and Bodens BK.

The prolific striker accumulated a total of 92 goals in 149 appearances during his spell in the third, fourth and fifth tiers of Sweden.

Jack has been assigned the number 15 shirt and is available for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring our newest recruit, please contact

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Pembroke U11s earn first win of season



PEMBROKE Under 11s earned their first win of the season recently as they beat Lamphey.

Pembroke scored 255-4 while Lamphey could only reach 245-4. Elsewhere in the Under 11s leagues, Narberth beat Haverfordwest.

Narberth U11s (250-5) beat Haverfordwest U11s (231-7)

Narberth: Iddgoda 2/2 & 9, O Johns 3/2, Z Aspurra 2/10.

Haverfordwest: Will D 1/6, Brandon D 2/5, Osian M 1/2, Imogen H 1/2.

The Under 11’s Semi Finals will both be played on Monday July 26.

Hook will host St Ishmaels and Saundersfoot are at home to Llechryd. The winners of the two games will contest the final which will be played at Hook on Monday, August 9.

Under 13’s

Hook (121-2) beat St Ishmaels (34-all out)

Hook: Oscar Willington 27 retired & 3-0, Ifan Williams 25 retired & 1-0, Rhys Phelps 17, William Harries 13 retired, Charlie Holder 7, Edward Johnson 2-6, Callum Nutty 1-6, Harri Evans 1-7

St Ishmaels: Dylan McGuire 4, Alfie Thomas 4, Ethan Dawes 4, Sammy Wilson 1-14

Under 15’s

Whitland (73-5) beat Llechryd (72-6)

Whitland: Charles Bujega 27 not out, Rhys Jones 18, Ethan Ryan 13, Cai lewis 1-3, Dai James 1-12 Cian Rees 1-16

Llechryd: Tomos Lewis 19 & 2-7, Ifan WJ 9, Joe Dow 1-8

Cresselly (28-all out) lost to Lawrenny (29-0)

Cresselly: Charlie Arthur 9, Ollie Arthur 9

Lawrenny: Finley Lewis 17 not out, Will Allen 10 not out, Rhydian Eynon 1-0, Mark White 1-3, Corey Hall 3-9, Noah Williams 5-1

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