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Risca 0

Milford Haven 6

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-10-36-39MILFORD HAVEN made the long journey to Risca on Saturday (Oct 22) and despite only having the bare 11 to play, Milford’s spirits were high.

Both sides looked dangerous on the attack, but it was the visitors that were first out of the blocks, creating several chances in the first 10 minutes.

Rachel Coe was denied by a good save but made no mistake second time round with a clever reverse stick finish.

The second goal came in quick succession, with a good run by Meg Evans to draw the defence and create space for Charlotte Davies to find Elyse Morgan in the D who finished well.

Risca then started to move the ball about and created some opportunities to try and get back into the game.

Milford defence battled well under the pressure just before the break to keep the home side out with some excellent saves by keeper Yasmin Riggs, playing only her second game in goal.

A counter attack from deep saw the visitors increase their lead with a skillful finish by Coe, who found herself one-on-one with the keeper just before half time.

The second half was much the same as the first, with Milford controlling possession and moving the ball well, looking for an early goal. It didn’t take long for the visitors to be on the board again with a strong attacking run down the flank by Evans and a neat pull back for Morgan (fifth goal in only two games) to find the backboard with a well-timed strike.

The contest was effectively over with the hosts being 4-0 down but the home side came back fighting in periods during the second half.

A solid defensive performance by Vicki John, Kate Farr, Jane Jordan and keeper Riggs ensured the visitors kept a clean sheet. Steph Layton and Jess Barrett linked well down the left flank with the former forcing a mistake by the Risca defence to win a short corner.

The ball was played to Emma Summons at the top of the D who slipped the ball to Coe to complete her hat trick.

The final goal was the goal of the game, a loose ball was picked up in the visitors half and some superb interplay saw the ball moved from left to right after a series of passes found Coe in the D to finish off an impressive attack.

It was a good confidence booster for the squad on the back of a defeat, managing to keep a clean sheet and finishing some well-worked goals is always a positive. It was pleasing to see a good team performance and the effort and commitment was excellent.

Squad: Emma Summons, Yasmin Riggs, Vicki John, Kate Farr, Jane Jordan, Meg Evans, Charlotte Davies, Rachel Coe, Elyse Morgan, Steph Layton, Jess Barrett.

The team would like to thank their match sponsors – John & Delyth Summons.

Milford’s next game takes place on Saturday (Oct 29) against Gwernyfed at home – 2pm pushback.

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Herbie see off Kilgetty

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HERBRANDSTON moved up to fourth place in Division 2 on Saturday (Jun 19) as they beat Kilgetty by ten wickets.

Kilgetty batted first after Herbie won the toss but they were bowled out for only 74.

Paul Nicholas was the pick of the bowlers for the home side as he finished with figures of 4-19.

Charlie Malloy also bowled well to finish with figures of 3-7.

Ollie Gamble scored 15 and Martin Lewis added 14 for Kilgetty but they were unable to cope with Herbie’s bowling.

In reply, Harry Nicholas finished not out on 28 while Jonty Bennet finished unbeaten on 36 as they cruised to victory.

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Lamphey seal first win of the season

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LAMPHEY earned their first win of the season on Saturday (Jun 19) as they beat Hook by twenty runs.

Lamphey won the toss and batted first and despite some good scores they were bowled out for 158.

Peter McGilloway top scored with 47 and Nic Shelmerdine added 37 for the visitors.

Aled Phelps bowled well as he finished with figures of 5-34 while Brennan Martin (2-14) also claimed two wickets.

In reply, Jake Wicks scored 38 and Owen Phelps scored 30 but Lamphey were able to take wickets at regular intervals.

Aled Phelps also scored 22 but three wickets for McGilloway (3-26) and two for David Blackwell (2-37) helped Lamphey bowl Hook out for 138.

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Double centurions secure stunning win for Dock

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PEMBROKE DOCK’s Jake Davies and George Smith both scored centuries as they helped Pembroke Dock cruise to victory over Carew seconds on Saturday (Jun 19).

The Dock chose to bat first after winning the toss and they scored a remarkable 295-4 in their 45 overs.

Jake Davies and Jake Griffiths shared 68 runs for the opening wicket before Griffiths departed on a score of 30 that had included two fours and three sixes.

Scott Griffiths departed for a score of 11 before Davies and Smith took control of the innings.

They shared 133 runs for the third wicket with Davies reaching his century while Smith reached his half century.

Their stand was eventually broken by Kerry Waters who had Davies caught by Jack Scourfield.

Davies hit twenty fours in his score of 118 in what was an excellent knock.

Smith continued on his way to a century and although they lost Nick Daley late on, he smashed his way to triple figures.

Daley’s departure meant the Dock stood on 261-4 with Smith sitting on 91. He soon reached his century and went on to finish unbeaten on 117.

His outstanding knock came off only 82 balls and included 12 fours and six sixes.

It was a fantastic innings from the Dock as they set Carew the daunting task of reaching 296 to win.

Carew seconds were never in the game after those knocks as the Dock bowlers tore through the batting line-up.

Rob Hearn claimed figures of 3-15 while George Smith completed a memorable day with figures of 2-3.

Euan McDonald claimed figures of 2-9 and there was also a wicket for Nick Daley (1-6).

Haydn Shapcott (11) and Barry Evans (10 not out) were the only Carew batsmen to reach double figures.

It meant that Carew were bowled out for just 46, giving the Dock victory by a staggering 249 runs.

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