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Blues hit back to beat Saints

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HAVERFORDWEST recovered from a poor start in their game with St Davids on Saturday (Feb 17), as they came from behind to record an eighth victory of the season.

As early as the first minute the Blues were on the back foot as a miss-placed pass saw the Saints kick the ball forward and when they caught up with the ball the Blues fouled which gave the visitors an early chance to take the lead.

Matty Mcleod was on kicking duties for the Saints but he sent his kick just wide of the posts.

Moments later, the Saints came forward once more but when a ruck was pulled down illegally, according to the referee, the visitors had a second chance to take the lead.

Mcleod again stepped up but he again sent his kick wide and the score remained 0-0.

The Saints were keeping the pressure on and that led to more Blues infringements before the visitors deservedly took the lead after ten minutes.

From a line out the Saints worked the ball out left and it was Rhys Morgan who powered his way over for the first score of the game.

Mcleod then found his shooting boots to send the conversion through the posts and give the Saints a 7-0 lead.

Try: Rhys Morgan scores the opening try of the game for St Davids

However, almost immediately the hosts were level as a good break by Dan John saw him burst through and go over for a try. Ollie Hughes then scored with the conversion to level the game at 7-7.

Despite being pegged back the Saints continued to play well and even stole a line out from the Blues to set up their own attack.

With twenty minutes on the clock it was the home side who took the lead as good play from Hughes found Rhys Baker who went over in the right hand corner.

Hughes then converted from right out on the touchline to give the home side a 14-7 lead.

Early Blues infringements then came back as Dave O’Leary was yellow carded giving the Saints a man advantage for ten minutes.

They were unable to make their advantage count and it was the Blues who looked the more likely to score as the half came to a close.

A third score before the break would have been harsh on St Davids and it almost came but the referee called a forward pass when Josh Atherton appeared to be free.

That meant it was 14-7 at half time and the Saints were still very much in the game.

It was the Blues who started the second half better and they were rewarded when Hughes went over for a try of his own which he also converted to make it 21-7.

The Saints continued to have good spells in the game but were unable to find a way through as the Blues infringements of the first half seemed to disappear from their game.

The home side also came close to a fourth try which would have given them a bonus point but they were denied by a great tackle and the score stayed the same.

It was a great performance by the Saints and if they continue to play the way they did in the first half, positive results will soon come their way.

The teams must now wait for their next game due to the Six Nations but they return to action on Saturday, March 3, when the Saints are at home to Laugharne and Haverfordwest are at home to new league leaders Pembroke.

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Wales supporter from Pembrokeshire dies in Qatar during World Cup

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A WALES fan has passed away while following his team with his friends and family at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Kevin Davies, a 62-year-old from Pembrokeshire, has sadly died while in the Middle East with his son and some pals to witness Wales’ first World Cup campaign since 1958.

The Pembrokeshire Herald understands that Mr Davies died of natural causes on Friday but he was not at the stadium to watch Wales’ 2-0 defeat by Iran.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office confirmed it was “supporting the family of a British man who has died in Qatar”.

His family is being offered UK consular assistance.

The Wales Football Supporters’ Group said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Kevin Davies, of Pembrokeshire, who sadly passed away in Doha yesterday.

“The Red Wall are a family and we are here for you.”

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Pembrokeshire Adult and Junior Netball league results

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THE Pembrokeshire Adult and Junior Netball Leagues continued last week with more exciting fixtures.Games in the Adult Leagues were played on Wednesday, October 19, while Junior league games were played on Saturday, October 22. DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Sapphires Black 27 v 20 Chaos
Players player:
Sapphires: Kelsey Corrick
Chaos: Lucy John

Fishguard 24 v 13 Pembroke
Players player:
Fishguard: Evie Rands
Pembroke: Meg Bowen️

PERFORMANCE LEAGUE

Jets 24 v 26 Chaos 2
Players player:
Jets: Sally Chester
Chaos: Sophie NoottJUNIOR LEAGUE – Oct 22

• UNDER 12’s:

Chaos Lightning 12 v 5 Pembroke
Players player:
Chaos: Elen Harries
Pembroke: Neve Davies

• UNDER 14’s:

Fishguard Eagles 17 v 14 Pembroke 1
Players player:
Fishguard: Mari Williams
Pembroke: Mia DaviesChaos Hurricanes 23 v 7 Pembroke 2
Players player:
Chaos: Lily Richards
Pembroke: TBC

• UNDER 16’s:

Fishguard Ospreys 20 v 24 Chaos Blues
Players player:
Fishguard: Cerys Adamson
Chaos: Ella Joyce
(Fishguard officially forfeit the game 10 v0)

Under 14’s Fishguard Eagles
Under 12’s Pembroke
Under 14’s Pembroke 1

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Pembrokeshire Netball: Latest results from Performance and Junior Leagues

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THE Pembrokeshire Netabll Junior and Performance leagues continued last week with more exciting games.

Games in the Performance League were played on Wednesday, October 12, while the Junior Leagues played their games on Saturday, October 15.

PERFORMANCE LEAGUE

Sapphires Silver 14 v 24 Chaos 2
Players player:
Sapphires: Jazz Hughes
Chaos: Sophie Noot

Fishguard Falcons 26 v 12 Pembroke
Players player:
Fishguard: Ella Sturley
Pembroke: Ella Fromant

Sapphires Black 38 v 13 Narberth
Players player:
Sapphires: Polly Scotcher
Narberth: Jess Williams

Jets 21 v 14 Chaos 1
Players player:
Jets: Charlotte Armstrong
Chaos: Anna Bosenius

Junior League – Saturday, October 15

U10’s

Chaos Flash 6 V 2 Sapphire Black
Players player
Chaos: Scarlet Chandra
Sapphire: Scarlet Hodgson

Pembroke 3 v Sapphires White 0
Players player:
Sapphires: Mia Joseph 
Pembroke: Chloe Dennison

U12’s

Chaos Thunder 6 V 13 Sapphire White
Players player
Chaos:Abbie Selly
Sapphire: Poppy Canton

U14’s

Pembroke (1) 27 v Chaos 3
Players player:
Chaos: Charlotte Bojanovski
Pembroke: Bethany Kenniford
(Game officially forgotten 10-0 by Pembroke)

Chaos Hurricanes 18 V 5 Sapphire Black
Players player
Chaos: Katie Brazier
Sapphire: Layla Rose

Fishguard Buzzards 10 V 15 Pembroke (2)
Players player
Fishguard:Caitlyn Boulton
Pembroke: Freya Cooke

U16’s

Pembroke 15 V 34 Sapphire Black
Players player
Pembroke: Carys Kenniford
Sapphire Lily Corneleous

Fishguard Ospreys 20 V 18 St Davids
Players player
Fishguard: Cerys Adamson
St Davids: Skye Bramley

Under 16’s Fishguard Ospreys
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