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Vikings thrash Pennar to go top

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HAKIN United moved to the top of Division 1 as they thrashed Pennar Robins 12-0 at the Obs on Monday night (Apr 30).

Pennar could have taken the lead when Mike Ryder went through one on one with the keeper but Hakin’s Adrian Devonald got down well to take the ball away from his feet.

Moments later the home side thought they had taken the lead when Leigh Marchant poked the ball home only for the goal to be disallowed for an offside which looked debateable.

However, it wasn’t long before Hakin did take the lead as Adam John’s deflected strike from the edge of the area found the bottom corner.

Woodrow then hit the post with a header before he saw another header, headed towards goal by Marchant but the ball was cleared off the line.

Hakin continued to press and they doubled their lead when Ben Steele sent a free kick from his own half into the box and Nicky Woodrow was allowed plenty of space to head the ball home.

Ben Fawcett then bagged the first of his four goals as he fired in to the bottom left corner from twenty yards out.

Another ball in to the box caused problems and Woodrow tapped the ball in for his second of the game.

It was 5-0 before half time as another ball was not dealt with and after Bradley Barrett saw his effort blocked, Fawcett was quickest to react to smash the ball in.

Fawcett went on to complete his hat trick in the second half and his fourth goal was Hakin’s 100th league goal of the season.

Jack Wilson also scored twice while Shane Walsh, Justin Harding and Ben Steele completed the rout.

The win means Hakin go back to the top of the table, level on points with Goodwick United but having played two games less.

On Wednesday (May 2), they play the first of those games in hand as they travel to Angle, who were beaten 23-0 by Goodwick at the weekend.

Then on Friday (May 4), the Vikings welcome Monkton Swifts to the Obs and with two games against Goodwick still to come, they will be targeting two more wins this week.

Pennar Robins will bring the curtain down on their season when they welcome Merlins Bridge to Bush Camp on Friday (May 4).

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Ammanford sign Kurtis Marsh from Lawrenny

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LAWRENNY’S Kurtis Marsh will play for Ammanford Cricket Club in the 2022 season after the two clubs agreed a deal.

Marsh was one of Lawrenny’s stand out performers in Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire League this year.

He scored a number of important centuries and fifties as his club just missed out on securing the league title.

In total he scored 1070 runs in 15 innings while his highest score was 140 not out.

He was the Division’s highest scorer by just over 200 runs and was unbeaten in five innings.

On Twitter, Lawrenny Cricket Club said: “Absolutely gutted to lose Kurtis Marsh to Ammanford but he absolutely deserves this opportunity to play at a higher level. An unbelievable player and a top, top bloke. Go and smash it up there Kurt!!”

Marsh will now look forward to testing himself in Division 1 of the South Wales Premier Cricket League.

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Carew and Hakin earn big wins in West Wales Cup

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CAREW and Hakin United were big winners on Saturday (Oct 9) as they booked their places in round two of the West Wales Cup.

Carew travelled to Neath Premier Division side Cilfrew Rovers and it didn’t take them long to settle as James Hinchcliffe scored in the opening minute.

Cilfrew’s task became ever harder three minutes later as Adam Muskett scored to put his side in a strong position.

Matthew Evans pulled a goal back for the Rovers after 16 minutes but with five to go until half time Carew scored their third through Sam Christopher.

Muskett and Hinchcliffe scored in quick succession in the second half to all but seal the win for the Rooks.

Goals continued to come as Muskett completed his hat trick before Shaun Whitfield, a Dylan Morgan penalty and two from sub Jack Christopher took Carew’s score into double figures.

Muskett then got his fourth of the game to make it 11-1 to Carew.

Hakin also made the trip to Neath to face Division 1 side Resolven and, like Carew, they did not have to wait long for the first goal of the game.

It came from Justin Harding after four minutes and it was soon 2-0 as Jaden Chapman scored.

Ben Aldred then scored two goals in the space of two minutes, both assisted by Ryan Wilson, to effectively win the game for the visitors.

Harding added his second and Hakin’s fifth shortly before half time.

Twenty minutes into the second half, the Vikings added a sixth as sub Laurie Haworth found the back of the net.

Aldred and Chapman added to the scoring before Shane Walsh scored with three minutes to go to seal a 9-0 win.

Kilgetty bowed out of the competition as they were beaten 4-2 by Giants Grave. St Ishmaels were also sent packing after they were beaten 7-3 by CKSV.

Merlins Bridge’s game away at Treboeth was postponed because of a positive covid-19 case amongst one of the Neath teams’ players.

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Saints go through to round two

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ST Clears booked their place in the second round of the West Wales Cup on Saturday (Oct 9) as they beat Llangyfelach 3-0.

The Saints started the game slowly with most of the squad having been at captain Danny Peters’ wedding the day before.

Swansea Senior League Division 2 side Llangyfelach hit the post early on in what was their only real chance of the first half.

The Saints had quite a few chances to take the lead as Steve Thomas hit the bar with a good header from Ben John.

They slowly got on top and and they finally took the lead when the Llangyfelach keeper spilled a corner and Kyran Lewis nodded in from close range.

The second half was tight with more chances coming for the visitors but it was also heated at times with a number of yellow cards shown.

The second goal for the Saints when Nick squire hit a 30 yard effort from outside the box into the top corner, assisted by Martin Thomas.

Shortly before full time, the home side had Michael Matwychuk sent off for an apparent off the ball elbow.

Nick squire scored his second of the game from close range not long after to seal the victory.

The Saints’ reward for their win is a home tie against Felinfoel in the second round.

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