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Broad Haven seal Third Division Cup hat trick

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BROAD Haven’s love affair with the Third Division Cup continued on Thursday (May 3), as they beat Milford Athletic 3-0 to win the Cup for the third successive year.

It was an even first half but Julian Wood put them ahead after half an hour and he then scored again just a minute after the restart before Johnny White’s stunning effort five minutes later all but sealed victory.

It was Milford who had the brighter start as Jack Daines saw a shot saved while Liam Clark also shot over.

Broad Haven came close when a ball was played in to Johnny White but he dragged his shot wide.

Julian Wood sees a chance go wide for Broad Haven

Clark and Daines then combined well but the latter saw his shot blocked wide for a corner.

Ian Harvey’s cross was then knocked on by Sam Barton and it fell kindly for Wood but he couldn’t make any contact with the ball and Milford cleared the danger.

With just under half an hour gone, Alan Llewellyn found space down the left to cross into the box for Barton who knocked the ball back across goal for Wood to tap into the net and give Broad Haven the lead.

It could have been two moments later as Josh Beer’s cross found Barton but his first time shot went wide.

Clark then came close for Milford as he turned well in the box but his volleyed effort was blocked on the line by Peter Thomas.

With half time approaching a ball was played through which was missed by the Milford defenders and Wood latched on to it but his lobbed effort went wide.

It remained 1-0 when the half time whistle went but any hopes Milford had of getting back into the match were dealt a blow just a minute into the second half.

The ball was played into the box and when it wasn’t cleared properly it fell to Wood who fired the ball into the top right corner to make it 2-0.

Five minutes later Broad Haven had their third goal as Llewellyn played the ball down the left for White who cut inside before firing an unstoppable shot past Milford keeper Jamie Bird.

Johnny White scores Broad Haven’s third goal

Josh Beer was then sent through on goal but he poked his shot wide of the goal and moments later he had another chance but this time his effort was saved by the legs of Milford keeper.

Jamie Davies saw a late free kick go through everyone and just wide of the posts for Milford as they continued to look for a way back into the game.

Beer and White both had chances late on to add to the scoring but Bird was equal to them and the score stayed the same.

Broad Haven then saw the game out as they celebrated their third straight success in the competition.

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Neyland Town council to meet cricket clubs’ Village Cup expenses

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NEYLAND TOWN COUNCIL has agreed to donate £250 to the town’s cricket club as they continue their National Village Cup campaign.

Neyland beat Cresselly in the Dyfed Area final earlier this month to progress to the last 32 of the competition.

This Sunday (Jun 20), they travel to the West Midlands to take on Milford Hall and the town’s mayor has agreed to meet their expenses.

If Neyland can continue their journey in the Village Cup a final at ‘the home of cricket’, Lords awaits in September.

Mayor Simon Hancock said: “As Mayor, in consultation with the clerk, we have agreed to make a donation of £250 to Neyland Cricket Club to help meet their expenses in travelling to Stafford in the West Midlands on Sunday.

“They are down to the final 32 teams left in the Voneus Village Cup originally drawing 350 teams from England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Neyland Cricket team have achieved astonishing success over recent years and Neyland Town Council want to assist them in reaching Lords, ‘the home of cricket’ in September. Good luck for Sunday’s fixture.”

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Crymych cricket club face folding if players don’t come forward

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CRYMYCH Cricket Club has launched an appeal for new players to join the club as it looks to fulfil its fixtures.

The club, founded 40 years ago, plays in Division 4 of the Pembroke County Cricket Club league but has seen several players unable to commit to playing due to family or other reasons.

They also play games in the Ken Morris Cup and in the Tivy Valley League during weekdays.

On their social media, the club has warned that they face folding if they are unable to find new players.

Crymych’s latest fixture on Saturday, June 12, had to be cancelled because they were unable to raise a team.

It meant that there opponents, Llechryd Seconds, were awarded the 20 points as Crymych were unable to fulfil the fixture.

This Saturday (Jun 19), Crymych are scheduled to visit Whitland seconds and the following week (Jun 26) they are scheduled to face Carew thirds on home soil.

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Cresselly see off Pembroke Dock to reach Alec Colley quarters

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CRESSELLY booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Wednesday night (Jun 16) as they beat Pembroke Dock.

The Dock won the toss and elected to field but they saw the home side reach 183-5 in their 20 overs.

Scott Arthur and Mike Venables shared 62 runs for the opening wicket as they batted well together.

Bowyn Clark made the breakthrough for the Dock as he bowled Arthur who had hit a four and two sixes in his score of 26.

Soon after, Rhys Daley trapped Julian Arthur leg before wicket and he also bowled Venables on a score of 32 (three fours, one six) to leave the hosts on 72-3.

However, Simon Cole and Damian Arthur shared an excellent fourth wicket stand worth 101 runs.

Arthur his six fours and a six in his score of 43 from 28 balls but he was caught by Chris Owen off the bowling of John Camani.

Simon Cole hit ten fours in a score of 66 from 40 balls as Cresselly set the Dock an imposing target.

Needing 184 to win, the Dock lost Rhys Daley early on when he was bowled by Morgan Lewis.

Archie Hillier-Wood and Anton John shared 30 runs for the second wicket but it was Lewis again who made the breakthrough as he had John caught by Josh Lewis.

Hillier-Wood and Peter Kingdom shared another 30 runs for the third wicket before Josh Lewis had Kingdom caught by Julian Arthur.

Matthew Lewis then trapped Hillier-Wood leg before on a score of 30 to reduce the Dock to 73-4.

Corey Lewis bowled John Camani before Simon Cole bowled Adam Phillips on a score of 18.

The Dock’s score had been helped along by 25 extras but time began to run out for them and Corey Lewis picked up his second wicket late on to reduce the Dock on 116-7.

It meant that Cresselly picked up the win by 67 runs.

Elsewhere, Herbrandston booked their place in the quarter finals as they beat Llechryd.

Llechryd scored 100-9 in their innings before Herbie passed their target with only two wickets down.

The nights’ other match saw Saundersfoot take on Stackpole.

Stackpole reached a score of 85-7 in their innings before Saundersfoot eased to a 10-wicket win.

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