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Lawrenny beat Town as Cresselly go top

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LAWRENNY upset the odds once again as they beat leaders Haverfordwest to deal a blow to their Division 1 title hopes on Saturday (Jul 7).

Haverfordwest sat joint top with Cresselly going into the weekend’s games but were well aware that their opponents had already beaten Cresselly and Neyland earlier in the season.

Town scored 219-9 in their innings with Lee Summons top scoring on 62 and Simon Holliday adding 34.

Ian Jenkins and Ryan Morton both took three wickets for Lawrenny before Steve Campbell finished not out on 67 to help his side reach 220-6.

That win meant Cresselly went top after they beat bottom side Johnston by six wickets. Johnston batted first but were all out for 120 with Gino Cleal scoring 26.

Sam Harts took four wickets and Tom Arthur took three before Dan James finished not out on 42 to help his side over the line.

Neyland sit third in the Division but they could only draw their game at home to Burton. Neyland batted well as they reached a total of 246-7 thanks to scores of 50 from Sean Hannon and 50 not out from Nathan Banner.

Toby Hayman then scored 83 in Burton’s reply but they finished their innings on 196-7.

Fourth placed Whitland failed to take advantage of Neyland’s slip up as they were beaten by Llangwm. Whitland were all out for 151 in their innings as Noah and Ollie Davies took seven wickets between them.

Phil Llewellyn then scored 51 for Llangwm and Matthew Kiff scored 47 as they reached their target with three wickets in hand.

St Ishmaels pulled themselves further away from the bottom two as they beat Kilgetty by seven wickets.

Kilgetty batted first and were all out for 170 with Kurtish Marsh top scoring on 70. Daniel Flynn took five wickets for Tish and Andrew Williams also took three.

Peter Bradshaw then finished not out on 77 as Tish secured a fourth win of the season.

Other results for Saturday, July 7:

Division 2

Carew (89-1) beat Narberth (85) by 9 wkts
Cresselly II (306-2) beat Whitland II (304-7) by 8 wkts
Haverfordwest II (216-7) drew with Stackpole (185-6)
Hook (178) lost to Llechryd (207-8) by 29 runs
Pembroke (88) lost to Saundersfoot (234-4) by 146 runs

Division 3

Lamphey (134) lost to Neyland II (135-7) by 3 wkts
Llanrhian (236-3) drew with Haverfordwest III (162-9)
Llechryd II (218-5) drew with Lawrenny II (247-2)
Narberth II (133) lost to Herbrandston (134-7) by 3 wkts
Pembroke Dock (152-9) lost to Carew II (155-3) by 7 wkts

Division 4

Burton II (225-2) lost to Llanrhian II (231-1) by 9 wkts
Crymych (75) lost to Laugharne (79-1) by 9 wkts
Llangwm II (281-3) beat Hook II (106) by 175 runs
Saundersfoot II (216-8) beat Hundleton (109) by 107 runs

Division 5

Cresselly III (238-7) beat Pembroke Dock II (154) by 84 runs
Haverfordwest IV (180) lost to Kilgetty II (192-7) by 12 runs
Neyland III (102-8) lost to Carew III (105-2) by 8 wkts
Whitland III (189-8) beat Pembroke II (44) by 145 runs

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Osasuna welcomes Haverfordwest County A.F.C.

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THE PRESIDENT of Haverfordwest County AFC, Rob Edwards, visited the Navarrese club to learn more about the work the Club is doing on and off the field

Pamplona (Wednesday, June 19, 2024) – Club Atlético Osasuna welcomed Haverfordwest County A.F.C. president Rob Edwards this morning. During his visit, the president of the Cymru Premier team, the top tier of Welsh football, met with Rojillo president Luis Sabalza to talk about the work Osasuna is doing on and off the field. Later, he visited the Tajonar Sports Complex to learn more about the job done at the academy level. Today’s meeting was the Union of European Clubs Board members’ first meeting.

For the president of the Navarrese club, this type of encounter is essential as it showcases the growth Osasuna is having at a global level. “I think it is crucial because, recently, it seemed as if Osasuna only had relevance in our region and our community. However, Osasuna has gained worldwide notoriety through the Spanish Supercup and the Conference League. It has brought us a ton of joy that many clubs and executives want to come to know Osasuna and the work we do on and off the field and with our academy because it shows that we are not only doing good; we are doing great. Our goal is to make Osasuna known worldwide,” Sabalza said.

Haverfordwest County A.F.C. sees Osasuna as a model club for growth. “We are a small club, and we are looking to grow on and off the pitch, as well as our infrastructure, fan engagement, and community reach. It is always fascinating how bigger clubs can fix these problems… The objectives and solutions are very similar despite the size of the club compared to ours. Many clubs outside the elite European group will have the same challenges. It is great to understand how they overcome them and how they continue to grow and develop,” Edwards mentioned.

It is not only Osasuna’s front office work that caught the attention of the Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman but also the club’s work at the academy level. Edwards visited the Tajonar Sports Complex to learn more about the academy. While in Tajonar, he met with Tajonar director Ángel Alcalde and Tajonar technical director Patxi Puñal, who presented him with ‘Método Tajonar,’ the academy’s work method.

“[Osasuna and Haverfordwest County] share the same ethos of bringing through young players to the first team and giving young players a pathway into a career in football. I think the mindset of a club like Osasuna and what we are trying to achieve in Wales at our club is very similar. It’s been really interesting to come and understand how you work with the local community and how you engage to fill up the stadium and create such an amazing atmosphere,” Edwards highlighted.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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