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Harding sends Vikings through in extra time

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HAKIN United booked West Wales Cup quarter final tie with Goodwick United as a late extra time goal from Justin Harding sent them through on Saturday (Feb 9).

It was an excellent game with Hakin coming from behind to equalise before St Josephs scored again to force extra time. It looked as if penalties would be needed but Harding’s late goal earned the Vikings a 3-2 win.

In an even first half neither side was able to get the upper hand but both had chances to take the lead.

It remained 0-0 at the break but early in the second half St Josephs, second in Division 1 of the Swansea League, took the lead.

However, their lead was short lived as Mark Jones crossed from the left wing and Shane Walsh headed in to make it 1-1.

The visitors then saw a header go wide as both sides traded chances.

The Vikings then took the lead as Justin Harding let fly from distance and his shot hit the roof of the net leaving the Saints keeper with no chance.

Both sides saw a player yellow carded as tackles began to fly in as the visitors did their best to get back into the game while Hakin searched for more goals.

St Josephs then equalised as a corner came out to the edge of the box and after a thunderous effort had hit the bar, Ross Lynch was on hand to head home.

Extra time was needed to separate the sides and the score remained 2-2 after the first period.

Hakin keeper James Manson made a good save to keep the scores level and just as it looked like penalties would be needed, Hakin found the winning goal.

Nicky Woodrow crossed from the left side of the box and Harding was in the right place to tap home at the near post and the ball bounced in off the woodwork.

Harding was booked for taking his shirt off in celebration, but try asking him if he cared.

Hakin saw the game out and now have a West Wales Cup quarter final at home to Goodwick on March 2 to look forward too.

Before that, they will return to league action on Saturday (Feb 9), as they travel to third placed Carew.

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Blues battle to win over Aberaeron in KO Cup

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HAVERFORDWEST booked their place in the quarter finals of the Pembrokeshire KO Cup, where they will meet Pembroke Dock Harlequins, after beating Aberaeron on Wednesday night (Oct 20).

Despite the atrocious weather conditions, which saw rain batter the Pembroke Road playing surface for much of the game, both sides played an excellent game.

In the end it was the Blues who came out on top with a 44-6 win.

Outside Half Jake Morgan got the Blues rolling early on with a penalty and Rhys Baker then scored the game’s first try to make it 8-0.

Second Row Jack Clancy got his name on the score sheet but the conversion was missed.

Aberaeron then got themselves on the board with a penalty but the Blues were soon back on the attack with Will Blackburn next to go over.

That was converted by Morgan to give the home side a 20-3 lead.

Lewis Tingay and Rhys Baker added further tries for the Blues while Aber added a further penalty as the sides went in at half time with the score reading 30-6.

Early in the second half Tingay added his second try of the night and Morgan added the conversion.

That all but ended any hopes the away side had of getting themselves back in the game and the Blues continued to play despite the pouring rain.

Tingay then completed his hat trick with a try under the posts giving Morgan a simple conversion to make it 44-6.

There was no scoring in the final twenty minutes but the Blues had done the job and booked their place in the last eight.

Their quarter final with the Quins will be played on or before January 22.

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Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s get season up and running

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PEMBROKESHIRE Schools Under 10s played their first game of the new season last Sunday (Oct 17) against a strong OT Academy Squad.

The Pembrokeshire boys played four small sided games, drawing one and losing three. The boys are next in action next month when they hope to play Carmarthenshire Schools.

Pembrokeshire Schools Under 10s: Spencer James (Cleddau Reach), Noah Bicknell (Prendergast), Harri Jones (Holy Name), Jamie Cook (Pembroke Dock), Toby Jones (Holy Name), Isaac Jenkins (Narberth), Iori Williams (Narberth), Cai Price (Ysgol Caer Elen), Celt Edwards (Frenni), Joe Davies (Ysgol Glannau Gwaun), Jaden Petrie (Prendergast), Logan Lewis (Pembroke Dock), Zach Loveridge (Waldo Williams), James Burns (Lamphey).

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Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League results

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The results for the Pembrokeshire Junior Netball League for Saturday, October 16 were as follows:

• Under 12’s:

Chaos Thunder 11-1 Pembroke 2

Players player:

Chaos: Leah Davies

Pembroke: Holly Jones

Sapphires Whites 0-19 Pembroke 1

Players player:

Sapphires: Orla Maulio Martina

Pembroke: Skye Sutton

• Under 14’s:

Chaos Hurricanes 4-20 Sapphires Black

Players player:

Chaos: Bo Davies

Sapphires: Anya Beynon

• Under 16’s:

Chaos Blue 40-7 Pembroke

Players player:

Chaos: Lucy John

Pembroke: Megan Bowen

Sapphires Black 45-12 St David’s

Players player:

Sapphires: Ella Wainwright

St David’s: Skye Bramley

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