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Milford seal excellent result

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AFTER a couple of weeks travelling around South Wales this was almost a local match when the team travelled to Swansea to take on Division One League leaders Gowerton, an enormous task for Captain Rachel Coe’s young team.

After recent results, playing the top side needing at least a draw to help the team secure their status in the division was a daunting prospect.

However, undaunted, Milford Ladies went out with some spirit and fight and within minutes a great shot at goal from Megan Jones was only just saved by Gowerton’s goalkeeper.

But not to be outdone and with some good passing movement between midfield and forwards, Megan Jones was able to make a reverse stick shot putting Milford in the lead.

This momentum was kept up and the team gave 100% up until half time with our keeper Emilie Zatac making some good saves.

After half time it was clear Gowerton realised they were in a game and needed a goal to keep up their fine record but Milford’s defence worked hard and made sure they didn’t score.

The back four defended the short corners well however with just 15 minutes to go Gowerton managed to find the net making the score 1-1.

Milford now had to dig deep and ensured that Gowerton were not going to score but it was Milford who had one final chance of winning the game nearly scoring in the last minute of the game.

Captain Coe stated: “I am so proud of the girls today, we always new that this league would be a big step up for us, the youngsters that have been brought into the team have played their hearts out and the team has gelled and worked well together, getting a point from the table toppers is an excellent result for us and we are looking forward to next weeks game against Bridgend home next week.”

Milford’s player of the match was Vicki John.

Team: Emilie Zatac (GK), Meg Evans, Vicki John, Kate Farr, Alice Wonnacott, Cerys Jones, Charlotte Davies, Emma Summons, Jemma Phillips, Kacey Arran, Lucy Mackintosh, Megan Jones, Rachel Coe.

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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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