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Mariners survive late scare

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MILFORD Haven continued their push for the League 3 West A title on Saturday (Apr 6), as they beat Laugharne 25-19 in an exciting game.

However, it was very nearly a different result had it not been judged that Laugharne’s Mikey Williams had just gone into touch before passing to Steff Davies to score what would have been a last-gasp try.

The home side didn’t have things all their own way either as Tom Jameson scored a try early on to give the visitors the lead.

Milford responded well and levelled the score at 5-5 when Ryan Mansell went over for the first of his three tries.

Laugharne then took the lead again as Davies sent a penalty through the posts to give his side a 5-8 lead at the break.

Milford were a different team in the second half as they soon took the lead when Mansell touched down to score his second try.

Craig Thomas was next to go over for another unconverted try to give the Mariners a 15-8 lead.

McClelland then added a penalty before Davies added two of his own for Laugharne taking the score to 18-14.

With time running out the Mariners scored their fourth try of the game to earn a bonus point as Mansell completed his hat trick. McClelland added the extras to make it 25-14.

Laugharne were down but not out as Carl Smith went over for a try to bring the score back to 25-19.

Then with almost the last play of the game Mikey Williams passed to Steff Davies who looked certain to score, only for play to be pulled back for a foot in touch.

It meant Milford breathed a huge sigh of relief as they held on for the win which takes them thirteen points clear of Aberaeron.

It is the second placed side who Milford visit in their next game on Saturday (Apr 13), in what is likely to be a title decider.

Aberaeron still have two games in hand on the Mariners and a win for them could move them to within nine points of the leaders.

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Bluebirds return to winning ways as Veale’s free kick sinks Archers

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HAVERFORDWEST County got back to winning ways on Tuesday night (Sept 27) as they beat Cardiff Met 1-0 at the Ogi Bridge Meadow.

Jamie Veale’s second half free kick proved enough for Tony Pennock’s side who now sit seventh in the JD Cymru Premier table.

In the third minute, Dylan Rees sent a ball forward to Jack Wilson but his cross was pushed away by Met keeper Alex Lang.

A miss-timed header then sent Jordan Davies in but his effort was blocked.

The Bluebirds continued to search for the opener and on 27 minutes, a pass from Elliot Scotcher sent Wilson in but he saw his shot saved. The rebound fell to Jordan Davies but his shot was blocked.

Towards the end of the half, Met pushed forward and Matt Chubb went on a good run down the right but he saw his shot go wide.

Harry Owen also tried his luck but saw his shot saved by County keeper Zac Jones and the sides went in at the break with the score locked at 0-0.

There was an even start to the second half as both sides looked to dominate. A cross into the Met box was headed clear by Emlyn Lewis while Craig Davies sent a cross in at the other end but no one could get on the end of it.

On 72 minutes Jordan Davies reacted quickly to head the ball goalwards but he saw his effort go over the bar.

Four minutes later though the Bluebirds were awarded a free kick wide on the left. Veale took it and the ball floated all the way in to give the home side the lead.

Wilson then saw a shot go wide as the Bluebirds looked to make the points safe.

The Met pushed late on as Eliot Evans saw a shot deflected wide while Sam Jones shot over the bar in time added on.

The Bluebirds held on for a welcome win, with Rhys Abbruzzese being named player of the match.

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Whitland earn win at Pembroke

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WHITLAND earned their first win of the season on Saturday (Sept 24) as they beat Pembroke 20-33.

Pembroke landed an early penalty through Harry Fletcher but the visitors hit back with two converted tries.

There was another penalty for Fletcher to make it 14-6.

Whitland thought they had another try when Callum Evans touched down but it was harshly ruled out as the referee had spotted some crossing moments before.

The visitors then scored another try which was also converted as they took a 6-21 lead in at the break.

Pembroke hit back in the second half with tries from Lloyd Davies and Sam Smith who finished off after a barnstorming run. Fletcher added both conversions.

Whitland pulled away though with further tries to seal the win.

Liam Price scored a hat trick of tries for Whitland and others came from Ianto Davies and Geraint Jones. Jones added the rest of the points from the boot.

On Saturday, October 1, Pembroke travel to Llanelli Wanderers while Whitland host Llangennech.

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Kilgetty edge Clarby in seven-goal thriller

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KILGETTY made it two wins from two on Saturday (Sept 24) as they beat Clarbeston Road 4-3.

Ben John put Clarby ahead after eight minutes but their lead only lasted for two minutes.

Adam Johns levelled for Kilgetty and ten minutes later Josh Bevan put his side ahead.

Richard Cope then made it 3-1 to the visitors shortly after the half-hour mark.

Clarby were not out of the game though and on the stroke of half time John scored his and Clarby’s second to make it 2-3.

It remained that way until the 89th minute when Rheinallt George put the goal in his own net to all but seal the points for Kilgetty.

There was still time for more goals as Richard Bevan scored in the 92nd minute to make it 4-3.

They were unable to find a late equaliser though as Kilgetty held on for the win.

On Saturday, October 1, Kilgetty face Angle in the first round of the Senior Cup. Clarbeston Road are also in action in the Senior Cup as they host Carew, both matches kicking off at 1:45pm.

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