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Pritchard blows Town away as Neyland book Alec Colley quarter final spot

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NEYLAND booked their place in the quarter finals of the Alec Colley Cup on Tuesday as they beat Haverfordwest by seven wickets.

On an excellent night, Neyland won the toss but elected to field first.

They were able to remove opener Chris Phillips as he was run out by Jack Griffiths but Town made their way to a score of 70-1 and looked set to make a good total.

Their innings began to unravel though as Tom Pritchard had James Marchant caught by Gregg Miller on a score of 24 from 16 balls (five fours).

Pritchard then removed Dan Field who had hit four fours and a six in a score of 37 to leave Town on 74-3.

The wickets continued to fall as Pritchard had Nigel Morgan caught by Griffiths and Danny Dewstone caught by Luke Ryan.

Paul Miller then took an excellent catch to remove Phillip Rees to give Pritchard his fifth wicket.

That left Town on 86-6 but Ashley James provided some late resistance as he made his way to a score of 28 with four fours and a six.

He then saw Matthew Vaughan bowled by Pritchard and moments later George Evans bowled James on 28.

Pritchard then claimed his seventh wicket as he bowled Jack Peters and he finished with excellent figures of 7-30.

Ryan brought the Town innings to a close as he ran out Dean Flood and it meant Neyland would need just 122 to win.

Neyland lost opener Gregg Miller early on in their reply as he was bowled by Nigel Morgan.

Ashley James also had Jack Griffiths caught by Jack Peters as Neyland slipped to 29-2.

However, a third wicket stand of 66 between Patrick Hannon and Will Hughes all but won them the game.

Hannon hit five fours in a score of 42 from 41 deliveries before he was out to the bowling of Danny Dewstone.

Hughes went on to hit five fours in a score of 40 not out while Stephen Murray’s late 10-ball cameo saw him hit a four and two sixes to finish unbeaten on 20.

It was Murray’s second six that won the game for Neyland who will now look forward to the quarter final.

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Saints revolution the real deal

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St Davids rugby club have always had a good junior set up, a good club house and a brilliant team spirit and culture off the pitch. However for the past decade the teams performances on the field were lacking, languishing at the bottom of division three west, hoping for a win or two a season. How times have changed!

This season they are in excellent form and sit fifth place in the league, above clubs who’ve sat above them in this league and leagues above very recently. Last Saturday saw the Saints host Pembroke, who last season were playing the likes of Llanelli Wanderers and Llangennech. However Saints are no longer a team clubs look forward to playing and they proved this once again Saturday coming out 31-24 winners.

Players such as Jack Jones, George Raymond, Ben Joyce and Morgan Griffiths are just a selection of the quality players at the Saints disposal this year. Under the guidance of club legend Jack Dudley the Saints are absolutely flying in comparison to what they’ve become accustomed to over the past decade.

Off the field the clubhouse is always welcoming and there’s always a good atmosphere in there post game win or lose. The junior section is strong and all in all the future for our county’s only city rugby club looks very bright. It’s a credit to all involved with the club as we well know it takes so much work to keep a small club alive. I’m sure there have been numerous challenges over the years including covid and struggling for players. It’s times like that when the club’s characters really come to the fore and I’m sure everyone involved with the club is prouder than ever of their teams on field performance.

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Goodwick win again as Mice hammer Cosh

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Most games fell foul to the weather last weekend with pitches saturated after all the rain we’ve had. Five games however did go ahead, including two senior cup ties. As Goodwick booked their place in the next round after another impressive win.

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Goodwick United 5-0 Herbrandston

Will Haworths excellent hat-rick put the tie to bed for the hosts before half time. Despite having a good season in division two Herbie were unable to pose any real threat to Goodwick senior cup run. Jones and Delaney added two more for O’Sullivans men in the second half. The excellent form continues and we await to see who they’ll face in the next round.

Camrose 2-3 Johnston

A five thriller goal thriller between two mid table division two teams, ended with the Tigers progressing to the next round. The visitors came back after finding themselves 2-0 down after a Chalmers brace for the hosts. Joey George started the late comeback with a goal after 79 minutes, Richards soon added the equaliser, before Kieran Blundell got the vital goal to send his team into the next round.

Elsewhere in league action St Ishmaels hammered Cosheston who’s recent form has been good. Brennan Devonald was the man of the match with a hat-rick for the Mice. Tish’ league form in 2024 is now three wins out of three and they climb to sixth with a fair amount of games in hand over the teams above them.

In the third division Morgan Elliott’s hat-rick kept Solva’s promotion charge on track. The hosts beat St Florence 3-1, and Solva now sit second just two points off table toppers Lawrenny. In the fourth division Angle came out on top of an eight goal thriller when they hosted St Ishmaels reverses. A brace a piece for Niall Brunton and James Potter ensured the points for the hosts, which leaves them in fourth place and with an outside shot of promotion as it stands.

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The Magic of the Cup

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Cup competitions are always exciting, no matter what round or fixture, there’s something special about the cup. We are now getting into the latter stages of the senior cup and teams will be dreaming of a final at Bridge Meadow. Will there be upsets? Who will want to rewrite the script?
Here’s our preview of this weekends cup ties –

Senior Cup Fixtures 17/02/24 –

Fishguard Sports vs Clarbeston Road

The cup will be a welcome release for Fishguard who are deep in a relegation battle in the league. However they have picked up some decent results in cup competitions this season and will be without pressure or expectation in this fixture. Matthew Fox’ Clarby will be firm favourites not only for this tie but to get to the semi final stages at least. An impressive season so far for Clarby and cup success would really be the icing on the cake.

Milford United vs Neyland

There won’t be many teams in the county with more confidence than Steve Parks’ Milford United right now. A brilliant win last week at the Obs and definitely a dark horse for this competition. They’ll see the cup as an opportunity to potentially get some silverware this year. Neyland have struggled in the league and are in real relegation trouble but are still a dangerous team on their day.

Pennar Robins vs Tenby

Two teams who are safely in mid table in the league and really have no relegation fears. Cup success would be a huge achievement for either of these sides and both have the quality to be a danger in this competition. A evenly matched tie here which will likely be a close game.

Camrose vs Johnston

Two second division teams who have absolutely nothing to lose in this competition. Camrose have really impressed on their return to division two and would love to progress to the next stages of the cup. The Tigers are a strong outfit and physical team, not an easy opponent for anyone. With experience in their ranks they’ll be chomping at the bit for cup success.

Goodwick United vs Herbrandston

Firm favourites to win this competition Goodwick United host Herbrandston. Herbie started the season on fire but have late have been inconsistent. They are second in the second division and have real quality in midfield mixed with youngsters with bags of potential. A real test here for the village, who’ll be relishing the challenge.

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