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Wizards stun Swifts in second half

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FIVE second half goals from Merlins Bridge helped them to an opening day victory over Monkton Swifts on Saturday (Sept 4).

It was one of the first league football matches played in Pembrokeshire in over 16 months because of the covid-19 pandemic.

The 2020-21 season was cancelled altogether and the return of Saturday league football came with much excitement.

It was the Bridge who got the better of the opening exchanges with a couple of early chances which never tested the Monkton keeper.

He was called into action after five minutes though as former Haverfordwest County man Fraser Finlay cut in from the right but saw his effort saved.

Moments later Scott Ferney passed to Will Haworth who sent it back to Ferney but his effort was pushed wide for a corner.

Finlay then saw a shot hit the side netting as the Wizards looked more likely to break the deadlock.

However, the 2018-19 champions were still a threat going forward with one shot going over while a free kick floated wide.

Inbetween those moments there was another chance for the Bridge as a lofted free kick into the Monkton box was headed goalwards by Ferney but 16-year-old keeper Taylor Gullam made an excellent save.

With five minutes to go until half time a deflected cross fell to Ferney but his shot was cleared off the line by Joe Lewis.

Two minutes later another free kick into the Monkton area found Will Haworth unmarked but he headed wide.

As half time approached the ball broke kindly for Monkton’s but Bridge keeper James Dickson came out well to prevent a scoring chance.

With the score level at the break the game was there for the taking for both sides.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Wizards finally made the breakthrough as Richard Hughes headed home a Will Haworth corner.

Haworth then dispossessed a Swifts defender and scored at the near post to make it 2-0.

Scott Ferney raced clear to slot the ball home for number three and Fraser Finlay made it four as he cut in from the right and fired the ball into the top corner to get his name on the score sheet.

Late on Ferney scored his second from close range to make it 5-0 to give the Wizards a perfect start to the season.

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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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