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Robins hold on to seal derby win over Swifts

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PENNAR Robins came out on top in an entertaining and, at times, feisty derby with Monkton Swifts on Saturday (Sept 11).

The Robins started the better of the two sides but they missed a number of chances and it was Monkton who took the lead.

Pennar gave the ball away in midfield and Monkton’s Jack Clarke got in behind and finished well past Rory Williams with twelve minutes gone.

However, their lead did not last long as three minutes later Nick Willis scored an excellent goal.

And on 22 minutes he had his second of the game as he fired past Monkton keeper Taylor Gullam, who had done his best to keep Pennar out with three excellent saves.

That turned the game on its head and Pennar maintained their 2-1 lead until the half time whistle was blown.

Monkton came out the livelier of the two teams at the start of the second half and were a threat with Jordan Richards and Dylan Davies linking up well.

The Swifts were then awarded a penalty as Richards showed some good footwork in the box and was brought down and the referee pointed to the spot. Richards took the penalty but saw his effort was saved by Pennar keeper Williams.

Davies then hit the bar for Monkton and came close soon after but didn’t get enough on his header.

Sean Edmundson had a great chance for Pennar to make the game safe but he missed the target from close range.

Then with five minutes to go Pennar got the third goal they had been looking for and it was an excellent finish.

The Robins looked to counter and when the ball came to Luke Phillips on the touch line he fired towards goal and the ball flew into the top corner of the net, sparking wild celebrations amongst the Pennar players.

The Swifts were not out of the game though as they pulled a goal back when Richards headed in.

With the score at 3-2 the Swifts went in search of a late equaliser but Pennar defended well and hung on for the three points.

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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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