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Sisay scores twice as Bluebirds beat nine-man Flint

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HAVERFORDWEST County’s Alhagi Touray Sisay scored his first goals in a Bluebirds shirt to help his side beat nine-man Flint Town United 2-0 at the Ogi Bridge Meadow on Saturday (Sept 18).

Wayne Jones’ side responded to last weekend’s 6-2 defeat in Bala to turn in an impressive display against the high-flying Silkmen, who had won four of their first five matches in the Cymru Premier.

After impressing in his first few outings in a Bluebirds shirt, without finding the net, Touray Sisay was keen to break his duck, and he did just that with a powerful header early on and a composed finish from close range to clinch the three points.

In a hard-fought encounter in drizzly conditions, the hosts benefitted from Flint’s ill-discipline, with defender Ben Nash given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on captain Dylan Rees, and skipper Alex Jones dismissed after picking up two yellow cards.

County remain 11th in the standings, but the victory sees them close the gap on a couple of sides above them.

Bluebirds players and supporters alike will have been keen to make a positive start to settle any nerves, and they were able to do just that when Touray Sisay showed his aerial prowess to power Henry Jones’ corner past Ryan Woods for his maiden goal in the blue of Haverfordwest County.

This gave the hosts the early confidence boost they needed, as they went on to nullify much of the Silkmen’s attacking threats. Neil Gibson’s side were missing top goalscorer Michael Wilde, who was sent off against Newtown last week.

Jones’ side were able to keep the visitors at arm’s length throughout, before striking the decisive blow with six minutes to go when substitute Danny Williams broke into the area and squared the ball to Touray Sisay, who swept home to put the seal on a morale-boosting day for the Bluebirds.

Next up for the Bluebirds is Undy Athletic at home on Tuesday (September 21) in the third round of the Nathaniel MG Cup. Kick-off is 19:45.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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