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Met’s quick-fire double sinks Bluebirds

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TWO goals in as many minutes sent Cardiff Met into the semi-finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday night (Oct 26), at the expense of Haverfordwest County.

An entertaining first half at the Bridge Meadow finished goalless but two quick goals early in the second half all but secured the Met’s place in the last four.

Cardiff Met had the first chance of the game but Adam Roscrow fired wide of the target.

Ben Fawcett then went close for the home side but he saw his effort saved by Met keeper Alex Lang.

In an end-to-end opening, Harry Owen was next to try his luck for the visitors but he was denied by an excellent finger-tip save by Wojciech Gajda.

Fawcett again went close for the Bluebirds but his volley from the edge of the box went just wide of the left hand post.

Both sides were forced into substitutions midway through the first half as Danny Williams was replaced by Alhagi Touray Sisay for the home side while Charlie Corsby was replaced by Warre.

Met then won a corner and after it wasn’t cleared the ball fell to Lewis Rees but Gajda again made a good save to keep the scores level.

Roscrow and CJ Craven had chances for the Met but they were unable to find the target.

With five minutes to go until half time Fawcett flicked a corner towards goal but his effort was well saved by Lang.

It was still 0-0 at half time after what was a competitive first half.

The chances continued early in the second half as Saturday’s two-goal hero Jack Wilson sent a throw-in into the box but Fawcett glanced his header wide.

However just two minutes later the visitors took the lead as Harry Owen shot low past Gajda and into the net.

And just a minute after that they had doubled their lead as Roscrow rounded the keeper before slotting in.

They almost had a third soon after but this time Elliot Evans shot wide of the posts.

Tom Price then tried his luck from long range but saw his effort parried but Gajda recovered in time to prevent Evans from getting to the rebound.

On the hour mark Fawcett found Touray-Sisay in the box but his effort was blocked.

The Bluebirds continued to search for a way back into the tie but it began increasingly unlikely that they would do so.

Elliot Evans sent a free kick into the box which Gajda punched clear before Joe Evans didn’t get enough on his effort to trouble the Haverfordwest keeper.

With time running out Fawcett again looked to get the Bluebirds back into it but saw his shot blocked again.

The Met saw the game out as they booked their place in the semi-finals of the Cup.

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Duggie Morris Cup: Tish go through after beating Kilgetty

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ST ISHMAELS booked their place in the quarter finals of the Duggie Morris Cup with a seven-wicket win over Kilgetty on Wednesday night (May 18).

Tish won the toss and chose to bowl first in tough conditions but they were able to bowl Kilgetty out for 104.

Kilgetty struggled early on and were reduced to 13-4 after three overs as Brennan Devonald claimed three wickets in four balls.

The visitors battled back well though and a score of 18 from Iori Badham and 46 not out from Ollie Gamble gave them something they could defend.

Devonald finished with excellent figures of 4-11 while Andrew Pawlett claimed 2-17 and Lewis Rhead also took two wickets.

Rhead then got Tish going with a score of 32 before he was sent back to the pavilion.

Devonald then finished not out on 17 and Philip Cockburn was unbeaten on 32 as Tish reached their target in the 17th over.

The win sets up a quarter final tie against the winners of the tie between Pembroke and Lamphey which is being played on Thursday, May 19, after being cancelled because of the rain on Tuesday.

The night’s other game between Pembroke Dock and holders Lawrenny was called off because of the rain and will be replayed on Thursday, May 19.

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Get Active with Pembrokeshire Leisure!

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Haverfordwest Leisure Centre

PEMBROKESHIRE Leisure have launched their new streamlined membership and pricing structure.

Membership options on offer to new customers have been reduced to make joining easier.

If you are a current member with a live membership, you will not be affected by the change. The new Active Memberships include Active Individual, Active Junior and Active Household. They will replace the previous Gold, Silver and Bronze memberships.

The pricing will also be made simpler by removing loyalty options. If you’re an existing loyalty subscription user you will continue to benefit from the loyalty price until the current subscription expires.

Gary Nicholas, Leisure Services Manager for Pembrokeshire said; “In order to simplify our pricing structure and as a reflection of current cost of living challenges, we have reviewed and changed our charges to provide excellent value to all our users.

He continued: “Pembrokeshire Leisure continues to offer our Passport to Leisure scheme to support those most in need, as well as offering the Welsh Government funded Free Swimming for the 60+ and 16 & under, Active for Life Programme and the National Exercise Referral scheme.

“Our facilities and services are here to provide active and social opportunities to everyone in our communities as we aim to promote and support a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.”

If you would like more information, please visit https://pembrokeshireleisure.co.uk/news/

You can now buy Active Memberships online or in any of our leisure centres.

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Mixed medal competition at Tenby Golf Club

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SUNDAY 15th MAY 2022 – How lucky were we to be playing golf on Tenby’s magnificent links course on such a lovely day? The Mathias Thomas family have a long association with Tenby Golf Club, and the mixed competition today was to play for their trophy, donated by the daughter, Joanne Haigh, in 1978.

Her father, Mathias Thomas was a solicitor in Tenby, living in what is now Tenby House, and in 1907 he owned the golf club.

He and his son Byam and daughter Joanne were all category one golfers with illustrious careers in golf.

Today we played for their trophy which looks like our very own ‘Claret Jug’.

There were a few moans from the men when they realised, they had to play off the white tee boxes; a few moans from the ladies about it being a medal round; but once out in the sunshine that was all behind us.

The pin placements were very tricky having not been moved since yesterday’s prestigious Golden Eagle competition, so there were no twos recorded today.

However, four pairs were lucky enough to win their entry fees back in the draw. They were Idwal David and Sarah Waring, Mike and Nicola Anthony, Paul and Roz Jenkins and Rob Berry and Gill John. The dry conditions and a tricky wind made scoring quite difficult for us all, but our President Idwal and Sarah Waring (always the bridesmaids!) came third with 96-21=75. In second place were Fair Ball and Allan Morton with 90-17=73, just pipped at the post by husband John Ball and Maria Smith with 97-25-72.

With the touch screen out of use we must thank Ryan for feeding the results into the computer, but lesson learnt that we need to go back to our old system of marking cards as there was some confusion with who were players and who were markers. Apologies to the people who were wrongly informed! But as you can see from the photo, we had a good time which is what it is all about.

The next mixed is the Sam Ackermann Trophy which is a draw for partners. Great fun, and a chance for those who have never been in the mixed to put your names down and have a go. The competition is on Friday 24th June at 4pm and the draw will be done the week before. Just sign up on Masterscoreboard.

Then July 1st will be our second Friday Friendly Foursomes. Again, a draw but sign up on the mixed noticeboard at the back of the clubhouse.

A huge thank you to Laura for helping me sort out today’s competition on the computer, and thanks also to Lyn, Helen and Emma in the bar and kitchen and to Ryan in the Pro Shop.

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