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Bluebirds earn a point against Barry



HAVERFORDWEST County and Barry Town United played out a 1-1 draw at the Ogi Bridge Meadow on Tuesday night (Nov 9).

The Bluebirds came into the game on the back of a 6-0 thumping at the hands of TNS and manager Wayne Jones would have been looking for a reaction from his side.

Haverfordwest had Kyle Patten in their squad lining up against brother Robbie, playing for Barry.

There was an early chance for the home side as Jazz Richards played the ball through for Kieran Lewis who ran into the box before cutting the ball back but his cross was cleared.

On 13 minutes Kayne McLaggon sent a curling effort towards goal but Lee Idzi made a great save to tip the ball wide for a corner.

Alaric Jones was then shown a yellow card as he brought down McLaggon on the edge of the box, as they chased a looping ball. It gave Barry a free kick near the edge of the D but the free kick came to nothing.

Kyle Patten went down injured soon after and the Bluebirds played temporarily with ten men but he was ok to carry on.

With half an hour gone Touray Sisay won the ball in midfield and ran into the box but he was well tracked by Robbie Patten and Sisay’s weak shot was easily saved.

It remained goalless at the break and the Bluebirds would have been pleased to keep a clean sheet having been beaten well by TNS the previous weekend.

Early in the second half a long throw into the box caused panic and after a scramble the ball was poked in by Kyle Patten.

Shortly before the hour mark Rhys Kavanagh controlled the ball well in the box and shot towards goal but Idzi made a great save to keep the Bluebirds ahead.

Ten minutes later though Barry were level. Iori Humphreys gave a free kick away on the left hand side. The ball was fizzed into the box and after it looped up into the air, keeper Idzi only succeeded in punching the ball down to the feet of McLaggon who stabbed the ball in.

With thirteen minutes to go the Bluebirds had a good chance to score as Richards’ cross was left by SIsay for Wilson but the ball just got away from him and his shot was saved by the keeper.

Barry sub Marcus Day then turned well in the box but he sent his shot over the bar.

That was the last of the action as neither side were able to find a winning goal, with both settling for a share of the points.


Goodwick bow out of West Wales Cup



GOODWICK United bowed out of the West Wales Cup as they were beaten 1-0 by South Gower on Saturday (Dec 4).

The West Wales Premier League side travelled to Pembrokeshire on the back of four straight wins, including their 21-0 demolition of Hendy in the second round of the competition.

This time though they came up against a Goodwick United who were yet to taste defeat this season.

The only goal of the game came sixteen minutes in as Ieuan Priede headed South Gower ahead.

Goodwick had a number of chances throughout the game but were unable to find an equaliser.

Nathan Greene and Johnny Horgan were both brought on to try and change the outcome but their opponents held on to book their place in the next round.

On Saturday, December 11, Goodwick return to Division 1 action with a trip to St Ishmaels.

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Carew go through in extra time



CAREW needed extra time to beat Tumble to book their place in the next round of the West Wales Cup on Saturday (Dec 4).

Shaun Whitfield had put Carew ahead at the end of first half stoppage time but just four minutes into the second half, Trystan Leech pulled Tumble level.

Jordan Richards then scored Carew’s second to put them back ahead and Whitfield’s second goal looked to have sealed the visitors’ passage into the last sixteen.

However, Leech grabbed his second five minutes from time to give the home side hope of forcing the game into extra time.

And Leech completed his hat trick in the 92nd minute to make it 3-3 and to ensure the teams would be playing another 30 minutes.

In the first period of extra time it was Carew who got the goal to put them back in the lead with Harvey Langston scoring.

Tumble were unable to find a way back this time and Joe Williams’ goal two minutes from the end secured the win for the Rooks.

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Narberth seconds earn bonus point win over Aber



NARBERTH seconds (also known as Narberth Athletic) travelled to Aberystwyth as they looked to leapfrog Newcastle Emlyn at the top of the West Wales Conference League.

There was a gale blowing straight down the pitch from the clubhouse, which made attractive rugby difficult in such cold weather conditions.

Narberth lost the toss and played with the wind. They put the home side under pressure for most of the first period using the elements to their advantage and scored two good tries through scrum half Jordan James and livewire flanker Dylan Walsh and, converted by Shane Rossiter but was a 12 point advantage enough going into the second half?

Narberth coach James Merriman sent on two heavyweight replacements at half time in Daf Walters and Jac Norcross to help carry the ball against the elements.

The tactics worked superbly with Walters rumbling over for two tries and centre Ryan Scourfield rounding off a tremendous second half performance for the young Otters going over under the posts to put the score beyond doubt and an excellent bonus point win.

After the game and changing out of their playing strip, the boys then put on their Santa outfits for the Christmas social and long drive home.

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