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Bluebirds earn a point against Barry

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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.

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Bluebirds return to winning ways as Veale’s free kick sinks Archers

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HAVERFORDWEST County got back to winning ways on Tuesday night (Sept 27) as they beat Cardiff Met 1-0 at the Ogi Bridge Meadow.

Jamie Veale’s second half free kick proved enough for Tony Pennock’s side who now sit seventh in the JD Cymru Premier table.

In the third minute, Dylan Rees sent a ball forward to Jack Wilson but his cross was pushed away by Met keeper Alex Lang.

A miss-timed header then sent Jordan Davies in but his effort was blocked.

The Bluebirds continued to search for the opener and on 27 minutes, a pass from Elliot Scotcher sent Wilson in but he saw his shot saved. The rebound fell to Jordan Davies but his shot was blocked.

Towards the end of the half, Met pushed forward and Matt Chubb went on a good run down the right but he saw his shot go wide.

Harry Owen also tried his luck but saw his shot saved by County keeper Zac Jones and the sides went in at the break with the score locked at 0-0.

There was an even start to the second half as both sides looked to dominate. A cross into the Met box was headed clear by Emlyn Lewis while Craig Davies sent a cross in at the other end but no one could get on the end of it.

On 72 minutes Jordan Davies reacted quickly to head the ball goalwards but he saw his effort go over the bar.

Four minutes later though the Bluebirds were awarded a free kick wide on the left. Veale took it and the ball floated all the way in to give the home side the lead.

Wilson then saw a shot go wide as the Bluebirds looked to make the points safe.

The Met pushed late on as Eliot Evans saw a shot deflected wide while Sam Jones shot over the bar in time added on.

The Bluebirds held on for a welcome win, with Rhys Abbruzzese being named player of the match.

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Whitland earn win at Pembroke

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WHITLAND earned their first win of the season on Saturday (Sept 24) as they beat Pembroke 20-33.

Pembroke landed an early penalty through Harry Fletcher but the visitors hit back with two converted tries.

There was another penalty for Fletcher to make it 14-6.

Whitland thought they had another try when Callum Evans touched down but it was harshly ruled out as the referee had spotted some crossing moments before.

The visitors then scored another try which was also converted as they took a 6-21 lead in at the break.

Pembroke hit back in the second half with tries from Lloyd Davies and Sam Smith who finished off after a barnstorming run. Fletcher added both conversions.

Whitland pulled away though with further tries to seal the win.

Liam Price scored a hat trick of tries for Whitland and others came from Ianto Davies and Geraint Jones. Jones added the rest of the points from the boot.

On Saturday, October 1, Pembroke travel to Llanelli Wanderers while Whitland host Llangennech.

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Kilgetty edge Clarby in seven-goal thriller

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KILGETTY made it two wins from two on Saturday (Sept 24) as they beat Clarbeston Road 4-3.

Ben John put Clarby ahead after eight minutes but their lead only lasted for two minutes.

Adam Johns levelled for Kilgetty and ten minutes later Josh Bevan put his side ahead.

Richard Cope then made it 3-1 to the visitors shortly after the half-hour mark.

Clarby were not out of the game though and on the stroke of half time John scored his and Clarby’s second to make it 2-3.

It remained that way until the 89th minute when Rheinallt George put the goal in his own net to all but seal the points for Kilgetty.

There was still time for more goals as Richard Bevan scored in the 92nd minute to make it 4-3.

They were unable to find a late equaliser though as Kilgetty held on for the win.

On Saturday, October 1, Kilgetty face Angle in the first round of the Senior Cup. Clarbeston Road are also in action in the Senior Cup as they host Carew, both matches kicking off at 1:45pm.

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