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Goodwick prove too strong for Neyland

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GOODWICK United maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they beat Neyland 5-0 on Saturday (Nov 13).

The two sides had already met earlier in the season and on that occasion Goodwick were 7-0 winners but there was no sign of a repeat of that as the first half remained goalless until Andrew Kemp’s own goal on 44 minutes.

Neyland had battled well in the first half but the own goal was a bitter pill to swallow.

It got worse for the home side as Jordan Griffiths scored four minutes into the second half to double Goodwick’s lead.

They then lost keeper Patrick Hannon with a nasty looking rib injury and he was replaced in goal by Mike Chandler.

It remained 2-0 until the 75th minute when Goodwick were awarded a penalty. Dalling scored from the spot for his second goal of the game.

Dan James scored five minutes later to make it 4-0 as they continued to search for goals.

Dalling hit the post from a corner late on before the hosts had a couple of chances to score.

Aidan Rees won a corner but Andrew Kemp shot over as he attempted to make amends for his earlier own goal.

Jay Johnstone then found Zac Nicholls in the box but he saw his shot saved by the Goodwick keeper.

The visitors then got their fifth in added time as Rob Morgans’ shot from distance was fumbled in by Chandler.

Dan James then cut inside from the left before shooting wide and Nathan Greene also saw a shot go wide but they were unable to add to the scoring.

Despite the result Neyland will take plenty of positives from the game which saw three players make their first team debuts.

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Goodwick bow out of West Wales Cup

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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

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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

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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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