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Division 2 Cup: quarter-finals round-up

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JOHNSTON, Milford United, Kilgetty and Herbrandston all reached the semi-finals of the Division 2 Cup following wins on Saturday (Apr 2).

Johnston 3-1 Merlins Bridge seconds

JOHNSTON went ahead late in the first half, Tom Jago scoring shortly before the break.

On the stroke of half time the Tigers were awarded a penalty and Craig Bendall scored from the spot to put the home side in a strong position.

Kieran Walker scored three minutes from the end to all but seal Johnston’s passage into the last four.

The Wizards pulled a goal back later on but it was just a consolation for the visitors.

Kilgetty 2-0 Hakin United seconds

Kilgetty started on the front foot knowing Hakin would make it difficult which they tried to do but the home side’s attitude and commitment to press the ball early on caused Hakin a lot of problems.

The first goal came from a long ball over the top which the Hakin defenders didn’t deal with and Lloyd Hughes rounded a couple defenders to coolly stroke home.

By this time Kilgetty were well on top keeping hakin to a couple of shots from distance. Not long after the first goal a cross field ball evaded everyone bar 16 year old Oscar Miles at the back post to take a touch to slot home.

Kilgetty then saw a few chances go begging, first Ollie Griffiths couldn’t sought his feet out after a great run by Henry Lawrence, then not long after there was a goal mouth scramble which fell to Ollie Griffiths again but unfortunately the ball hit the cross bar and went over.

Just before half time another great opportunity arrived this time from a corner which was swung in by Lloyd Hughes and the impressive Josh Bevan rose above everyone to powerfully guide his header straight into the back of a Hakin defender.

Hakin were still trying to make it difficult for Kilgetty in the second half with a few tackles flying in by both teams but the home side were in control, keeping Hakin at bay with a few corners and free kicks.

Kilgetty manager Robbie Beynon added: “All in all I was delighted with the way we played, the way we pressed the ball etc and obviously delighted to go into the next round of the competition.”

Herbrandston 5-2 St Clears

St Clears took the lead in this game as Jon Seeley scored after five minutes but goals from Craig Beach and two from Scott Reid put Herbie 3-1 up.

At the start of the second half the Saints were awarded a penalty but Seeley could not convert from the spot.

Reid then made them pay as he completed his hat trick and then converted a penalty to make it 5-1.

Nick Squire pulled a goal back late on but it was just a consolation for the Saints.

Solva 0-3 Milford United

Owen Wilson put Milford United ahead midway through the first half and two second half goals from Liam Parr proved enough to send Milford into the semi-finals.

The route to the final has already been drawn and Saturday’s results mean we now know the semi-final line-up.

Kilgetty will host Herbrandston and Milford United are at home against Johnston.

PHOTO by AJB Sporting Pics

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Burton ladies beat Pembroke Dock to win Clive Huxley Cup

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BURTON ladies won the Clive Huxley Cup on Sunday, August 7, as they beat Pembroke Dock in the final.

The game was played at Stackpole and a good crowd gathered to watch two teams who had played brilliantly throughout the league season.

Pembroke Dock sat top of Division 2 while Burton were second in Division 1 and it promised to be an exciting final.

There were some excellent performances and some outstanding catches but it was Burton who came out on top.

Burton won the toss and chose to field first and they were able to restrict the Dockettes to 82-8 in their 20 overs.

Olivia James struck in the second to remove Carys Lloyd. Sian James scored 16 but she was then bowled by James.

Katie Griffiths and Ava Midgeley then shared 31 runs for the third wicket. However, Midgeley was then stumped off the bowling of Zoe Brick on a score of 14.

Soon after, Griffiths departed, having also scored 14, when she was caught by Bronwen Scale off the bowling of Finola Scale.

Finola Scale also claimed the wicket of Cheryl Hughes before Lilly Thomas bowled both Rachel Sander and Nicola Murray.

Olivia James returned and she bowled Lana Jones for a duck and to finish with excellent figures of 3-18.

Pembroke Dock ladies celebrate the catch of the match

Burton began their reply well with Finola Scale and Rhiannon Morgan sharing 45 runs for the first wicket.

Morgan was then trapped leg before by Lana Jones but the runs continued as Scale and Lilly Thomas added another 34 runs before the second wicket fell.

Thomas hit two fours but she was caught and bowled by Cheryl Hughes.

Finola Scale was joined by Bronwen Scale and the pair shared the best partnership of the match, adding 72 runs for the third wicket.

Bronwen hit four fours in her score of 30 but she was then caught by Lana Jones off the bowling of Carys Lloyd.

Ava Midgeley then bowled Rebecca Barton for a duck and Olivia James was run out as the Dock hit back late on, looking to keep the score down.

They were unable to remove Finola Scale though as she finished unbeaten on 76 which included 10 fours.

That gave Burton a score of 163-5 in their 20 overs, a lead of 81.

The Dockettes knew they would need to bat well if they were to get Burton to bat again and they made a good start with Katie Griffiths and Ava Midgeley sharing 20 runs.

Midgeley made a score of 10 but she was then bowled by Finola Scale.

Soon after, Sian James was caught by Elaine Scale off the bowling of Rhiannon Morgan and Carys Lloyd was also caught by Elaine off the bowling off the bowling of Finola Scale.

That left the Dock 33-3 but Griffiths and Cheryl Hughes added 27 runs for the fourth wicket.

Hughes hit two fours in her score of 16 but she was then bowled by Morgan.

More wickets began to fall as Rachel Sander was run out and Nicola Murray was bowled by Finola Scale for a duck.

Opener Griffiths had made her way to a score of 21 but she was then bowled by Lilly Thomas the Dock slipped to 72-7.

Louise Kitts was bowled by Thomas and Ellie Davies was run out. Olivia James then bowled Lowis Hughes and the Dockettes were all out for 83.

It meant that Burton would need just three runs to win the game. They needed just five runs to hit the winning four and Burton celebrated their cup win.

After the match, Finola Scale was named as the player of the match for her knock of 76 and figures of 3-11 and 2-10 in both innings.

Player of the match: Finola Scale
Runners up: Pembroke Dock ladies
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Rogers achieves fourth place finish at UK Strongest Man event

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PEMBROKESHIRE man Wayne Rodgers recently achieved a fourth place finish at the UK’s Strongest Man Masters tournament.

Wayne, from Mastlebridge, travelled to the event, held in Bishop Auckland, following numerous hours of training.

Competing with some of the strongest men in Great Britain, Wayne finished just half a point off the podium places.

And he is already looking ahead to his next competition, Wales’ Strongest Man, in Cwmbran on October 31.

Speaking to the Herald after the event, Wayne said: “It felt good, there were some massive lads there. I was half a point off finishing in third place. It was a shock to the system but I am chuffed with that.”

It was an incredibly tight contest with just two points separating the top four.

Among the events Wayne competed in was the Viking Press. He came third in that event with 12 reps, the winner producing 15 reps.

In the deadlift event, Wayne managed 310kg and was all set to go for 320kg, which would have been a Welsh Masters’ record, but he was just unable to complete the lift.

Wayne also did a Farmers Walk and also competed in the famous Atlas Stones event. Wayne managed 140kg but couldn’t quite get the 150kg stone up.

The final event was the car deadlift and Wayne managed to hold for 85 seconds, just five seconds off the leaders’ time.

Wayne, who works as a roofer, trains three nights a week with Pembrokeshire Powerlifting in Cresselly and is also one of the organisers of the Pembrokeshire’s Strongest Man event.

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Hakin to play Herbie in Joe Lennon Final

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HAKIN United will play Herbrandston in the Joe Lennon Cup Final on Friday (Aug 12) after the pair won their respective semi-finals this week.

Hakin United earned a 6-0 win over Milford United on Monday, August 8. Goals from Justin Harding, Leon Luby, Jack Britton, Shane Walsh, Laurie Haworth and Hayden Dimond gave them a comfortable win.

It was the same story on Wednesday (Aug 10), as Herbrandston beat St Ishmaels 6-0.

Craig Nicholson scored twice for Herbie with other goals coming from Dan Evans, Callum Stannett and Daniel Armstrong.

The final will be played at The Obs on Friday, August 12, 6pm kick off.

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