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Hakin United beat Kilgetty to lift Senior Cup

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HAKIN United won the Senior Cup on Saturday (Apr 30) as they beat Kilgetty 3-1 in the final at the Ogi Bridge Meadow.

It was an excellent final with over 2000 fans in attendance for the game. Hakin had beaten Neyland in the semi-final while Kilgetty came from behind to beat Carew in their semi to reach their first final for nearly 50 years.

Kilgetty did take the lead but a goal before half time and two goals in the second saw the Vikings lift the trophy for the twelfth time in their history.

The game started quietly with the closest either side came being a Hakin free kick bouncing off the all but into the arms of Kilgetty keeper Ben Evans.

Jack Britton then saw a shot saved before Ashley Bevan saw a header tipped over by Evans, only for the linseman’s flag to go up.

There was a chance for Kilgetty when Lloyd Hughes won the ball back on the edge of the box and the ball fell to Henry Lawrence who passed to Hughes but he looked to cross rather than shoot and his ball in was cleared away.

With 24 minutes gone, Oscar Miles crossed into the box and Henry Lawrence excellently volleyed in at the back post.

Hakin looked to get back into the game and Leon Luby saw a cross blocked and the resulting corner went all the way through.

Miles then saw a cross go just over the bar as Kilgetty looked for another goal just before half time.

It was Hakin though who got the next goal as Ryan Wilson crossed from the right for Luby who saw his shot saved but Jack Britton was on hand to tap in the rebound to level the score at 1-1.

Ashley Bevan then saw a shot go wide before Lloyd Hughes sent a cross into the box but there were no takers.

It meant the first half finished with the game evenly poised at 1-1.

The Vikings won a corner early in the second half but after Evans missed the ball but Garin Gardner fired over the bar.

They were then awarded a free kick after a high boot but the ball into the box was headed wide by Shane Walsh.

Ten minutes into the second half it was Hakin who got themselves ahead as Britton crossed to the back post for Ashley Bevan who tapped home.

Bevan was then involved again as he sent a ball over the top of the defenders for Walsh but he sent his effort over the bar.

Kilgetty looked to get themselves back level but Jake Proctor saw a header go over the bar before Lloyd Hughes then sent a free kick wide of the goal.

Bevan then set up Walsh again but he saw his shot pushed wide by Evans.

Moments later Walsh was sent in again by sub Justin Harding but Evans came out and made an excellent save to deny him.

With ten minutes to go Hakin were awarded a free kick in a dangerous position. Luby took it and although he was unlucky to see his effort bounce out off the bar, the ball fell to Harding who tapped in to make it 3-1 to the Vikings.

Bevan then saw a shot saved soon after but a fourth goal would have been harsh on Kilgetty who had played well throughout the game.

Hakin saw the game out and they celebrated winning the Senior Cup once again.

Hakin United: Sam Franklin, Jake Merry, Camron Thomas, Garin Gardner, Matthew Broome, Craig Nicholson, Shane Walsh, Jack Britton, Ryan Wilson, Leon Luby, Ashley Bevan. Subs: Justin Harding, Ben Aldred, Mark Jones, Bradley Barrett, Gareth Fawcett.

Kilgetty: Ben Evans, Oscar Miles, Jake Proctor, Rhys Hewson, Sam Lewis, Owain Coombs, Lloyd Hughes, Callum Proctor, Henry Lawrence, Josh Bevan, Richard Cope. Subs: Ollie Griffiths, Richard Tebbutt, Tom Baker, Ross Hurst, John Mansbridge.

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Harries steers Pembroke into Duggie Morris Cup final

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PEMBROKE sealed their place in the Duggie Morris Cup final on Wednesday night (Jun 29) as they beat Narberth by eight wickets.

The match was originally due to take place on Tuesday but heavy rain forced the game to be moved.

Played at Carew in front of a good crowd, Narberth batted first and made a good score of 165-7.

Narberth lost Richard Adams early on when he was caught by Jonathan Rogers off the bowling of Alan Webster on a score of 13 and Rob Smyth also claimed the wicket of Lewis Hough.

Kyle Quartermaine hit five fours and two sixes in his score of 44 from 23 balls but he was stumped by Phil Hay off the bowling of Steve Durston.

Loui Davies hit three fours and a six in his score of 48 but he was trapped leg before by Steve Durston.

Jordan Howell hit a four and a six in his score of 30 but he was bowled by Jack Harries. Rogers and Harries also claimed a further wicket each late on as they kept Narberth’s total down.

In reply, Jack Harries and Jonathan Rogers made an excellent start as both reached their half centuries.

Rogers hit six fours and three sixes in his score of 65 from 44 balls before he was bowled by David Johns.

Luke Butler made a quick score of 10 before falling to Ben Quartermaine but Harries was able to steer Pembroke to victory.

He hit seven fours and four sixes in his score of 83 not out from 58 balls to see Pembroke into their first final, in any competition, in 17 years.

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Neyland book place in Duggie Morris final

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NEYLAND are back in the final of the Duggie Morris once again after beating holders Lawrenny in the semi-final on Thursday night (Jun 30).

Lawrenny had broken Neyland’s dominance of the competition with their win last year and Thursday’s game was another exciting clash between the pair.

Neyland won the toss and chose to bat but they could only score 136-7 from their 20 overs.

They lost opener Patrick Bellerby early on when he was bowled by Rob Williams and soon after, fellow opener Paul Murray was caught by Steve Lewis off the bowling of Jamie Lewis.

That left Neyland on 15-2 but Andrew Miller and Ashley Sutton shared 47 runs for the third wicket.

Miller hit a four in his score of 25 but he was caught off the bowling of Finley Lewis.

Sutton and Gregg Miller added another 41 runs for the fourth wicket but Steve Lewis trapped Sutton leg before to reduce Neyland to 103-4. Sutton had hit three fours and a six in his run-a-ball score of 44.

Miller clubbed two fours and two sixes in his score of 26 from 16 balls but he was then bowled by Ryan Morton.

Patrick Hannon hit two fours in a score of 10 but he was also bowled by Harry Thomas who also bowled Lewis Page.

Jack John and Sean Hannon then took Neyland to their total, the latter finding a crucial boundary in the latter stages, as Lawrenny were set 137 to win.

Kyle Marsh started well for Lawrenny, hitting five fours, four of them coming in a row at the start of the third over, but with the next ball he was then caught by Sean Hannon off the bowling of Gary Lloyd.

Marsh had scored 22 from his 15 balls and soon after he departed, Lloyd trapped Harry Thomas leg before for a duck.

Steve Lewis was out for a score of 13 to Andrew Miller and his wicket saw Lawrenny slip to 36-3.

Troy Purslowe and James Phillips then added 34 runs for the fourth wicket. Purslowe hit two fours and a six in his score of 22 but he was then caught by Patrick Hannon off the bowling of Miller.

Ryan Morton came in and hit a six but he was then caught by Patrick Bellerby, again off the bowling of Miller.

At the start of the eighteenth, Lawrenny needed 37 to win but had James Phillips well placed on 29 from 22 balls.

However, the game changed in the space of two balls. Joe Kidney was bowled by Patrick Hannon and with the next ball, Phillips was run out by Ashley Sutton.

It happened again in the nineteenth over as Sean Hannon had Finley Lewis caught by brother Patrick and on the next ball, he had Jamie Lewis caught by Gregg Miller.

There was to be no hat trick but the four wickets in quick succession had seen Lawrenny slip to 105-9.

In the last over, Jack John had Rob Williams caught by Sutton to bring the game to a close.

Neyland will now look forward to the final against Pembroke, to be played in Burton on Sunday, July 17.

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Division 2 round-up: Johnston win by one run and Herbie win again

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JOHNSTON boosted their hopes of getting out of the bottom two in Division 2 on Saturday (Jun 25) as they beat Lamphey by only one run.

Lamphey won the toss and chose to field but Johnston made a good score of 235-9 from their 45 overs.

Their score was underpinned by an excellent century from Josh Hicks who scored 110 before he was out.

Gary James added 51 and Chris Fitzpatrick added 30 as Johnston posted their second highest total of the season.

David Blackwell finished with 2-17 while Grant Cole claimed 2-28 but David Dredge was the pick of the Lamphey bowlers with 3-42.

In reply, Dredge scored 78, Peter McGilloway scored 26 and there were scores of 43 from Nick Shelmerdine and 20 from Rob Mathias.

Cole finished unbeaten on 26 but it wasn’t enough as Johnston’s bowlers did just enough to seal the win.

Andrew Harries took 3-22 and Lee Summons also claimed three wickets while John Summons finished with 2-17.

Herbie beat Whitland by seven wickets

Herbrandston remain in second place in the table as they beat Whitland to earn their seventh win of the season.

Whitland batted first but were restricted to 142-8 as Kristian Bennett (2-22), Paul Nicholas (2-15) and Charlie Malloy (2-44) all took two wickets.

Wayne Howells was Whitland’s top scorer with 31 while Gethin Scourfield added 27 and Ian Taylor scored 23.

In reply, a score of 58 from Jack Nicholas helpe Herbie on their way while Alan McClelland added 32.

Malloy added to his earlier wickets with 25 not out which, despite wickets for Howells (1-28), Scourfield (1-26) and Luc Owen (1-30), got Herbie to victory inside 30 overs.

Llanrhian seal fifth win

Llanrhian earned their fifth win of the season on Saturday as they beat Pembroke by 63 runs.

Llanrhian batted first and they made a good score of 220-7 in their innings, Ben Jones top scoring with 53.

Paul Lewis added 35, Ewan James scored 26 while there were scores of 24 from Tom Clarke and 23 from Jack Jones.

Andrew Price claimed four wickets for Pembroke while Steve Durston struck twice and Pat Barnaby also picked up one wicket.

Price then scored 31 in Pembroke’s reply and Durston added 19. Paul White top scored with 60 but it wasn’t enough as they were bowled out for 157.

Jack Jones claimed figures of 3-42 while Clarke took 2-30. Dafydd Williams, Gwynant Watson and Jon Strawbridge all claimed a wicket each.

Carew seconds fall short against Hook

Hook also earned their fifth win of the season on Saturday as they beat Carew second by five runs.

Carew won the toss and chose to field and they bowled Hook out for 132.

Barry Evans took 2-19 for Carew while Ethan Hall had 2-34 but Max Brindley starred as he finished with four wickets for the loss of three runs.

Dafydd Bowen and Jacob Lay both made scores of 30 while Jake Wicks scored 24 and Seth Willington added 17.

Carew though were unable to reach their target, despite scores of 41 from Scott Richards and 48 not out from Hayden Shapcott.

Matthew Holder tok 2-36 for Hook while Callum James (1-14) and Harry Makepeace (1-15) also bowled well as Carew could only finish on 127-7.

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