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Neyland win to dent Carew’s title hopes

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NEYLAND picked up their second win in a row on Saturday (Aug 6) as they beat Carew by 72 runs.

The result leaves Carew 25 points behind leaders Cresselly with only two games left to play.

Carew won the toss and chose to field but they watched on as Neyland scored 259-2 from their 45 overs.

Sean Hannon and Lewis Page opened up and shared 66 runs for the first wicket.

Page hit six fours as he scored 35 but he was then trapped leg before by Kerry Waters.

Hannon and Ashley Sutton took over and they shared 82 runs for the second wicket to put their side in a commanding position.

Hannon hit seven fours and a six in his score of 70 but he was caught by Scott Richards off the bowling of Rhys Davies.

Sutton was joined by Paul Murray and the pair shared an unbeaten third-wicket stand worth 111 runs.

Murray only face 23 balls but he hit four fours and a six as he finished unbeaten on 42.

Sutton had hit three fours and six sixes as he finished not out on 101 from 81 balls.

Scott Richards and Rhys Davies shared 31 runs for Carew as they began their reply but Ross Hardy made the breakthough as he bowled Richards on a score of 19.

Davies and Brian Hall added another 34 runs for the second wicket before Davies was trapped leg before by Gary Lloyd on a score of 22.

Nick Davies then joined Hall and the pair added another 33 runs for the third wicket. Davies hit two fours in his score of 12 but he was caught by Paul Murray off the bowling of Sean Hannon.

Brian Hall then reached his fifty as he and Ceri Brace shared another 30-run partnership. Brace scored 10 (two fours) before he was caught by Lewis Page off the bowling of Hannon.

Hannon then bowled Tom Scourfield as Carew were reduced to 138-5.

Iori Hicks made a late score of 15 but he was caught by Gregg Miller off the bowling of Jack John.

Brian Hall was joined by Ethan Hall and the pair added another 30 runs to close the game out but Carew had fallen short of their target.

Brian Hall hit eight fours as he finished unbeaten on 90.

On Saturday, August 13, Neyland host Cresselly while Carew host St Ishmaels.

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Quins prove too strong for Llangwm

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PEMBROKE DOCK Quins kept up their 100% start to the season with an emphatic win over a Llangwm side who were well in it at half time, trailing by just 17-5.

The Quins got off to a blistering start scoring twice in the opening five minutes. First, Flanker Hywel Baker forced his way over from close range after two minutes, and then, virtually straight from the restart, Centre Gethin Bradney followed up a speculative kick to touch down. Scrum Half Morgan Rogers added the extras to both tries.

If the Quins thought they would have it easy after such a fine start they were cruelly mistaken, as the Wasps started to dominate both territory and possession.

The Quins did add a penalty through Morgan Rogers for good measure to push the score out to 17-0, but it was the visitors who were well on top. It was no surprise when Llangwm Full Back Luke Dyer crossed for an unconverted try wide out.The teams went in at the break with the visitors in the ascendancy.

The Quins had to step up after struggling at the back end of the first half, and, just as they had done the previous week at Vardre, they hit the Wasps within minutes with a try from No8 and Captain Jack Brown which was converted by Morgan Rogers.

It was now all about the bonus point try, and that was not long in coming when replacement Harry Owen powered over for the all important score, which was again converted by Morgan Rogers.

The game was now safe for the Quins and it was a question of how many points they would score.

Hywel Baker soon added his second try and the Quins fifth. A powerful 35-yard run from Flanker Jack Millitte set up a second try for Harry Owen which Ben Hathaway goaled.

The Quins then turned on the afterburners with three tries in the final 10 minutes as they attacked from everywhere scoring through Sam James, Gethin Bradney for his second, and Harry Owen to complete his hat trick, all were converted by Ben Hathaway.

The Quins were 100% with their goal kicks, 10 out of 10, which is a remarkable effort at any level.

Next week the Quins are away at one of the League favourites St Clears.

TEAM: Kerion Machin, Kobie Thomas, Gethin Bradney, Adam Jones, Tom Donovan, Euan MacDonald, Morgan Rogers, Jack Brown (Capt), Jack Millitte, Hywel Baker, Ben Gibby, Sam James, Dan McLeod, Jayden Webber, Conor Kolmel. Replacements: Ben Hathaway, Sam RASHER James, Harry Owen, Josh Brown, Jack Byrne.

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Wales suffer Nations League relegation after defeat to Poland

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WALES were relegated from Group A of the Nations League on Sunday night (Sept 25) as they were beaten 1-0 by Poland.

They needed a win to stay in the top tier but, despite plenty of chances, they were unable to recover after going behind midway through the second half.

Gareth Bale started for Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium, after only being used a sub in the defeat to Belgium.

There was an early error from Wayne Hennessey as he recieved the ball but almost let it roll over the line before kicking the ball away.

With just over half an hour gone, Dan James ran towards goal and he could have passed to Brennan Johnson but chose to shoot instead and saw his shot saved. James then got the ball back but his cross was blocked by Szczesny and was cleared.

Shortly before the break there was another chance for Johnson but after he brought the ball down well, he saw his shot deflect wide off Dan James.

The whistle went for half time with the score at 0-0 and Wales knew they would need to come out well at the start of the second half to give themselves a chance of staying in Group A.

Neither side was able to create any real chances at the start of the second period. There were a couple of half chances from free kicks but they came to nothing.

There was a shout for foul on Dan James as he appeared to be elbowed off the ball by the edge of the box but the referee gave a goal kick to Poland.

On 57 minutes though it was the Poles who took the lead. The ball was played to Robert Lewandowski on the edge of the box and his exquisite flick fell into the path of Swiderski who shot under the legs of Hennessey and into the net.

Kieffer Moore was brought on in the aftermath of the goal to give Wales more options up front.

Two minutes later there was a chance for Wales as Brennan Johnson cut inside from the right but his shot was tipped wide the Polish keeper.

With thirteen minutes to go, Dan James sent a cross into the box and it bounced in front of Szczesny forcing him to push the ball wide for a corner.

Sub Ruben Colwill looked to make an impact but his cross was too close to the Polish keeper.

Moore and Colwill both saw shots blocked as five minutes of added time were shown.

Sorba Thomas then sent a cross into the box but Gareth Bale’s powerful header smacked the bar.

In the sixth minute of time added on Wales had a free kick on the edge of the box. Bale whipped it in but no one could get on the end of it and that was the last chance for Wales.

Despite the loss, Wales will still be looking forward to the World Cup, with their first game coming against the USA on November 21.

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Battling Wales beaten by Belgium

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WALES suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Belgium on Thursday night (Sept 22) as their hopes of staying in Group A of the Nations League took a blow.

Belgium dominated for large parts of the first half with Kevin De Bruyne instrumental in much of the play but Wales hit back in the second half.

An early second half goal from Kieffer Moore wasn’t enough as Belgium held on for victory.

It was Kevin De Bruyne who gave Belgium the lead after ten minutes and he had another shot minutes later but saw that effort go over.

There was then a chance for Michy Batshuayi as the ball dropped for him in the box but he blazed a shot high and wide.

De Bruyne was involved again in the 26th minute as he saw a shot fly onto the post. Wayne Hennessey then made a great save to deny Yannick Carrasco on the rebound. The offside flag was raised so it wouldn’t have counted had it gone in.

Dan James then had a chance for Wales but he saw his shot blocked.

A minute later it was Belgium’s turn to attack as Eden Hazard cut in from the left but he curled his shot wide.

Ten minutes before the break Wales won a corner which Dan James floated in but the ball was gathered by Thibaut Courtois.

Wales’ task then got a little harder as De Bruyne crossed into the box for Batshuayi who had an easy tap-in to make it 2-0 to the hosts.

With six minutes to go until the break Wales were given a free kick. Joe Rodon headed back towards goal but his effort was cleared and the headed rebound from Ethan Ampadu was well saved by Courtois.

There was another chance for De Bruyne but his shot was deflected wide by the bottom of Wayne Hennessey’s boot.

The visitors won a corner as half time loomed. It fell to the back of the box for Neco Williams but he saw his shot deflect off team mate Rhys Norrington-Davies.

It meant Wales would face an uphull battle in the second half if they were to get something from the game.

Four minutes into the second half Wales had a route back into the game. Johnson crossed from the right and Kieffer Moore rose highest to power a header home.

Gareth Bale was brought on with half an hour to go and he may have scored but for an intervention from a Belgian defender.

Some good play from Wales then saw them win a corner but Belgium were able to clear.

With thirteen minutes to go, Belgium were given a penalty as Joe Morrell was adjudged to have fouled. Replays showed though that he did get the ball and after consulting the VAR screen the referee overturned his decision.

There was a chance for Brennan Johnson with six minutes to go but he shot wide after being set up by Connor Roberts.

Bale then set up Neco Williams but he saw his curling effort saved by the Belgian keeper. Moments later, Johnson sent a cross into the box but no one could get on the end of it.

There were six minutes added on and in the third of those Belgian boss Roberto Martinez was shown a red card as he looked to delay the game.

Wales searched for a late equaliser but they were unable to find it as Belgium hung on for the win.

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