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Martin rules the ocky with tournament win

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ockyMARTIN ALLERTON rules the Milford Haven Summer and Winter darts leagues with his third major tournament win in the same season. 

He added to his winter league singles and house champions trophies when he took the summer singles by storm after beating a quality field including James Hall, Simon Jenkins, Brian Wonnacott and Shaun Devonald Forty-six players took part in the tournament on August 1 at Milford United Football Club and quite a few teams fielded full sides. In the first round proper, Lee Boswell beat Gerald Picton, Andrew Charnley beat Justin Thorpe, Brian Wonnacott beat Les Hughes, Daryl Jenkins beat Kieran Haughey, James Hall beat Mark McCarthy, Martin Allerton beat Gareth Starling, Simon Jenkins beat Trevor Hilton, Sean Herring beat Owen Sinnett, Dan Hatch beat Aaron Insey, Dave Trowbs beat Perry Picton, Shaun Devonald beat John Lewis, Liam Newbold beat Stuart Reed, Craig Adams beat Nathan Mathews, Andrew Carrington beat Richard Jones jnr, Nigel Barnett beat Barry Griffiths and Robin Mayne beat James Craig. In the last 16, Andrew Charnley beat Lee Boswell, Brian Wonnacott beat Darryl Jenkins, Martin Allerton beat James Hall, Simon Jenkins beat Sean Herring, Dave Trowbs beat Dan Hatch, Shaun Devonald beat Liam Newbold, Andrew Carrington beat Craig Adams and Robin Mayne beat Nigel Barnett. The quarter finals saw Brian Wonnacott beat Andrew Charnley, Martin Allerton beat Simon Jenkins, Shaun Devonald beat Dave Trowbs and Andrew Carrington beat Robin Mayne. There were four Rugby Club ‘A’ players in the last eight. The semi-finals saw two of Milford’s Super league players win through to the final with Martin Allerton beating Brian Wonnacott 3-0 and Shaun Devonald just getting the better of Andrew Carrington 3-2. In the final it was Martin Allerton who showed his class with a 3-0 win over team mate Shaun Devonald. If there are any business people who would like to sponsor some of these players for the next season’s Super League/Inter-Counties, please contact Malcolm Hawkins on 01646-695203. The new Super League county season starts soon with the Pembrokeshire AGM at the County Venue in Whitland on August 24 at 12.30 p.m. with a tournament to follow for the World Professional Qualifiers at Lakeside. All registered Super league players are eligible to play – men and women. Milford did not field a Ladies team last year for the very first time so perhaps they can put this right this season – you only need six players. The first county game is home to Gloucestershire on September 6/7. For other details contact Malcolm Hawkins.

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Signed Wales shirts gifted to RNLI go up for auction

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FOLLOWING a winning start to the Six Nations Tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scored a winning try for the RNLI, gifting six signed rugby shirts to help save lives at sea.

Each rugby shirt has been signed by the full WRU squad and are accompanied by a certificate of authentication – a winning prize for any Welsh rugby fan.

To avoid a ruck for the WRU shirts the charity has placed all six signed shirts on an online auction, ensuring a fair game for all who wish to win the golden prize. The auction will be live until Wednesday, March 31, which allows plenty of time for supporters to bid for the team in red.

Each signed shirt includes Wales Captain, Mumbles RNLI supporter and the most capped international player of all time Alun Wyn Jones; as well as Louis Rees-Zammit, the Man of the Match in the nail-biting Scotland v Wales game.

Nick Evans, RNLI Fundraising and Partnership Lead said: ‘On behalf of the charity I would like to say a big thank you to the Welsh Rugby Union for donating these fantastic prizes to the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are on call 24-7 and are often called away from important events such as family celebrations – or international rugby tournaments – to respond to the pager if someone is in trouble at sea.

‘Like all charities, 2020 was a challenging year for the RNLI when all traditional fundraising had to stop – all our shops were closed, there were no collections and all events had to be cancelled. This is why we at the RNLI are so grateful to all the team at WRU for their ongoing support. The auction is now live and we would like to encourage all Wales rugby supporters to throw the RNLI a lifeline and place their bid for the winning prize.’

To place a bid or find out more about the charity auction please visit https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rnliwru.

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Five subs to be allowed for JD Cymru Premier clubs

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THE FAW’s National Leagues Board has confirmed that JD Cymru Premier clubs will be permitted to make five substitutions in matches, in accordance with the Laws of the Game, until the end of the 2020-21 top-flight season.

FIFA extended the use of the rule, which was first introduced following the COVID-19 outbreak, citing “player welfare” as part of the reason for the temporary amendment to Law 3 of the Laws of the Game.

FIFA stated that “Some competitions which resumed in 2020 may have a shorter-than-usual recovery/preparation period before the start of their next season.”

“For many competitions, the 2020/21 season will involve matches being played in a condensed period due to a delayed start and the inability to end later than usual because of major international tournaments.”

With the JD Cymru Premier set to restart on March 2, the National Leagues Board has approved the use of the rule in the JD Cymru Premier until the end of the current campaign.

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Haverfordwest County’s remaining phase 1 fixtures released

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HAVERFORDWEST County will return to action on Saturday, March 6, with a home game against Cardiff Met University.

The JD Cymru Premier has been granted elite status by the National Sports Group once again and the FAW has announced the rescheduled fixtures.

The first fixture upon the return will see Newtown AFC host Penybont on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 live on Facebook via Sgorio’s platforms.

Bala Town travel to The New Saints on Sgorio on March 6, 2021 with a 5pm kick off.

This will be followed by a full host of fixtures on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The new calendar sees clubs play their final six matches of Phase One, which is now due to be completed on April 4, 2021.

Haverfordwest County’s remaining fixtures for phase 1 are listed below.

March 6 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v Cardiff Met University FC

March 9 – 19:45

Aberystwyth Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 13 – 14:30

Haverfordwest County FC v The New Saints FC

March 20 – 14:30

Connah’s Quay Nomads FC v Haverfordwest County FC

March 27 – 14:30

Newtown AFC v Haverfordwest County FC

April 2 – 17:00

Penybont FC v Haverfordwest County FC

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