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Kilgetty through to Senior Cup semis after shootout win over Wizards

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KILGETTY booked their place in the semi-finals of the Senior Cup on Saturday (Feb 11) as they beat Merlins Bridge on penalties.

Merlins Bridge had won both meetings between the two sides earlier this season but Kilgetty were keen to reach the final once more having been beaten by Hakin United last season.

There was an early chance for Bridge’s Joe Leahy but he was denied by an excellent tackle.

In the 18th minute the ball was played to Jordan Williams and he fired a shot in over the keeper to give the visitors the lead.

Soon after there was a chance for Kilgetty as a ball into the box fell to Richard Cope but his effort was blocked by Jamie Palmer and the Wizards were able to clear.

There was then a chance for the visitors again as a slip allowed Alfie Stottor in one-on-one but Kilgetty keeper Ben Evans came out to stop his effort. The Bridge shouted for a penalty but nothing was given.

With half an hour gone, Lloyd Hughes saw a shot saved by Bridge keeper James Dickson but he parried the ball into the path of Oscar Miles who tapped in to level the game.

There was a chance for the Bridge shortly before the break as a header hit the post but when the half time whistle went the score was still 1-1.

It remained that way until the 80th minute as Lloyd Hughes scored to put the home side ahead.

The Wizards did not give up though and five minutes later Alfie Stottor scored to level the game up once more. There wasn’t to be a winner in the 90 minutes so the sides had to play an extra 30 minutes.

Neither side was able to add to the scoring in the extra-time period and it meant penalties would be needed to find a winner.

Lloyd Hughes scored the first penalty while Joe Leahy scored his before Richard Cope scored to make it 2-1.

Bridge’s Alfie Stottor could not convert his spot kick and that was followed by misses from Henry Lawrence and Lee Hudgell.

Owain Coombs then scored his penalty and Andrew John did not, meaning Kilgetty took the game with a 3-1 shootout win.

The win has earned them a semi-final with Monkton Swifts with the venue and date still to be confirmed.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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