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Robins kings of the Haven as they knock Vikings off their perch

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Hakin United 2-4 Milford United

The Obs has been a tough place to go for many years now. Hakin have had the bragging rights in Milford for many years too. However, times are changing and Hakin’s reputation and aura seems to be fading. Granted it’s a young team at Hardings disposal, the Robins smelt blood, and took full advantage.

Both teams came into this derby fixture in good form with Hakin wanting to extend their lead at the top of the table and Milford climbing the table into the top five.


The game kicked off on a sticky pitch making playing conditions difficult, it was Hakin who started the quickest with some good moves down both flanks with crosses into Milford’s box but the back four of inform goalkeeper Charley Malloy & back three of Griffiths, Goodall & Hubbuck marshalling the ball well to keep Hakin out.


It was on the 15th minute when Tyler Shiel drove down the left and linked with Parks who took on two Hakin defenders out wide to drive a low ball into the box that was meet by Scott Reid who smashed home for 0-1 to the Robins. Four minutes later Sheil was fouled out wide and Morgan Picton from 35 yards out swung the ball into the box which found the bottom corner of the goal 0-2 the Robins, Parks men hadn’t finished there when Rhys Brawn flew down the right wing and launched a diagonal ball to Reid in the box who twisted onto his deadly left foot to put the Robins 0-3 up.


Half time came and unhappy with his team Harding made changes and Hakin came out the strongest. Hakin won a corner which was swung in and was met by Walsh who made no mistake with a back post header 1-3.


Four minutes later on the 58th minute Milford failed to clear their box and Harding popped up in a scramble to score to make it 2-3. Both teams pushed for goals and Parks could have sealed the win when he broke the offside track to drive the ball over the bar. Charley Malloy made a great goal line save to keep Milford in front. Milford’s midfield trio of Grimwood, Picton & Parr worked tirelessly to make sure they kept the ball and feeding Milford quick forwards and wingers.


On the 76th minute Grimwood knocked a long ball into the right channel for Parks to chase who nipped in front of the Hakin full back to hold the ball up, turned the defender in a tight space to run into the box and square the ball to Reid who made no mistake for his hat-trick.
The final whistle came and Milford deserved their win and three points and now climb into 5th place and only one point off third spot.

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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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