Good wins fo Monkton, Narberth, Neyland and Merlins Bridge

Ben Steele helped Monkton to victory as the striker scored a super hat-trickThere were only four of the six games completed in the Manderwood Pembrokeshire Football League Division One on Saturday.

Clarbeston Road narrowly lost 3-4 against champions Monkton Swifts at the Knock Playing Fields. Ben Steele opened the scoring before The Road hit back with a penalty by Ritchie Bevans a strike from Ben John and an own goal gave the homesters a 3-1 lead at half time. But back came The Swifts with Steele adding two further goals for his superb hat-trick and Dylan Davies added the crucial fourth to secure four wins on the bounce for the champions who are three points clear at top of the table.

Carew slipped to a surprising 1-3 defeat at home against close neighbours Narberth. Sam Christopher scored an early opener for The Rooks, but The Bluebirds mounted a spirited fightback as Karl Jones levelled matters with a powerful header, Dafydd Wright was on target for the visitors’ second and Lloyd Hughes drilled in the third against his former team-mates.

Neyland hammered Pennar Robins 8-1 at the Athletic Ground. Jason Griffiths netted a brilliant hat-trick and there was a brace each for Patrick Bellerby and Mike Chandler and veteran Wayne Parry also scored for the rampant Nomads. The Robins did grab a consolation goal through Nick Willis.

St Clears suffered a 1-12 mauling by on fire Merlins Bridge. Adam Hawkins bagged four goals and there was a hat-trick each for the retuning Joe Leahy and Will Haworth and Ben Davies and an own goal completed the rout.

Fishguard Sports v Goodwick United and Saundersfoot Sports v Hakin United were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Ben John slotted in Clarbeston Roads second goal