Football Division 1 Reports - 4th September 2021 - by Gordon Thomas

After 18 months of no activity due to COVID 19 the Pembrokeshire Football League finally kicked off the season in earnest on Saturday. caught up with all the latest action in the top flight.

Fishguard Sports 2 – Pennar Robins 1

Fishguard Sports came from behind to seal an opening day of the season victory against Pennar Robins at Tregroes.

However, it was the visitors who took an early lead as K. Smith drilled home, but the Sports didn’t have to wait long before they equalised as Steve Lewis struck as the score stood at 1-1 at half time.

Four minutes after the break the Sports grabbed what was to be the winner through Jordan Raymond.

Fishguard Sport: D. Hopson, M. Lewis, W. Moore, A. Couzens, N. Kinsella, P. Hughes, D. Hopkin, Seymour-Davies, J. Raymond, S. Lewis. Subs: G. Hughes, S. Thomas, I. Howells.
Pennar Robins: R. Williams, N. Willis, S. Southcott, R. Jones, J. Davies, S. Edmundson, C. Roberts, C. Asparassa, K. Smith. Subs: M. Blair, R. Walters.
Referee: Andrew Crawshaw.
Nathan Greene scored for Goodwick United on opening day of season

Goodwick United 5 – Hundleton 0

One of the title favourites Goodwick United gained a convincing five-goal victory against new boys Hundleton at Phoenix Park.

Wayne O’Sullivan’s team took an early lead as striker Nathan Greene found the back of the net, two minutes later Stephen Dockerty added the second.

On the 50-minute mark Jordan Griffiths set-up Rhys Dalling for goal number three.

Midway through the second period saw substitute Jonny Horgan hit the back of the net for the fourth, late in the game defender Sion O’Sullivan scored the fifth putting a beaming grin on his dad, Wayne the manager’s face.

Goodwick United: K. Marsh, S. Hayes, S. O’Sullivan, J. Thomas, S. Delaney, I. Evans, R. Dalling, L. Hayward, N. Greene, J. Griffiths, S. Dockerty. Subs: J. Horgan, S. Crawford, J. Bryan.
Hundleton: B. Fienhage, S. Brunton, W. Abrahams, J. Richards, M. Edwards, C. Perkins, R. Dais, G. Overend, J. Blunsden, G. Lewis, C. Hay. Subs: L. Wilson, C. Carroll.
Referee: Keith Amos.
Justin Harding scored a late penalty to earn champions Hakin a point at home against Carew

Hakin United 2 – Carew 2

Champions Hakin United came from two goals adrift to secure a hard-fought draw against Carew at the Obs.

Sam Christopher stunned the Vikings when he scored in the 35th minute and was on target again a minute after the break.

The Vikings rolled up their sleeves and pulled a goal back through Ryan Wilson, in the 80th minute the hosts were awarded a penalty that Justin ‘Skinny’ Harding converted to salvage a point.

Deep in injury time Jack Britton was issued a red card by referee Gareth Elliott reducing them to ten men, but when the final whistle was blown Hakin boss Scott Davies would have felt thankful his team got a point when on another day it could have easily been no points.

Hakin United: G. Fawcett, L. Luby, C. Thomas, J. Power, J. Merry, M. Broome, J. Harding, J. Britton, A. Bevan, R. Wilson, S. Walsh. Subs: J. Chapman, G. Gardner, L. Haworth.
Carew: T. Davies, S. Richards, S. Phillips, M. Brindley, G. Lewis, S. Christopher, Z. Rowell, A. Muskett, M. Scourfield, J. Hinchliffe, C. Hurlow. Subs: H. Shapcott, D. Morgan, S. Goodwin.
Referee: Gareth Elliott.

Monkton Swifts 0 – Merlins Bridge 5

Merlins Bridge were in sublime form as they picked up an impressive five-goal victory against Monkton Swifts at Monkton Lane.

An excellent second half by Gareth ‘Taffy’ Williams Bridge blew the Swifts away.

Scott Ferney opened the scoring before Fraser Finlay set-up Richard Hughes for the second goal just after the interval.

Finlay assisted Will Haworth who bagged the third, impressive Finlay set-up Ferney for the fourth, the striker’s second of the game, before Finlay bagged the fifth to stun the Swifts on the opening day of the season in their own backyard.

Monkton Swifts: T. Gullam, J. Lewis, L. Evans, S. Jones, J. Dearsley, J. Wilkes, J. Finnegan, Z. Fecci-Baldry, M. Jones, J. Richards, D. Davies. Subs: J. Russell, L. Davies, S. Meaney.
Merlins Bridge: J. Dickson, A. John, L. Hudgell, J. Williams, R. Hughes, R. George, B. Davies, L. Pemberthy, S. Ferney, F. Finlay, W. Haworth. Subs: P. Thomas, D. Davies, J. Haworth.
Referee: Paul Rooney.


Narberth 1 – Neyland 2

Substitute Jay Johnstone struck a second half winner for Neyland who were delighted to pick up the points against Narberth at Jesse Road.

The Nomads took the lead in the 30th minute when classy striker Jason Griffiths found the back of the net.
The Bluebirds were awarded a penalty that Callum O’Connell made no mistake to level matters.

However, minutes later the Nomads grabbed the winner through super sub Johnstone.

Narberth: J. Howell, A. Howitt, L. Phillips, C. Phillips, L. Morris, D. Davies, R. Hughes, J. Layzell, C. O’Connell, J. Mason. Subs: R. Lewis, K. Quartermaine.
Neyland: J. Payne, D. Rowland, K. Arran, W. Clewes, A. Kemp, Simon, J. Williams, Matt, J. Griffiths, L. Barrett, Bowman-Davies. Subs: J. Johnstone, L. Harding, L. Rees.
Referee: Huw George.


St Ishmaels 0 – Clarbeston Road 3

  St Ishmaels back in the top-flight suffered a three-goal defeat at home against Clarbeston Road.

The visitors were good value for their 2-0 half time lead as Steff Thomas and Matthew Davies scored.

In a tighter second half were there was only one further goal which striker Ben John celebrated for the visitors.

St Ishmaels: A. Pawlett, T. Rackley, K. Rendell, M. Evans, L. Clark, J. Morgan, A, Kingsbeer, T. Sheil, O. Lawrie, I. Hawkins, B. Devonald. Subs: G. Gray, J. Bate.
Clarbeston Road: J. Pepper, M. Griffiths, T. Glover, M. Ellis, G. Brown, C. George, J. Booth, M. Davies, B. John, S. Thomas, J. Ward. Subs: L. George, R. Gibson, M. Loveridge.
Referee: Roy Boswell.