Vikings secure easy victory to stay in control of title destiny

Gareth Fawcett scores with a header for Hakin United who thrashed nine-man Tenby

Gareth Fawcett scores with a header for Hakin United who thrashed nine-man Tenby

There was no change at the top of the Manderwood Pembrokeshire Football League First Division after Saturday’s games were all played in glorious sunshine.

League leaders Hakin United won 7-1 at home against Tenby. The visitors could only field nine players, and The Vikings took full advantage of their two-man numerical advantage with goals shared by Nathan Banner, Ali Ouzman, Daniel Armstrong, Bradley Barrett, Nicky Woodrow, Ben Aldred, Gareth Fawcett. The Seasiders’ solitary goal scorer was Richard Perry.
Three points behind Hakin is second spot is Merlins Bridge who hammered Narberth 6-0 at the Racecourse. Will Haworth grabbed a brace alongside goals by Matthew D’Ivry, Joe Leahy, Jordan Raymond and an own goal.
Relegated Johnston were thrashed 0-7 at home against third placed West Dragons, finding the back of the net for the visitors were a Scott Crawford hat-trick, a brace for Nathan Greene and one each for Matthew Price and Simon Gilderdale.
Carew’s good form continued with a 2-1 victory at home against Pennar Robins. Jordan Richards and Scott Ferney netted for The Rooks and Connor Rees scored for the visitors.
Fifth placed Lamphey claimed a precious 2-1 victory at home against champions Goodwick United. Josh Dearsley and Billy Davis scored for The Stags and Jordan Griffiths netted for the visitors.
Neyland gained a convincing 5-2 victory against Monkton Swifts at the Athletic Ground. The was a brace each for Wayne Parry and Justin Harding, also Joe Charlton added a goal for The Nomads, The Swifts’ scorers were Dan Scourfield and Tom Price.

Jordan Richards (second from right) scoring Carews opening goal

Jordan Richards (second from right) scoring Carew's opening goal
Picture by Susan McKehon