Last weekend’s football started on Friday as Hundleton played Merlins Bridge seconds in the final of the Division Two Cup.
It didn’t go well for them either, with the Wizards coming out 2-0 winners, although Hundleton were left to rue the missed chances they created in the first half where a lack of composure and clinical finishing let them down.
The game was tied 0-0 at the break, before a brace of goals by the Wizards saw them lift a trophy that left Hundleton wondering what might have been.
In league action, Tenby travelled to Angle for a game they would have had high hopes of winning last season, but how things have changed for the once high-flying Seasiders. A couple of players leave and the balance of the side changes and it was Angle who came out on top, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from James Potter and two from Chris Richards in the Lynjay Farms sponsored clash.
Carew were due to play at Monkton, but that game was postponed.
Pennar’s turnaround from being virtually guaranteed relegation at the start of the year to virtual safety now must go down as one of the all-time great turnarounds in Pembrokeshire football history.
One win was all it took to breed confidence and now they are flying high, the latest win coming through a 9-2 win over bottom-placed Johnston. Phil Thompson stole the show, scoring five, with Craig Asparassa hitting the back of the net twice. Carl Rees and Sean Meaney grabbed the others in the All Whites Laundry sponsored game.
In division two, a brace by Matthew Kidney and one from Tom Lewis wasn’t enough to prevent Lawrenny from going down to an 8-3 loss at Clarbeston Road, while Saundersfoot Sports secured one of their best results of the season by winning at Letterston.
The visitors were in dominant mood, hitting six goals without reply as Jake Webster scored four and Richard Cope two.
St. Clears’ game at St. Ishmaels was postponed.
There will be no appearance in the final of the Division Three Cup for Carew seconds as the Rooks failed to fly in their game against Broad Haven. Rhys Davies scored twice for Carew in the semi-final, but they lost 4-2.
Better news for Kilgetty, however, as they won 4-0 at home to Clarbeston Road reserves. Jordan Gorman struck the first, with the others coming from Henry Lawrence, Billy Lawrence and Ollie Griffiths.
A good result for Narberth seconds, too, winning 5-3 at home against Milford Athletic. Dafydd Wright struck twice for the Bluebirds, with the others coming from Will Dunlop, Carl Jones and Norton Williams.
The game between Pendine and Camrose was postponed. The derby clash between Pennar Robins’ thirds and Lamphey seconds ended in a draw, finishing 2-2. Wayne Brunton scored twice for the Robins, with Adam Brown scoring both Lamphey goals.
Pembroke Boro won 6-2 at Prendergast Villa, while an Ashley Smith hat-trick and one from James Whitehouse was not enough for St. Florence to come out on top at Solva seconds as the Saints lost 5-4.
Meanwhile, in division five, Hundleton seconds and Carew thirds drew 2-2. Hundleton’s goals came from Connor Hay and Charlie Perkins, while Carew’s were scored by Marc Flaherty and Herbie Haggar.
Three goals by Simon Cole and one from Rhys Jenkins helped Lawrenny seconds to a 4-3 win against Milford United thirds, while Monkton seconds beat Milford Athletic seconds 6-1. Wayne Boswell scored the first, with the others coming from Paul Lacey, Jordan Kilby and three from Luke Hendry.
Finally there was an epic battle on London Road as Pembroke Boro narrowly lost at home against Kilgetty seconds. The visitors went home with a 6-4 win to their name. Pembroke’s goals came from Rhys Allison, Sean Edmundson, Sam Williams and Steffan Sandford, while Kilgetty’s were scored by George Wright, Josh Lewis, Max Jones and Jack Walters. Carl Wither top scored with a brace.