It proved a busy weekend for Pembroke RFC’s youth teams...

The Youth entertained Tenby last Saturday in an early kick off on a very wet, heavy Crickmarren pitch, in reasonable weather conditions.

Pembroke played exceptionally well against the less experienced Tenby outfit and dominated territory and possession for two thirds of the match, with the forwards and backs combining well in playing expansive rugby and scoring some really well constructed tries, which were topped off by some very good place kicking by Bowyn Clark.

Tenby did take opportunities in the middle third of the game to mount some pressure, but they were repelled by determined defence.

Eventually the game was curtailed by the referee as the home side exceded the fifty point mark to deservedly take the points and stay top of the local League.

Pembroke Under 10s
Pembroke Under 10s (Pic supplied)

The Panthers had been due to entertain Morriston last Sunday afternoon, but the opposition failed to raise a side.

Many of the junior age groups were in action at the weekend, the U8s putting two teams into the Scarlets festival, both teams winning two from three matches, whilst others did well against Narberth.

Fixtures ahead include - First XV away in St Davids, where they will be trying hard to overcome the five point deficit from the first match, to claim the Willington Slate Trophy that the teams now play for in memory of Gareth ‘Spike’ Willington and his son Daniel, who tragically perished in a fishing boat sinking off St Davids in April 2016; a large contingent of Former Players will be accompanying the squad to watch the match, when the host club will be raising funds for the Fishermans Mission and local RNLI.

The Youth will be home to Haverfordwest KO 2 pm, in a match being sponsored by Cresswell Quay.

In the coming weeks the U17s are due to play Narberth at home in the Mike Fry Cup, whilst a number of our older junior age groups will be playing annual Cup/Plate games hoping to reach their respective Finals, we wish them every success.

The Panthers are due to travel to Tondu on Sunday afternoon, KO 2.30 pm.

Everyone at the Club has been delighted to see Megan Cole, Bowyn Clarke and Lewis Dennison play so well for their respective Scarlets squads in the last month or so; all have acquitted themselves exceptionally well as they continue their rugby journeys.

Congratulations to the winners of the bumper Januray 150+ monthly draw. They were £500 Nick Gregg, £250 Michael McNally, £230 Richard Eynon, and £200 Maureen and Tony Rowsell.

Two former players, Kyle Davies and Alex Wilkes are running in the London Marathon raising funds for Tenovus; they hope to have a large crowd supporting their Horse Race Night fundraiser at the club on March 1, starting at 7 pm.