The First XV entertained Haverfordwest last Saturday, in glorious, but extremely hot weather on a perfect pitch; the atmospheric conditions posed a real issue on the day making water breaks essential for everyone on the pitch.

The match was sponsored by Altrad and The Old Kings Arms Hotel.

Both teams served up a very competitive and entertaining game throughout. The visitors missed an early penalty, then five minutes in scored a try after good work from their forwards released their backs to score wide out.

Another penalty and three tries to the home side’s penalty and try saw the visitors lead by 10-27 at the break.

The home side played well in the third quarter, scoring one try, but failed to penetrate a stern defence. Meanwhile the visitors scored another two well taken tries to deservedly take the honours 15-37.

The Youth entertained Llangwm last Saturday in very hot conditions, hoping to build on a very good performance at home against Carmarthen Athletic the week before.

The coaches were very pleased with the team and a number of individual performances, from their experienced, mature squad that dominated the whole game and were worthy winners by 61-10.

The First XV has been drawn against Trimsaran at home in the WRU Division 3 National Cup competition, the match to be played on September 23; they have also been drawn at home in Rd 2 of the Pembs KO Cup against Crymych, with the game hopefully being played in October.

Pembroke u8s
Under 8s (Pic supplied)

The Junior age groups started their campaigns on Sunday last and the youngsters attacked their opportunities to get back to playing with real vigour after a few weeks training.

The Panthers are due to start their season at home against West Swansea Hawks on Sept 24. The growing squad under coaches Keiron Burrows and Dale Humphreys are very keen to start their season well, particularly as they have been drawn away to Wrexham in Rd 1 of their WRU National Bowl competition on October 8.

Very sadly on Saturday the club heard of the sudden passing of the highly respected, long time member and supporter Ollie Knott. Thoughts are with his wife Pat, their family and close friends.

The annual weekly Turkey Trot draws have started; tickets are on sale in the pubs around town and at the club.

Weekly winners will be notified and usually pick up their premium Cuckoo Mill birds just before Christmas.

With the World Cup having started last weekend, everyone at the Club naturally wants Wales to go well, particularly as ex-player Jonathan Thomas is heavily involved in the Welsh coaching group.