Athletic and Herbie win to reach semis

First published in Pembrokeshire sports news

Pennar Robins II 1

Milford Athletic 6

Milford Athletic Athletic eased through to the semi finals of the second division cup with a convincing display over a battling Pennar Robins II side.

Stuart MacDonald’s men took the lead when Jamie Bird poked home 20 minutes in.

On 40 minutes the home side levelled when Ben Jones tapped in. But straight from the kick off Hayden Diamond set up MacDonald who restored the lead.

Gary Power slotted in a third after the break before sealing the game from the penalty spot. Diamond was upended in the box and Power made no mistake with a confident strike.

The away side’s fifth goal came on 75 minutes when Jake Barrett stroked home on his first team debut.

Power rubbed salt into the wounds late on when he completed his hat-trick late on, again scoring from the penalty spot after Shane Walsh was fouled.

Milford Athletic: Shaun Bird, Jamie Bird, Leigh Power, Nathen Lewis, Andrew Davies, Hayden Diamond, Chris Scoble, Gary Power, Ashley Cleevely, Stuart MacDonald, Shane Walsh. Subs: Jake Barrett, Geraint Hughes, Steve Buckley.

Herbrandston 5

Lamphey 0

Herbie turned in a superb first half display to easily account for Lamphey in their second division semi-final.

The game was effectively sealed by half time as Phil Frank’s men scored all five goals in the opening 45 minutes.

The game went ahead despite heavy underfoot conditions, and it was Tom Arnold who caught the eye up front, scoring twice on his first team debut.

Ali Ouzman and Darren Devonald also struck before Marc Gelona finished the rout from the penalty spot.

As the weather deteriorated, both sides struggled to get a foothold in the second half, and there was no further scoring as Herbie cruised through.

Herbrandston: Gareth Marshallsay, Leigh Galdo, Daniel Munn, Daniel Armstrong, Sean Williams, Liam Tester, Marc Gelona, Craig Nicholson, Tom Arnold, Ali Ouzman, Darren Devonald.

Subs: Scott Reid, Peter Frank, Jordan Jones.

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