Manderwood Football League Division One fixtures for Saturday, Deceber 16th (2.30pm):

Carew v Clarbeston Road

It was four weeks ago when these two Senior Cup semi-finalists last met in Clarbie - and fair to say it was one for the neutral.

That day, Matthew Ellis' team prevailed 6-5, and followed that up with two big wins before blowing a 2-0 lead to lose 4-3 at home to Lamphey last Saturday.

It is that sort of inconsistency which is currently stopping Clarbie turning a good first season back in the top flight into a great one - and it would not surprise to see them sign off for Christmas with either a big win or bad defeat tomorrow.

Carew have also been erratic of late, but ended a run of four league games without a win last Saturday by hammering Angle 5-0.

That followed another 5-0 win over Evans and Williams in the West Wales Cup, and back to back clean sheets suggests they are addressing the defensive woes that have plagued them at times this season.

Both teams have goals aplenty in them - with Sam Christopher and Jason Griffiths leading the charts for their respective teams - and at home I'll unconvincingly tip Carew.

Score prediction: Carew 3-2 Clarbeston Road

Herbrandston v Hakin United

The Pembrokeshire Football League have confirmed to Telegraph Sport that two sides will be relegated irrespective of where Hakin 2nds finish in Division Two - meaning last week's defeat to Milford United was a hammer blow for Herbie.

They are joint bottom and eight points off safety - and losing to a Milford side who were yet to win in the league prior to Saturday would have deflated them badly.

Unless they can find form and start fielding their best XI regularly an instant return to the second tier seems on the cards - and it gets no easier tomorrow against a Hakin side in rampant league and cup form.

The Vikings are making chances and scoring goals from everywhere at the moment, as proved last week when seven different players found the net in their dismantling of Neyland.

When these sides met in September Hakin prevailed 6-2, and I envisage a similar outcome here.

Score prediction: Herbrandston 1-6 Hakin United

Lamphey v Angle

It has been a tough few weeks for Lamphey, so they deserve great credit for coming from behind to win 4-3 at Clarbie last Saturday with goals from Luke John, Alex Lewis, and their standout performer thus far, Anthony Webb (2).

To win like that you need spirit and togetherness and it suggests The Stags are prepared to fight, and it was a crucial three points that keeps daylight between them and the drop zone.

Angle themselves are two points above Lamphey, and 10 clear of the bottom two, but as previously mentioned were no match for Carew last Saturday.

I think this will be tight, but on momentum if nothing else, I'll edge towards Lamphey to take another big step towards safety.

Score prediction: Lamphey 2-1 Angle

Monkton Swifts v Goodwick United

I thought Monkton would push Merlins Bridge harder than they did last week, and they will now be keen to prove their league position is not a false one at home to leaders Goodwick.

Striker James Russell has surely put himself in contention for a county call up with his goals of late - but the front man may need to be clinical off limited opportunities tomorrow against a Goodwick defence that has conceded just nine times in 10 league games.

And whilst Wayne O'Sullivan's side have formed a solid unit at the back, like Hakin, they have plenty ready to step up when needs be in attack, with Steven Dockerty the latest to stand out with two goals in the 4-0 win over Narberth on Saturday.

As expected with Wayne and his brother Chris in charge, The Phoenix Boys are a very fit outfit, and I'd expect them to come through at Monkton Lane even if it's only in the final quarter.

Score prediction: Monkton Swifts 1-3 Goodwick United

Narberth v Merlins Bridge

I think it is fair to say that nine league games ago, Narberth would have settled for eight straight wins and a defeat to leaders Goodwick.

By all accounts, they pushed Goodwick harder than 4-0 suggested, and tomorrow is another chance for them to really show how far they have progressed.

They will have a go at The Wizards, and the prowess of Luke Raymond, Dafydd Wright, and Tone Evans amongst others up front will test the experience of away defenders Matthew D'Ivry, Richard Hughes, Chris Ormond and co.

But Bridge currently look rock solid, and the goals are coming from their midfielders as well as their forwards.

My hunch is The Bluebirds will strongly test their unbeaten league record, but Nathan Thomas' team will edge it.

Score prediction: Narberth 1-2 Merlins Bridge

Neyland v Pennar Robins

It has been an awful few weeks for Neyland, who last week were forced to play new forward Jonathan Harris in goal in a 7-0 defeat to Hakin.

That made it four defeats on the bounce, one of which came against tomorrow's opponents Pennar.

That day, Chris Lloyd's side prevailed 4-3, although were 4-1 up until a late rally from The Nomads - and they have now taken a superb 16 points from their last 18.

Three in-form players - Phil John, Sam Southcott, and Luke Phillips all struck in their 3-2 win over West Dragons last week, and given they lost their opening six matches, it is remarkable to think they are now above Neyland in the table in eighth place.

On current form, you have to back the visitors to continue their great revival.

Score prediction: Neyland 1-2 Pennar Robins

West Dragons v Milford United

The Dragons are in 'rebuilding' mode after losing a host of players in recent weeks - but there is a fine line between doing that and being drawn into a dogfight.

They are eight points clear of tomorrow's opponents, but a fifth straight league defeat would have alarm bells ringing.

During Saturday's 3-2 loss to Pennar, they still had experienced Division One figures like Lee Palmer, Gethin Roberts, Scott Crawford and Ewan Cunningham in their XI - but the fact they could only travel with 12 is a concern.

The Robins have worked hard and threatened results in recent weeks, and therefore, few could begrudge them their first league win over Herbie last Saturday.

Lewis Tee is one of a handful of promising youngsters who have emerged for them this season, and it was his winner that would have given Adrian Hutching's men a real confidence boost.

But in reality, they still have a mountain to climb to get out of trouble - and I can see a stalemate here between two sides anxious for more.

Score prediction: West Dragons 1-1 Milford United

Division Two (2.30pm)

Fishguard Sports v Llangwm

Hakin United II v St Ishmaels

Hundleton v Johnston

Lawrenny v Saundersfoot Sports

Letterston v Solva

Merlins Bridge II v Kilgetty

Prendergast Villa v St Clears

Division Three (2.30pm)

Goodwick United II v Carew II

Manorbier United v Camrose

Milford United II v Broad Haven

Pembroke Boro v Narberth II

Pendine v Clarbeston Road II

Pennar Robins II v Milford Athletic

St Florence v West Dragons II

Division Four (2.30pm)

Angle II v Pennar Robins III

Broad Haven II v Herbrandston II

Kilgetty II v Fishguard Sports II

Llangwm II v Monkton Swifts II

Solva II v Neyland II

St Ishmaels II v Lamphey II

Division Five (2.30pm)

Camrose II v Hundleton II

Cosheston v Milford United III

Johnston II v Pembroke Boro II

Milford Athletic II v Letterston II

Saundersfoot Sports II v Carew III