Manderwood Pembrokeshire Football League Division One fixtures for Saturday, December 30 (2.30pm):

Angle v Narberth

THE return of Ben Adams certainly paid dividends for Angle last time out, with his hat trick inspiring a 4-1 win at Lamphey.

It was a second win in three games for Angle, and would have given Narberth food for though ahead of this trip.

The Bluebirds have followed up eight straight league wins with two defeats - but more than matched Merlins Bridge in their 2-1 defeat at Jesse Road two weeks ago, losing to a last gasp Will Haworth free kick.

That game proved the can live with the best, in the league, and despite Angle's recent upturn, the visitors will start favourites here.

Score prediction: Angle 1-3 Narberth

Carew v Herbrandston

Both sides had their games postponed two weeks ago, but it is fair to say The Rooks go into this with far more momentum than Herbie do.

Carew hammered Angle last time out (5-0), with another hat trick from Sam Christopher, and his firepower alone which severely test a Herbie side without a win in the league since September 5th.

Oliver West's side are also struggling to score goals, striking only two times since November 18, both to Scott Reid.

Somehow, the visitors have to find a way to turn things around fast - but it will be tough for them to do so at the Recreation Ground.

Score prediction: Carew 4-0 Herbrandston

Goodwick United v Neyland

The Nomads have underachieved of late - so seeing off in-form Pennar 5-3 in their last game would have done them the world of good.

They held their nerve after The Robins got back from 3-0 to 3-2, showing a resilience missing of late, as Patrick Bellerby starred in an eventual 5-2 win.

But they can ill-afford any wobbles on Saturday against a Goodwick side that has been ruthlessly efficient in cup and league action lately.

Injuries to key strikers Rhys Dalling and Jordan Griffiths have been countered by their midfielders stepping up with goals, and club captain Adam Raymond has proved a more than useful 'stop-gap' up front.

Wayne O'Sullivan's side have also been solid at the back, with the boss himself and Scott Delaney marshalling an organised back five.

The Phoenix Boys appear to have few weaknesses at the moment, and having beaten Neyland away 8-1 in November, will be odds-on to do a double here.

Score prediction: Goodwick United 3-0 Neyland

Hakin United v West Dragons

Hakin's only defeat all season came at The Dragons in September, but much has changed since then.

The Vikings are looking strong, although may be concerned about a future fixture pile up having played only seven league games thus far.

Youngsters and Ben Fawcett and Jack Wilson have seamlessly stepped up to senior football, and Justin Harding is now looking like the striker so clinical in his last spell at The Obs.

The return of Nicky Woodrow is also imminent - whilst The Dragons are very much new look having lost a host of players in recent weeks.

New player manager Chris Edwards scored twice to inspire them to a 6-3 win over Milford last week, ending a run of four straight losses, but it's difficult to see them getting a similar result here.

Score prediction: Hakin United 5-1 West Dragons

Merlins Bridge v Clarbeston Road

The Wizards have breezed through some games this season - but it was their narrow 2-1 win at Narberth last time out which was really significant.

Those are the sort of results you have to be grind out to be champions, and Nathan Thomas' side are very much in the title race, unbeaten in ten games and just two points off Goodwick.

Will Haworth has gone from a promising youngster to a proven match winner, and the signing of Richard Hughes has added depth to an already experienced defence.

In fact, Bridge possess a strong squad, which is useful at this time of year when other commitments can affect availability.

Clarbie have fluctuated all season - capable of beating anyone, whilst at the same time, prone to a surprise defeat.

That was proven this month when they followed a 5-0 win at Neyland with a 4-3 loss to Lamphey - but fourth place still represents a big effort on their first season back in top flight.

Jason Griffiths, Tom Reubens and co will test the Bridge defence at The Racecourse, but expect the hosts to edge this Senior Cup semi final dress rehearsal.

Score prediction: Merlins Bridge 2-1 Clarbeston Road

Milford United v Monkton Swifts

THE Robins would have felt they missed a real chance of a second straight win two weeks ago, as they let a 2-1 half time lead slip against West Dragons, losing 6-3.

Adrian Hutchings inexperienced side faltered in the latter stages, but a major positive for him was the promising displays of 16-year-old debutants Jacob Horn, Ben Mathias and William De-vong.

Monkton's good run of form was ended with a 4-0 loss at Bridge in their last outing, but they enjoyed four wins on the trot before that.

Striker James Russell has been in superb form for them, and if he plays, he could give The Swifts the edge against a home side that will battle hard.

Score prediction: Milford United 2-3 Monkton Swifts

Pennar Robins v Lamphey

Both teams were brought back down to earth in their last game - Pennar losing at Neyland and Lamphey hammered at home to Angle.

But prior to that The Robins had taken 16 points from 18, and were left to rue a terrible first half at The Athletic Ground that saw them 3-0 down.

Phil John however, continued his form by scoring for the fourth consecutive game, and Chris Lloyd's side shouldn't be panicked by one poor result.

The Stags however, may go in revitalised after the rumoured re-signings over Christmas of Mike and Billy Davies, plus Josh Dearsley.

Expect a tight, hard fought derby at Bush Camp.

Score prediction: Pennar Robins 2-2 Lamphey

Division Two:

Fishguard Sports v Merlins Bridge II

Johnston v Prendergast Villa

Lawrenny v Hakin United II

Saundersfoot Sports v Letterston

Solva v Llangwm

St Clears v Kilgetty

St Ishmaels v Hundleton

Division Three:

Broad Haven v St Florence

Camrose v Pennar Robins II

Clarbeston Road II v Pembroke Boro

Manorbier United v Pendine

Milford Athletic v Carew II

Narberth II v Goodwick United II

West Dragons II v Milford United II

Division Four:

Herbrandston II v Angle II

Kilgetty II v St Clears II

Lamphey II v Broad Haven II

Llangwm II v St Ishmaels II

Monkton Swifts II v Fishguard Sports II

Pennar Robins III v Solva II

Division Five:

Camrose II v Letterston II

Carew III v Milford Athletic II

Cosheston v Saundersfoot Sports II

Hundleton II v Lawrenny II

Milford United III v Pembroke Boro II