Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, November 3rd:

West Wales Cup Round 2:

Burry Port 1-2 Carew

This is tricky for Carew.

Burry Sport play in the second tier in Carmarthenshire but are unbeaten in their league so far, with four wins and as many draws from their eight games.

But The Rooks are going well, sitting top of Division One and Jordan Richards has sparked into life with back to back hat tricks against Narberth and Milford United.

Carew have been missing Jack Christopher with injury but it's testament to their new found depth it hasn't affected their form. I'd back them to come through here.

Clarbeston Road 3-2 Gorseinon

Clarbie's form has fluctuated all season, and their tendency to score goals as well as concede them was underlined by an 8-4 home win over Pennar last week (I predicted 2-2).

Jason Griffiths and Sean Seymour-Davies shared five of them as that strike partnership continues to prosper, and the return to regular action of Raph Barnett has given them more balance in midfield.

Gorseinon are 11th in the Carmarthenshire Premier, although would be three places higher were it not for having three points deducted, and this one looks pretty tight on paper.

With home advantage, I'd back Clarbie here.

Goodwick United 2-0 Seaside

It's just one win in four league and cup games now for Goodwick, but this is a competition which tends to bring the best out of them.

They've won this trophy twice in three seasons, and as current holders, they won't give it up easily.

It took a last minute leveler from Jordan Griffiths, arguably their player of the season so far, to get a point against Monkton last week but Goodwick still lost just once this season in 10 league and cup games.

Seaside lie 10th in the Carmarthenshire Premier with nine points from eight games, and were hammered 6-1 at Bwlch last time out.

I'd be surprised if the champions didn't progress.

Hakin United 5-1 Milford United

The Vikings were seemingly given a lesson in Garden Village last week, albeit against Welsh League opposition.

They've not had a good few weeks but this is a chance for them to respond, against a Milford side who may welcome a cup week as they continue to struggle in Division One.

The Robins were much depleted in their 8-0 loss at Carew last week, and need players back to avoid another tough day here.

Herbrandston 2-3 Johnston

I don't think the respective Division One/Two statuses mean a great deal here, these two should be pretty evenly matched.

Herbie have been low on luck these past few weeks. Had things turned out differently in the latter stages, they could have had four points from recent matches with St Clears and Neyland. Instead they have none.

The Tigers meanwhile, had a run of six league wins ended at Camrose on Saturday, although they were left unhappy after a dubious early red card to Stepen Allen. He will be a loss to them this weekend.

Sean Thomas will see this as a chance to at least get a win on the board without the burden of needing league points. But his side have scored just five times in eight league games thus far, while Johnston have been free scoring with strikers Scott Crawford and Ryan Doyle in top form.

How much either side needs the West Wales Cup is debatable, but neither will want to lose here. And despite Saturday's defeat, Johnston take more momentum into this.

Letterston 0-7 Ynystawe Athletic

Ominously for Letterston, Ynystawe Athletic come into this lying second in the Swansea League Division One.

Letterston themselves were beaten 8-0 by Hakin 2nds in Division 2 and with keeper James Gwilt having gone back to Goodwick, the odds are against them here.

If the visitors are at full strength, I can see a long day for the home side.

Monkton Swifts 4-1 Felinfoel

That late Goodwick equaliser would have been a sickener for Monkton last week, but their form shows no sign of waning.

Dylan Davies and James Russell were again on the scoresheet at Phoenix Park, and they will fancy their chances against a Felinfoel team with three wins from eight in the Carmarthenshire League Division Two.

Joe Lewis has currently harboured a hard working side and don't see them being complacent here. I'd back them with room to spare.

Neyland 5-1 Abergwili

Abergwili won 10-2 in the first round against Cwm Albion Colts, but don't let that fool you into thinking they are a side in form.

They lie bottom of the Carmarthenshire Division One having lost nine from nine, with a goal difference of -54.

Neyland, meanwhile, are improving after a torrid start, and a late winner from Will Hughes on Saturday against Herbie meant four points from their last two games.

This should be another morale boosting win here.

Penlan Club 2-1 Merlins Bridge

As draws go, this one couldn't have been tougher for Bridge.

Penlan have won all six of their league games in the Swansea Premier Division so far, although they were beaten by Ynyshir Albions in the FAW Trophy on Saturday.

Worth remembering that Bridge too are unbeaten in Division One, with their trophy loss to Swansea University their only defeat in this campaign.

In that respect it is hard to call, but recent pedigree in this competition favours Penlan. They were beaten finalists by Goodwick last season but away from home, Matthew D'Ivry's side will have to be at their best.

I hope they prove me wrong too.

St Ishmaels 2-1 Plough Colts

Again it's Pembrokeshire League v Swansea League as two second tier sides meet.

Under new manager Steve Hastings, Tish pushed leaders Fishguard all the way last week and were perhaps unlucky to lose late on. Plough meanwhile, have had a mixed start, with five wins and two draws from their 12 league games.

On paper these two should be pretty evenly matched, but with home advantage, I'll back the local side. 

Manderwood Pembrokeshire Football League Division 1 (2pm):

Narberth 2-2 St Clears

Narberth have started to show improvements but still only have four points to their name, while St Clears sit safely in mid table.

For the latter, this is a fifth away league game on the trot, and they threw away 0-2 lead at Lamphey to draw on Saturday. But in-form striker Steve Thomas is proving a handful at moment, with three goals in his last two games, and the home defence will be aware.

These two drew 2-2 on the opening night of the season, and I can see Saturday being just as close.

Saundersfoot Sports 3-2 Pennar Robins

Just one point separates these two, but both come into this on the back of poor displays.

I didn't expect The Sports to lose by the margin they did at Bridge, while Pennar's big defeat in Clarbie made it five league games without a win.

Saundersfoot themselves have not had three points since beating Narberth on September 15th, so both will be eyeing a chance to get back on track.

Neither of these sides will be going down, but this is the sort of game both need to win to be challenging in the top half, and not struggling in the lower one.

My hunch is the Sports to sneak it but it will be close.

Division 2 (2pm):

Broad Haven v Camrose

Fishguard Sports v Kilgetty


Llangwm Haverfordwest CC v Hakin United II

Prendergast Villa v Solva

Division 3 (2pm):

Carew II v Clarbeston Road II

Milford United II v Fishguard Sports II

Pendine v Narberth II

Pennar Robins II v Pembroke Boro

Solva II v Goodwick United II

St Clears II v Milford Athletic

St Florence v Monkton Swifts II

Division 4 (2pm):

Camrose II v Broad Haven II

Cosheston AFC v Neyland II

Kilgetty II v Herbrandston II

Pembroke Boro II v St Ishmaels II

Pennar Robins III v Hundleton II

Division 5 (2pm):

Johnston II v Tenby

Lawrenny II v Letterston II

Milford Athletic II v Saundersfoot Sports II

Monkton Swifts III v Newport Tigers