Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, January 26th:

Division 1 (2pm):

Carew 3-1 Pennar Robins

Unbeaten now since November 17th, Carew remain in the hunt for the title. But with games against Hakin (home and away), Goodwick and Monkton to come they can ill afford to drop points against sides outside the top five.

The Rooks are in-form though. Jordan Richards continued his hot streak with a hat trick at Solva on Saturday but from 1 to 11, they look a solid outfit. 

But Pennar returned to form last week and that Senior Cup was important for Chris Lloyd. The Robins are safe from any relegation danger and aside from pushing into the top half, have little to play for in the league. But with a Senior Cup semi final to come and places to play for, it shouldn't be hard to motivate boys.

In Stuart James, the Robins have one of the best keepers in the division but defensively, they face a tough test here.

Hakin United 5-2 Neyland

This maybe looks a little tougher for Hakin than it would have done a month ago.

That Senior Cup loss at Bridge last week would have frustrated them no end. It means their West Wales Cup match with St Josephs on February 9th takes on greater significance and Kristan Bennett will want to go into that on the back of a good win.

To their credit though, Neyland have not downed tools after that loss to Milford United. They pushed Clarbie in a 5-3 defeat and then notched a great 3-1 win at Narberth on Saturday.

Having Patrick Bellerby helped but he returns to rugby this weekend, but more tellingly was The Nomads used their sixth different keeper of the season.

It actually paid off as Mike Chandler saved a late penalty, but I suspect the 'forward' will have a fair bit more to do this week with Nicky Woodrow and Justin Harding bearing down on him.

Hakin need momentum back, and I suspect they'll get some here.

Herbrandston 1-5 Goodwick United

Goodwick have quietly gone about their business since Christmas.

With all eyes on the Senior Cup they went back top last weekend with a comfortable win over Clarbeston Road, and with Bridge and Monkton playing each other this Saturday, they can further their advantage here.

Having beaten Herbie 4-0 at home already you'd fancy them again and with the Phoenix Boys having conceded just twice in their last five league games, it's hard to see the home side getting much change out of their back four.

In fact Sean Thomas now has a job to pick his side up after blowing a 2-0 lead against Milford United. A win would have lift them above The Robins and to have only drawn from that position was a big body blow.

Herbie have been so reliant on Scott Reid for goals and it was his brace that initially put them in control last week. But as well as getting him on the ball up front, the home side will have to go up several notches in defence as well.

Merlins Bridge 2-2 Monkton Swifts

This is big.

Bridge remain unbeaten in Divsion One but have now drawn three times. Monkton have not lost since the opening night. Currently the Swifts are 10 points clear of their hosts on Saturday having played three games more, but if that gap becomes 13 then suddenly Matthew D'Ivry and co are playing catch up.

The Wizards won 3-0 when these two met at The Racecourse before Christmas but that will have zero bearing on this time around. Monkton were missing several players that day and were clearly second best. I expect this one to be much tighter.

On the weekend Bridge notched a crucial cup win over Hakin courtesy of Nathan Greene's late header but Monkton were again impressive in dispatching of St Clears 6-1. And yet again, the goals were shared around.

Joe Lewis' side have stood up to be counted in league games against Goodwick and Hakin and this won't faze them. Both teams have the attacks to score goals but also boast good defensive records this season - and I can see them cancelling each other out.

Although a draw wouldn't really satisfy anyone......except Goodwick.

Saundersfoot Sports 2-2 Milford United

Saundersfoot have long been safe in terms of staying up (10 points clear of Herbie) but their form is now a concern. Their last five league and cup games have ended in defeat and you have to go back to November 3rd for the most recent win.

Sam Coleman admitted they 'never got going' in the 3-0 defeat at Pennar on Saturday so an improved Milford will eye a result here.

Especially as the Robins are making strides. Their second half fightback against Herbie made it four points in three games and suddenly they are playing with renewed fight and belief. The returns of veteran Michael McCarthy and (the much younger) Taku Padiwa have given them extra options and they with their inferior goal difference, they will want to increase their three point cushion over Herbie with the two still to play at Marble Hall.

St Clears 1-2 Clarbeston Road

Both sides were well beaten on Saturday by Monkton and Goodwick respectively, although it is Clarbie who still come into this in better form.

Before the Phoenix Park game, in which keeper Sam Edge did save a Lee Hugell penalty, they had recorded back to back wins over Pennar and Neyland. St Clears meanwhile, have not won since December 8th when they beat Saundersfoot 2-1.

Iestyn Scourfield has been standing in between the sticks for the Saints and he may be tested regularly again Saturday as Clarbie always carry threat going forward. 

The latter have struggled for consistency this season but I can see them edging this.

Division 2 (2pm):

Camrose v St Ishmaels

Fishguard Sports v Solva

Hundleton v Hakin United II

Kilgetty v Johnston

Letterston v Lawrenny

Llangwm H'west CC v Broad Haven

Prendergast Villa v Merlins Bridge II

Division 3 (2pm):

Clarbeston Road II v Carew II

Goodwick United II v Pembroke Boro

Milford United II v Milford Athletic

Narberth II v St Florence

Pendine v Monkton Swifts II

Pennar Robins II v Fishguard Sports II

Solva II v St Clears II

Division 4 (2pm):

St Ishmaels II v Herbrandston II

Fourth Division Cup Round 2 (1.45pm):

Broad Haven II v Cosheston

Neyland II v Kilgetty II

Pembroke Boro II v Hundleton II

Pennar Robins III v Camrose II

Division 5 (2pm):

Johnston II v Monkton Swifts III

Lawrenny II v Saundersfoot Sports II

Milford Athletic II v Letterston II

Tenby v Newport Tigers