Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, March 9:

Division 1 (2.30pm):

Goodwick United 2-1 Carew

Simply put, Goodwick have to win.

There is no time to dwell on that West Wales Cup defeat at Hakin. The Phoenix Boys have a game in hand on Monkton but are seven points behind now, and if that gap is any bigger by the time they go to Monkton Lane on March 16th then it could be game over.

Rhys Dalling looked sharp when he came on at The Obs so he may well start here, while Matty Delaney will return from suspension.

On the contrary Carew had a cracking comeback win against Mumbles Rangers but this game comes at a tricky time for them. They play Pennar in the Senior Cup semi final on Tuesday and inevitably will have an eye on that.

I still see this being tight, just as it was when the teams drew at Carew due to Alex Bayley's late equaliser, but Goodwick's need is perhaps greater and I suspect they'll nick it.

Either way, we're in for one hell of a show of throw ins. Stef Hayes and Shaun Whitfield can both hurl them into the box from anywhere and keepers James Gwilt and Tom Davies will be braced for a bombardment.

Herbrandston 2-5 Narberth

Herbie's problems were summed up last week at St Clears.

They created chances, two of which Scott Reid took, but conceded six at the other end. Indeed, you have to go back to January 12th to find a league game when a player other than Reid scored for them (bar one own goal).

Narberth did beat Milford 5-3 but it was far from comfortable (they trailed early on and were 3-3 with 10 minutes left). It was Chris Brown who proved the difference with two goals but they do have ample threat going forward.

I think goals at both ends, but the superior firepower of the away side means Herbie's long wait for a league win may continue.

Milford United 1-4 Merlins Bridge

Like Goodwick, a game Bridge can't afford to lose.

In fact The Wizards have the hardest task of the three sides realistically left in the title race. They have only played 14 games, five less than Monkton, and trail them by 19 points. Their mindet now has to be to win every match.

I think they'll get one here, especially with Adam Hawkins back and seemingly in-form, but it won't be easy. Milford have come on a long way since starting the season so badly and are now a hard working outfit. Liam Parr has been in the goals of late and with Scott Griffiths leading them, they have shored up defensively.

But I still think Bridge here.

Neyland 3-3 Pennar Robins

Neyland lose 12-0 one week, win 5-4 the next. A nightmare to predict.

But last Saturday against Clarbie was the strongest line up they've had for a while and both Olly Hughes and Keiron Howells got vital goal doubles.

As for Pennar, they have fallen out of form at the wrong time. In 2019 they've had a 9-2 win at Herbrandston but have lost their other five league games. And to go down 9-0 at Monkton last week would have left the players, and Chris Lloyd, feeling mortally wounded.

They can't afford to go into the semi final on Tuesday on the back of another loss and I do expect improvements here. They were missing keeper Stuart James last week which may have been a factor and should enjoy more possession at The Athletic Club, but needless to say must defend better.

Hard to say which was this will go. So 3-3 is a bit of a stab in the dark.

Saundersfoot Sports 1-6 Monkton Swifts

Speaking of Monkton, the pressure of leading the table isn't fazing them. But while I've said a few times they must be wary of still having Goodwick, Bridge, Hakin, and Carew to play - I never envisaged that would be their exact final four games.

So a win here to maintain their cushion is a must. In their last two games against Herbie and Pennar they have scored 17 and conceded 0 so it's hard to see Saundersfoot stopping them. Ben Steele had another hat trick last week but the goals are being shared around.

Saundersfoot were beaten 2-0 at Milford last time out and will be without the suspended Nick Cope. They need a big performance or this could be a tough day.

St Clears 1-3 Hakin United

Hakin's season came down to last Saturday. A defeat there and it would have been easy to see things petering out. Instead, they go to St Clears on a high.

For all the talk of their defensive issues (or my talk anyway) they dug deep when under pressure against Goodwick and keeper James Manson was superb. Nicky Woodrow did what Nicky Woodrow does when given chances and Justin Harding returns from suspension to join him up front tomorrow.

Kristan Bennett will want to keep the momentum going into that West Wales Cup semi final now but St Clears will provide a test. Will Evans starred with a hat trick in their win over Herbie and Steve Thomas and Sean Seymour-Davies will test Hakin at the back.

I think The Vikings will come through this though.

Second Division Cup semi-final (2pm)

Letterston v Johnston

Division 2 (2.30pm):

Broad Haven v Llangwm H'west CC

Fishguard Sports v Hundleton

Hakin United II v Solva

Lawrenny v St Ishmaels

Merlins Bridge II v Camrose

Prendergast Villa v Kilgetty

Division 3 (2.30pm):

Clarbeston Road II v St Clears II

Monkton Swifts II v St Florence

Pembroke Boro v Milford United II

Solva II v Pennar Robins II

Third Divison Cup Round 2 (2pm):

Carew II v Milford Athletic

Narberth II v Pendine

Division 4 (2.30pm):

Camrose II v Llangwm H'west CC II

Cosheston v Herbrandston II

Hundleton II v Pennar Robins III

Kilgetty II v Neyland II

St Ishmaels II v Broad Haven II

Division 5 (2.30pm):

Newport Tigers v Milford Athletic II