Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division 1: Hakin United 2-1 Herbrandston

First half goals from Shane Walsh and Justin Harding set up a win for Hakin over Herbrandston last night - but they had to repel a second half comeback from their neighbours after a stunning goal from Scott Reid.

The result keeps the Vikings just about alive in the title race, while Herbie are now almost certain to be relegated - but Sean Thomas and his players will be ruing why they left it so late in season to produce such a competitive display.

It was the Vikings who controlled the early stages and a great cross by Camron Thomas set up a goal for Walsh as he volleyed home at the near post.

Then came a crucial moment as Herbie midfielder Rhyan Nolan went down in the area under Adam Collins’ challenge - but the penalty appeals were waved away and the home side duly broke upfield and another Thomas delivery was headed in by Harding.

But early in the second half the visitors got back into it as a long ball forward evaded Hakin centre back Ben Aldred, and Reid latched onto it out wide before hammering a brilliant 30 yard volley into the top corner.

Herbie had further chances and James Manson’s scuffed goal kick fell to Nolan - but the keeper recovered well to make the save and keep his side ahead.

Then with five minutes left Hakin missed a chance for breathing space when Ali Ouzman headed over from point blank range, but Kristan Bennett’s team held on to make it six points in three days following their 5-1 win over Narberth 5-1 on the weekend.

Both sides play again tomorrow. Hakin go to Pennar and Herbie host title chasing Merlins Bridge.

Hakin United: James Manson, Adam Collins, Ben Aldred, Ewan Findlay, Bradley Barrett, Ali Ouzman, Mark Jones, Camron Thomas, Craig Nicholson, Shane Walsh, Justin Harding. Subs: Luke Hart, Tom Evans, Adrian Devonald.

Herbrandston: Leighton Harding, Archie McCallum, Ryan Davies, Adrian Rees, Jamie Evans, Sean Williams, Jonty Bennett, Scott Findlay, Marc Gelona, Scott Reid. Sub: Sean Thomas.

Referee: Helmut Reinhardt.