Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, November 23rd:

Division 1 (2pm):

Carew 4-1 Neyland

Carew won more comfortably than I thought they would in Narberth last week, and Messrs Scourfield and Griffiths were probably as happy with the clean sheet as they were the three goals.

Having gone out the West Wales Cup, that Senior Cup result would have lifted them but they need three points here to keep up the leading pack.

Neyland are beginning to pick up and there was a Jason Griffiths hat trick in their own cup win over Tumble on Saturday, while new signing Nico Morrison showed his worth with an expertly taken lob.

But their away form in the league has thus far been poor, conceding 10 goals in two games, and they will need to shore things against Carew's likely forward trio on Saturday.

Clarbeston Road 2-3 Merlins Bridge

Clarby have a habit of raising their game against the league's top sides, and like it was for Goodwick this month, this will be a tough trip for Bridge.

It's hard to read too much into their 16-0 win over Gors on Saturday, other than Joe Leahy and Adam Hawkins again forming a clinical partnership, but given Luke Hayward, Lee Hudgell, Nathan Greene, and Jordan Thomas all started on the bench their current squad looks strong.

Clarby again played Russian roulette with their keeper on Saturday, this time Martyn Tweedie doing the honours, but they won well in Saundersfoot and Ben John again grabbed a hat trick. He's been key to Clarby this season and Chris Ormond and co will be alert to that.

I think bridge will come through, but they'll have to work for it.

Fishguard Sports 4-1 St Clears

Fishguard continue to look comfortable in the top flight and Steve Lewis continues to be pivotal for them, as he has done for so many years.

He hit a hat trick in their 6-1 win at Pennar and here they face a St Clears side yet to win in the league.

Will Evans and Jerry Thomas did score for them when they played the Robins themselves a fortnight ago and drew 2-2 - but the form guide suggests adding to that tally looks a tall order here.

Monkton Swifts 7-1 Saundersfoot Sports

With nine league and cup games from nine - we can safely dispel any notion that Monkton's 2018/19 season was a flash in the pan. 

The champions top the table and Ben Steele is currently on fire. Jimmy Walker has slotted into the back four well and with a home game against Pennar to follow this, Joe Lewis and co will be eyeing six more points before December.

They will be heavily fancied to get three of them here against a Saundersfoot side currently struggling badly. To their credit they didn't cave in after being 4-0 down half time against Clarby and goals from Jack Franklin and Nick Allen restored respectability.

But they still await a first point and I can't see it coming at Monkton Lane.

Narberth 1-3 Hakin United

I suspect the pendulum is going to swing a lot in the battle for the title between now and May - and Hakin suffered their first blow on Saturday.

To lose for a second time of the season at Phoenix Park would have really irked them and Scott Davies will know his side must now respond.

Narberth too must go up a notch after being well beaten by Carew, and worth noting they actually sit fifth in the table having lost just once thus far.

I don't think it will a straight forward afternoon for Hakin, but I suspect they'll come away with three points.

Pennar Robins 1-6 Goodwick United

I keep saying that Pennar have come through poor starts before, but now Chris Lloyd does have cause for concern.

They were bang in the game against Fishguard after Luke Phillips made it 1-1 only to lose heavily, and sit on one point in six games.

Goodwick will be buoyed from Saturday. Having lost already they could ill afford another slip up against Hakin and like against Rockspur in the West Wales Cup, they came through a big test in tough conditions.

Rhys Dalling is looking clinical and Matty Delaney is an ever growing presence in midfield - and Pennar need to find the way of shutting their visitors down.

Second Division Cup Round 1 (1:45pm):
Johnston v St Ishmaels
Kilgetty v Solva
Lawrenny v Hakin United II
Milford United v Herbrandston

Division 2 (2pm):     
Broad Haven v Pennar Robins II
Hundleton v Merlins Bridge II

Division 3 (2pm):
Camrose v Monkton Swifts II
Cosheston AFC v Clarbeston Road II
Goodwick United II v Pembroke Boro
Haverfordwest CC v Fishguard Sports II
Letterston v Carew II
Milford Athletic v Pendine

Division 4 (2pm):        
Neyland II v Pennar Robins III
Solva II v Narberth II
St Clears II v Camrose II
St Florence v Haverfordwest CC II
St Ishmaels II v Milford United II
Tenby v Broad Haven II

Division 5 (2pm):     
Carew III v Angle
Herbrandston II vHundleton II
Newport Tigers v Lawrenny II
Pembroke Boro II v Milford Athletic II
Saundersfoot Sports II v Johnston II