There’s no golden boot regardless, but Monkton’s Ben Steele was leading the Division 1 scoring charts when the coronavirus pandemic struck down sport in March.

There was a time when the Pembrokeshire Football League would run a goal scoring tally as the season went along, but as the race to be top got tighter, invariably the supplied scorers from clubs on a Saturday became a little suspect.

Nowadays, with social media missing little, that wouldn’t be so easy to pull off.

Steele four clear of Ferney:

Steele had 21 league goals to his name, including three hat tricks and a seven goal haul against Saundersfoot. His form was one of the major reasons why at the time the season was suspended, Monkton were bang in contention to retain their title.

In second was Scott Ferney, who struck 17 times for Carew. He didn’t actually get off the mark until October 12th at Goodwick. - but goals then came in a cluster and in one four game spell he scored 13 times, including a double hat trick at Neyland. It was actually 19 in five games, but the other six came in a hammering of Johnston in the Senior Cup.

Indeed, a lot of tallies would be boosted here were cup games included – but rules are rules.

In third was Adam Hawkins on 17. He was on seven after his side’s opening four games, including four goals against St Clears, and consistently found the net thereafter.

Whitfield winning from right back:

Contests like this are of course, heavily loaded in favour of attackers. But out of the defensive players, it was full backs Shaun Whitfield and Camron Thomas who shared the best tally with seven goals each. In some games Whitfield was pushed up into midfield, but let’s not get too technical over a bit of fun.

Monkton defender Jake Season struck three times as well.

Club by club:

Below is the list of the top three scorers (providing they had more than one goal to their name) of each club following games on March 7th. I’ve no doubt some of the below tallies will be disputed and unfortunately, too many unsupplied scorers made it impossible to have similar charts for the four divisions below the top-flight.

Of course, some teams had fulfilled less fixtures than others. Fishguard’s forwards were most hard done by in that respect, playing only 10 league games.

Teams in order of their league position when things got halted:

Hakin United (13 games played):

1: Justin Harding – 12.

2: Shane Walsh and Ashley Bevan – 10.

Monkton Swifts (13):

1: Ben Steele – 21.

2: Dylan Davies – 11.

3: Jordan Richards - 8 (including 2 for Carew).

Carew (15):

1: Scott Ferney - 17

2: Fraser Findlay – 10.

3: Shaun Whitfield – 7.

Merlins Bridge (13):

1: Adam Hawkins – 16.

2: Leahy - 13 (including 2 for Carew).

3: Will Haworth – 11.

Goodwick United (11):

1: Jordan Griffiths – 8.

2: Steffan Williams, Kieran O’Brien, and Matty Delaney – 5.

Clarbeston Road (15):

1: Ben John – 14.

2: Richard Bevan – 10.

3: Matthew Ellis – 6.

Fishguard Sports (10):

1: Steve Lewis- 9.

2: Niall Kinsella - 5.

3: Lewis Banks and Matt Harries – 4.

Narberth (14):

1: Lloyd Hughes – 7.

2: Carl Jones – 5.

3: Dafydd Wright – 4.

Neyland (12):

1: Jason Griffiths – 13.

2: Jay Kennedy – 5.

3: Jay Kennedy – 4.

Pennar Robins (missing the scorer from 4-1 defeat to Monkton) (18):

1: Connor Roberts – 4.

2: Craig Asparassa and Rhys Lucas – 3.

St Clears (12):

1: Will Evans – 7.

2: Sean Seymour-Davies - 2.

3: (Host of players on 1 goal).

Saundersfoot Sports (16):

1: Adam Davidson – 5.

2: Jack Franklin and Paul Hodge – 3.