Goodwick end season on a high

By County Echo Reporter in Football

GOODWICK United signed off their campaign in the Manderwood Pembrokeshire League with an emphatic 8-0 home win over Monkton Swifts, to finish fourth in the final division one standings.

Johnny Horgan led the way with five goals as the Phoenix lads finished with 16 league wins from 26 matches, with four draws and six defeats.

Goodwick took just five minutes to open the scoring when Rowan Nicholson played a great through ball for Jonny Horgan to outpace the defence and fire home into Ryan Boswell’s net.

Horgan doubled the lead against the depleted Swifts in the 20th minute when he again outpaced the defence and slipped the ball past Boswell.

Llyr Tobin headed a third goal in the 50th minute and Karl Hedley added a fourth quickly after to take the game well beyond their visitors.

Monkton had battled bravely, but were now tiring and three further goals from Horgan and a Jordan Griffiths effort made it 8-0, before referee Angus Scourfield brought the game to an end.

Hakin United have become Pembrokeshire League division one champions for the 17th time after they beat Carew 2-0 at home last weekend.

The Vikings struck twice in the first 16 minutes, with Gareth Fawcett heading home from a Bradley Barrett free kick, and captain Nicky Woodrow scoring the second goal from the penalty spot.

The home side had further chances, but it remained 2-0 and Kristian Bennett could celebrate winning the title in his first season as manager.

Merlins Bridge remain second after winning their final league game 3-2 against Pennar Robins.

Joe John, Joe Leahy, and Luke Hayward struck for the visitors, while Jason Donohue and Phil Griffiths replied with the goals for Pennar.

West Dragons beat Tenby 3-2 at home with goals from Morgan Thomas, Steve Allen and Jordan Williams securing the win, while Sam Christopher continued his form with a brace for Tenby.

Perhaps the game of the day came at Jesse Road, as host club Narberth picked up a potentially crucial point in a 4-4 home draw with Neyland.

Sean O’Neill had scored a hat trick for the Bluebirds, and Dafydd Wright also struck, while Justin Harding grabbed a treble of his own for The Nomads, and Andrew Kemp also scored.

Goals from William Goodall, Mike McCarthy and Neil Mathias proved enough to keep Milford United in division one on Tuesday night, after a dramatic and nervous night for Andrew Burgoyne’s men, as they notched a 3-3 draw at Tenby.

Goals from Tenby’s Jerome Mansbridge and the prolific Sam Christopher made it all square at the interval, but the hosts needed a late equaliser from Daryl Mansbridge to secure their point.

The Robins went into the game knowing they only had to match Narberth’s result to survive - and stayed up on goal difference after The Bluebirds could only draw 2-2 with Monkton Swifts.

Dafydd Wright open the scoring, but the Bluebirds still went in trailing at the break as the Swifts struck through Shaun Jones and an own Goal, before Callum O’Connell volleyed home the equaliser for Narberth in the second half.

Goals from Ryan Wilson and Daniel Armstrong earned champions Hakin United a 2-2 draw on Tuesday night with West Dragons, who scored through Scott Crawford and an own goal. The result meant that the Dragons were unable to overhaul Merlins Bridge, who finished the season as runners-up in division one on goal difference.

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