Neyland Football News

The Neyland Under 8s won in the Tenby Soccer 7s today

Leo Power was Man of The Match in the final and Ben Phillips scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Pennar.  It’s the 1st time a Neyland team has won a Tenby Tournament.

Neyland Football Results

20160312_151119After a good away victory at St.Clears last week, the Nomads maintained their winning ways with an impressive 3-0 home result against Narberth. It took just 10 minutes for the homesters to convert a goal scoring opportunity. Justin Harding crossed the ball for Wayne Vaughan-Parry to volley in. Another ten minutes passed when Harding added to his season’s tally when the keeper failed to hold on to the ball and was punished by the striker.

So with the score at 2-0 at the interval there was an expectation that there would be ‘more of the same’ during the second period. However the ‘Bluebirds’ did not give up the cause and made frequent forays especially down the flanks. However they were unable to convert any chances and as the game drew to an end it seemed that there would be no second period goals. However Neyland added a third goal with the final kick of the game when Andrew Smith slotted in another Harding cross.

Pictured below are scorers Andrew Smith, Wayne Parry and Justin Harding. Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nathan Banner, Nick Koomen, Mikey Chandler, Nathan Warlow, Henry Durrant, Sean Hannon, Wayne Parry, Justin Harding, Andrew Smith, Ollie Marshall. Next week the 1st X1 is away to Hakin in the First Division

Neyland Nomads vs Pennar Robbins

20160220_161029On Saturday, the 1st X1 entertained Pennar Robins in a First Division fixture at the Athletic Ground. Pitch conditions were just as bad as the previous week and the constant blustery wind did little to promote fast flowing football – or so it was thought!

Within 40 seconds from the kick off a ball out wide to the left found Henry Durrant and he took the ball in his stride, cut in to the penalty box and let fire a thunderous shot which the keeper marginally touched but couldn’t hold and the ball hit the upright and deflected into the back of the net. Within 10 minutes, Wayne Parry rifled home a second and on 20 minutes Joe Charlton headed home a cross from the right to make it 3-0 to the Nomads. Wayne Parry was supplied a great ball to notch up his second before the interval.

The second period of play witnessed more pressure from the home side with constant forays toward the Robins goal. However it was a rare break by the visitors which reduced the margin to 3 goals. Not to be outdone it was Henry Durrant who popped up again for Neyland’s 5th goal before Wayne Parry completed his hatrick. Parry then left the field for Andrew Smith.

Durrant then completed his hatrick and was replaced by Nathan Warlow (who was in the starting line-up but mistakenly travelled to St. Clears unaware of the change of fixture). Phil Bevan then came on in place of Justin Harding and scored with his head from his first touch! And finally it was Andrew Smith’s turn to contribute to the tally to give a final score of 9-1.

Team: Mikey Chandler, Andrew Kemp, Nicky Koomen, Nathan Banner, Sean Hannon, Scott Jones, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Joe Charlton, Justin Harding, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Nathan Warlow, Andrew Smith, Phil Bevan. Pictures are the goal scorers: left to right Andrew Smith, Joe Charlton, Henry Durrant (3), Wayne Parry (3), Phil Bevan.

Next Saturdat the 1st X1 is home to Johnston and the 2nd X1 is away to Pembroke Boro.

Nomads beat St Clears 2-0

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Mikey Chandler (left) and Justin Harding

Nomads were home to St. Clears on Saturday 13th February.

As expected the pitch became extremely difficult after just 15minutes of play. In truth the condition of the ground did not allow any sort of flowing football and it was thought that the fixture might well be a ‘bit of a lottery’in terms of outcome. However the home side started positively and had to wait only 15 minutes before they opened the scoring. An excellent cross from Wayne Parry wide out, on the left led to Justin ‘Skinny’ Harding latching on to the ball and firing out of reach of the visiting keeper. So the game plodded on with no further goals prior to the break. And then there was stalemate for about 20 minutes until a short cross in front of goal saw Mikey Chandler slot the ball home for Neyland’s second. With no addition to the scoring, the Nomads were pleased to finish up with a 2-0 win.

Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nathan Banner, Sean Hannon, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Scott Jones, Mike Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Justin Harding,Nick Koomen, Joe Charlton, Callum Power

The 2nd X1’s fixture at Carew was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. Next Saturday the 1st X1 is home to Pennar Robins and the 2nd X1 is away to Narberth -both K.O. Times 2.30 pm

Neyland Football Results

jan2016Neyland’s away fixture against Milford United at Marble Hall was one of only four First Division games played as a result of ‘still saturated’ pitches. It seems unlikely that any pitches will be restored to ‘anything like normal’ for weeks or months to come. United’s ground was still very boggy down the middle and in the penalty boxes. Additionally the rain did not subside throughout the game.

It took some time to get a handle on these conditions and it was evident from the outset that passing football was not going to materialise. Although applying pressure from the start it took some 25 minutes before the visitors took the lead. A strike against the crossbar bounced back in to the penalty area and Nathan Warlow hammered the ball into the back of the net to give the Nomads a 1-0 margin at half time.

Within 5 minutes of the restart, a through ball from Sean Hannon found Justin Harding in space and he slid the ball passed the homesters keeper to increase the lead. Another 20 minutes passed before Henry Durrant latched on to the ball and volleyed the shot from outside the box to give the Nomads a 3-0 victory.

Team: Patrick Hannon, Sean Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Paul Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Nathan Warlow, Scott Jones, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Justin Harding, Nathan Banner, Joe Charlton, Andrew Smith. Photo: Skipper Sean Hannon closes in on a Robins attack! Meanwhile at Neyland the 2nd X1 had a resounding 9-2 victory over St. Ishmaels with goals from Phil Bevan 2, Gary Power 2, Callum Power, Leigh Power, Aaron Bowles, Jo Durrant and Andy Davies Next week the 1st X1 is at home to Goodwick United and the 2nd X1 is away to St. Florence – both ko times at. 2.30pm

Nomads hammer Herbrandston!

goal scorers Sean Hannon, Justin Harding, Henry Durrant and Nathan Warlow.

Left to right – are goal scorers Sean Hannon, Justin Harding, Henry Durrant and Nathan Warlow.

After last week’s postponement due to adverse weather, the Nomads were pleased to get another fixture ‘under their belts’. The visitors to the Athletic Ground in the First Division Derby were Herbrandston.
Conditions were far from ideal and it was clear from the outset that the pitch might suffer some irreparable damage – which may prove to be costly later in the season. However, although there was a blustery wind both sides were able to settle to some positive attacking football. Those who braved the elements had to wait for 25 minutes before the home side opened their account. An accurate cross from the left of the ground found skipper, Sean Hannon, joining the forwards in the visitor’s penalty box. He directed an accurate header which eluded the keeper to give the Nomads a 1-0 lead. Although several more chances came to the home side the score was unchanged at the break.
During the first period of the second half, Herbie launched a few forward forays and looked as if they were likely to convert an equaliser. However the home side’s defence dealt effectively with these attacks and launched some counter-attacks of their own. After 15 minutes Nathan Warlow found himself in receipt of the ball on the edge of the box. He rounded one defender, saw a clear space to goal and struck an excellent shot which rocketed in to the top of the Herbie net. That was the ‘margin’ which gave the Nomads the confidence to really set up a series of attacks. After a further 15 minutes, Sean Hannon again went into ‘forward mode’ striding down the left flank and striking a fine shot/cross which Justin ‘Skinny’ Harding managed to get a toe to and netted for Neyland’s third.
And with five minutes remaining, Henry Durrant went on a run down the centre of midfield, passed a defender before turning and rifling the ball into the top of the net from just outside the penalty box.
The 4-0 victory takes the team up to 4th in the division. The 2nd X1 fixture at Pendine was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Next Saturday the 1st’s are home to Narberth.

Team: Patrick Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Nathan Banner, Paul Hannon, Sean Hannon, Mikey Chandler, Scott Jones, Henry Durrant, Nathan Warlow, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Justin Harding, Gary Power, Andrew Kemp, Phil Bevan

Neyland beat Tenby 4-2

Nomad's goal scorers (L to R) Justin Harding, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Gary Power

Nomad’s goal scorers (L to R) Justin Harding, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Gary Power

On Saturday 31st October, the Nomads entertained Tenby in the First Division of the Pembrokeshire League. The home side took little time in settling into the game and playing so,e good passing football. After just 10 minutes an accurate cross from Skinny Harding found Wayne Parry on the far side of the opponents goal and he headed home with pin-point accuracy. Within another 10 minutes the Nomads took a two goal lead when Harding struck from close range. Toward the end of the first half, Gary Power went on a weaving run, passing several Tenby players, and struck the ball low into the right hand corner of the net. However before the break came there was a determined run by Tenby’s Sam Christopher which resulted in him striking home to reduce the deficit. So the home side went into the interval with a 3 – 1 goal margin.

The initial impetus at the start of the second half by the home side was thwarted by Tenby and there appeared to be a ‘turning of the tide’ when the visitors launched a couple of positive moves. Neyland pulled things back in their favour when Wayne Vaughan-Parry struck his second goal of the game. However the dominance of the first half did not really materialise and a couple of defensive errors allowed Tenby to score their second goal to give a final tally of 4 – 2 to the Nomads.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Nathan Banner, Paul Hannon, Scott Jones, Sean Hannon (Capt.), Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Justin Harding, Nathan Warlow, Andrew Kemp.

Next week the 1st X1 has been drawn at home to Penyfan in the West Wales Cup, KO 2.00pm

The second eleven were away to Letterston in the 4th Division Cup. They came away with a creditable 4 – 1 win thanks to Andrew Smith (3) and Joe Charlton.
Team: Marlon Hutchings, Jo Durrant, Oli Marshall, Jarred Campbell, Lee Phillips, Callum Power, Phil Bevan, Joe Charlton, Ashley Hutchings, Andrew Smith, Aaron Bowles, Jason Davies, Sam Harding, Kyle Arran

Neyland Nomads beat Milford United 2-0

Another ‘super Saturday’ saw the Nomads at home to Milford United on Saturday 26th Sept. And another decent crowd witnessed another win in the First Division for the homesters.

The ‘Ronins’ played some good football and proved difficult to break down. Neyland had to wait for 25 minutes before the deadlock was broken. Awarded a free kick just inside the visitor’s half, centre back Nicky Koomen stepped up to float a ball into the visitor’s penalty area. However such was the accuracy and pace of the ball that it evaded both defenders and the Neyland strikers and floated over the keeper into the net giving the Nomads a one goal lead at the interval.

Scorers Nicky Koomen (left) and Justin Harding (wearing Andrew Smith's top).

Scorers Nicky Koomen (left) and Justin Harding (wearing Andrew Smith’s top).

There was almost a ‘repeat performance’ in the second period when supporters had to wait for almost half an hour before Neyland made the game safe. Justin Harding latched on to the ball left of the goal, beat a defender and neatly turned and swept the ball into the net for the Nomad’s second. So the 2 – 0 victory moved the team up to 4 th in the first division.

Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Justin Harding, Aaron McQuillan, Andrew Smith, Niall Day.

Next week the 1st X1 is home to Narberth in the Senior Cup K.O. 2.00 pm

Football Results 19th September

On Saturday 19th September the Nomads 1st X1 entertained Merlins Bridge in the First Division. A glorious day attracted a sizeable crowd to the Athletic Ground. The ‘Bridge’ always proved a stern test but there was an element of optimism after the success of last season when the Neyland outfit beat the ‘Wizards’ on to occasions.

The first period of play reflected an equal share of possession with both sides creating a couple of opportunities to score. However the home crowd had to wait 25 minutes before the deadlock was broken as Mikey Chandler fired home for the Nomads with his right foot.

The score remained at 1-0 at the interval and home supporters were anxious that the next goal might decide the outcome of the game. Within 15 minutes of the start of the second half, Wayne Parry connected with the ball in the box to convert the Nomad’s second – and relief that there was now some breathing space. And the final goal came just 5 minutes from the final whistle when Justin Harding ‘fired a rocket’ which deflected off a Bridge defender to make the final score 3-0 to the homesters. Pictured below are the scorers – from left to right – Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry and Justin Harding.

Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry and Justin Harding

Goal Scorers – Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry and Justin Harding

Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Parry, Justin Harding, Aaron McQuillan, Joe Charlton, Phil Bevan.

Next Saturday the 1st X1 is home again – to Milford United, KO 2.30pm

New field & Junior Football

IMG_0234Saturday saw the start of the mini and junior football fixtures and also witnessed the first use of the ‘Vaughan Field’ which lies adjacent to the ‘north field’ and the rugby pitch. After 18 months of preparation – including ploughing, rolling and re-seeding – the field looked great and is more than adequate to accommodate 3 mini games simultaneously. There were three teams playing at home on Saturday and two away. Pictured below are the players from the under 7’s and under 9’s prior to their games. The coaches and managers are delighted to announce that membership of the mini and junior squads has already exceeded 100 as the season starts! Great news for the club and for the town. So come on all you Neyland Pirates – wear those shirts with pride and have lots of fun with the club! IMG_0233

Neyland Football Results 12th September

20150912_161804On Saturday 12th September the Nomads entertained Angle in the First Division of the Pembrokeshire League. The visitors had made ‘more than a reasonable start’ to the season whilst the home side were restricted to a basic squad of 12! A change in formation for the homesters didn’t provide the start which was needed. In fact within 7 minutes they found themselves 2-0 down. Although edging the level of possession Neyland had to wait until 10 minutes before the break before the deficit could be reduced. A free kick from the edge of the area gave Justin ‘Skinny’ Harding the opportunity to strike home to make it 2-1 at half time. However there was another setback prior to the whistle when defender Andrew Kemp sustained a nasty ankle injury and was forced to leave the field – so the Nomads would face the prospect of a second half without a substitute.
And there was another lengthy wait during the second period before the scores were level. A determined run down the flank by Aaron James resulted in a well-directed cross for Mikey Chandler to latch on to and bring the sides level. And with just 5 minutes remaining another cross-field ball was ‘scooped’ clear by the visiting keeper only to fall into the path of striker Justin Harding who coolly and accurately despatched the ball into the net to give the Nomads a 3-2 victory and a much needed 3 points.
Next week the 1st X1 is home to Merlins Bridge K.O. 2.30pm and will welcome support from former player John Jones who will be home from London for the weekend to celebrate his brother Scott’s 18th birthday!
Team: Patrick Hannon, Nick Koomen, Paul Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Scott Jones, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Sean Hannon (Capt.), Justin Harding , Mikey Chandler, Aaron James.
Pictured below are goal scorers Mikey Chandler (left) and Justin Harding.

Meanwhile the 2nd X1 was away at Milford Athletic and came away with a 2-1 victory with goals from Phil Bevan and Sam Laugharne. So Even at this early stage of the season this represents the ‘double’ over the Athletic.20150912_161804

Neyland Bowls

Here are the winners for July along with a write up, hoping that it can go into next Wednesday’s paper.

£25   James Mowthorpe    ( 8)
£15   Jeannette Phelps      (117)
£10   Gareth Barrett          (168)
Thank you to all the people who supported our recent auction, it was a great success making around £600.
Unfortunately, due to bad weather, the Bowls Fun Night had to be called off. It will now be held on Thursday 20th August, at 6pm. If anyone would like to join us, please ring Trisha 01646 600816. You need 3 non-bowlers and we will supply a bowler to complete the team. Come along and enjoy a barbeque afterwards.

Pembrokeshire Urdd Football Champions

Urdd Football Champions 2015

The team with their teacher and coach, Mr Bowen.

Neyland Community School are this year’s Pembrokeshire champions in the Urdd Junior Football Competition. The team played five matches on Tuesday 21st April at Camrose and won every match. The team will now play against other county champions in the Urdd finals on the 9th May at Aberystwyth.