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.
Neyland 1st X1 played Narberth in the semi final of the Senior Cup on Saturday. The game was played at Monkton in front of a substantial crowd. The last time the Nomads took part in a semi in this competition they lost to Pennar Robins.
So there was a lot at stake on this occasion to ensure that history did not repeat itself. The outcome of the game was a 2-1 win for the Nomads who will now face Goodwick United in the final!
The club is hoping for ‘the town’ to lend maximum support at this final which will take place on Saturday 2 nd May at the Bridge Meadow Stadium in Haverfordwest. Please come in droves to encourage the lads in their attempt to bring the silverware of the most prestigious football competition back to Neyland. K. O. is 2.30pm and a supporters coach is being arranged!
One note of disappointment from Saturday was the fractured wrist sustained by Scott Jones which will also impact on his participation with cricket. The club wish him the speediest of recoveries!
So please don’t plan anything other than a trip to the Bridge Meadow next Saturday!!!
Squad: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon (capt.), Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Aaron McQuillan, Scott Jones, Ollie Marshall, Andrew Davies, Phil Bevan, Jeremy Evans
So after a lengthy delay in Neyland’s draw in the Senior Cup, things moved on considerably this week. As a result of the outcome of the court case and subsequent action by the WWFA, it was resolved that Hakin United be excluded from the competition and therefore Neyland would play Merlin’s Bridge at the Athletic Ground. The fixture was played on Tuesday last with a crowd of some 200 supporters and players from the three teams which have already reached the semi-finals. It was a hard-fought encounter which didn’t really reflect the quality of either side – clearly the outcome was of greater importance, neither side wanting to make an error. It was a scoreless first half although The Nomads had slightly more chances than the Bridge. With 20 minutes remaining, Neyland won a corner and Mickey Chandler’s cross was met by the head of Nicky Koomen who fired home for the Nomads. And that’s how the game ended albeit that the homesters suffered a blow with Paul Hannon sustaining a seriously split eye which subsequently required 16 stitches.
And so to the quarter final! And it was another home draw as Neyland entertained Haverfordwest Cricket Club from the 2nd Division on Saturday 18th.
The home side was given a bit of a fright when the visitors went ahead in the 20th minute. However within 5 minutes, the Nomads drew level when Henry Durrant drove a left footed shot from the right side of goal. And within 10 minutes, Aaron McQuillan had grabbed two goals to put Neyland into a 3-1 lead at half time. During the second half, skipper Sean Hannon added a 4th closely followed by another from Wayne Vaughan-Parry. Then it was the turn of Mickey Chandler who let a left footed volley find it’s way to the top of the net. And finally Gary Power got a deserved goal to give the Nomads a 7-1 victory.
Next week they will be playing the semi final against Narberth at Monkton, KO 2.00pm. The club is looking forward to having a large contingent of supporters on the day.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon, Scott Jones, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mickey Chandler, Wayne Parry, Aaron McQuillan, Ollie Marshall, Andrew Davies, Jeremy Evans
Please find enclosed a press release about the recent trip to Dubai where Neyland youngster Tyler Sutton played for PG10 Coaching in a FIFA regulated tournament – The Dubai International Super Cup. Attached are some photos [editor: no photos were attached] for you to use of Tyler swapping shirts with his opposite number from Boca Juniors FC and also the PG10 travelling party
In 2022 the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar. This is the first time a country in the Middle East will host the World Cup. With plans already in motion in the Middle East to host the event, Tyler Sutton from Neyland played for PG10 Coaching with a team of young children from different parts of Wales plus players from Dubai, Mexico, Spain,Scotland, Algeria and Malta academies who travelled to Dubai to take part in this unique FIFA regulated international football tournament.
The team where the only competitors from the UK involved in the prestigious event, which attracted teams from across the world from countries such as USA (New York), Canada, Oman, France, South Africa, India, China, Africa, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and many more.
The team ended the tournament on a high, coming from 2-1 down to beat Boca Juniors 4-2 with Tyler scored a fantastic and memorable winning goal
Peter Griffiths who is head coach and manager of PG10 Coaching said
“The tournament was a wonderful opportunity, not only for the players football development but also provided the young people with essential life skills and the opportunity to learn about different cultures in a competitive and fun sporting environment, to participate in a world wide prestigious event is a unique achievement and l can not praise every player enough for their efforts and performances. The players and l made new friends and waved the flag for Wales and the UK.
One of the PG10 junior players that participated in the tournament said ” This was one of the best experiences of my life one that l will remember forever, it was great playing against teams from other countries and making new friends”
PG10 will now link in with Real Madrid, the Spanish FA and Bayern Munich in 2015 providing more and more opportunities for Welsh children to develop and learn through the power of sport.
Special thanks must go to the teams sponsors Phillips Peugeot Llanelli and Famous £1.20 Shops across West Wales
For more information about PG10 please go to www.pg10coaching.co.uk
Here are the 200 Club results for March
£25 Frank Rowlands (143)
£15 Gordon Robson ( 28 )
£10 Dennis Stolliday ( 87)
Not sure when you’re deadline is for putting in this information, please could you let me know so that I can insure you get it on time!!
If this is not too late for this week, please could you add that the Neyland Green will be opening this Saturday 11th April at 2pm.
So the bubble has burst! After being unbeaten this year, the Nomads were confronted bya Goodwick team determined to gain revenge for their earlier defeat at the Athletic ground. The fact that Neyland were denied a fixture last week didn’t help the cause. In truth the visitors did not play good fluid football during the first half and this was reflected in a 3-0 deficit at the break. Early in the second half, the Nomads fired the ball in to the net only for the referee to deem that it was off-side – much to the annoyance and disagreement with the visiting supporters. Things became even worse when Goodwick scored again but Neyland had the final ‘word’ with a consolation goal from it’s youngest player, Scott Jones (pictured below).
Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Nicky Koomen, Paul Hannon, Scott Jones, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Sean Hannon, Jack Button, Cameron Blackmore, Ashley Hitchings
Good News! So the 2nd X1 were in the semi final of their division cup against Llangwm – played on neutral ground at Monkton. Although going behind in the first period – the score being 1-0 at half time – the lads rallied in the second period, conceding one further goal but scoring 3 in reply. Goals from Phil Bevan, Craig Harding and Andrew Smith were sufficient to take the Nomads 2nd string in to the final against Pennar Robins – the venue and date to be confirmed. Well done lads – a good evening to look forward to!
Team: Marlon Hutchings, Kyle Fairbairn, Ollie Marshall, Jo Durrant , Jarred Campbell, Phil Bevan, Jeremy Evans, Shane Phillips, Craig Harding, Andrew Davies, Andrew Smith, Niall Day, Sam Laugharne, Kyle Arran
There is some uncertainty whether the 1st X1. Will have a fixture next week!
Neyland travelled to high flying Merlin’s Bridge on the 14th February knowing that a win would see them swap places with the Bridge and move back in to second place. There was a minute’s silence before the game in memory of Kelvin Townsend who captained the team during the 70’s.
The entire game was played at speed with equal attacks I the opponent’s half and equally effective defending. Both sides spurned a couple of chances each during the two periods. Not a lot else can be said about the game except the action of the last minute – and each minute counts! The ball was crossed and fell into open space in the Merlin’s Bridge penalty area. It was Nathan Warlow who was closest at hand to side foot the ball in to an empty Bridge net. This result means that – after a good 2 – 2 draw away at St. Clears last week with Mikey Chandler scoring both – the Nomads remain unbeaten in 2015! Next week they are away to Narberth..
Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Nicky Koomen, Scott Jones, Mikey Chandler, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Nathan Warlow, Sean Hannon, Paul Hannon, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Aaran McQillan
The 2nd X1 had an excellent 4-0 win at home against top-of-the-table Herbrandston with goals from Phil Bevan, Andrew Smith (2), Andrew Davies. Next week they are at home to Pembroke Borough.
Neyland Bowls Association would like to thank all their members for their continued support over the last twelve months and for renewing their membership for 2015. Good luck for this year.
The big winners in the Christmas draw were £500 Rhodda Barrett, £100 Mary Barrett.
January winners are:—
£25 Billy Barrett
£15 Billy Hier
£10 Bethan Arnold.
The Nomads moved up to second in the First Division with a 3-1 victory at the Athletic Ground. Pennar had been in 2nd position until a couple of weeks ago so clearly the home side knew it had a tough encounter.
All the goals came in the first period. Wayne Vaughan-Parry opened the scoring in the fifteenth minute with Sean Hannon following up with the second after a further lapse of just 5 minutes. And it was Parry once again who stretched the homesters advantage to three with 30 minutes on the clock.
It was in the last minute of first half play that Neyland conceded a penalty which was comfortably converted to make the half time and full time score 3-1. In the second period the balance of play was fairly even. The Nomads could have increased their margin when Parry was involved in two incidents – firstly being pushed in the back in the penalty area but no penalty was awarded; and then when he fired home a fine strike only to be adjudged to be offside.
Pictured below are goal scorers Wayne Vaughan-Parry and skipper Sean Hannon. Next week the Nomads will have a stern test away to Merlin’s Bridge – the team which they have replaced in second position.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Nicky Koomen, Paul Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Sean Hannon, Jeremy Evans, Andrew Davies, Sam Laugharne.
The seconds game at St. Clears was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions in Carmarthenshire.
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On Saturday the Nomads entertained neighbours Johnston in the First Division hoping. To improve on their 1-1 draw away earlier in the season. The pitch was showing first signs of wear and tear from the recent rain and it did cut up through the middle. However both teams coped with the conditions and attempted to concentrate play down the flanks. However the homesters had to wait for some 20 minutes before they converted an opportunity, Arran McQuillan rising in the box to head home from close range. And there was another wait before Wayne Parry fired home for the second of N eyland’s goals. The second half witnessed an increase in pressure from Neyland and some action in the box saw Nathan Warlows attempt deflected into the goal by a Johnston defender. Then came the goal of the game as a long cross was rocketed into the net by Mikey Chandler. This fourth goal was followed up by further goals from skipper Sean Hannon and right back Scott Jones to give the N Omar’s a 6-0 victory and retain their 3rd place in the league. Next week the team will have a stern test against Pennar Robins at home KO 2.30pm
Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon, Mikey Chandler, Aaran McQuillan, Henry Durrant, Gary Power, Nathan Warlow, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Ashley Hutchings
Goal scorers (Back row l to r) Mikey Chandler, Aaran McQuillan, Wayne Parry
(Front row l to right) Sean Hannon, Scott Jones
Meanwhile the 2 nd X1 were away to St. Ishmaels in the cup. They came away with a 3-0 victory which puts them in the semi finals against Llangwm. Scorers were Andrew Smith, Shane Phillips and Sam Laugharne.
The Nomads started the New Year win over high-flying Tenby at home on Saturday. With the prospect of gale force conditions not materialising, the home side started with a vengeance – possibly to prove that the Christmas break together with over-indulgence wouldn’t impact on their performance! However play settled and both sides enjoyed some positive forays into their opponents half. On the 20 minute mark the Nomads succeeded in getting three or four players in to the Tenby box and a couple of shots and ricochets found the ball at the feet of Leigh Power who rifled into the visitor’s net. There followed some 3 or 4 clear cut chances for the Nomads but none of these opportunities was converted and the score remained 1-0 at the interval.
It appeared that Tenby were going to throw everything they had at Neyland in the 2nd half but they failed to find the target. Mid way through the half and a nest move by the Nomads led to Gary Power striking the ball home to give the homesters some breathing space. And then with 12 minutes to go Wayne Vaughan-Parry took his chance well to secure maximum points with a 3-0 victory. Next week the 1st X1 is home to Angle, KO 2.30pm.
Team: Ollie Marshall, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon (Capt.), Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Leigh Power, Wayne Vaughan-Parry Sub. Gareth Phillips
Pictured below are the goal scorers, left to right, Leigh Power, Gary Power, Wayne Parry
Meanwhile the 2nd X1 had a disappointing 2-1 defeat across the bridge at Pennar Robins. This came after a good home win last week against Prendergast Villa when the probable highlight of the afternoon was a goal from Jarred Campbell – he enjoyed that rare occasion!!!
Neyland 1st X1 entertained Monkton Swifts on Saturday at the Athletic Ground. The nomads were without 4 regular first team players – two injuries, one suspension and a family commitment. The Nomads had won the away encounter at the start of the season but have learned not to make assumptions regarding the return fixtures.
The first twenty minutes was taken up with both sides measuring up the opposition although the homesters did have the better of early encounters. It was in the 21 minute the Neyland took the lead with a well taken goal by Mikey Chandler. The striker was in the right place to add a second before the break. During the second half Neyland continued to press but didn’t succeed in creating too many chances. But mid way through the period, extensive pressure and an accurate cross led to the Swifts putting the ball in their own net to make it 3-0. The Nomads seemed to sit back on this lead and their lack of fluid play allowed the visitors to sneak a goal back with 15 minutes to go. But five minutes afterwards a good forward move led to good inter-play between Leigh Power, Sam Laugharne and Gary Power which led to a fourth goal for Neyland. However the Swifts didn’t give up and after a defensive mix up in the Neyland box they capitalised and scored a second goal. So the final result was 4-2 to the Nomads who sit nicely in 5th position in the First Division.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Jarred Campbell, Sean Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Scott Jones, Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Henry Durrant, Aaran McQuillan, Mickey Chandler, Leigh Power, Joe Craxford, Sam Laugharne.
Pictured below are goal scorers Mikey Chandler (left) and Gary Power (dirty shirt again!!!)
Next week the Nomads are away to high-flying Tenby