Neyland 1st XI

From left to right: Back Row – Mike McQuillan (Ass. Manager), Ian Baker (Manager), Paul Hannon, Henry Durrant, Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Wayne Vaughan-Parry
Front Row – Leigh Power, Gary Power, Sean Hannon (Capt.), Mikey Chandler, Nicky Koomen, Nathan Warlow, Scott Jones (missing on the day Joe Charlton & Aaran McQuillanfirst11

Neyland Football Results

The Nomads 1st X1 entertained Saundersfoot Sports on Saturday. Having beaten the seasiders away in the league and at home in the Senior Cup, there was a danger that the homesters might have an over-optimistic view of the game.  With two regulars on a jaunt to Cardiff to watch the rugby it was essential that each player played to their full potential.
Things didn’t get off to a good start as a defensive error allowed the visiting striker a shot on goal which evaded the efforts of Patrick Hannon. Having taken some measure of ‘lesson learned’ from this disaster, Neyland set about restoring some form of normality. Within five minutes they were level with a well taken goal from Leigh Power. And it wasn’t long for the sideline crowd to wait for the second when Joe Charlton made a run through the middle and fired the Nomads in to the lead. Gary Power emulated the effort of his brother and fired Neyland into a 3-1 lead at the interval.
The second period saw the homesters record 4 more goals through Leigh Power, Joe Charlton, Nathan Warlow and Sam Laugharne although they had to concede two further goal soothe visitors. Final score in the Nomads favour: 7-3
Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Sean Hannon, Mikey Chandler, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Gary Power, Nathan Warlow, Leigh Power, Joe Charlton, Aaron McQuillan, Sam Laugharne
Pictured below (left to right): Nathan Warlow, Gary Power, Leigh Power, Joe Charlton, Sam Laugharne
Meanwhile the Sports had revenge on the second X1 who travelled to Saundersfoot and came away with a 5-2 defeat.
Next week the 2nd X1 is at home and the 1st X1 travel to Hakin

Neyland Football Results

There was no First team fixture on the 22nd November but the 2 nd X1 was at home to Pendine in the 4th Division Cup. Clearly there had been some concerns over the state of the pitch after a few days of incessant rain and a couple of home fixtures for two of the mini teams in the morning. However the ground ‘stood up well’ under the circumstances and the game went ahead.

After scoring in the opening minute, the Nomads went on to win by 5 goals to 1 but in truth should have converted several more opportunities. The goals came from Andrew Smith, Shane Phillips, Kyle Fairbairn, Mikey Chandler and Craig Harding.

Team: Marlon Hutchings, Joe Craxford, Ollie Marshall, Jo Durrant, Kyle Fairbairn, Phil Bevan, Joe Charlton, Mikey Chandler, Shane Phillips, Andrew Smith, Leigh Power, Craig Harding, Sam Laugharne, Andrew Davies

Next week the 1st X1 is at home to Saundersfoot Sports and the 2nd X1 is away to the same club. Both K.O.’s at 2.30pm

Tyler Sutton at Emirates

Last weekend Tyler Sutton played for the academy against Arsenal at the Emirates in London. In what was clearly an entertaining game the match finished with a 5-5 draw. Pictured below are Tyler and his Dad, Jonathan outside the Emirates Stadium together with a group photo of the teams with the Arsenal squad in their red and white shirts!

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Football results – Neyland vs Goodwick

Another successful afternoon witnessed the return to winning ways with the First X1 beating a strong Goodwick outfit by 2 goals to nil. Both teams started well after the pre-match warm ups. It quickly became evident that the sides were evenly matched and it would probably be a case of which team wanted the winning status more. The home keeper, Patrick Hannon brought off a couple of magnificent saves in the first period from shots which most of the crowd would have placed their mortgage on finishing up I the net.
It was midway through the first half when the Nomads struck first. Gary Power, playing in an unaccustomed left back position took a free kick out wide just inside the opposition’s half. His 40 yard cross-come shot evaded the Goodwick defence and the keeper as it rose and fell in to the top right hand corner of the net.
Goodwick were reduced to ten men when Wayne O’Sullivan was dismissed after the homester’s gave away a free kick but then the visiting player over-excessively ‘pushed out’ at a Neyland midfielder. The half ended without any change to the 1-0 scoreline.
During the second half it was apparent that the visitors exuded greater determination and the home side seemed to find it difficult coping with the ten men. As the half proceeded many of those on the line felt that Goodwick would sneak an equaliser. In an effort to ‘turn things around’ and visiting keeper James Gwillt brought the ball outside the area and proceeded to move down the pitch in an ‘attacking mode’. However when he reached the half way line he lost control of the ball which fell at the feet of Scott Jones playing at right back for the Nomads. He controlled the ball, rounded an opponent, saw the vacant goal some 45 yards away, struck the most accurate of shots and netted the Nomad’s second. Although Goodwick did not relent in their attempts to move forward the Nomads held firm till the final whistle to gain a 2-0 victory and move up to 5th in the First Division.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Nicky Koomen, Paul Hannon, Gary Power, Nathan Warlow, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Leigh Power, Sean Hannon, Andrew Kemp.
Pictured below are goal scorers Gary Power (with the dirty shirt!!!) and Scott Jones
Meanwhile the 2nd X1 suffered an away defeat at Monkton Swifts in a high-scoring 5-3 result.
In the morning fixture, the under 12’s beat Clarbeston Road 3-2 at the Athletic Ground. There was only one mini fixture with a 10-5 win away to Merlin’s Bridge.
Next week there is no First Team fixture whilst the 2nd X1 are home to Pendine in the 4th Division Cup.
Congratulations must be extended to Jonny Sutton who has been short listed for the “Club Organiser” of the Year in the Annual Pembrokeshire Sports Awards held at Folly Farm and sponsored by Sport Pembrokeshire, the Western Telegraph, Valero and Folly Farm. The club and the town wish you every success on the evening!

Neyland Football Results (Neyland v Hakin)

This First Division clash at the Athletic Ground lived up to expectations – excepting perhaps for the result from the Nomad’s perspective!
In hindsight it was an evenly matched game with both sides equally sharing the attacking moves on a pitch which held up well considering the level of rain over the past three days. But it was the visitors who took advantage of an early defensive error and Justin Harding latched on to the ball and fired home from close range. Within ten minutes Hakin found the net again via Ashley Bevan and the home crowd must have thought “we’ve been here before – this is not going to be our day”. And with ten minutes remaining of the first period things seemed to substantiate this overview of the game when Bevan struck again to make it 0-3 to the visitors. However with just two minutes remaining of the half, Henry Durrant picked up the ball on the edge of Hakin’s goal area and rifled home a left-footed strike to give the Nomads a lifeline at the break.

The second period gave Neyland an initial wind advantage for the first 10 minutes or so until it subsided altogether. There was an increase in pressure from the Nomads and there was a growing confidence with Wayne Parry, Sean Hannon and Mikey Chandler all having chances to reduce the arrears. However it was a direct run into the box by Gary Power which led to the next goal. Having rounded one of the visitor’s defenders, he was then brought down by the second resulting in a penalty. After some delay for treatment to Power and a yellow card for the defender, Henry Durrant took the spot kick and lashed it in to the left hand corner of the net. And with the scoreline at 2-3 and with sufficient time remaining there was a growing feeling that the homesters could turn the game around. This was reinforced further when Hakin’s Matthew Broome was shown a red card for a second bookable offence. The pressure was maintained by Neyland until a free kick was awarded to Hakin in a dangerous position on the left flank. From the ensuing free kick, Neyland gave away another kick even closer to the goal and from the cross Neyland defenders failed to clear the ball and Justin (skinny) Harding turned on the loose ball and fired home to obliterate any chance which the Nomads might have had of rescuing the ball. So the final score was 2-4 to Hakin Utd.

Next week the 1st X1 is home to Goodwick Utd. and the 2nd X1 is away to Monkton Swifts.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Scott Jones, Nicky Koomen, Paul Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Gary Power, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Nathan Warlow, Henry Durrant, Mikey Chandler, Sean Hannon, Joe Charlton, Leigh Power, Jarred Campbell

Pictured below is goal scorer Henry Durrant

Henry Durrant
Henry Durrant

Neyland Football Results – Halloween celebration!

There was double delight as both senior teams picked up victories – by identical scorelines!
The 1st X1 was ‘away at the seaside’ (wrong time of year really!) visiting Saundersfoot Sports. After a goalless first half, the Nomads worked through the gears in the second period scoring 4 goals without reply. Scorers for the Nomads were Sean Hannon, Mikey Chandler (2), and Nathan Warlow (pictured below). Next week the 1st X1 is home to Hakin Utd.
Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nick Koomen, Scott Jones, Joe Charlton, Henry Durrant, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Gary Power, Sean Hannon, Leigh Power, Mike Chandler, Nathan Warlow.

Meanwhile the 2nd X1 entertained St. Ishmaels at the Athletic Ground. A welcome visitor to the game was former player Emrys Inker from Glasgow – spending a week in his native county. In blustery and wet conditions it was the home side which dealt best with the elements and took the initiative just ten minutes after the start when Sam Laugharne struck a thunderous volley which gave the visiting keeper little chance. Sam doubled the scored midway through this first period. The second half almost replicated the first with Laugharne completing his hatrick (hopefully the first of many at senior level) and Aaron McQuillan finishing off the scoring to give the Nomads a 4-0 victory.
Team: Marlon Hutchings, Jo Durrant, Ollie Marshall, Jarred Campbell, Phil Bevan, Iestyn Cardy, Sam Laugharne, Aaron Mc Quillan, Andrew Smith, Shane Phillips, Kyle Fairburn, Ashley Hutchings, Lee Phillips, Jake William-Hague, Paul Davies.

There was a belated Halloween celebration in the club after the game!!!

Football Results

The First X1 entertained high flying St. Clears on Saturday at the Athletic Ground. The Saints arrived unbeaten in the First Division this season. From the kick off it was clear that the opposition was capable of playing positive, free-flowing football and their pattern of play reflected a good understanding between the players. Both teams shared the spoils in terms of attacking football albeit that neither keeper was seriously challenged in the first half hour – primarily due to the strength of the respective back fours. However it was the home side that succeeded in breaking the deadlock on the half hour mark when skipper Sean Hannon latched on to a well directed header to strike the ball home to give the Nomads an advantage.
The final period of the first half saw much of the same with both midfields attempting to gain a control on the game. However it was midway through the 2nd half before Neyland could Increase it’s tally, doubling the score with another Hannon goal from inside the box. The Saints did not give up on the cause and the final 20 minutes witnessed equal share of attacking football with both sides having opportunities to convert chances. However it was the Nomads who held on to take 3 valuable points from what was undoubtedly one of their best performances of the season.

Team: Patrick Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nick Koomen, Scott Jones, Gary Power,
Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Henry Durrant, Joe Charlton, Leigh Power, Sean Hannon, Mikey
Chandler, Nathan Warlow.
Pictured below is Neyland Skipper and goal scorer Sean Hannon
Meanwhile the 2nd X1 travelled across the border to play Pendine. With a few absentees, the
visitors struggled with a big physical side on a demanding pitch. In a high-scoring game the
Nomads suffered a 6-3 defeat with goals coming from Niall Day, Andrew Smith and Phil Bevan. Next week the 1st X1 is away to Saundersfoot Sports

Sean Hannon

Neyland football results

Neyland 1st XI vers Johnston

Neyland 1st XI were away to near neighbours Johnston on Saturday 18th October. The Nomads and the Tigers were evenly matched throughout the entire game although there were periods when the visitors must have thought that the balance was swaying in their favour.

After a testing opening 30 minutes both teams had equal share of the play although neither keeper was tested. It was at this half hour stage that the Nomads made an initial breakthrough when a ball ‘over the top’ was collected by striker Leigh Power who took possession, made a 20 yard run and fired the ball high over the Tiger’s keeper and in to the net to give the visitors the first advantage.

After the interval it was ‘much of the same’ as both sides endeavoured to capitalise on the frequent forward forays. After 20 minutes the Nomads latched on to a golden opportunity in the crowded Johnston six yard box, and from a melee of players an offensive strike from Neyland appeared to have dividends as the ball seemed to cross the line for a 2-0 margin. However, much to the annoyance of the visiting players, the referee deemed that the ball did not cross the line.

This proved to be a pivotal point in the game since with just 15 minutes remaining Johnston succeeded in scoring a goal – courtesy of Steve Mills – in a similar fashion to that of the Nomad’s goal. The strike was aimed at the top of the net and although keeper Ollie Marshall managed to get his hands to the ball, the power of the shot resulted in a goal. The 1-1 final score was a credit to the visitors but in retrospect the Nomads might have been somewhat disappointed with the outcome.
Team: Ollie Marshall, Andrew Kemp, Paul Hannon, Nick Koomen, Scott Jones, Joe Charlton, Wayne Vaughan-Parry, Henry Durrant, Gary Power, Sean Hannon, Leigh Power, Jarred Campbell, Gareth Phillips.

Pictured below is goal scorer Leigh Power!

Leigh Power
Leigh Power

Neyland 2nd XI

At the Athletic Ground the 2nd X1 entertained Llangwm in a 4th division fixture. In a high scoring game the visitors edged the match with a 4-3 scoreline. Netting for the nomads were Andrew Smith (2) and Mikey Chandler.

Next Saturday the 1st X1 entertain St. Clears and the 2nd X1 is away to Pendine – both K.O.’s 2.30 pm.

Neyland vs. Saundersfoot

Neyland 1st X1 entertained Saundersfoot in the first round of the Pembrokeshire League Senior Cup at the Athletic Ground on what turned out to be a relatively fine and sunny autumn afternoon. The home side began as they intended to continue by playing offensive football creating chances from the flanks and through the middle. However it took around 25 minutes before any of the ever-increasing chances were converted when midfielder Nathan Warlow latched on to the ball and struck one of his trade-mark shots to beat the visitor’s diving keeper. And the supporters did not have long to wait before Warlow notched up his second tomgivemthe homester’s some breathing space and encourage further forays. Before the interval captain, Sean Hannon was in the right place to head home a third for the Nomads.

After the break Neyland continued to apply constant pressure on the visitor’s defence but, with the exception of a disallowed goal for offside, the home side had to settle for a 3-0 victory and look forward to the next round the draw for which should be made this coming week.

Meanwhile the 2nd X1 won away to Milford Athletic by a similar margin – 4 – 1 with goals coming from Andrew Smith 2, Phil Bevan and a Mike Chandler strike which deflected from team mate Joe Charlton. This win cements their position of 3rd in the division. Nice to see Ollie Marshall back with the club having been relocated to Brawdy from his previous army base in Bristol. Equally good to see the return of Joe Charlton after his 13 stay in New Zealand.

Photographed below are 1st team scorers Sean Hannon (left) and Nathan Warlow!

Sean Hannon and Nathan Warlow!
Sean Hannon (left) and Nathan Warlow!

Neyland football news

The Nomads 1st X1 entertained high-flying Merlin’s Bridge on Saturday at the Athletic Ground. The game didn’t start well for the ‘homesters’ when they went down to a well taken header from the Bridge’s Joe John in the 7th minute. However this didn’t appear to deter Neyland from making positive attacks at the visitor’s defence only to be thwarted by some good defensive work or lack of striking power in the shots. The scoreline remained unchanged at the interval and there must have been an air of optimism that the deficit could be bridged. However the visitors clearly had other ideas and began to create more chances in front of goal. Neyland conceded three further goals to the Bridge albeit that Patrick Hannon in goal had pulled off some very good saves. In the last 15 minutes Neyland began to exert more pressure on the visitors and create more chances down the flanks. In the final 5 minutes the home team was awarded a free kick some 10 yards outside the box and Henry Durrant fired a left footed shot in to the top left hand corner of the net to give the home team some consolation.
A positive outcome from the game was the return of Wayne Vaughan-Parry after a ten month injury lay-off. His presence will be felt once he has regained some of his phenominal match fitness!
Team: Patrick Hannon, Nicky Koomen, Leigh Power, Sean Hannon, Andrew Kemp, Craig Harding, Scott Jones, Paul Hannon, Henry Durrant, Gary Power, Wayne Parry, Mike Chandler, Jarred Campbell.

Henry Durrant
Henry Durrant – taken from the cricket season!

Meanwhile the 2nd X1 earned a well deserved draw away to Prendergast Villa with the goal coming from Ashley Hutchings.

Next Saturday the 1st X1 is away to ‘Giants Grave’ of the Neath League in the West Wales Cup and the 2nd X1 is home to St. Clears.

Neyland 2nd X1 at Monkton

What I forgot on Sat evening was to mention the 2nd X1. They entertained Monkton Swifts at the Athletic Ground. They had a 2-1 win with both goals coming from striker Andrew Smith! Sorry about that – can’t always access this info immediately as I normally come straight home from the First’s game. I’m an ‘old geezer’ now and can’t take this socialising thing after matches! Need to get more committee members involved in reporting!! Looking forward to three of our juniors playing in Dubai next spring!!! Also must keep tabs on the progress and retention of those juniors who are training with Swansea City!