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Sonic Youth beaten by 11 goals

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THERE must be something in the water in Burry Port. It could be all those cockles, which are rich in iron, but whatever it is the town is producing some fine sports men and women at every level.

The under 15’s football team are no exception and on Saturday (Jan 14) they were on a roll as they travelled away to play Calsonic Youth. Burry Port started off well with Joshua Evans scoring the first goal, which put them on the front foot for the rest of the game. After only a few minutes Dafydd Morgan took a shot, which deflected off Cameron Williams into the top right corner to make it 2 – 0.

Dafydd Morgan managed to get on the score sheet himself when he broke through and fired a shot into the net for his first goal of the season. Joshua Evans claimed his 2nd goal with another lovely finish while Cameron Williams struck again with a great goal in the top corner to take the score to 5 – 0 at half time.

The visitors came out strongly in the second half and left Calsonic standing. Slick and strong passing of the ball sent Dylan Taylor in for a goal from a beautiful strike to make it number 6. Taylor was on form and he quickly set about getting his 2nd goal and Burry Port’s 7th.

Cameron Williams was not to be outdone. Taking a great ball from Daniel Mau he scored to make his hat trick and take Burry Port to an 8 – 0 lead.

By now Calsonic must have been hoping the ref would blow up but there was more misery to come for the home side. Full back Cameron Edwards managed to get on the end of a lovely cross from Cameron Williams in to the box and made it 9 – 0.

Bradley Crossman followed swiftly with a powerful header into the net to make it number 10. Tomos Harries came on as sub and within 5 minutes he had sealed the victory with a great run and a shot, which bounced in off the cross bar.

The final score was Calsonic 0 – Burry Port 11.

Speaking to The Herald after the match coach Tony Williams said: “The boys were on top form today. We were very pleased with that performance and the way each and every one of them played. You have to feel for Calsonic who did their best but we were just outstanding.”

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Pembrey Country Park to host one of first post-lockdown events

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CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s Pembrey Country Park has been chosen to host one of the first outdoor sports events in Wales since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Welsh Government has given the go ahead for three trial sport and culture events as part of its continued easing of restrictions.

Pembrey Country Park will host a duathlon on Sunday, September 6, with a limited number of competitors, although there will be no spectators.

The event will be monitored and will help inform Welsh Government policy on future sporting events as the country continues its recovery from Covid-19.

The council is working with Welsh Triathlon to ensure athletes can compete safely, with strict risk assessments and protocols being put into place.

Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board Member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “We’re delighted to host this trial event here in Carmarthenshire, and hope this signals a return of more sporting events in the future. Our teams are working alongside Welsh Government and Welsh Triathlon to ensure that the event is safe and secure whilst providing an exciting and challenging duathlon course for competitors.”

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Trundle and Robinson are back for another season with Ammanford AFC

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Ammanford AFC are pleased to announce that the Ex Swans legends Lee Trundle and Andy Robinson are back for a second season with the club

The pair helped Ammanford AFC to achieve a respectable seventh place finish in the JD Cymru South league last season.

The Supporters of Ammanford will welcome the news and will be hoping that they can go and watch their team once clearance has been given.

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Lighthouse to Lifeboat station swim a huge success

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A LLANELLI man has completed a grueling swim across the Loughor estuary from Whiteford Lighthouse to Burry Port Harbour to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

Matthew Jenkins completed the swim on Sunday, July 26.

Speaking on the challenge he set himself, Matthew said he set his sights on the swim to give him something positive to focus on during these unprecedented times and raise vital funds for Burry Port RNLI.

The Swim was a family effort with Matthew’s two daughters also pitching in to sell RNLI cupcakes to supporters and bystanders near the lifeboat house.

The conditions were far from ideal on the day with a 7.2 metre tide accompanied by whitecaps waves and a south to southwesterly wind behind Matthew of approximately 20 mph.

Harsh conditions on the day did not dampen spirits

However there was plenty of support from safety teams in the area to step in if needed with jet skis, kayaks and boats all keeping within safe distance.

Matthew set off on his challenge at approximately 10.45 and shortly afterwards supporters could see he was already past the halfway point.

The support shown from the beach was huge and it was obvious to all that Matthew was able to hear the chants of support and praise from those at the beach.

On completion of the challenge Matthew raised his hands as a thank you gesture for all of his support throughout the journey.

This small event has brought back a familiar feeling without the town of pre-pandemic days where events like these would be hugely supported by the community.

Community support from an array of ages where on hand to applaud the worthy challenge

It was clear to see the support for both Matthew and Burry Port RNLI throughout the day.

A grand total of £822.25 was raised through Matthew’s Just Giving page.

Matthew has praised all of those who have supported him through the journey both in the water and on land and said he feels very ‘thankful’ for the support and the opportunity to complete the challenge.

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