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Mariners come from behind to beat Tenby

MILFORD HAVEN fought back from a 10-0 deficit to beat Pembrokeshire rivals Tenby United on Saturday (Mar 5).

It was the Mariners’ first game for five weeks following a number of postponements and it was Tenby who took the lead on 15 minutes when Lloyd Thomas slotted over a penalty.

Tenby were looking to bounce back from defeat to Nantgaredig in February and fifteen minutes later they got the first try of the game as Jordan Asparassa touched down and Thomas then added the extras to make it 10-0 to the hosts.

Milford began to get into their stride and they hit back though on 35 minutes and it was Dan Birch who touched down and Steve Martin added the extras.

On the stroke of half time they scored again as Dan Jenkins touched down to put the visitors into the lead. Martin then added the extras again to give Milford a 10-14 half time lead.

Both knew the first score of the second half would be crucial and it was Milford who grabbed their third try of the game.

Dewi Williams touched down and Martin was successful with his third conversion to make the score 10-21.

Tenby searched for a way back into the game but they were unable to score until the final minute.

Mike Davis went over for the home side and Thomas converted again to make it 17-21.

There was little time left though and Milford held on for their second win of the season.

On Saturday, March 12, Milford host Pontarddulais while Tenby travel to Kidwelly.