MILFORD United are now just five points from safety after they came from behind to beat relegation rivals Saundersfoot 2-1 at Marble Hall on Saturday (Feb 23).
It was a game in which Milford were desperate for the win but it got off to a disastrous start as a 25-yard free kick, powerfully struck by Corey Hill, beat Robins keeper Jack Nicholas after an awkward bounce.
The home side could have been two down just minutes later as Jeff Marsh fired wide.
Milford then settled into the game and started playing some excellent football.
Ashley Mathias and Garin Gardner were prominent on the ball and asking questions of the Saundersfoot defence.
On the half hour mark the home side were deservedly level after some nice play by Harry Nicholas and Gardner set Liam Parr away on the left hand side and he surged into the box and played a perfectly weighted pass for Lewys Tee who made no mistake at the back post.
Tee then forced a top save out of Saundersfoot goalkeeper Sam Franklin.
It remained level until half time but early in the second half, Saundersfoot were determined to try and re-take the lead as they forced some smart saves out of keeper Nicholas.
As the game wore on Milford became more dangerous on the counter and they finally took the lead with ten minutes to go.
Morgan Picton’s fierce shot struck the bar and bounce down to Parr who pounced to head the ball home at the second attempt.
The game ended on a sour note as Saundersfoot midfielder Nick Cope picked up a red card after an altercation with the referee Gareth Elliot.
The Robins held on for a valuable three points which moves them nine points clear of bottom side Herbrandston, but, more importantly, just five points behind third from bottom Saundersfoot.
On Saturday (Mar 2), Saundersfoot are not in action while Milford face the side just three places above them as they travel to Narberth for another crucial game.