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Senior Cup semi-final: Goodwick United v Tenby

THE first Senior Cup semi-final is scheduled to take place tonight (Mar 8) between Goodwick United and Tenby.

Both sides have had strong runs in this year’s competition and neither will want to bow out at the semi-final stage.

Tenby have not been in the final since they won it in the 2013-14 season and, similarly, opponents Goodwick have not been in the final since they last won it in the 2015-16 season.

The game is due to take place at the Ogi Bridge Meadow with kick off set for 7pm.

Route to the semi-final

Goodwick United earned a 4-0 win over Carew in their quarter final with Rhys Jones scoring twice and other goals coming from Rhys Dalling and Scott Delaney.

In the previous round, Goodwick earned a battling 4-2 win away at St Clears. Jordan Thomas and Adam Hawkins gave Goodwick a two-goal lead early on in that game but the Saints hit back to level the game.

Goals from Rhys Dalling and a late one from Rhys Jones sealed the win for Goodwick.

Goodwick earned a big win over Herbrandston in round one, Nathan Greene and Rhys Jones both scoring hat tricks in a 10-1 win.

Rhys Dalling and Will Haworth both scored a brace as they earned a comfortable passge into the next round.

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Tenby earned a 2-0 win over Camrose in their quarter final with Scott Ferney grabbing both of the goals.

In the second round they beat Solva 7-0. Jacob Hipkiss and Dan Storer both scored twice for the home side while Jerome Mansbridge, Scott Ferney and James Bridges were also on target.

They also earned a big win over Haverfordwest Cricket Club in the first round. Scott Ferney scored a double hat trick on that day in October while Hipkiss and Billy Lawrence also scored.

League form

Goodwick sit top of Division 1 while Tenby currently sit fifth in Division 2 as they look for promotion back to Pembrokeshire’s top league.

With Tenby rejoining the league in Division 5 a few seasons ago this will be the first meeting of the two sides for some time.

Tenby have nine wins from their 12 league games so far this season and with games in hand they will be looking to push themselves up in a bid to get back to Division 1.

They have done the double over second placed Milford United and will provide a stern test for Goodwick United.

Goodwick sit top of Division 1 with fifteen wins from their seventeen games so far this season, only losing once. There only league defeat came against Merlins Bridge while their only other loss this season came against Pontlliw in the West Wales Cup.

They avenged that loss to Merlins Bridge a few weeks later, winning the reverse fixture and they too will give Tenby a good test.

Heavy snow has fallen across the county but at the time of writing there was no confirmation of any pitch inspection or the game being called off.