Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, November 10th:

Senior Cup Round 1 (1.45pm):

Carew 5-2 Johnston

When this tie was originally scheduled, I thought it could be a real banana skin for Carew.

But since then the venue has been reversed, Johnston have had back to back defeats against Camrose and Herbie, and also lost a key man in Stephen Allen to suspension.

Since drawing with Goodwick, Carew have enjoyed three straight league and cup wins and came through a tricky test at Burry Port last Saturday.

Jordan Richards has eight goals in his last three games and Lloyd Davies was one of many to stand out in Llanelli - and I now fully expect The Rooks to prevail here.

Herbrandston 4-1 Llangwm H'west CC

Herbie manager Sean Thomas was quick to emphasize that the win over Johnston was important for his team mentally, and you could see why.

After a torrid start in the league, a win on the board was all that mattered and they have a great chance to build more momentum on Saturday.

Andre Algieri struck twice for them last week but keeper Jack Ackermann and his defence also showed real resilience when The Tigers fought back second half, and they now have something to build on.

But Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC also had a big result last weekend, beating Division Two champions Hakin 2nds 2-1.

It was their first outright win of the campaign and like Herbie, they will want to push on from it.

But even if the weather proves a leveller, I think an upset will be beyond the visitors.

Round 2 (1.45pm):

Lamphey 2-4 Hakin United

A few weeks ago I would have been thinking a big win for Hakin.

But Lamphey have upped their game. They pushed The Vikings all the way in the league game at The Obs, and have recently had draws with Pennar and St Clears. Both were games they could have won and although Jonny Goodrick's side remain in trouble in the league, they are now competing well.

By their own standards, Hakin have been patchy of late, but returned to ruthless form in beating Milford 12-2 in the West Wales Cup last Saturday. Their back four has lacked balance since losing Daniel Armstrong though, and I suspect Kristan Bennett would still have been annoyed there was no clean sheet against The Robins.

Regardless, the forward power of the cup holders makes an upset unlikely.

Pendine 2-4 Solva

Both clubs will see this as a big chance to make a Senior Cup quarter final.

Solva come in with back to back wins in Division Two at Hundleton at Prendergast, and caused one of the shocks of the first round here by beating Neyland.

The signing of Rhys Clutterbuck has strengthened them but despite Pendine being a league below, this will be a testing trip.

The pitch will be heavy given the rain this week and The Seagulls also come into this on the back of a big win, thrashing Narberth 2nds 7-0 last week.

They've already knocked out a Division Two team in Prendergast and it goes without saying they will give everything again.

Saundersfoot Sports 5-0 Hundleton

Saundersfoot again showcased their fighting qualities last week as they came back from 1-0 down to beat Pennar, but they have quality to go with it and their fifth place in Division One is no fluke.

Hundleton meanwhile, have had a wretched start in Division Two after losing key players last summer, and their 4-3 win over Lawrenny on the weekend yielded their first points of the campaign.

Charlie Perkins scored twice in that 4-3 win, but I suspect their priorities lie with survival, and not a run in the Senior Cup.

Like at most venues this weekend, the weather may make it difficult to play football which will suit underdogs in cup ties. But I still think Saundersfoot with room to spare.

St Clears 3-2 Camrose

St Clears have struggled to get going in their last two games, and after salvaging a draw at Lamphey were thumped 6-2 by Narberth despite two great strikes from Danny Peters.

And if Camrose travel full strength, this will be no walkover. Jamie Gilderdale's team were inspired by Jordan Raymond as they ended Johnston's unbeaten run a fortnight ago, and with him, Mathew Price, and Mikey Loveridge up front they will always threaten goals.

St Clears start favourites and if they perform to their best, they will go through. But they dare not be off the boil.

Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division One (2pm):

Goodwick United 5-2 Narberth

I thought the weather at Phoenix Park would have meant a low scoring, tight cup tie between Goodwick and Seaside last week. Cue 3-2 after 17 minutes.

The home side eventually won 7-3, and again Jordan Griffiths took the plaudits with yet another hat trick, while Jonny Horgan, Matty Delaney, and the returning Luke Raymond threatened constantly.

But their defending for all three goals conceded was suspect, and manager Wayne O'Sullivan may well come straight back in after missing last week.

Narberth themselves found their best form in that 6-2 win over St Clears, and the return to action of Jordan Williams proved pivotal as he notched five.

Him and Tony Evans can cause the hosts problems on Saturday, but keeping them out at the other end may be the problem.

Milford United 1-7 Merlins Bridge

Bridge have drawn 5-5 with Goodwick and beaten Hakin 4-3 this season, and while both were good results, neither were flawless displays.

But to go to Penlan in the West Wales Cup and win with a clean sheet is a serious statement of intent.

I've referred a lot to the four pronged attack of The Wizards but if you are going to win things, you need a strong mentality and organised side - and the back four of Andrew John, Richard Hughes, Jordan Thomas and Matthew D'Ivry were seemingly outstanding in Swansea.

So Milford will have their work cut out. Manager Adrian Hutchings admitted his side didn't show their usual fight at Hakin and given they are yet to earn a league point, and have lost their last two league games 8-0 and 5-0, confidence must be low.

Midfielder Harry Nicholas was one bright spot from the game at The Obs, but the young Robins could face another hard 90 minutes here.

Neyland 2-3 Clarbeston Road

It is hard to read too much into Neyland's 10-0 win over a very weak Abergwili team last week, but they did play some good football.

The return of the experienced Wayne Parry has boosted them while youngster Will Hughes continues to impress.

Clarbie were dealt a double blow on Saturday as losing in the West Wales Cup by Gorseinon was compounded by a bad injury to Tom Glover.

But in the league they beat Pennar 8-4 last time out and the strike duo of Jason Griffiths and Sean Seymour-Davies continues to yield goals.

It is the latter factor which leans me towards them for Saturday.

Pennar Robins 2-5 Monkton Swifts

The form of both these sides continued on Saturday, for better and for worse.

Despite a dramatic goal from keeper Stuart James, Pennar lost at Saundersfoot in Divison One while Monkton stuck seven past Felinfoel in the West Wales Cup.

It is now six league games without a win for Pennar but needless to say, Chris Lloyd's team will raise the stakes for this.

But The Swifts are raining goals at the moment (I know, I'm sorry), and it says much of their performance levels this season that two weeks ago they drew 2-2 at Goodwick - and considered it points dropped.

It goes without saying this derby will be hard fought, feisty, and all the rest of it, but it's hard to look past Monkton's current scoring form.

Division Two (2pm):

Kilgetty v Letterston

Merlins Bridge II v Fishguard Sports

Prendergast Villa v Hakin United II

St Ishmaels v Lawrenny

Division Three (2pm):

Clarbeston Road II v St Clears II

Fishguard Sports II v Narberth II

Milford Athletic v Pennar Robins II

Monkton Swifts II v Goodwick United II

Pembroke Boro v Carew II

Solva II v St Florence

Division Four (2pm):

Broad Haven II v St Ishmaels II

Camrose II v Kilgetty II

Cosheston v Herbrandston II

Hundleton II v Pembroke Boro II

Llangwm H'west CC II v Neyland II

Division Five (2pm):

Johnston II v Monkton Swifts III

Lawrenny II v Tenby

Letterston II v Carew III

Newport Tigers v Milford Athletic II