Pembrokeshire football fixtures, previews and predictions for Saturday, December 1st:

West Wales Intermediate Cup Round Three (1.30pm):

Carew 3-2 Loughor Rovers

The Rooks bounced back from their defeat at Bridge by hammering Narberth last week, and Scott Ferney and Jordan Richards are currently forming a formidable forward duo.

Lloyd Hughes was another to stand out in the 7-1 win and last season's semi finalists have a good chance to make the last 16 here.

Loughor lie ninth in the Camarthenshire Premier although are six games unbeaten, having not lost in the league since September 11th.

They battered Trallwm 5-1 last Saturday with Mike Grimwade grabbing a hat trick - and they will present a stern test.

But with home advantage especially, my money is on Carew.

Hakin United 3-1 Morriston Town

Since losing to Merlins Bridge, Hakin have racked up four league and cup wins in a row and will start favourites here against a Morriston side fifth in Division Two of the Swansea League.

Adam John and Justin Harding have both been outstanding for club and county in recent weeks, and Nicky Woodrow's new arrival doesn't seem to have affected his goal scoring. And overall, after a patchy start by their standards, Kristan Bennett's side seem to be finding their feet again.

The clean sheet in last week's win against Saundersfoot would have pleased Bennett almost as much as the three points, while Morriston will arrive on the back of a 3-1 loss at Brynawel.

The visitors have actually played 14 league games - seven more than Hakin - so certainly won't be rusty but The Vikings should prevail.

Herbrandston 2-3 Waunarlwydd

Herbie may not have had much luck in Division One this season, but thus far the cup competition has thrown up some favourable draws.

But while Waunarlwydd play in Swansea's second tier, they lie second with nine wins from 12 games, and beat Carmarthenshire Premier side Killay 0-1 away in Round One.

Sean Thomas has spoken about getting momentum from winning cup games and will see this as important, but his side will have to go up a notch from their 3-1 win over Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC two weeks ago. They may have Nathan Banner available, newly signed for Hakin, and that will bolster them defensively if he plays regularly.

The pace of Andre Algieri has added threat to Herbie and the goal scoring of Scott Reid remains pivotal to them - but they are still struggling for a regular keeper and if Waun travel at full strength I'd fancy them here.

But I predicted Herbie to lose to Johnston in the last round and was wrong, and if I see a Twitter notifcation from Reid by 4pm this Saturday, I'll know I've been wrong again.

Merlins Bridge 2-3 Monkton Swifts

Big call this I know.

The momentum of Bridge was checked last week at Pennar, although they would have been relieved to earn a point from 2-0 down, courtesy of two Jordan Thomas goals.

But they are currently without the forward trio of Joe Leahy, Nathan Greene, and the suspended Adam Hawkins, and that could prove crucial to the outcome here.

Monkton meanwhile continue to defy expectations and their 5-1 win at Neyland was backed up last week by a more workmanlike 3-1 success at St Clears. They are a side that works hard for each other but they have quality to boot, and Ryan Griffiths and Dylan Davies are two of many impressing in recent weeks.

They have proved twice against Goodwick they can live with the top sides, and if The Wizards are again without their front three, I can see the Swifts sneaking this.

Neyland 2-4 Bryncoch

Neyland stayed in the game until the closing stages against Goodwick on Saturday, but conceded three late goals to lose 5-1.

The scoreline may have been harsh but they still seem to be threadbare at the moment, with manager Andrew Kemp having to play himself in defence and outfield player Oli Marshall filling in as keeper.

On the contrary Bryncoch are unbeaten in the Neath Premier League and lie top with 25 points from 27, although were made to work hard by Swansea lower league side Cwmfelin Press before winning 3-2 in the last round.

The Nomads can afford to have a real go at this with little to lose, but I suspect they will need to be at full strength to progress.

Sandfields 0-2 Goodwick United

Like Herbie, Goodwick face a Swansea second tier side - but one that is flying.

Sandfields have 12 wins and a draw from 13 league games and look odds on for promotion. The Phoenix Boys can't take this lightly.

But they are reigning champions for a reason and a tricky away trip won't faze them. Like Sandfields, they are yet to lose a league game this season and while much has been made of the scoring of Jordan Griffiths, they are carrying ample threat at set pieces with defenders Scott Delaney and Wayne O'Sullivan both on the scoresheet at Neyland.

If the weather forecast rings true this may be a tight contest, but one the champions should have enough for.

Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division One (2pm):

Clarbeston Road 4-3 Saundersfoot Sports

Clarbie could only name one sub last week - but it proved an important one.

New signing Ben John struck two late goals to help them win 4-2 at Marble Hall, and Dan Rees also returned at centre back to bolster them defensively.

Thanks to keeper Sam Franklin, Saundersfoot remained in the game until late on at Hakin, but failed to really threaten the home side and and should enjoy more possession tomorrow.

Just one place separates these two in the table and I thik that will be reflected in a close contest, but the return of key players and home advantage leads me towards Clarbie. Just.

Pennar Robins 2-1 Narberth

Narberth are becoming very hard to read, with their last four results going 6-2 (win), 6-0 (loss), 7-2 (win) and 7-1 (loss).

So on that basis, it may be a little foolish to predict a tight, low scoring game at Pennar tomorrow.

But after a bad run I suspect The Robins are beginning to get it together. They had their chances in that 3-1 defeat at Hakin and as mentioned, were 2-0 up on Bridge last week before a red card to Connor Roberts seemingly turned the tide.

That would have left Chris Lloyd with mixed emotions but with the new signings from Lamphey, and the partnership of Sam Southcott and Ben Adams continuing to threaten up front, he will feel wins are coming.

And my gut feeling is they will get one here.

Cue a high scoring Narberth victory.....

St Clears 3-2 Milford United

For Milford to have been 2-1 up heading into the final quarter last week, only to lose 4-2 to Clarbie, would have been hard to take.

Manager Adrian Hutchings said afterwards he felt for his players who are giving everything, but they are in a losing rut and for the time being, it's difficult to see them coming out of it.

St Clears were also beaten by Monkton despite another headed goal from Steve Thomas, who is proving a real handful for defences this season.

On 11 points, the Saints are already close to being able to play without fear of relegation, and as much as Milford need the points - I can see them coming up just short again.

Division Two (2pm):

Camrose v Broad Haven

Hundleton v Merlins Bridge II

Johnston v Fishguard Sports

Lawrenny v Llangwm H'west CC

Letterston v St Ishmaels

Prendergast Villa v Kilgetty

Solva v Hakin United II

Division Three (2pm):

Fishguard Sports II v St Clears II

Milford Athletic v Clarbeston Road II

Milford United II v Goodwick United II

Monkton Swifts II v Solva II

Narberth II v St Florence

Pembroke Boro v Carew II

Pendine v Pennar Robins II

Division Four (2pm):

Broad Haven II v Pembroke Boro II

Cosheston v Camrose II

Kilgetty II v Pennar Robins III

Llangwm H'west CC II v Neyland II

St Ishmaels II v Herbrandston II

Division Five (2pm):

Carew III v Lawrenny II

Monkton Swifts III v Letterston II

Newport Tigers v Saundersfoot Sports II

Tenby v Milford Athletic II