Pembrokeshire football fixtures for Saturday, February 2nd:

West Wales Cup Round 4 (1.30pm):

Hakin United 3-2 St Josephs

Despite hammering Neyland, Hakin were decimated by player unavailability last week. Indeed, manager Kristan Bennett was their only sub named.

So if the above prediction is to ring true they need players back on Saturday, especially with Jake Merry having left to join Haverfordwest County and Justin Harding away.

St Josephs are a quality side. They are second in the Swansea League Division One and come into this on the back of three straight league wins and if The Vikings are below par, they'll lose.

But now they are out of the Senior Cup and unlikely to retain the league title, I can see the home side putting everything they have into this. Nicky Woodrow is firing week in week out again and while I may be being optimistic, if Hakin can create their normal bout of chances I'd back them.

Herbrandston 0-5 Goodwick United

Herbie didn't cave in against Goodwick last week, but by the same token James Gwilt was barely troubled as the Phoenix Boys ran out 5-0 winners.

So Herbie boss Sean Thomas could be forgiven for sighing at the prospect of doing it all again this Saturday.

On the plus side this week his side have no league points to play for and virtually nothing to lose. They've done well to reach Round Four and no one will expect them to win. It may be cliche, but they can simply go out and, give everything, and see where that takes them.

But Goodwick are moving along efficiently and ruthlessly at the moment, even more so now that in Scott Delaney, they've finally settled on a penalty taker.

Their squad was strong as it was but the returns to fitness of Chris O'Sullivan and Rhys Dalling have further boosted them, and they approach cup ties with professionalism.

I can see a similar outcome to last week.

Maltsters Sports 1-2 Carew

Carew also face Swansea top flight opposition in Malsters Sports.

They lie eighth in their league but won 3-2 at Ynystawe to reach this stage and it goes without saying The Rooks face a tough task.

But while last season I would have tipped them to lose, Carew have proven their know how in the cup competitions. They reached two semi finals last year and are in the final four of the Senior Cup again, and a long trip on the road won't faze them.

Much is made of their goal threat but behind the front men Lloyd Hughes and Iwan Izzard have been instrumental in midfield, and sure enough the visitors will need a strong all round display here.

And if they produce one, they should be in the last eight come Saturday night.

Merlins Bridge 3-1 Llandarcy

Llandarcy are the sort of team who are hard to judge. They don't play in the top league in Neath, but are unbeaten in the second tier this season with 10 wins and two draws.

This represents their first away tie in the competition, but regardless Bridge must respond after that deflating defeat to Monkton.

In some ways this has come at a good time. Matthew D'Ivry's team have no time to dwell on the last result, which could have been different had they taken their chances at 2-1 down.

They will be missing Adam Hawkins after his red card last weekend but still have the firepower to get the job done here. The Wizards have also never won the West Wales Cup, so there is added incentive not to let this chance pass them by.

I'm well aware the dangers of backing a Pembrokeshire clean sweep in the Cup........don't let me down lads.

Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Divison 1 (2.30pm):

Milford United 1-2 St Clears

Milford will feel they missed a chance to build more momentum last week. Having fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Herbie the week before, they had a see-saw battle with Saundersfoot before losing 4-2, and Adrian Hutchings clearly felt his side could have got something.

St Clears meanwhile notched a welcome three points. Nathan Evans struck twice in a 3-2 win over Clarbeston Road and a top half finish, now well within their grasp, would represent a good season.

The Robins are scrapping hard at the moment and will make it difficult for the Saints, but the extra threat of the visitors going forward leans towards them.

Monkton Swifts 4-1 Clarbeston Road

Monkton made a big statement last week, but now it is imperative they back it up.

All their title rivals are in cup action and a win here would put them back top. And with Milford United at home to follow, in reality Joe Lewis will be targeting six points.

This will be a different test for them. Last week Bridge tried to attack and Shaun Jones led his defence superbly under pressure. And when they did have the chance to counter the Swifts, and Ben Steele in particular, were clinical. 

Saturday though, the onus will be on them to attack and break down Clarbie.

Matthew Ellis' men are always dangerous, especially with Jason Griffiths and Sean Seymour-Davies in form up front and new signing Ben John doing well. But they have been inconsistent this season and two straight wins have now been followed with two straight defeats.

Right now, Monkton seem too determined to take their eye off the ball here.

Narberth 2-2 Pennar Robins

From winning 6-1 at Saundersfoot to losing 3-1 at home to Neyland, Narberth are another side to be up and down.

You sense when they get it right they can push anyone, but are also prone to off days.

Pennar too have been hard to predict, and an upturn in form was ended by back to back defeats to Clarbie and Goodwick. 

Furthermore, neither side played last week so it's tough to gauge any favourites here.

Their league positions are similar, with Narberth three points above Pennar having played a game more. The two could well cancel each other out at Jesse Road.

Neyland 1-1 Saundersfoot Sports

Neyland would have gone to Hakin buoyed by that win at Narberth, only to lose 7-0 with Mike Chandler again filling in between the sticks. They perhaps have little choice, but putting him there sacrifices was of their best outfield players.

Saundersfoot found form after a rocky patch to beat Milford United, with Rhys Hewson's stunning strike the highlight.

On paper this appears another tight one - with just a point separating the two in the table.

Both are well clear of any kind of relegation danger but must target a good finish from here to take into next season. But again, a draw wouldn't surprise me at the Athletic Club.

Division 2 (2.30pm):

Hundleton v Merlins Bridge II

Kilgetty v Broad Haven

Lawrenny v Camrose

Letterston v Fishguard Sports

Llangwm H'west CC v Johnston

Prendergast Villa v Hakin United II

St Ishmaels v Solva

Division 3 (2.30pm):

Carew II v St Florence

Clarbeston Road II v Monkton Swifts II

Fishguard Sports II v Milford Athletic

Goodwick United II v Pendine

Pennar Robins II v Milford United II

Solva II v Pembroke Boro

St Clears II v Narberth II

Division 4 (2.30pm):

Broad Haven II v Kilgetty II

Camrose II v Neyland II

Cosheston v Llangwm H'west CC II

Division 5 (2.30pm):

Johnston II v Lawrenny II

Newport Tigers v Milford Athletic II

Saundersfoot Sports II v Letterston II

Pembroke Boro II v Herbrandston II

Fifth Division Cup semi final (2pm):

Carew III v Monkton Swifts III