Pembrokeshire football fixtures, previews, and predictions:

Manderwood Pembrokeshire League Division 1 (2.30pm):

Clarbeston Road 2-4 Hakin United

Clarbie may eye a chance here. Hakin's main focus is likely to be on their West Wales Cup quarter final next week and Justin Harding is now suspended after being sent off after the final whistle at Carew. Add those factors to a lengthy injury list and Kristan Bennett will know his side will have to show just as much fight as they did in that compelling 3-3 draw with The Rooks.

And furthermore, he'll want his side going into the Goodwick game after a win. Retaining the title now looks unrealistic, but they remain unbeaten since December 29th and must maintain momentum.

But you never know with Clarbie. It's hard not to single out Jason Griffiths again seeing as he has seven goals in four games and when at full strength they can challenge anyone. They do concede goals though and have found consistency hard to come by.

Even with Harding missing, they'll have to shackle Nicky Woodrow while Camron Thomas showed his potential last week.

I can see Hakin outscoring Clarbie, so to speak.

Goodwick United 5-0 Neyland

For the first time this season, Goodwick have to respond to a league loss.

A lot will happen over the next seven games, but the gap between them and Monkton is now four points and they can ill afford to slip up again. 

They won 5-1 at the Athletic Club earlier in the season and I can see a similar outcome here. They will be missing the suspended Matty Delaney but if Jordan Griffiths and Rhys Dalling are firing you can see them having too much going forward for the Nomads.

Indeed, Andrew Kemp's side come into this after back to back defeats against St Clears. They did give a debut to Jake Payne last week, the seventh keeper they have used this season, but they do have a decent nucleus of youngsters there now which bodes well.

But they've struggled to field a settled squad this season and it's hard to see them upsetting the apple cart at Phoenix Park.

Milford United 2-2 Saundersfoot Sports

These two played out a decent game last month with Saundersfoot winning 4-2.

And the Sports were involved in another entertaining clash last Saturday, drawing 3-3 with Clarbie as Curtis Hurlow scored twice.

Milford are fresh from a week off and will be up for this. Their lead over Herbie remains at six points and Adrian Hutchings will know if his side can get more than 'two wins' ahead, it's unlikely they'll be caught.

Their last home game yielded a 2-0 win over St Clears, inspired by Liam Parr. A similar result will delight them tomorrow, but a draw would not surprise me.

Monkton Swifts 7-1 Herbrandston

For both these teams now three points is a must, albeit for different reasons.

But you can only see this going one way. It's now nine league wins in a row for Monkton and despite Ben Steele's penalty miss, they were comfortable in winning 3-1 at Narberth last week. Thus far, Joe Lewis and his players have kept their focus and taken things one game at a time and I can't see complacency creeping in here.

As for Herbie, the less said about their keeper problems against Pennar last week the better. But the reality is time is running out and regardless of the odds against them here, they have to try and get a result.

In both their recent games at Goodwick they battled hard in the early stages. They have to do that again here, but somehow maintain the same intensity for 90 minutes.

I can see them scoring as Scott Reid usually does, but keeping Monkton out at the other end will be the problem.

Pennar Robins 2-3 Carew

For the second time in three weeks, we have a dress rehearsal for the Senior Cup semi final.

The Rooks beat Pennar 2-0 a fortnight ago so this takes on extra significance for Chris Lloyd and co. A one off game or not, you don't want to be going into a semi final to play a side who have twice recently beaten you.

Pennar certainly had a confidence boost last week with that 9-2 win at Herbie, with Ben Adams hitting four. Hesitant defending in the first half cost Carew last week and must stamp that our at Bush Camp or Adams and Sam Southcott will take advantage. 

The home side too will have to be on their guard though. The Rooks piled into Hakin in the second half last week and Sam Christopher's return to fitness (and goals), together with the threat of Jordan Richards and Scott Ferney, makes them very dangerous. Iwan Izzard was also instrumental in two of their goals and it will be a key battle in midfield between him and the likes of Dano Kitts.

Carew to edge a close one........

St Clears 1-3 Merlins Bridge

It was a massive win for Bridge last week. A defeat would have seen their title hopes over, instead Laurie Haworth's late show against Goodwick keeps them very much alive.

To state the obvious now they must back it up. They still trail Monkton by 16 points, albeit with four games in hand, and that deficit can't increase.

They were without Richard Hughes last Saturday but if he's available for St Clears it's a tough decision for Matthew D'Ivry after the back four kept a clean sheet against Goodwick. Adam Hawkins remains suspended.

St Clears have responded well to losing at Marble Hall by beating Neyland home and away. They scored seven times in those two games and while the return of Sean Seymour-Davies obviously helps, it was Will Evans who struck a double in the 4-0 win at the Athletic Club on Saturday. Steve Thomas also continues to do the business, especially in the air!

This won't be easy for Bridge, but I can see them coming through.

They have to.

Division 2:

Llangwm H'west CC v Fishguard Sports

Merlins Bridge II v Prendergast Villa

St Ishmaels v Hundleton

Second Division Cup quarter finals (2pm):

Broad Haven v Johnston

Hakin United II v Lawrenny

Kilgetty v Camrose

Solva v Letterston

Division 3:

Carew II v Solva II

Fishguard Sports II v Milford United II

Milford Athletic v Clarbeston Road II

Narberth II v Monkton Swifts II

Pembroke Boro v Goodwick United II

Pendine v St Florence

Pennar Robins II v St Clears II

Division 4:

Camrose II v Kilgetty II

Cosheston v Llangwm H'west CC II

Herbrandston II v St Ishmaels II

Hundleton II v Pembroke Boro II

Neyland II v Broad Haven II

Division 5:

Lawrenny II v Milford Athletic II

Saundersfoot Sports II v Letterston II