The decade is coming to an end, and there are many memorable sporting moments in Pembrokeshire to reflect on.

Gordon Thomas, Fraser Watson, and Bill Carne have picked out ten of them (in no particular order).

Here is number four......

Seagulls swarm to Cardiff:

‘If there had been bomb dropped in Fishguard that day no one would have died.’

Fair to say Cardiff RFC coach Martyn Fowler was impressed by the turnout when the Seagulls came to Cardiff one memorable day in May 2013.

Indeed, buses upon buses of people docked in blue white descended on the capital as Fishguard and Goodwick RFC became the first ever Pembrokeshire side to play at the Millennium Stadium (it was still called that in those days). The occasion was the WRU Bowl final and the opponents were Wattstown.

The game was live on S4C and there was memorable start as James Griffiths scored a superb solo try to help his side into a 10-3 lead. Unfortunately, the physicality of the Rhondda based side eventually proved too much and they would come back to win 27-17.

The occasion still went down in Fishguard folklore though and the clubhouse afterwards resembled a cattle market as players and supporters old and new packed in. Cardiff themselves agreed to come down to The Moors for a pre-season friendly three months later with Fowler adding ‘great support should be reciprocated’.

In 2018 Pembroke would follow suit as they lost a thrilling Bowl final with Porthcawl at the same venue, by then renamed the Principality. Like Fishguard, they’d agree the long away trips in earlier rounds were worth it.

GT: I remember driving with Bill Carne to Cardiff that day to watch the Seagulls. We pulled up at the lights in the city and I caught eye of a familiar face next to me. I wound down the window and asked, ‘Any chance of getting us in the Millennium Stadium?’. The person in the car replied, ‘follow me’ and we ended up with first class parking at the stadium. It was former Western Telegraph old boy Geoff Williams, now Head of BBC Wales sport.

BC: Gordon and I went very early and there was a surreal moment when, stewards apart, there was an eerie silence as we were the first to take our seats. Outside we could see a wave of blue and white flags and met loads of people we knew who had brought their families. There was euphoria when James Griffiths scored in our corner but Wattstown were too street-wise for The Seagulls – and had some rough supporters too!

FW: I had game with Whitland that day against Bargoed, and we were all out late for the warm up because we were watching Fishguard on a TV in the pitch side bar. The coaches came in to give us a rollocking and then James scored – and they suddenly fell silent and started watching too.