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Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:58

The Welsh Groundhop Comes 'Home'

WELSH GROUNDHOP 2016 August 26-29th (THE SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE LEAGUE)

The first, tentative Welsh Groundhop took place in the South Wales Amateur League in 2002. Now, sixteen years later, the 2016 event is back 'home' in Cardiff and the valleys. The league has changed (to the Alliance) and so have Groundhops. But all for the better. A great weekend is in prospect (and the weather forecast isn't too bad either). Read on!

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 08:40

Libs sound a warning

WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST: Lawrenny Avenue, sunny intervals.
CANTON LIBERAL 8 CADOXTON BARRY 1 (South Wales Alliance League, Division One)
Thankfully, a brief improvement in the wet August weather means that taking in a midweek game isn't out of the question, and there's an interesting match nearby in the new Alliance League: the two clubs who won the Second Divisions of the South Wales Amateur and South Wales Senior Leagues are meeting at Canton Liberals' ground adjacent to the Cardiff Athletics Stadium, both having been placed in Division One (the middle section) of the new league.

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Saturday, 05 April 2014 19:18

DREAM CWM TRUE

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL: Rhiw'r Ddar, drizzly
CWM WELFARE 2 CADOXTON BARRY 1 (South Wales FA Senior Cup semi-final)
Of all the months of the football season, April is the one when we're spoiled for choice every week for games to watch that actually mean something to both sides - and today is typical. Aside from some important league games, there are the semi-final games in the Welsh Cup, and if one of those had been easier to reach today, I'd be watching it. As it is, Broughton in north-east Wales and the late kick-off at Newtown mean they demand too much investment in time and effort.

But there are also some semi-finals closer to home. OK, it's not the Welsh Cup, it's the South Wales FA Senior Cup - but any semi-final is entertaining because of what's at stake for the players. One semi pits Amateur League against Senior League, whereas the other sees underdogs Cadoxton Barry (Senior League Division Two) up against in-form Cwm Welfare, from a Division higher. And, with convenience the watch-word today, it's the latter I've chosen to watch, at the eminently convenient venue of Taff's Well FC, a ten minute stroll up from Taff's Well station.

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