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Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:12

Carmarthen survive the siege of Ely

SATURDAY 7th FEBRUARY : Cwrt-yr-Ala, cold.
CAERAU (ELY) 0 CARMARTHEN TOWN 4 (after extra time) (Welsh Cup Round 5)
The last sixteen of the Welsh Cup involves not one, but two attractive ties in Cardiff, so the question has always been which one to choose. By my reckoning, Caerau (Ely) are more likely than Cardiff Met to cause an upset against Welsh Premier opposition, so for me it's a mid-day bus journey through the city centre and out to Cwrt-yr-Ala. Now regular readers will know I rarely have anything positive to say about international rugby, but on this occasion I'm grateful the Wales v England Six Nations game was brought forward to Friday evening from its usual Saturday slot - otherwise my four mile journey would have been a huge challenge today.

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Monday, 19 January 2015 19:50


SATURDAY 17th JANUARY: Cyncoed Campus, cold, wintry showers.
CARDIFF MET UNIVERSITY 0 CAERAU (ELY) 2 (Welsh League Division 1)
The weather wreaks havoc on the football programme again, with practically all the grass-pitch fixtures in south Wales lost to waterlogging, snow or ice. But in truth, this simplifies things today - I had other options in mind, and having watched the Mets twice recently, I was minded to go slightly further afield, but this top of the table game was always the stand-out fixture today. I am not at all sorry to have it emerge as the only sensible choice today.

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Saturday, 29 March 2014 21:31


SATURDAY 29th MARCH : The Sportsground. Sunny and mild.
Earlier this week a tourist website published a list of "Ten reasons to visit Monmouth", following a Sunday Times report that placed the town in the top three of places to live in Britain. None of the ten reasons mentioned football (the Welsh tourist agencies still don't seem to get the attraction of our football), but my reason for visiting Monmouth today is all about Monmouth Town FC. The Kingfishers are very much in the running for their first ever Welsh League title and with nine games left, their fate is in their own hands.

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