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Saturday 9th May 2015: Corporation Park, dry but breezy

PENYDARREN BGC 0 PONTLOTTYN 0  after extra time. Pontlottyn win 4-2 on penalties. (CW Bruty Cup final)

Another Saturday, another cup final. This week it's the South Wales Senior League's CW Bruty Cup final, in fact the last ever time this cup will be contested, as the league is superseded by the new South Wales Alliance League from next season. It's quite a fitting end to the competition, with the league's top two sides in the final, and the venue chosen because it's the home of the cup's first ever winners, Grange Albion.

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Monday, 27 April 2015 12:08

Issue 181: May 2015

WF 181

Contents include

  • picture special from Israel v Wales (in association with JFP Images)
  • spotlight on Llanfairfechan Town
  • Abergavenny Town - Gwent champions
  • Part 2 of our 1914-15 season feature
  • Looking back 25 years to 1989-90 (Barry, Sully, Ragged School)
  • The original "Welsh Footballer" publication 
  • Jeff Jones visits Chepstow Town
  • Reflections on the Welsh League play-offs 1992-2015
  • All the usual columns, news and stats from all Welsh competitions 

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Published 27th April 2015

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Sunday, 19 April 2015 19:26

The New Mushrooms ?

SATURDAY 18th APRIL: Swanbridge Sports Ground - bright and breezy.
SULLY SPORTS 0 PONTLOTTYN 1 (South Wales Senior League Div 1)
There are literally dozens of significant games this weekend as many Welsh competitions approach decision points on championships, promotions and relegations. I'm spoiled for choice, but am keen to see the clash of the two title chasers in the Senior League: Pontlottyn, now favourites after a great run, visiting Sully Sports, who need to win to close the gap and make the Rhymney Valley side's task harder. So, on a day when no trains are running on local Cardiff lines, I make a couple of bus journeys out to the edge of the Bristol Channel, to pleasant seaside Sully. On arriving at Swanbridge Road, I'm surprised to find the space between football pitch and clubhouse occupied by a circus big top, from which tinny music and other sounds will provide an unlikely sound-track to the title showdown.

Sully have experience on their side: four times Senior League winners in the last ten seasons, they know the tension of these situations and have come through them before. Pontlottyn have momentum on their side - not just the recent run of form that has swept them to the top of the league and to the SWFA Senior Cup final, but the upward trend over their short existence. This is a club that has "mushroomed" out of nothing (to use a term applied a century ago to the original mushroom club, Mid Rhondda) and they're full of confidence and belief.

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Saturday, 10 May 2014 19:48


SATURDAY 10TH MAY: The Willows: sunny, very windy.
GRANGE ALBION 2 SULLY SPORTS 3 (after extra time) (CW Bruty Cup final)
Over the course of a season there are days when no match shouts out from the fixture list and there are others when one game's claim for attention is irresistible; and then there are days like today, when I'm metaphorically deafened by games clamouring for attention. But I always had a plan for today, because for some weeks it's looked as though Monmouth Town would need a result today to clinch the Welsh League title, and so I've been planning to head for their match at Cwmbran Celtic.

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