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Issue 196 - April 2017

WF 196 cover

The April 2017 issue of Welsh Football is published on 20th March.

This issue includes all the regular coverage and analysis of domestic Welsh competitions, including the Dafabet Welsh Premier League.

This month's feature articles also include full club spotlights on Usk Town and Bargod Rangers and coverage of the recent Spring Groundhop weekend in Carmarthenshire and south Wales. 

For history lovers, we have several articles of interest: firstly, we focus on the Origins of Football in Cardiff, looking at the city's pioneering 19th century clubs. We also have an article by Richard E. Huws, telling the story of John Alwyn Evans, an Aberystwyth & District League player who went on to star for Millwall and Leyton Orient.

The regular 'Looking Back' series turns the clock back 25 years, and in this issue we are again looking at matches and other news from late Spring 1992, in the months prior to the formation of the League of Wales.

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Monday, 09 March 2015 16:41


It's the eagerly anticipated weekend of the Ceredigion Groundhop, and groundhoppers are assembling from all over Britain to head into west Wales. For the last couple of years, Groundhop UK have organised tours of Ceredigion League grounds, and this March we are due to complete the set. 

On the way, for those staying over Friday night in Carmarthen, the coach picks up in Cardiff late on Friday afternoon before heading to Briton Ferry for a pre-groundhop 'appetiser'.

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Monday, 10 March 2014 20:41


SATURDAY 8TH MARCH: The Welsh Spring Hop - dry and sunny with a cold wind.

ABERPORTH 3 CRANNOG 2 (Costcutter Ceredigion League Division One)

Saturday dawns dry - important this, because the main concern in recent weeks has been the state of pitches in Ceredigion. Few games have been played since the turn of the year, and even after a relatively dry fortnight, grounds are susceptible to fresh rainfall. With Thursday having been wet, fingers are well and truly crossed.

Our first venue on the Hop, the Civil Service ground at Aberporth, illustrates the situation well. We arrive at the MOD base up on the cliffs, with its football pitch opposite the social club, all dominated by the base itself on higher ground - they test aerial weaponry here, apparently. At first sight the pitch looks perfectly playable, until you discover the state of the top corner, where there's a natural spring underground; soft is an under-statement - this part of the pitch is best avoided. This being a groundhop game, postponement really hasn't been mentioned.

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