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Results 17-19 August 2018

RESULTS 17-19 AUGUST 2018
JD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE
Aberystwyth Town - Cardiff Met 1-4
Newtown - Caernarfon Town 2-0
Carmarthen Town - Llandudno 0-0
Cefn Druids - Llanelli Town 2-3
Barry Town Utd - Bala Town   3-2
Connahs Quay Nomads - The New Saints  1-0

 

HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE
Airbus Broughton - Conwy Borough 1-0
Buckley Town - Llanrhaeadr YM 1-2
Denbigh Town - Flint Town United 1-3
Guilsfield - Bangor City 1-3
Holyhead Hotspur - Gresford Athletic 1-2
Holywell Town - Penrhyncoch 2-3
Porthmadog - Prestatyn Town 2-0
Ruthin Town - Rhyl 2-3

 

NATHANIEL CARS WELSH LEAGUE - DIV 1
Cambrian & CV - Ton Pentre 3-0
Afan Lido - Ammanford 0-0
Briton Ferry Llansawel - Goytre 0-2
Cwmamman Utd - Goytre Utd 2-0
Cwmbran Celtic - Port Talbot Town 1-2
Haverfordwest County - Pontypridd Town 10-1
Llantwit Major - Penybont 0-0
Taffs Well - Undy Athletic 3-3

DIV 2
Aberdare Town - Swansea Uni. 0-13 (thirteen)
Abergavenny Town - Caerau (Ely) 0-2
AFC Llwydcoed - STM Sports 0-6
Caldicot Town - Pontardawe Town 3-1
Dinas Powys - Aberbargoed Buds 1-2
Garden Village - Bridgend Street 6-5
Risca United - Monmouth Town 1-3
West End - Croesyceiliog 1-4

DIV 2
Ynysygerwn - Penydarren BGC 1-2
Albion Rovers - AFC Porth 1-1
Chepstow Town - Trethomas 2-3
Panteg - Ely Rangers 4-1
Pontyclun - Penrhiwceiber R. 1-0
Tredegar Town - Treharris Ath W. 2-1
Trefelin BGC - Newport City 3-2
Treowen Stars - Caerau 2-0

 

FAW TROPHY ROUND 1
Crindau Corinthians - Cornelly United 0-3
Clwb Cymric - Cwmcarn Athletic 2-1
Aber Valley - Pontnewydd United 4-1
Oak FC - Ferndale BGC  6-1
Brynmawr - Machen  1-6
FC Cwmaman - Cardiff Corinthians 2-1
Clydach Wasps - Wattsville FC 1-9
Ynyshir Albions - Newport Saints 3-1
Ynysddu Welfare - Glamorgan AFC 13-0 (thirteen)
Penrhiwceiber Constitutional Athletic - Blaenrhondda 2-0
CRC Rangers - Morriston Town 0-8
Bryn Rovers - Ragged School 0-2
Ynystawe Athletic - Bonymaen Colts 4-1

 

LOCK STOCK WELSH ALLIANCE - DIV 1
Bodedern Ath - Barmouth Dyffryn 3-0
Llandudno Albion - Llangenfi Town 0-5
Llandudno Junction - Llanberis 1-2
Llandyrnog Utd - Penrhyndeudraeth 1-1
Llanrug Utd - Llanrwst Utd 4-0
Nantlle Vale - St Asaph City 4-0
Prestatyn Sports - Mynydd Llandegai 5-0

DIVISION TWO
Blaenau Amt - Aberffraw 8-2
Gaerwen - Kinmel Bay 2-3
Glan Conwy - Holyhead Town 1-1
Meliden - Y Felinheli 1-4
Penmaenmawr Phoenix - Llannerchymedd 0-1
Pentraeth - Llannefydd 1-3

 

SPAR MID WALES LEAGUE - DIV 1
Knighton - Carno 1-7
Llandrindod Wells - Kerry 4-0
Berriew - Llanfair Utd 0-1
Bow Street - Welshpool 1-1
Caersws - Aberaeron 5-2
Llanidloes - Builth Wells 3-1
Radnor Valley - Churchstoke 6-1
DIVISION TWO
Dyffryn Banw - Borth Utd 1-1
Four Crosses - Brecon Northcote 3-2
Machynlleth - Hay St Mary's 0-3
Montgomery - Newbridge-on-Wye 6-0
Presteigne - Waterloo Rovers 0-6
Rhayader - Dolgellau P-P

 

WNL WREXHAM - PREM.
Chirk AAA - Cefn Albion 4-1
Corwen - Queens Park 3-0
Brickfield Rangers - Hawarden Rangers 4-1
Brymbo - Rhos Aelwyd 3-2
FC Nomads - Rhostyllen 4-1
Lex XI - Llay Welfare 1-1
Penycae - Mold Alexandra 0-4
Saltney Town - Llanuwchllyn 1-1

DIV 1
Castell AC - Coedpoeth 2-1
Cefn Mawr Rangers - Plas Madoc 1-6
Johnstown YFC - Overton
Llangollen Town - Rhydymwyn 1-5
Mynydd Isa Spartans - Offa Athletic 3-1
Rhosllanerchrugog - New Brighton Villa 1-0

 

NORTH EAST WALES LEAGUE
Acton - Mold Town Utd 3-1
Connahs Quay Nomads Youth - Borras Park Alb 8-1
Bellevue - Flint Mountain 0-14 (fourteen)
Bradley Park - Penyffordd Lions 3-4
Caerwys - Airbus UK Youth 3-1

 

HIGHADMIT PROJECTS SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE - PREM
Brecon Corries - Canton Liberal 3-3
Caerphilly Athletic - Trebanog 2-4
Cwm Welfare - Cefn Cribwr BC 0-11 (eleven)
Garw SBGC - Grange Albion 0-2
Merthyr Saints -Sully Sports 2-4
Pencoed Athletic - Cardiff Draconians 4-2
Pontlottyn - Ton & Gelli BC 1-2
DIV 1
AFC Butetown - Llangynwyd Rangers BGC 1-1
Porthcawl Town Athletic - AFC Whitchurch 0-0
Treforest - Penrhiwfer 3-3
DIV 2
STM Sports Old Boys - AFC Wattstown 3-4
Cardiff Cosmopolitan - Carnetown 4-0
Cogan Coronation - Aberfan Social 2-3
Cwmbach Royal Stars SC - Vale United 1-1
Llangeinor - Tynte Rovers 2-7
Llanrumney United - Graig FC 3-1
St Albans - Llantwit Fardre 4-1
St Josephs - AFC Bargoed 1-1

Published in Results
Monday, 13 November 2017 11:14

Undy downed

SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER The Causeway, damp and overcast.
UNDY ATHLETIC 1 LLANELLI TOWN 2 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One)

Wet overnight weather casts doubt on this Saturday's fixtures, but a mid-morning assurance from Undy that their pitch isn't (yet) waterlogged is enough for me. I set off for the Gwent levels, not that far but not the easiest journey either, as Undy is served by just one bus an hour from Newport. Train times are more convenient, so I travel to Severn Tunnel Junction, having completely forgotten that it's a two mile walk without footpaths. I pay the price for forgetfulness, constantly having to step onto the sodden grass verge to avoid traffic.

Undy's Causeway ground is a work in progress at present. Six foot mesh fence units block off most of the pitch perimeter rail, and on the car park side there's a building site, where the base of a new seated stand is in place. None of this is a problem to me, as I've come partly to see how (or rather if) work towards Tier 2 criteria is progressing and partly to watch promotion favourites Llanelli Town for the first time this season. With a reasonable turn out of visiting fans, the work does mean that unobscured views of the pitch are in short supply. I just hope the rain holds off.

Published in Football
Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:00

A Dr Jekyll Night for Barry

TUESDAY 14th MARCH: Jenner Park - mild and misty
BARRY TOWN UNITED 2 HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY 0 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Div 1)
A misty, murky spring evening in Barry, but potentially a night of season-defining proportions for the Jenner Park club. On arrival at the ground, there's a sort of nervous tension pervading all pre-match conversations - "can't afford to lose", "must win", "six-pointer" etc.

And of course the tension is magnified by Barry's inconsistent, Jekyll and Hyde form in the league. You really wouldn't want have a significant wager riding on them - and it's this that differentiates the Welsh League title race from the other top leagues - TNS running away with the Welsh Premier, Prestatyn likewise in the Cymru Alliance, and both already crowned. Those are the sort of bets you'd have wanted to be on - short priced favourites, preferably selected under a Free Bet offer to maximise the return. Given such an opportunity now, I'd go for TNS to complete the treble, and steer clear of the trappy, unpredictable Welsh League.

Actually, ahead of this game it is Haverfordwest who have been talked up as the form team, with the momentum since the turn of the year, and maybe poised to sweep past Barry. To add to the intrigue and interest, there's the matter of revenge for that 7-1 battering the Bluebirds received here in the WPL Cup a few months back, plus the 'will they, won't they' saga of their attitude to promotion to the Welsh Premier.

Published in Football
Friday, 27 January 2017 08:29

Issue 195 - Feb./March 2017

WF 195 cover

ISSUE 195 - publication date 27th January 2017

In this issue we have extensive features on three clubs: 

  • CEMAES BAY
  • GOODWICK UNITED
  • YNYSYGERWN

We also examine the vexed question of the best format for the Dafabet Welsh Premier League - Super 12 or Sweet Sixteen?

There is also a look at the planned changes to UEFA competition formats from 2018 and how they may affect Welsh clubs.  

In our popular Looking Back history columns, we revisit news and action from 50 years ago this month (1966-67) and25 years ago this month (1991-92)

Plus all our regular columns on major leagues, regional round-up, programme notes, international scene and other news and views.

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Published in Publication Dates
Tuesday, 20 December 2016 08:59

Llandarcy: all change

SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER - Llandarcy Academy of Sport - dry, overcast, mild
YNYSYGERWN 0 CHEPSTOW TOWN 1 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Div 3)
When Ynysygerwn won the west wales play-off and joined the Welsh League, I resolved to re-visit Llandarcy this season. It's taken longer to fit it in than expected, but that's possibly a good thing, as their form has improved recently.

It's a familiar ground, a fairly familiar journey, but on the other hand I haven't been to Llandarcy for years. It must have been in 2007-08 that I last visited. That was the last season that Neath AFC played here, before they moved to the Gnoll. By 2012 they had folded.

Of course, before Neath AFC's spell at Llandarcy Park (2005-2008), their predecessor clubs had other grounds nearby, notably BP Llandarcy's original ground. It's very hard to place exactly where that ground was these days, because the area has been so totally rebuilt. Even since my last visit eight or nine years ago, the main junction where it stood is barely recognisable - a huge dual carriageway now cuts through. As far as I can tell - and without referring to old maps - the site of the old ground is roughly where a Holiday Inn now sits.

Just down the road, the football ground at Llandarcy Park is not greatly changed, but its surroundings are. Most strikingly, the huge and grandiosely named Academy of Sport building dominates the south-west side of the ground, while behind the pavilion and changing room end a large modern housing development now looms on the hillside, threatening the tranquillity of Llandarcy village conservation area round the next bend.

The ground is still entered on either side of the pavilion. A wrought iron sign over the turnstile still displays the name Neath AFC. The pavilion itself - Neath's clubhouse - is now a proper café bar for the campus, with smart decking overlooking the corner of the pitch. The steps and bushy slope at this end - which add character - are still in place. On the left hand side, the old cricket scoreboard structure sits rotting away, to the side of the stand - which clearly lost its seating some time ago. On the opposite side, which used to be the cricket square, there is now a mesh fence and no spectator access at all. Even with just the three sides, it's still a fine Welsh League ground, and the playing surface must be one of the best grass pitches at this level. So it's an excellent facility for a little village club like Ynysygerwn to be using.

Published in Football
Friday, 14 October 2016 12:47

Issue 193 - November 2016

WF 193 cover

The November edition of Welsh Football has been published and is available to order online. 

Contents include:

  • Welsh Premier, HGA, Welsh League and regional round-ups
  • Anglo Files - a look at the Welsh clubs in English leagues
  • Club features on PADARN UNITED, LLAY WELFARE and RHYDYMWYN
  • Looking Back - 25 years to late 1991 and the emergence of the "Irate Eight" 
  • International comment and photos
  • Stats, action photos, programme review and lots more. 

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Published in Publication Dates
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:57

Unbelievable PTT

SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER. Lakeside Sports Academy, sunny.
CAMBRIAN & CLYDACH BGC 2 PORT TALBOT TOWN 2 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division 1)

With the main railway lines east and west out of Cardiff closed by engineering works, it's a weekend for staying local; and for avoiding the centre of Cardiff itself, which has become "City of the Unexpected" for two days, with big crowds expected to celebrate Roald Dahl's centenary. The only sensible option is to head up the valleys today.Fortunately, Tonypandy in the Rhondda presents itself as the answer: Cambrian v Port Talbot Town in the Welsh League is interesting enough, but just next door there's a delayed FAW Trophy game too. And it's there that I head first on arriving in Tonypandy, a.k.a Mid Rhondda. On the old King George's Field ground, where Cambrian themselves started out, Tonypandy Albion of the Rhondda League are meeting RTB Ebbw Vale in a 2pm kick-off, so I can watch the first 20 minutes here before going up to Cambrian's 'new' field.

Published in Football
Monday, 06 June 2016 06:55

Issue 190 - Season Review 2015-16

WF 190 cover

End of season edition - publication date 6th June 2016

Contents include:

Focus on outcomes, honours etc in all Welsh competitions

Full 8-page supplement with all pyramid league tables and cup final scores

Photos of many 2015-16 trophy winners on cover and on several inside pages

2015-16 Welsh Programme Awards

Spotlight on Berriew

Looking back:  50 years to the end of 1965-66, and 25 years to May and June 1991

 

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Published in Publication Dates
Sunday, 27 March 2016 20:16

Honours Even

SATURDAY 26th MARCH: Jenner Park, wet & windy
BARRY TOWN UNITED 2 CARDIFF MET UNIVERSITY 2 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Div 1)
For a capital city, with a decent transport infrastructure, Cardiff is often a hard place to travel through on a Saturday: after weeks of disruption because of Six Nations rugby, our city is rugby-free at last. But it has managed to find an even more disruptive event to blight another Saturday - a "world" half-marathon that involves closing many city streets, disrupting public transport and predicted to bring gridlock.

It's tempting once again to avoid the centre of town, but Jenner Park is clearly the place to be this week, with a top of the table Welsh League fixture, so the cross-city journey must be made. I forsake the buses and travel by train leaving hours to get to Barry in time for kick off, but it's almost impossible to board my local train service - just room to squeeze onto the two carriages already crammed with a mixture of runners and spectators. It gets worse as we progress to Cardiff, particularly when a number of family groups decide to launch themselves and their buggies into the few inches of space at each door. The match had better be worth it after this.   (article continues - click on 'Read More')

Published in Football
Saturday, 02 January 2016 20:31

3G Saves the Day - Again

SATURDAY 2nd JANUARY: University Sports Ground. Bright, mild, drying up.
STM SPORTS 5 NEWPORT YMCA 0 (Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division 3)
It's been raining pretty much all night and all morning, on top of weeks of rain. The grass pitches of south Wales are saturated, and the postponement announcements this morning are almost routine, confirming what we expected. Few games will survive, so the only safe approach again is "stay local, seek out 3G". In my case, that's simple - head to Llanrumney for STM Sports' home game on their artificial pitch.

Ironically, as I head to east Cardiff, the weather clears up - a hint of brightness, and the rain and wind abate. Too late to save the lost fixtures, but a bonus for those of us attending what's left. And there are quite a few who, like me, have headed here to the university playing fields in search of match action, groundhoppers from far and wide, and many local neutrals, all swelling the crowd to somewhere between 80 and 90. STM sell out of programmes, despite a decent print run, and the gate receipts must be a nice little windfall to help with match expenses.

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