Merthyr Town manager Gavin Williams.

Back-To-Back Home Games For Martyrs In Bid To Qualify For Southern League Premier Play-Offs

Gosport Borough 2, Merthyr Town 2

Scottish striker Matthew Paterson rocked Merthyr Town with an injury time goal for Gosport Borough at Privett Park.

The Martyrs were leading 2-1, thanks to goals by Lee Lucas and Owain Jones, when Dunfermline-born Paterson struck to snatch victory away from the Welsh club.

Rudy Plummer put Gosport ahead after 10 minutes before Lucas (56 mins) and Jones (62) gave Merthyr the lead.

Then came Paterson’s late equaliser to deny the Martyrs victory.

Merthyr now have back-to-back home fixtures against Hayes and Yeading on Tuesday and Metropolitan Police next Saturday, both at the MetCoaches Stadium.

The Welsh club have linked with the University of South Wales and the USW Sports Park for the use of the state of the art facilities.

Merthyr have been using the new full size indoor pitch for training sessions.

The Fifa 2-star pitch, one of three in the UK run by universities and the only one in Wales, meets all the requirements of the B license for football coaching The pitch has a shock pad underneath so it will play better, last longer and provide a safer playing environment.

Merthyr manager Gavin Williams said: “Our thanks to everyone at USW for allowing us to use this incredible facility ahead of a busy month or so, which includes a number of midweek fixtures. 

“The indoor aspect of the facility allows us to get out of the bad weather and still work on what we need in order to be prepared.”

Gosport Borough: Patrick O’Flaherty, Sam Roberts, Ryan Woodford, Dan Strugnell, Liam Robinson, Alex John, Rory Williams, Charlie Davis, Charlie Kennedy, Rudy Plummer, Matt Paterson. Subs: George Barker, Tobi Adekunle, Chris Flood, Marley Ridge, Mike Carter

Merthyr Town: Alex Harris, Dan Summerfield, Adam Davies (capt), Ismail Yakubu, Jarrad Wright, Keiran Lewis, Lee Lucas, Owain Jones, Jamie Veale, Gethyn Hill, Ian Traylor. Subs: Ryan Prosser, Ben Swallow, Corey Jenkins, Kyle Patten, Eliot Richards

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BetVictor Southern Premier South

Club P W D L F A GD -Pts Pts
Truro City 25 17 3 5 51 25 26 54
Chesham United 26 17 2 7 57 37 20 53
Tiverton Town 25 15 5 5 63 33 30 50
Swindon Supermarine 25 15 5 5 45 32 13 50
Taunton Town 24 13 5 6 50 36 14 44
Salisbury 23 12 6 5 47 31 16 42
Hayes & Yeading United 25 12 4 9 50 37 13 40
Poole Town 21 12 3 6 38 23 15 39
Gosport Borough 26 9 9 8 29 26 3 36
Weston-super-Mare 24 10 5 9 44 42 2 35
Farnborough 25 11 2 12 31 39 -8 35
Merthyr Town 22 8 7 7 29 26 3 31
Metropolitan Police 25 9 4 12 35 41 -6 31
Hendon 25 8 6 11 37 40 -3 30
Blackfield & Langley 26 8 6 12 31 40 -9 30
Harrow Borough 28 8 6 14 34 50 -16 30
Wimborne Town 26 8 5 13 32 42 -10 29
Hartley Wintney 23 7 6 10 31 36 -5 27
Yate Town 26 7 5 14 35 46 -11 26
Walton Casuals 28 7 5 16 38 62 -24 26
Beaconsfield Town 24 4 5 15 19 42 -23 17
Dorchester Town 28 3 6 19 34 74 -40 15

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Merthyr Town fixtures

January

Tuesday 28 Merthyr Town v Hayes and Yeading

February

Saturday 1 Merthyr Town v Metropolitan Police

Tuesday 4 Poole Town v Merthyr Town

Saturday 8 Chesham United v Merthyr Town

Tuesday 11 Merthyr Town v Taunton Town

Saturday 15 Merthyr Town v Dorchester Town

Saturday 22 Blackfield and Langley v Merthyr Town 

Tuesday 25 Wimborne Town v Merthyr Town

Saturday 29 Merthyr Town v Beaconsfield Town 

March

Saturday 7 Salisbury v Merthyr Town 

Saturday 14 Taunton v Merthyr Town

Saturday 21 Merthyr Town v Truro City

Saturday 28 Hayes and Yeading v Merthyr Town

April

Saturday 4 Merthyr Town v Poole Town

Saturday 11 Merthyr Town v Tiverton Town

Monday 13 Yate Town v Merthyr Town

Saturday 18 Hartley Wintney v Merthyr Town

Saturday 25 Merthyr Town v Hendon

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