Former Swansea City coach Pep Clotet insists he still loves the club but that won’t prevent him from ruining their day on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium. The Spaniard was former manager Garry Monk’s right-hand man for two years and then followed Monk to Birmingham City before one of the Blues’ habitual coups left him in charge this summer. This afternoon, he will seek out some old friends but aim to deny his old club the three points they need to put them joint top of the Championship with Leeds United.
Sam Gordon is crossing his fingers that sixth place in the British Championships 100 metre final will be enough to earn him a relay place at next month's World Athletics Championship in Doha. On a mixed first day of the championships for Welsh athletes, Gordon fought his way through to the final, where he was up against the likes of Adam Gemili, Zarnel Hughes and surprise winner Ojie Edoburun. In the first round Gordon cruised to victory and a place in the semi-finals where he was joined by 17-year-old Neath Harrier Owain Lloyd Hughes, who produced a brilliant run to finish second in his heat in 10.66.
Wales served up one of the best results in their history – one which former hero David Kettle admitted brought him to tears – as they thrashed Ireland 4-0 to retain their place among hockey’s elite. The comprehensive victory in their final match at the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium means they have guaranteed their presence in the top level for the next tournament in 2021. The convincing win means instead of Wales dropping down a level, they have sent both Ireland and Scotland down, instead.
Neil Warnock admitted Cardiff City are just trying to “hang on to the coat-tails” of the Championship leaders even though they picked up their first points away from home this season. The Bluebirds manager saw his team draw 0-0 at Blackburn Rovers to stop the leakage of six goals conceded in their previous two away defeats. But an uneventful match, in which Cardiff lacked creative spark, leaves Warnock’s side back in 15th place, already six points behind leaders Leeds United, who could be joined at the top by Swansea City if they beat Birmingham City on Sunday.
By Kieran O'Loughlin Frustrated Wrexham boss Bryan Hughes admitted it was "two points dropped" against promotion rivals Barnet. The Dragons squandered their second-half chances and had to settle for a 1-1 National League draw at the Racecourse Ground.
Ashley Williams believes he is heading back towards the Premier League – having signed for Bristol City. The axed Wales captain – who was left out of Ryan Giggs' squad to face Azerbaijan and Belarus - has joined the Robins on a short-term contract. The 35-year-old has signed an initial deal until mid-January with the option of an extension, the Championship club have confirmed.
Scotland’s Andrew Davidson is celebrating the biggest win of his career after coping with the weather and opponents in Prestatyn to win the Welsh Open Stroke Play. The 25-year-old from Fife beat fellow Scot Stephen Roger at the second play-off hole, after they both finished the regular event four shots... Read More
Mountain Ash golfers won the Welsh Team Championships for the first time in their history, battling the elements as well as opponents in St Pierre. The Cynon Valley club had not got past Round Two in more than a decade, but turned round a semi-final deficit at the halfway stage... Read More
Archie Davies claimed his first senior title by winning the Welsh Amateur Championship in commanding fashion at Tenby golf club. Davies beat Aberdovey’s Connor Jones 8&7 in the final, describing it as the biggest win of his career as he prepares for a busy few weeks of competition before heading... Read More
Rising Wales star Ffion Tynan was the best Under 16 at the English Girls’ Open Amateur Championship, with two Wales players in the top ten of the Under 18 event. Tynan, from Pontyclun, finished tied seventh overall, with Newport Links’ Cary Worby one shot further back tied ninth in a... Read More
Two players who bounced back from the disappointment of being left out of the Wales European teams, came through to win the Welsh Girls and Boys titles. Ellie Willis from Chepstow and Swansea’s Dylan Thomas both played in the Wales Home Internationals teams last season and took advantage of the... Read More
Rhys Enoch might have missed out on qualifying for The Open, but he was bang on target at the Slovakia Challenge as he celebrated his maiden European Challenge Tour title at the weekend. The Welsh golfer fired a four-under-par final round at the Penati Golf Resort to finish at 18-under-par... Read More