Substitute Ryan Prosser scored Merthyr Town's goal against Chesham United. Pic: Peter Harman.

Kings Visit Merthyr Town In Saturday Home Clash

Merthyr Town have four fixtures remaining at the end of what has been a difficult 2017-18 season.

Manager Gavin Williams and his team have secured their place in the EvoStik Southern League Premier Division and are at home against Kings Langley at the Loadlok Community Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Financial problems rocked the Martyrs during this season, but Williams has played a major role in stabilising the club and they are in a position to plan for next season.

More than 300 spectators watched Merthyr’s 2-1 home defeat against Chesham United.

Merthyr Town’s Ashley Evans has a header saved by Chesham goalkeeper Hafed Al Droubi. Pic: Peter Harman.

Jefferson Louis (9 mins) and Oram Swales (70) put Chesham two goals ahead, while substitute Ryan Prosser pulled one back with 12 minutes left.

Chesham hit the bar after five minutes and went ahead soon after, while Jarrad Wright was just caught offside after he was put through by Ian Traylor.

Owain Jones fired over from a Harry Franklin cross, while Wright hit the bar with Chesham’s goalkeeper beaten.

Craig Reddy, Kerry Morgan and Ian Traylor produced a passing move to open up the visitors, but the final pass was cut out by goalkeeper Hafed Al Droubi before Jones could get off his shot.

Corey Jenkins headed wide on the half hour as Merthyr pressed for an equaliser, while Traylor’s shot was saved by Al Droubi.

Merthyr sent on big striker Ryan Prosser and Ashley Evans just before the hour mark and it was Prosser who pulled a goal back after 78 minutes.

Jarrad Wright hooks a a shot over the Chesham United bar. Pic: Peter Harman.

Merthyr Tydfil: Ed Hewitson, Harry Franklin, Matthew Harris, Kyle Patten, Adam Davies, Craig Reddy (Ashley Evans 58), Jarrad Wright, Owain Jones, Corey Jenkins (Ryan Prosser 58), Kerry Morgan, Ian Traylor. Subs: Scott Tancock, Lee Price.

Merthyr Town FC remaining fixtures 2017-18

April

Sat 14 v Kings Langley H

Sat 21 v Banbury United A

Tues 24 v Bishops Stortford A

Sat 28 v Redditch United H

The Martyrs have five home fixtures left this season. Admission is £10 adults. while concessions pay £8 (Over 65, Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport County season ticket holders).

Merthyr RFC season ticket holders pay £5 and under 16’s £1

Southern League Premier Table

# Team Pl HW HD HL AW AD AL W D L F A Diff Pts
1. Hereford 41 18 1 3 13 4 2 31 5 5 100 32 68 98
2. King’s Lynn Town 42 15 5 1 13 3 5 28 8 6 91 34 57 92
3. Weymouth 42 15 3 3 13 3 5 28 6 8 96 43 53 90
4. Slough Town 41 14 4 3 12 4 4 26 8 7 101 46 55 86
5. Kettering Town 39 16 2 1 10 5 5 26 7 6 99 44 55 85
6. Royston Town 42 15 2 4 7 3 11 22 5 15 77 58 19 71
7. Tiverton Town 40 13 2 4 9 2 10 22 4 14 69 61 8 70
8. Chesham United 42 10 6 5 9 5 7 19 11 12 79 56 23 68
9. Banbury United 40 7 7 7 10 5 4 17 12 11 80 52 28 63
10. Hitchin Town 40 10 4 5 8 4 9 18 8 14 65 55 10 62
11. Basingstoke Town 41 14 3 3 3 4 14 17 7 17 80 65 15 58
12. St Neots Town 42 9 5 6 6 7 9 15 12 15 73 73 0 57
13. Frome Town 42 7 3 10 10 3 9 17 6 19 74 86 -12 57
14. Redditch United 42 10 7 5 4 2 14 14 9 19 67 66 1 51
15. Stratford Town 41 7 6 9 7 3 9 14 9 18 60 70 -10 51
16. Biggleswade Town 39 8 5 6 5 4 11 13 9 17 46 50 -4 48
17. Bishop’s Stortford 41 8 4 8 5 5 11 13 9 19 67 73 -6 48
18. Merthyr Town 42 8 5 8 4 7 10 12 12 18 67 88 -21 48
19. Farnborough 43 8 2 12 6 3 12 14 5 24 77 113 -36 47
20. Dorchester Town 41 11 2 9 1 7 11 12 9 20 59 80 -21 45
21. Kings Langley 42 5 8 8 3 5 13 8 13 21 56 86 -30 37
22. St Ives Town 39 2 4 11 5 3 14 7 7 25 48 91 -43 28
23. Dunstable Town 41 2 1 18 1 3 16 3 4 34 25 130 -105 13
24. Gosport Borough 41 1 4 16 1 1 18 2 5 34 28 132 -104 11

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