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Michael Flynn Blasts EFL After Newport County Denied In Wembley Play-Off Controversy

Michael Flynn gave a scathing verdict on EFL officials after seeing his battling but beaten Newport County side denied a place in League One next season. The County manager was furious that a key penalty decision went against his team as they lost their League Two play-off final 1-0 to Tranmere Rovers at Wembley. Before they were reduced to 10-men, Newport were pressing for the first goal of the game when referee Ross Joyce refused to award an 85th-minute penalty even though Emmanuel Monthe clearly tripped County striker Jamille Matt as he tried to go past the defender.

Padraig Amond Insists Michael Flynn Is Upwardly Mobile . . . And So Are Newport County

Padraig Amond believes Newport County manager Michael Flynn is destined for big things regardless of the outcome of today’s Wembley shoot-out. Amond will carry the goal-scoring duties as his club’s leading marksman when County face Tranmere Rovers in the League Two play-off final. For Amond and most of his teammates, promotion to League One would represent a new high-water mark in their playing careers, but the 31-year-old Irishman reckons his young boss will climb far higher.

Defending Champ Melissa Looking To Go The Extra Mile In Westminster

Wales' Commonwealth Games 1500m bronze medallist Melissa Courtney is hoping to launch her outdoor season by retaining the Vitality Westminster Mile title on Sunday. Courtney has just returned from a four week training camp in Arizona and is champing at the bit to get racing again.

Cardiff City Keeper Neil Etheridge Says He Wants To Get Back To The Premier League

Neil Etheridge has spoken of his desire to make a quick return to the Premier League. The Cardiff City goalkeeper – who was arguably the club’s most consistent performer during a season that ended in relegation two weeks ago – is desperate to play again at the top level. Etheridge has been linked with both West Ham and Brighton and although the 29-year-old has two years left on his current contract, manager Neil Warnock has said if the club received an offer of £20m, he would personally chauffeur Etheridge to the buying club.

Jenny Set To See Naples After Getting World University Games Call

Jenny Nesbitt will again compete for GB at the World University Games in Naples in July. The Bath University runner lines-up in the 10,000m in Italy as part of the 22-strong squad of athletes.

How Lennies's Advice Proved Spot-On To Take County To Wembley

The input of former Cardiff City manager Lennie Lawrence has been crucial over the last three seasons. And the man who led the Bluebirds to promotion via the play-offs in 2003 will play a key role before and during the final against Tranmere Rovers at Wembley Stadium.

Dan Biggar Says He Left The Ospreys To Search For Fame And Not Fortune

Dan Biggar aims to thrive again under the big match spotlight on Saturday - the type of opportunity he admits were starting to pass him by at the Ospreys. The Wales fly-half may have played a significant part in securing the Six Nations Grand Slam this season, but his club’s achievements at Northampton are something of a throwback. Not just for the Saints – who have not on any serious silverware for five years – but also for Biggar himself, who left Welsh regional rugby long after the heady days of Ospreys’ finals and big occasions had passed.

James And Sarah Thrown Halle Of An Opportunity By GB

James Tomlinson and Sarah Omoregie have been called up for the GB Under2- team for the prestigious Halle Throws International in Germany from June 1-2. The Welsh duo will be part of a 10-strong squad for the meeting which is one of the most highly-regarded on the international throwing calendar.

Wayne's World Is Swansea As Routledge Re-Signs Days After Departing

Wayne Routledge has re-signed for another year at Swansea City - less than a week after the club announced his departure. The 34-year-old has agreed to stay on at the Liberty Stadium as a senior pro to try to bring through the new generation at the cash-strapped club.

Tesni Bows Out Of British Open After A Hull Of An Effort

Tesni Evans aw her British Open hopes ended in a third round defeat against former champion Camille Serme in Hull. The Rhyl-based player staged a third game comeback after losing the first two games to her French rival.

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Play-Offs Triumph Makes It Nine Trophies In Five Seasons For Coach Lord's Magnificent Cardiff Devils

Cardiff Devils fans turned out in force when head coach Andrew Lord and his players paraded the PredictorBet Elite League Play-Offs Trophy at the Viola Arena. Hundreds of fans packed the main bar area and roared their approval when captain Jake Morissette and head coach Andrew Lord took the trophy on... Read More

Batch Among Six Devils In GB World Ice Hockey Squad

Josh Batch is back in the Great Britain fold. The 6ft 4ins Cardiff Devils player is among 28 players selected for GB’s training camp during April. Chelmsford-born Batch has played key roles for Elite League leaders Devils with his ability to switch seamlessly between defense and offence a crucial element for... Read More

Sam Scores In Front Of Sell-Out Devils Crowd

Sam Duggan is off the mark. It was fitting that his first goal in professional ice hockey came in front of Devils fans at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. Devils’ rookie tipped in a Bryce Reddick shot after six minutes 28 seconds, the first home goal in a 3-2 Elite... Read More

Bondra Junior Leads HK Poprad Charge Against Devils

Bondra is a name forever linked with World Championship glory in Slovakia. It’s been 16 years since Peter Bondra scored his gold medal goal for the Slovaks, clinching their win against Russia and put his country on top of the world for the first time. He played NHL hockey for Washington Capitals... Read More

GB Face Some Of World's Top Hockey Nations

Great Britain face a German test to start their first campaign in the World Championship top flight for 25 years. They also play Canada, Denmark, USA, Finland and hosts Slovakia during a week-long tournament next May. Welshmen Matthew Myers and Jonathan Phillips are both GB regulars along with Cardiff Devils players Mark... Read More

Bluebirds' TransAtlantic Mission For Premier Return

Cardiff City are following the lead of Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions and jetting off to North America. Manager Neil Warnock took his team to Cornwall a year ago and stayed in a hotel next door to his home. This time, though, the newly-promoted Premier League club are planning a trip to... Read More
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