Penarth Hockey Club’s 1st XI came up empty-handed in their pursuit of a fourth successive promotion in the Verde Recreo League, missing out on a spot in UK hockey’s National League as a result. Team Bath Buccs 4-2 PENARTH The 1st XI began the week still in with a shout of promotion, but ultimately travelled to Bath for their last league game of the season knowing that the fixture was effectively a dead rubber with results elsewhere ensuring that neither side was a candidate for promotion or relegation.
Tania Hoffman believes the Celtic Dragons are reaping the rewards of their fresh start as they claimed their first home victory of the season. The Dragons coach watched her team beat London Pulse 62-51 at the Sport Wales National Centre on Monday night – their fourth victory of the season. It means in little more than half a campaign, Hoffman’s side have earned as many wins as they did in the previous two years – a measure of the progress they have made in what the New Zealander has claimed was almost a complete rebuilding programme.
The 2019 ABP Newport Wales Marathon will be beamed to televisions and devices across the globe. English and Welsh highlights programmes will showcase the second instalment of Wales’ premier marathon event on Welsh, nationwide UK and international television - putting Newport’s recently regenerated city-centre and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside firmly in the spotlight
Elfyn Evans heads into this weekend’s Tour of Corsica with a lot of confidence. It’s the event where he led a round of the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time, he’s always gone well there and it follows a podium finish in Mexico. At long last, things are most certainly looking up! Corsica is one of the most technical rounds of the WRC, as road condition and surface temperature change as the long stages twist and turn there way around the mountainous Mediterranean island. The event has a long history in the sport, and it’s gained the nickname of The Rally of 10,000 Corners for good reason. Maybe it’s driving the legendary Welsh rural mountain roads, like the Abergwesyn Pass, in his youth that has fine-tuned Evans’ asphalt driving technique, but whatever it is the 30-year old from Dolgellau has always been on top form in Corsica – finishing a career best second in 2015.
Daniel James has yet to sign a new contract with Swansea City but is happy to let his football attract admirers from wider afield. The Wales hero is still in discussions with his current club, but any deal will not reduce the likelihood of the Swans deciding to sell him for anything up to £20m this summer. The winger’s value is rising steeply after Premier League clubs were given more evidence of his talent when he struck a superb winner as Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday.
West Wales motorsports squad Spencer Sport has started the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship is style, with victory in the opening round of the season at Silverstone. Julian Godfrey, driving the Penrhiwllan-based team’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar, won all three Heats and the Final to clinch a dominant victory. Starting from the middle of the front row for the first Heat, Godfrey reacted well to the lights and using the superlative traction of the Mirage to his advantage, led the pack into the opening corner. It was an advantage he was never to lose and after four laps he went on to cross the line nearly two-seconds ahead of his closest rival, Derek Tohill in a Fiesta.
Welshman Ryan Broom returns home this evening when he plays for Cheltenham Town against home city club Newport County at Rodney Parade (7.45pm). The former Bristol Rovers player says: “I made my Football League debut at their ground. “I was born in Newport, but live outside in Blackwood. Initially, I joined a... Read More
The Jones boys are flying the snooker flag for Wales at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Reigning World champion Mark Williams crashed out of the ManBetX Welsh Open Championships, while fellow Welshmen Duane Jones and Jake Jones progressed into the third round. There are now 32 players battling to progress from... Read More
Still Believing, a 10-year-old chestnut mare, has been a good servant to Vale of Glamorgan trainer Evan Williams. Burdened with top weight of 11st 12lbs and ridden by Mitchell Bastyn she came home a nine lengths winner of the £21,665 George Smith Horseboxes Mares' Handicap Chase at Hereford. A 9-1 chance, Still... Read More
Newport County suffered penalty shootout heartbreak in Gloucestershire, but manager Michael Flynn focused on the positives. His team drew 1-1 against Cheltenham at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium before losing 7-6 in the shootout. “It was a really good, enjoyable game,” said the County manager. “We played some good football and our two up... Read More
Former captain Joss Labadie looks set to return for Newport County in their Checkatrade Trophy last 32 tie in Gloucestershire on Tuesday. Manager Michael Flynn will rest a number of players from the match in Cheltenham with some crucial league and cup fixtures coming up. Four of Newport’s next six matches are... Read More
Glamorgan coach Robert Croft has conceded his team need to undergo some hard self-analysis after a crushing defeat to Gloucestershire. Croft watched his side suffer a heavy 10 wicket loss inside the second day of their Championship clash at Cheltenham – their third successive defeat in four day cricket.... Read More