Tesni Evans fended off a fightback from Hollie Naughton to reach the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 26-year-old took the first two games 11-9, 11-8 and looked set for a comfortable victory against the unseeded Canadian.
Leandro Bacuna insists Cardiff City have what Aston Villa lacked three years ago – the unity to stay in the Premier League. The Bluebirds midfielder – who could replace Aron Gunnarssson against Liverpool today – was part of the Villa squad that crashed out of the top level in 2016. It was a divided dressing room, he says, full of finger-pointing accusations among players against a chaotic backdrop of four different managers in the same season.
Mark Williams launched a scathing attack on 'pathetic' World Snooker chiefs after they allegedly denied his son access to his dressing room before his first round victory in Sheffield. The 44-year-old saw off England's Martin Gould 10-7 at the Crucible Theatre to begin his bid for a fourth title.
Georgia Davies tried to find some hope in disappointment after she responded to her failure to qualify for the World Championships in South Korea by winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Davies did not attempt to hide her devastation after she failed to make the selection time in the 100m backstroke on the second night at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
It’s hard to deny that it’s been an underwhelming season for Bala Town, particularly in the second-half of their campaign where until yesterday they had managed just a single victory in Phase 2. Mike Hayes’ second-half winner coupled with a Chris Venables brace might just be the platform the Lakesiders so desperately need to launch their play-off campaign. Bala have not been the competitive outfit that we’ve come to expect in recent campaigns and this season the club are at real risk of missing out on European qualification for the first time in five seasons – a scenario which could make a significant impact on the club’s budget moving forward.
Joel Makin will face No 7 seed Paul Coll after reaching the third round of the El Gouna International in Egypt. The 24-year-old, who had a first round bye, came through his second round tie with local player Mazen Hesham to earn the right to face the New Zealander.
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Merthyr Town have signed four former Bluebirds players in Jason Bowen, Andy Legg, Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon. The quartet won’t be pulling on the Martyrs’ shirt, but they will be in the MetCoaches Community Stadium for an evening of Bluebirds’ talk. They played getting on for 1,000 appearances in the Cardiff... Read More
Beaconsfield Town 1, Merthyr Town 1 Ian Traylor took his Merthyr Town goals tally for the season to 24 when he scored at Beaconsfield Town. The former Hirwaun, Pontypridd Town and Cwmaman Institute striker has netted 180 goals in total during eight seasons with the Martyrs. ‘Traylz’ netted after 42 minutes to put... Read More
Ian Traylor, Merthyr Town’s leading scorer with 22 goals this season, is gunning for Hampshire club Hartley Wintney. ‘Traylz’ has netted a total of 178 goals for the Martyrs and would love to take that tally past the 200 mark. It won’t be this season, but former Hirwaun and Pontypridd Town striker... Read More
Merthyr Town remembered former manager Lyn Jones before their match against Staines Town - and then paid tribute with a 9-0 win Ian Traylor completed a hat-trick in 11 minutes, added his fourth almost immediately and the Martyrs led 8-0 after 37 minutes at the MetCoaches Community Stadium. Traylor (4), Owain Jones... Read More
Merthyr Town are still clinging to an outside chance of earning a play-off spot as they prepare to entertain the Swans at the MetCoaches Community Stadium on Saturday (3pm). They are 11 points behind fifth-placed Poole Town with a game in hand and are at home to EvoStik Southern League Premier... Read More
Merthyr Town were forced to call off their EvoStik Southern League trip to Buckinghamshire on Tuesday when the team coach broke down. The Martyrs were on their way to play Beaconsfield Town when they were left with no way of completing their journey. “This evenings game against Beaconsfield Town FC has been... Read More