Gareth Furlong bagged his second goal of the Belfius EuroHockey Championship as Wales lost to Spain in Antwerp. The Surbiton HC defender followed up his strike in the 2-2 draw with England on the opening day.
Welsh athletes will be taking on some of the world’s best at Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The latest leg of the international athletics roadshow features more than 60 global medallist, including 10 reigning Olympic champions, two Paralympic champions and 13 reigning world champions. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Melissa Courtney, who beat Laura Muir in the Vitality Westminster Mile earlier this year, will line up over the same distance in the Milicent Fawcett Mile alongside fellow Brit Eilish McCoglan.
Steve Cooper says Borja Bastón was revelling in the role of leading the line after his two goals secured their 3-2 win over Preston. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before this season but now has three goals in three league games. It was his equaliser on the stroke of half-time that gave the hosts a lifeline after Joe Rafferty’s early strike put a dominant Preston side ahead after 11 minutes.
Warren Gatland says Wales will not get carried away after replacing New Zealand as World Rugby’s top-ranked nation. Wales’ 13-6 World Cup warm-up victory over England in Cardiff saw them end the All Blacks’ 10-year unbroken rankings reign. And their debut rise to the summit comes just 34 days before the World Cup kicks off in Japan.
Wales came agonisingly close to pulling off a shock victory over England on their return to the top tier of European competition after 20 years. Coach Zak Jones’ side were within three minutes of victory in their opening Pool A game at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp.
Merthyr Town are hopeful former Cardiff City striker Gethyn Hill will return to action when they play Gosport Borough at the MetCoaches Stadium on Saturday (3pm). The Martyrs have found goals hard to come by in their opening two BetVictor Southern League Premier South fixtures, suffering a 1-0 defeat at Harrow... Read More
Brecon Corries 4, Merthyr Town 3 The Martyrs suffered a second pre-season defeat in less than 24 hours, but player-manager Gavin Williams won’t be at all worried. Merthyr Town deserved far more than a 2-0 home defeat against Cymru Premier club Penybont at the MetCoaches Stadium and then Williams fielded a young... Read More
Merthyr Town 0, Penybont FC 2 Merthyr Town suffered a double injury blow during the first of two pre-season fixtures in less than 24 hours, losing two of their main strikers. Former Cardiff City youth player Gethyn Hill limped off after 33 minutes with Ryan Prosser taking over his role in attack.... Read More
The fixture list for Merthyr Town’s 2019-20 BetVictor Southern League Premiership campaign has been revealed. Gavin Williams’ side start with a trip to Harrow Borough on Saturday, August 10 (kick-off 3pm) before hosting Weston-Super-Mare three days later at the MetCoaches Stadium. The Martyrs festive fixtures consist of a home game against Yate... Read More
Swansea City have signed teenage goalkeeper Lewis Webb from Southern League Merthyr Town. Webb, aged 17, played first team football for the Martyrs last season and manager Gavin Williams said: “I wish Webby all the best in his career. “He has been an absolute pleasure to work with. The commitment and dedication... Read More
Merthyr Town have signed two former Cardiff City players in their quest for promotion from the EvoStik Southern League Premier. Lively winger Jamie Bird and goalkeeper Cameron Clarke are the latest new boys who have committed to the Martyrs for 2019-20. Manager Gavin Williams has strengthened his squad with five new signings... Read More