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.
Manager Bryan Hughes and his Wrexham team are ready hunt down a home tie in the Vanarama National League play-offs. The Dragons, who won 3-1 at home against Braintree Town, are unlikely to win the title - which assures automatic promotion to the Football League - and will target finishing runners-up... Read More
Former England hero Dean Richards believes the absent threat of relegation in the Guinness Pro14 helped Wales win the Grand Slam. Richards, now coaching director at Newcastle Falcons, has called for the English Gallagher Premiership to be ring-fenced rather than operate with promotion and relegation. It would have titled the... Read More
Ben Tollitt signed off at the Racecourse with a moment of quality which earned Wrexham the Vanarama National League win they needed. The Dragons scored after 49 minutes to win 1-0 after man of the match Tollitt marked his final appearance on loan from Tranmere with the only goal. “We spoke at... Read More
Long-Serving Martyrs Secretary Jamie Steps Down - Earns Praise From Manager, Players, Staff And Fans
Merthyr Town football secretary Jamie Mack will step down from his role at the end of the 2018/19 season. Mack has held the role for nine seasons, beginning when the club reformed in 2010 as Merthyr Town FC. He told club chairman Jonathon Davies and manager Gavin Williams that he wishes to... Read More
Padraig Amond and Jamille Matt, Newport County’s prolific goalscorer, can launch a big Exiles promotion push over their final 14 League Two fixtures. Amond and Matt have 37 goals between them this season and County team-mate Fraser Franks told iFollowExiles: “There isn’t a better partnership in our division. “It’s outstanding. They have... Read More
Michael Flynn admitted he felt relieved after Newport County’s 4-1 League Two away win against relegation battlers Notts County at Meadow Lane. Jamille Matt (2), Fraser Franks and Padraig Amond scored for Newport, who earned a first away victory in their last 11 League attempts. Now County focus on their trip to... Read More