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Amber Army Marched To The Top Of The Hill . . . And Down Again, But The Duke Of Pill Will Return

Newport County will start the 2019-20 season in League Two, exactly the same place where ended this season. No promotion, no hike in the club’s income and no bigger stage for the players and their ambitious manager Michael Flynn. But Callum Ellis believes he saw enough at Wembley to be convinced that the Amber Army can embark on another march to the summit when August comes around. When the dust settles on Newport County’s play-off final defeat against Tranmere Rovers, manager Michael Flynn and his squad of players will sit down and reflect on what might have been. A controversial decision by referee Ross Joyce not to award Flynn’s side a penalty five minutes before the end of normal time turned out to be a bitter pill to swallow.

Evan Makes Winning Return In Greece

Welsh tennis number one Evan Hoyt has overcome a shoulder niggle to win his first tournament back on court. Hoyt claimed his sixth title of the year at the Heraklion M15 tournament in Greece, coming back from 5-2 down in the final set against Austria's Jonas Trinker.

Jeremiah Finishes A Levels By Giving Rivals A Sprint Lesson

Last week Welsh sprinter Jeremiah Azu celebrated his 18th birthday by becoming the fastest junior in Europe. This weekend he marked the end of his A Level exams with a win at an international meeting in Belgium. The Cardiff Athletics speed merchant chalked up his latest 100m victory at the IFAM International Outdoor meeting in Oordegem.

Former Bluebird Adam Matthews Is Aiming For Wembley Lift-Off

Welshman Adam Matthews has set his heart on a return to Championship football next season. Swansea-born Matthews, who spent more than a decade with the Bluebirds, is in Sunderland's match-day squad for Sunday's League One play-off final against Charlton Athletic at Wembley Stadium. There is, though, no certainty about the immediate future of the 27-year-old Wales international because his four-year contract ends this summer.

Dragon's Back Race...The Ultimate Test Of Endurance And Bravery

Four-hundred-and-two ultra runners from around the globe set off from Conwy Castle in north Wales last Monday morning. Five days, 315km and 17 Welsh mountains later, 237 of them crossed the finishing line at Llandeilo in the south having completed the mammoth challenge.

Chief Tomas Francis Gets Ready To Block Liam Williams' Road To The Triple Crown

Tomas Francis will try to deny his Wales teammate Liam Williams the perfect season when they clash in the Gallagher Premiership final next weekend. The Exeter Chiefs prop will face the Saracens full-back at Twickenham in the showpiece of the English season after both came through their respective semi-finals. Williams has already won a Six Nations Grand Slam with Wales and a Heineken Champions Cup winners medal for Sarries and could become the first Welshman to win the ultimate triple if his club retain their domestic title.

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.

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Five Cardiff Devils And Their GB Team-Mates Head To Kosice, Slovakia For Major World Championship Test

Great Britain are on their way to Slovakia for the World Championship in Kosice, the largest city in eastern Slovakia and the 2013 European Capital of Culture. Head coach Peter Russell and his team play all their fixtures in Kosice, while their first base at Michalovce on the shores of Lake... Read More

Devils And Steelers Fired Up For Play-Offs Shootout

Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers clash in what is certain to be an intense, physical play-offs match at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay this evening. Steelers won the first leg 5-4 at home, having opened a 5-1 lead, and coach Andrew Lord said: “Some teams would have folded, but we... Read More

Devils Set Up Play-Offs Cracker At The Viola Arena

Sheffield Steelers 5, Cardiff Devils 4 (play-off quarter-final first leg, return game in Cardiff Bay on Sunday) Cardiff Devils set up a cracking home clash with Sheffield Steelers on Sunday after a stunning fightback in South Yorkshire. Captain Jake Morissette and his Devils were reeling at 5-1 down five minutes into the final... Read More

Devils' Stephen Dixon Says 'It's Time For Redemption'

Canadian centre Stephen Dixon insists it’s ‘redemption time’ for Cardiff Devils in the Elite League play-offs. Devils missed out on a third successive title when they lost their final regular season fixture in Coventry and finished runners-up to Belfast Giants after the rivals finished level on points. “It sucks to lose the... Read More

Fabulous Fournier Back In Love With Ice Hockey Thanks To Cardiff Devils And He's Fired Up For Steelers Clash

Smooth-skating defenceman Gleason Fournier, who has enjoyed a remarkable Elite League season, insists Cardiff Devils rekindled his love for ice hockey. The 27-year-old from Rimouski in Quebec played in all 60 League matches for Devils and scored an astonishing 71 points (24 goals, 47 assists). A year ago, in the Devils office... Read More

Welshman Matthew Wins New Devils Matzka Award

Welsh winger Matthew Myers, who has had a sizzling season for Cardiff Devils, is the first winner of a special new club award.  Cardiff-born Myers won the Scott Matzka Memorial trophy during the Devils awards night at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Matzka, a fans favourite during his two seasons playing for the... Read More
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