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.
Wrexham have given a new contract to current caretaker manager Graham Barlow – even though he insists he has no intention of becoming their permanent boss. Instead, Barlow – who stepped into the void after the departure of Sam Ricketts for Shrewsbury this week – will remain as assistant manager,... Read More
Sam Ricketts has taken charge at Shrewsbury Town - and Wrexham have launched their search for a new manager. Wrexham’s club statement said: “We did everything possible to retain Sam's services. However, once this interest became known, Sam expressed his desire to speak to them regarding their vacancy. "Shrewsbury triggered elements in... Read More
Michael Flynn dismissed speculation linking him with the vacancy at Shrewsbury - and paid tribute to experienced striker Padraig Amond after Newport’s 2-0 win against Colchester. On the Shrewsbury rumours, Flynn said: “I have genuinely not heard anything. “I am just carrying on. If an approach did come in then the football... Read More
Former Bluebirds’ defender Semi Ajayi is relishing his Championship challenge ahead. The big centre-half played a key role for Rotherham in their 2-1 League One play-off final success against Shrewsbury Town and then revealed he has committed to the Millers for two years. “So pleased to have joined @OfficialRUFC permanently till 2020,”... Read More
Shrewsbury Town 2, Cardiff City 1 Manager Neil Warnock’s Bluebirds suffered their first pre-season defeat against League One Shrewsbury at Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium in Shropshire. The experienced Warnock won’t worry at all about losing and will ensure his City squad learn the lessons. They play Livingston at home on Friday. Shrewsbury are... Read More
Cardiff City take on Shrewsbury Town for the third successive year at the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium tonight (Tuesday, 7pm). The Bluebirds won 4-0 last season, while the teams drew 2-2 in 2015. Cardiff play their fifth first team pre-season fixture, having scored 12 goals and conceded three in their opening four... Read More