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.
Cardiff City have five players in the Wales under-19 team for their Uefa Championships elite round challenge later this month. Goalkeeper George Ratcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Sion Spence, Sam Bowen and Dan Griffiths are the young Bluebirds included, while Swansea City are represented by Ben Cabango and Brandon Cooper. Jay Foulston, the young... Read More
Wales have qualified play against Europe’s elite in the Uefa Under-19 Championships. Their 2-0 win against San Marino at Nantporth, Bangor sent manager Paul Bodin’s team through to the Elite round of the competition. Wales finished runners-up to Scotland, who drew 2-2 against Sweden in their group match. Lewis Collins (52 mins) and... Read More
Wales powered to victory against Sweden in their Uefa under-19 Championship qualifying match at Nantporth, Bangor. The Welsh boys produced an outstanding team performance and earned their win against the group’s top seeds. Bury's Joe Adams and substitute Christian Norton, who plays at the Southampton Academy, scored the goals for manager Paul... Read More
Welsh international Ethan Ampadu is the inspiration for players in manager Paul Bodin’s Wales under-19 squad. That's Bodin's view as he prepares his young Welsh players for Uefa under-19 Championship action. Chelsea’s Ampadu is 18-years-old and still qualifies for Bodin’s group, but is now playing senior international football. “For players like Ethan, who... Read More
Barry Town United’s Mo Touray was the pride of JD Sports Welsh Premier League football when he was sent on for Wales during their 3-1 Uefa Under-21 Championship win against Switzerland. The match was at Rodney Parade, home of Touray’s parent club Newport County, and the striker was one of two... Read More
Teenage striker Mo Touray has been called into the Wales squad for their Uefa under-21 Championship clash with Switzerland at Rodney Parade, Newport this evening (Tuesday, 6pm). The talented Touray plays for Welsh Premier League Barry Town United on loan from Newport County and also had a spell with Merthyr Town. Wales... Read More