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.
Welsh defender Adam Davies apologised to team-mates and Martyrs fans after their 2-1 defeat against Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium. The 25-year-old former Llanelli and Hereford FC player has made well over 200 appearances for the Martyrs and is a key player for the EvoStik Southern League team. Two goals by... Read More
Manager Gavin Williams is sticking with the Martyrs - and that’s official. Merthyr Town have released news today that former West Ham midfield player Williams has agreed to extend his contract. No details have been announced yet, but Merthyr Tydfil-born Williams has committed to the EvoStik Southern League club. He leads his players... Read More
Merthyr Town suffered a damaging EvoStik Southern League defeat against Hendon at the MetCoaches Stadium. The Martyrs are just outside the Premier Division play-off positions, but went down 2-0 against the visiting Greens, who recorded their first win in two and a half months. Goalkeeper Danny Boness rescued his team with a... Read More
Merthyr Town 2, Weymouth 1 Ian Traylor and substitute Owain Jones scored for Merthyr Town in their 2-1 EvoStik Southern League victory against title-chasing Weymouth. The Terras had a phenomenal record at Penydarren Park and had not lost against the Martyrs away in more than 20 years, but they were left down... Read More
Title-chasing Weymouth are planning a six-point EvoStik Southern League raid on Merthyr Town. The Premier Division rivals clash twice in quick succession and the first of those fixtures is at Merthyr’s MetCoaches Stadium this evening (Tuesday, 7.45). Weymouth’s record against the Martyrs is exceptional over the past 20 years, having lost just... Read More
Merthyr Town were left without a fixture for the second successive Saturday when their trip to Beaconsfield was called off. Their match at Beaconsfield Town in South Bucks was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch and has been rearranged for March. The Martyrs now turn to their EvoStik Southern League Premier home... Read More