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.
Wing-back Cai Owen scored Rhyl’s winner in their 1-0 Huws Gray Alliance match against Holywell Town home. The 20-year-old defender scored the only goal of the match when he produced a touch of class after 50 minutes. Bangor-born Owen, a former Llandudno player, took possession on the Rhyl right and he set... Read More
Wrexham gave notice they are going to scrap and battle for success under new manager Bryan Hughes. Their 1-0 home win against Dagenham and Redbridge was testimony to the team spirit and togetherness in the Dragons camp. Substitute Stuart Beavon scored a 74th minute winner for Wrexham, who moved third in the... Read More
Wrexham eased into the FA Trophy second round thanks to three first half goals in their 3-0 home win against Boston United. Manager Graham Barrow made five changes from the FA Cup second-round replay defeat at Newport and said afterwards: “All I said to the players was we’ve been boasting a... Read More
Frank Nouble reckons Newport County will attract a 7,000-plus sell-out attendance at Rodney Parade on Saturday - because he is playing against his former club. “It’ll be full to capacity because I’m going down there,” says Nouble, one of three former Exiles’ players in the Colchester United squad along with Ryan... Read More
Newport County will head to Chesterfield on Mayday for their rearranged League Two clash with the Derbyshire club. Manager Michael Flynn and his players will hope they are still in contention for a play-offs place when they head north. County are 12th in League Two with seven games left to play, 11... Read More
Wrexham have 11 fixtures left to fire up their Football League promotion dream. The Reds are unbeaten in 11 Vanarama National League matches, but eight of those have ended in draws including last night’s goalless result at Solihull Moors. Manager Dean Keates and his team are frustrated after dropping 16 points during... Read More