Merthyr Town vWeston-super-Marew. Pic: MTFC.

Martyrs Hopeful Of Attacking Boost For Home Clash

Merthyr Town are hopeful former Cardiff City striker Gethyn Hill will return to action when they play Gosport Borough at the MetCoaches Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

The Martyrs have found goals hard to come by in their opening two BetVictor Southern League Premier South fixtures, suffering a 1-0 defeat at Harrow Borough and drawing 1-1 at home against Weston-super-Mare.

Hill and Ryan Prosser are Merthyr’s main centre-forwards and both missed the early fixtures after suffering injuries in a pre-season clash with Cardiff Met FC.

Prosser, a big, powerful target man, looks likely to be out for some time, but Hill, a fast, exciting striker, has made good progress and will be assessed before the visit of Gosport.

Manager Gavin Williams’ team suffered in midweek when Weston equalised from a controversial penalty awarded in the sixth minute of injury time after Ian Traylor had scored his first goal of the season with 70 minutes gone.

Merthyr Town’s Ian Traylor after scoring against Weston-super-Mare. Pic: MTFC.

Gosport had their own penalty drama during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Salisbury, who scored the only goal from an injury time spot-kick.

The last time Merthyr played Gosport was last season when the Martyrs sealed a 3-0 away victory at Privett Park thanks to goals from Prosser, Traylor and Kieran Lewis.

Match details for Saturday’s fixture:

BetVictor Southern League Premier

Merthyr Town FC v Gosport Borough (3pm)

MetCoaches Stadium (CF47 8RF)

Admission £12 Adults, £9 Concessions, Children £1

Merthyr Town (from): Alex Harris (gk), Cameron Clarke (gk), Adam Davies, Rhys Davies, Kyle Patten, Jarrad Wright, Ashley Evans (capt), Jamie Veale, Lee Lucas, Owain Jones, Corey Jenkins, Ben Swallow, Tom Meecham, Ian Traylor, Kerry Morgan, Gethyn Hill. 

Merthyr Town FC’s full 2019/20 BetVictor Southern League Premier South fixture list: 


Sat 10 –  Harrow Borough 1, Merthyr Town 0

Tue 13 –  Merthyr Town 1, Weston-super-Mare 1

Sat 17 – Gosport Borough (H)

Sat 24 – Farnborough (A)

Mon 26 – Swindon Supermarine (H)

Sat 31 – Metropolitan Police (A)


Wed 4 – Southern Football League Cup preliminary round

Sat 7 – Emirates FA Cup Qualifying Round 1

Sat 14 – Chesham United (H)

Wed 18 – Tiverton Town (A)

Sat 21- Emirates FA Cup Qualifying round two

Sat 28 – Walton Casuals (A)


Wed 2 – Southern Football League Cup round one

Sat 5 – Wimborne Town (H)

Sat 12 – Blackfield & Langley (H)

Tue 15 – Dorchester Town A

Sat 19 – Beaconsfield Town (A)

Tue 22 – Salisbury (H)

Sat 26 – Buildbase FA Trophy Qualifying round one


Sat 2 – Truro City (A)

Wed 6 – Southern Football League Cup round two

Sat 9 – Taunton Town (H)

Sat 16 – Poole Town (A)

Sat 23 – Hayes & Yeading United (H)

Sat 30 – Hartley Wintney (H)


Wed 4 – Southern Football League Cup Round 3

Sat 7 – Hendon A

Sat 14 – Walton Casuals (H)

Sat 21 – Wimborne Town (A)

Thu 26 – Yate Town (H)


Wed 1 – Swindon Supermarine (A)

Sat 4 – Harrow Borough (H)

Wed 8 – Southern Football League Cup Round 4

Sat 11 – Weston-Super-Mare A

Sat 18 – Farnborough (H)

Sat 25 – Gosport Borough (A)


Sat 1 – Metropolitan Police (H)

Sat 8 – Chesham United (A)

Sat 15 – Dorchester Town (H)

Wed 19 – League Cup Semi-Finals

Sat 22 – Blackfield & Langley (A)

Sat 29 – Beaconsfield Town (H)


Wed 4 – Emirates FA Cup 5

Sat 7 – Salisbury (A)

Sat 14 – Taunton Town (A)

Sat 21 – Truro City (H)                   

Wed 25 League Cup Final 1st Leg

Sat 28 Hayes & Yeading United A         


Wed 1 – League Cup Final 2nd Leg

Sat 4 – Poole Town (H)

Sat 11 – Tiverton Town (H)

Mon 13 – Yate Town (A)

Sat 18 – Hartley Wintney (A)

Sat 25 – Hendon (H)

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