Wales winger Sorba Thomas has swapped a relegation fight with Huddersfield for a promotion chase with Blackburn Rovers after being told he had fallen down the pecking order with the Terriers. Thomas – who went to the World Cup with Wales only two months ago – was told his chances were going to be limited at Huddersfield after they brought in some new additions. The club are languishing in the Championship relegation zone, three points adrift of Cardiff City who are in 21st place.
New attack coach Alex King says Wales are determined to play an entertaining brand which is rooted deep in the country’s DNA. King joined up with the rest of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff on Monday, with the New Zealander having chosen the former England fly-half to replace Stephen Jones as attack coach. The 47-year-old has little time to get his messages and methods across ahead of the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland on February 4, but King is confident that he can do so to mark Gatland’s Wales return with a winning start.
Welsh female athletes are still waiting to hear from World Athletics who say their transgender policy is still a work in progress. Its stance follows claims made by British shot-putter that the governing body’s preferred option would “screw” female athletes. The global organisation is consulting with member federations over its preferred option for a new policy.
Owain Jones scored a last gasp equaliser for Merthyr Town in their 3-3 draw against Banbury United in Oxfordshire. More than 500 spectators were at the Community Stadium for a match played with spirit and freedom. The Martyrs went ahead from a first half penalty converted by Ian Traylor, while Banbury twice... Read More
Lifelong Cardiff City fan Gavin Williams goes head-to-head with former Bluebirds captain Mike Ford at Spencer Stadium, Banbury this afternoon. Defender Ford, who earned two promotions with Cardiff, is manager of Banbury United and they are at home against Williams’ Merthyr Town. This is the last home fixture for Banbury and Ford... Read More
The fight to save Merthyr Town FC is gaining momentum with Swansea City and Cardiff City throwing their weight behind the cause. The Martyrs are facing a financial crisis and the Welsh football community are backing their fight for survival. The Dial M For The Merthyr lads raised an amazing £1,254.50 from... Read More
Stuart Fleetwood holds the key to Merthyr Town’s faltering hopes of launching a Southern League Premier Division play-offs challenge. The experienced former Cardiff City striker has scored well over 100 goals during his career, but he’s hit a barren spell with the Martyrs. Fleetwood scored 17 goals for Weymouth last season, but... Read More
Merthyr Town are feeling a lot better about their season after winning 3-1 in their Southern League Premier Division match against Stratford Town. They eased to a home victory at their Loadlok Community Stadium thanks to goals from Ian Traylor, Kerry Morgan and Elliot Richards. Now they can travel to Somerset for... Read More
Redditch United 0, Merthyr Town 1 Captain Ashley Evans earned Merthyr Town a hard-fought win against Redditch United away. The victory is a massive boost to Merthyr’s Southern League promotion hopes. They are now third in the Premier Division table and a home win against Hayes and Yeading next Saturday will ensure their... Read More