Mick McCarthy is relishing the pressure now being on Cardiff City as a sixth win on the trot in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth saw they leapfrog their rivals into a play-offs spot. Skipper Sean Morrison and Kieffer Moore, with a penalty, gave City a two goal lead at half-time.
Steve Cooper praised Swansea City’s powers of recovery after they muscled their way to a vital win thanks to the broad shoulders of Ben Cabango. The young Wales central defender used his strength, determination and imposing physique to get above Coventry’s defenders to head home and earn a 1-0 win over Coventry City at the Liberty Stadium. It was enough for the Swans to claim a victory that keeps them in fourth place in the Championship, but just a point behind both Brentford and Watford – who also both won – with two games in hand.
Lauren Price has been named GB Boxing's Best Female Boxer for the third year in a row. The 26-year-old picked up the top gong in a belated ceremony at GB Boxing’s gym at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield under strict social distancing protocols.
Siwan Lillicrap has been confirmed as captain for Wales Women's rescheduled Six Nations campaign in April by head coach Warren Abrahams. The forward took over the armband in November 2019 from hooker Carys Phillips.
Stevie Williams will begin his campaign with a weekend Classics double in Belgium this weekend. The Aberystwyth-born rider has been named in the Team Bahrain Victorious squad for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday and Sunday's Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne the following day.
Matt Edwards will return to the British Rally Championship in 2021 in a bid to secure his third title in a row - but is switching to a Volkswagen Polo R5 for his potential history-making campaign. The 36-year-old from Llandudno's move marks his first full BRC season outside of the M-Sport Ford marque since joining the series in 2016.
Wayne Pivac has been given a New Zealand seal of approval from fellow Kiwi John Mitchell just days before the pair clash in the Six Nations. England defence coach Mitchell has backed the direction in which Pivac is taking his Wales team, who are just one win away from an unexpected Triple Crown. The two countrymen will meet at the Principality Stadium on Saturday with Pivac having received an unsolicited pat on the back from the former All Blacks and USA head coach.
There’s no substitute for experience – that’s Mick McCarthy’s verdict after moving Cardiff City from relegation candidates to within a win of reaching the play-off places. A sixth win in a row at Bournemouth tonight could move them ahead of last season’s Premier League outfit and up into sixth place. Unbeaten in seven games since the 62-year-old McCarthy arrived, the Bluebirds are a team transformed.
By Paul Jones There was drama right to the end at The Oval as Connah’s Quay Nomads came up with a 92nd minute winner to beat Caernarfon Town 2-1 in the JD Cymru Premier League. In their first game back since the national firebreak in Wales, the Nomads were forced to come... Read More
A Catastrophic Night for Barry Town In The Faroe Islands Which Raises Uncomfortable Questions Over The Future of Welsh Domestic Football
Barry Town suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats in the history of Welsh domestic football this week as they were thrashed in the Faroe Islands. However, this catastrophic defeat asks questions of the whole domestic structure in Wales as Matthew Burgess explains. Barry Town United's defeat to NSI Runavik was abysmal... Read More
Cymru Premier clubs Connah's Quay and Barry Town have learnt the identity of their respective European opponents later this month. Connah's Quay will face FK Sarajevo at home in what will be the Nomads' first ever UEFA Champions League qualifying tie, while Barry Town have been handed an away draw... Read More
When will crowds be able to return to watch sport in Wales? From the evidence so far it doesn't seem as if that will be anytime soon. There's a lot of noise but Twm Owen wonders whether much thought has been given to the issue. The prospect of fans returning to... Read More
The New Saints will face Liverpool as part of their ongoing preparations for their UEFA Europa League qualifying campaign. The Cymru Premier runners-up have been back in pre-season training for three weeks ahead of their latest European campaign which is scheduled to begin on August 27 and will test their progress... Read More
New Welsh champions Connah’s Quay could be given a fast route through the Champions League qualifiers with ties cut from two legs to just one. The same goes for Wales’ Europa League representatives this summer – The New Saints, Bala Town and Barry Town – with their ties also set... Read More