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Two Bad Sessions Have Cost Us . . . But We Could Have Won Four Games, Insists Glamorgan's Matthew Maynard

Matthew Maynard insists Glamorgan are still reaping the rewards of a positive approach to their County Championship campaign despite their latest defeat. The Welsh county lost by 58 runs to Durham in a match they looked well placed to win at the start of the final day. Instead, they were bowled out for just 137 with England Test hopeful Matty Potts taking 7-40, to leave Glamorgan in third place in Division Two with two wins, two defeats and two draws from their opening six matches.

To Kieffer Or Not To Kieffer . . . A Few Moore Sleepless Nights Ahead For Wales Boss Rob Page

It’s coming. D-day for Wales in their bid to make the World Cup finals. But few things are certain about this fixture, including the eventual full starting team that manager Robert Page will plump for. Daniel Parker reckons nine are nailed on, but two more will keep us guessing . . . and arguing. Sunday 5th June – it’s getting a bit close for comfort now, isn’t it? We’re less than three weeks away from Wales men’s golden opportunity to end 64 years of hurt by qualifying for a World Cup, and there remain a host of Rusmfeldian “known unknowns” in play.

Sophie Ingle Set For More Records With Wales After Chelsea's Double Delight

Sophie Ingle will celebrate her Double triumph with Chelsea by trying to break the attendance record for a Wales women’s international later this year. The Wales captain helped her club lift the Women’s FA Cup at the weekend when they overcame Manchester City 3-2 at Wembley after extra time. It followed the club’s historic third successive Women’s Super League title clinched last weekend, a Double accomplishment of which Ingle has been a key part.

Aled Davies Hailed For "Brave Move" In Decision To End His Wales Career

Box Office Wrexham Won't Be Dumped By Owners, Insists Boss Phil Parkinson

Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson insists even if his club fail to get a Hollywood ending to their promotion push, they will not be left on the cutting room floor. Parkinson has got used to cameras everywhere he goes as the manager working for A-listers and joint owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The perfect script would be for Wrexham to win the National League title and return to the EFL after 14 years away by winning at Dagenham and Redbridge on the final day of the regular campaign.

Steve Cooper Aims For Third Time Lucky After Double Play-Off Heartbreak With Swansea City

Steve Cooper insists he and his Nottingham Forest side will not be burdened by the weight of history as they prepare to face Sheffield United in the first leg of their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final at Bramall Lane on Saturday. The Welshman will lead a club that has not featured in the Premier League this century, an absence keenly felt in a city steeped in the traditions of Brian Clough and his all-conquering sides that swept to back-to-back European Cup wins in 1979 and 1980. Expectations have been raised again by the club’s extraordinary rise since former Swansea City boss Cooper’s arrival at the City Ground in September, but the Pontypridd native is adamant that history must only be seen as a positive as they look to take the first steps towards a return to the game’s elite.

Patrick Swan's Song . . . I'll Keep Coming Back To Wales For Another Shot At Glory

Patrick Swan may be from Cornwall, but he is more than happy to regularly make the trip across the Severn Bridge to compete in - and for - Wales. Despite being based across the water in England’s most south-westerly county, Swan is a familiar face on the Welsh athletics circuit, competing for Swansea Harriers and pulling on the red vest of Wales. Last weekend, the big shot putter added 15cms to his personal best at the National Athletics League’s opening Premiership fixture of the summer in Cardiff.

Rhys Priestland Was Invited To Win The Game, Admits Dragons Coach Dean Ryan

Dean Ryan admitted his Dragons team had given Rhys Priestland the chances to win their derby clash against Cardiff at Rodney Parade. Priestland kicked four penalties and a conversion for Cardiff as they edged out the Dragons 19-18 in a fiery neighbours’ dust-up which saw two players sent off. It was Cardiff’s first away win of the season, while the Dragons remain winless at home after their outside-half Will Reed missed a 79th-minute penalty that would have pinched victory.

Dai Young Insists Final Welsh Derby Must Raise A Smile For Cardiff And Dragons After Season Of Gloom

Dai Young insists both Cardiff Rugby and the Dragons have a duty to produce an entertaining affair at Rodney Parade on Friday night following the downbeat mood which seems to have settled over Welsh rugby. The two sides will face each other in Newport in the final United Rugby Championship derby of the season, with all of the Welsh regions having failed to make the play-offs. But with Young still believing his men will take on a motivated Dragons side, he knows his own team will need to be at their best in order to claim a derby win.

Poppy Day . . . Stickler Joins Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton And Geraint Thomas On Whitchurch Wall Of Wonder

Gymnast Poppy Stickler is the latest pupil to be honoured in Whitchurch High School’s renowned Hall of Fame. Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas already grace the walls of the most famous sporting school in Wales. Now it’s the turn of Sticker. The Cardiff pupil – who turns 16 on June 12 – is a strong contender to be named in the Wales squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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From The JD Cymru Premier League To EFL League Two . . . Newport County Sign Penybont’s James Waite

By Rob Carbon James Rowberry has delved into the JD Cymru Premier League to uncover his latest signing at Newport County. His predecessor, Michael Flynn, brought in Priestly Farquharson from Connah’s Quay Nomads last season and now Rowberry has snapped up Penybont’s James Waite. While Farquharson was an England beach football international, the... Read More

From The English Premier League TO The JD Cymru Premier League . . . Penybont Sign Shaun MacDonald

By Rob Carbon Another former Welsh international, Swansea-born Shaun MacDonald, has joined the ranks of the JD Cymru Premier League after signing for Penybont. The 33-year-old MacDonald, who won four caps for his country, has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal and joins the likes of Jazz Richards, David Edwards,... Read More

The Pitch Battles Taking Place Across Wales Every Week . . . And Who's Winning

Postponements, prices and plastic – what’s the state of pitches in Wales? With the winter bringing the state of our sports pitches in to ever sharper focus, Graham Thomas and Paul Batcup provide a snapshot of the current picture in Wales. Anyone familiar with playing community football or rugby at this time... Read More

Merthyr Town Premier Surge Arrested By The Met

Merthyr Town are on their way to Dorset for Tuesday’s BetVictor Southern Premier fixture against Poole Town. The Martyrs are keen to bounce back after slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Metropolitan Police at the MetCoaches Stadium. Player-manager Gavin Williams and his team suffered during January with three players moving on -... Read More

Bluebirds And Martyrs Agree New Youth Partnership

Merthyr Town are teaming up with Championship club Cardiff City in a new youth partnership. The Martyrs and the Bluebirds join forces on Friday when Merthyr will become an advanced development centre for Cardiff’s youth academy. Development sessions will run concurrently with existing training sessions at The MetCoaches Stadium. Merthyr Tydfil-born Cameron Coxe,... Read More

Neil Warnock's Bluebirds' Dozen Out On Loan

Bluebirds Bluebirds’ loan watch. Dai Sport’s Terry Phillips takes an in-depth look at the 12 Cardiff City players currently out on loan - 10 of those are from the Academy  Cardiff City’s scheduled under-23 fixture at Coventry City this week was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. The Professional Under-23 Development South clash... Read More
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