Russell Martin insists Swansea City have a natural goalscorer in Joel Piroe and that goals will flow once the Dutchman adjusts to the Championship. Martin saw his Swans team fail to score for the second successive match on Wednesday night when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall. The result means Swansea have yet to win at home in the league this season, have just one victory from their opening seven games, and have scored just four goals.
Brinn Bevan marked his return to the competition floor in style as he was crowned British champion on parallel bars – and now wants to take on the world again. The 24-year-old, from South Essex Gymnastics Club, was competing at the 2021 Men’s British Championships in Cardiff.
Russell Martin insists he is under no pressure to get Swansea City promoted this season – but next season will be different. The Swansea City head coach – whose team host Millwall tonight – is still looking for his first home victory of the Championship campaign. The Swans have so far won just one game out of their first six and are languishing in 20th place in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference. They have also only scored four times in those half a dozen matches.
By Tom Prosser Wales’ Olympic and Paralympic heroes were celebrated at a special homecoming at the Senedd on Monday evening. Three time gold medalist Aled Davies, Taekwondo silver medalist Lauren Williams and Joshua Bugajski who won bronze in the rowing were all in attendance. Hockey bronze medal duo Leah Wilkinson and Sarah Jones were also at the event. The couple are currently planning their wedding and were thrilled to both be in the same team in Tokyo.
By Tom Prosser Gareth Bale has reportedly suffered a long-term hamstring injury which would comes as a crushing blow to both Wales and Bale who was set to win his 100th cap against the Czech Republic next month. According to Marca, the severity of the damage which the Welshman suffered was confirmed after undergoing tests in recent days. Robert Page’s men will be hoping that his injury is not as serious as first thought as Bale will have a key role to play if Wales are to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.
Swansea Harriers enjoyed a senior double at the Welsh Road Relay Championships on Saturday. After a year's break due to COVID-19, the event returned to a sunny but windy Pembrey Country Park near Llanelli.
A number of Wales’ endurance athletes produced eye-catching performances on the road over the weekend.
Jeremiah Azu continues to lead the pack of Welsh sprinters closing in on Christian Malcolm’s 20-year-old Welsh 100m record. The 20-year-old shaved another 0.03 of a second off his personal best at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Matt Edwards and Darren Garrod took their Yuasa Rally Team Volkswagen... Read More
This is the first time that Elfyn Evans will start a round of the FIA World Rally Championship leading the drivers’ standings, and with it comes the handicap of having to run first on the road, at least to start with. It will certainly be a disadvantage at this weekend’s... Read More
Osian Pryce will contest his first ever rally in Southern Ireland this weekend, when he drives a brand new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 on the West Cork Rally (14/15 March). The talented 27-year old Machynlleth-born driver heads to the second round of the British Rally Championship lying second in the... Read More
Tom Cave was left, quite literally, between a rock and a hard place on Saturday’s Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally – for having led the event for the opening two stages, a collision with a rock on stage three saw a potential victory slip away. The 28-year old Aberdyfi driver was... Read More
Matt Edwards got the defence of his British Rally Championship title off to the perfect start with victory on the opening round of the 2020 series, his local Llandudno-based Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally. Despite stalling on the start line of the first stage – a mistake which saw Edwards complete... Read More
Osian Pryce makes a very welcome return to the British Rally Championship (BRC), as Welsh drivers dominate the leading entries for this Saturday’s opening round of the series, the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally. It’s been over two and a half years since the talented 26-year old Machynlleth-born driver was last... Read More