Saturday 14th July 2018 | Larkfield Park (Welsh League Ground #25) Chepstow Town FC 3-1 Woolaston FC | Pre-season Friendly Attendance: c. 20 | Admission: FREE When the Normans conquered England in 1066 one of the first fortifications established was on the site of Chepstow Castle, part of William The Conqueror’s strategy to subdue a … Continue reading Borderland
Thursday 24th May 2018 Bridgend Street 2-0 Swansea University (Welsh League Division Three) Admission: £3 (programme £1) Attendance: 407 (reported) A confession: I wasn’t expecting much from a football ground based inside a school, especially when said ground is in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff. I’ll leave it there. However, what a pleasant surprise to … Continue reading Tremorfa Terrors
Wednesday 16th May 2018 Swansea University 0-1 Trefelin BGC (Welsh League Division Three) Admission: Free (programme £2) I’ve never seen a team receive a trophy before a match. That is exactly what happened here as Swansea Uni were presented with their WL Division Three trophy before kick-off while their opponents, and the side they pipped … Continue reading The Real Deal?
Ground: Aberbargoed Recreational Ground (home of Aberbargoed Buds – and Neuadd Wen) Date of visit: Saturday 12th May 2018 Fixture: Aberbargoed Buds v Llantwit Major Welsh Football League Division Two Admission: £4 (included free programme and cup of coffee on the day) Attendance: c. 65 (h/c) Google the town Aberbargoed and you’ll find it’s biggest … Continue reading Humility
Ground: Llandarcy Academy of Sport (home of Ynysygerwn FC) Date of visit: Tuesday 8th May 2018 Fixture: Ynysygerwn v Pontyclun Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £4 (programme included) Attendance: c. 20 (h/c) The village of Aberdulais in the Vale of Neath is famous for its waterfall, whose power has been exploited for various industrial … Continue reading Loyalty
Ground: Newport Stadium (home of Newport City) Date of visit: Wednesday 25th April 2018 Fixture: Newport City v Treowen Stars Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 (programme £1, coffee in a mug £1) Attendance: 20 (h/c) After quite a few trips west along the M4, ground 15 took me in the opposite direction to … Continue reading Nobody Home
Ground: Ivor Park (home of Pontyclun FC) Date of visit: Saturday 14th April 2018 Fixture: Pontyclun v Tredegar Town Welsh Football League Division Three Admission: £3 Attendance: c. 60-70 (h/c) If you have read more than one of these blogs you will know I like to bang on about community clubs. For me, it is … Continue reading Community