Wednesday 22nd August 2018 | Stafford Common (Welsh League Ground #29) Garden Village 0-0 Pontardawe Town | Welsh Football League Division Two Attendance: c.70 | Admission: £5 (programme complimentary, pin badge £3) Last season my experience following Welsh football was defined by the weather. Every weekend I was scouring meteorological reports as I planned my … Continue reading Ambition
Wednesday 15th August 2018 | Ty Isaf Park (Welsh League Ground #28) Risca United 0-2 Aberbargoed Buds | Welsh Football League Division Two Attendance: c.60 | Admission: £4 (programme £1, coffee £1) I’m sorry to admit that Risca United weren’t originally going to make this blog. Well in 2018 at least. The aim to groundhop … Continue reading A return to the nest
Tuesday 24th July 2018 | Pen-Y-Pound Stadium (Welsh League Ground #26) Abergavenny Town 1-1 Tredegar Town | Pre-season Friendly Attendance: c.50 | Admission: FREE Football in Abergavenny is traditionally associated with Abergavenny Thursdays: the town’s historical club that enjoyed its heyday in the late 1980s/early 1990s, one of the founder members of the League of … Continue reading Assuming The Mantle
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Llantwit Major 5-3 STM Sports (Welsh League Division Two) Admission: £5 (programme included) Attendance: c. 200-250 (h/c) This is one of those football matches that will stay with me until the end of my days, particularly the first half which took 60 minutes to complete, produced five goals, included a penalty … Continue reading It’s Sam Snaith’s World and We’re Just Guests
Saturday 19th May 2018 Ammanford AFC 1-3 Pontypridd Town (Welsh League Division Two) Admission: £4 (programme £1) Attendance: c. 170 (h/c) Having watched Ammanford scrape past AFC Llwydcoed a few days earlier I was back on the road to see them again; this time heading to Carmarthenshire to watch them at home. Historically Ammanford AFC … Continue reading What’s This About A Chicken?
Tuesday 15th May 2018 AFC Llwydcoed 1-2 Ammanford AFC (Welsh League Division Two) Admission: £3 (programme included) Attendance: c. 50-60 (h/c) On a balmy spring evening I headed up the Cynon Valley to Llwydcoed, a small village just above town of Aberdare. In the 19th Century Llwydcoed was a village renowned for its revelry. In … Continue reading The Coed
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