Category Archives: Wales

Ton Pentre 3 Undy 3

Ton Pentre 3 Undy Athletic 3 (23rd March 2019) As I sat in the fine Ton Pentre clubhouse, drinking a pint of Guinness and eating a chicken & chips from South Wales’ finest named chippy – A Fish Called Rhondda … Continue reading

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Cardiff Blues 33 Lyon 14

Cardiff Blues 33 Lyon Olympique Universitaire 14 (19th January 2019) I’ve never had a particularly great impression of Cardiff. I’ve only really known it for the rather bleak walk from the station to Ninian Park in the 80s and 90s, and … Continue reading

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Newtown 1 TNS 1

Newtown 1 The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid (27/10/2018) A quirky ground, hilly views, and a dodgy sat-nav thinking I’d prefer a scenic route brought me to Newtown in the middle of Wales, a place that felt so … Continue reading

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Newport 2 Hartlepool 2

Newport County 2 Hartlepool United 2 (3rd April 2015) There’s little like an hour and a quarter of multiple delays to a supposed two-hour trip down the M4 to put a dampener on my enthusiasm for, well, anything really. Add … Continue reading

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Rhyl 1 Connah’s Quay 2

Rhyl 1 Connah’s Quay 2 (28th March 2015) Sometimes it’s hard to sum some visits. I do normally find it a refreshing change to drive up through different routes, to different parts of the country, and going to North Wales … Continue reading

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Merthyr 0 Paulton 2

Merthyr Town 0 Paulton Rovers 2 (5th May 2014) Watching a car full of St John’s Ambulance Brigade staff struggle to manoeuvre on the steep slopes behind Merthyr’s main stand, I did think it would be an awful place to … Continue reading

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Afan Lido 2 Port Talbot 2

Afan Lido 2 Port Talbot Town 2 (23/03/2012) When people think of the great and bitter derbies of the British Isles, Afan Lido v Port Talbot probably doesn’t spring readily to the minds of most. Sure, it doesn’t attract large … Continue reading

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Neath 0 The New Saints 1

Neath 0 The New Saints 1 (17th March 2012) “Nice Legs, Shame About the Face” sang The Monks in 1979, and “Nice Ground, Shame About the Game” rather sums up this trip down to the other end of the M4. … Continue reading

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