Airbus UK Broughton
The Wingmakers -
March 2010 Welsh Soccer News
March 11 - 18:10 Druids Chairman hits out at standard of refereeing
Wednesday night's controversial draw against Airbus UK Broughton, Elements Cefn
Druids' Chairman, Brian Mackie, has hit out the standard of refereeing in the
Welsh Premier League - especially the performance from Huw Jones.
In an open statement he said:
Any talk about a "Super 12" and how the Welsh FA say it will improve football
in Wales was dispelled at Plaskynaston last night by a set of totally inept
To improve the league the standard of officials has to improve also and judging
by this performance it has fallen at the first step.
Although we were down to the bare bones tonight, the team put out by Lee &
Waynne, full of teenagers and with two players making their debuts, performed
superbly only to be cruelly robbed of victory by the officials.
With the score at 1-0 and the fourth official showing the board with a minimum
of two minutes to play after two minutes had already been played, they
somehow allowed Marc Lloyd Williams to score from a blatantly offside position
in the 96th minute.
Even the Airbus players were embarrassed by the decision and I am gutted for our
young players who gave their all.
I have always been against the league restructuring and tonight proved that at
least some of the officials are just not up to the task, and it felt tonight
that everything was stacked against us.
It would be good if officials could explain some decisions but sadly tonight
there can be no explanations.
I feel sorry for clubs who have invested heavily in the hope of playing in the
new set up only to end up in a lottery due to poor officials, and quite frankly
I will glad to be out of it, for the time being at least.
March 11 - 18:10 Prestatyn draw with Haverfordwest in
Mike Parker penalty for handball earned Prestatyn a
crucial point against Haverfordwest in a thrilling 3-3
draw at Bridge Meadow. Paul O’Neill headed in Neil Gibson’s
corner to give the visitors a 28th-minute lead, but Jack
Christopher hit back with a brace of headers before the
Prestatyn were back on level terms in the 72nd minute
through Jon Fisher-Cooke. The Bluebirds appeared to have
snatched it with four minutes left when Christopher scored
from the spot. Cefn Druids looked on course for
their first win in 20 matches before Marc Lloyd Williams
netted in the 90th minute for Airbus UK. Craig Whitfield
had put the Ancients ahead.
10 - 10:10 Bala Town 0 The New Saints 1
BALA boss Colin Caton pointed to a
defensive lapse as Steve Abbott’s strike early in the
second half put paid to his side at Maes Tegid, writes
John Bridgwater. The hosts struggled to create any
clear-cut chances, but Caton felt they merited some reward
courtesy of a resilient display only to be let down by one
lapse of concentration. “Although their keeper didn’t
have to make a save in the game, I felt we deserved a draw
from the way we defended,” said Caton. “However, the
only goal was down to a defensive error. We got caught by
a long ball from the left and allowed their lad to drift
in unmarked at the far post.” TNS carved the better
openings, having a penalty shout for handball turned down
in the first half, while Phil Baker, Chris Sharp and John
McKenna went close. But they found a way through three
minutes into the second half when a long pass from the
left by Scott Ruscoe flew over the defence and Abbott, on
loan from Wrexham, fired past keeper Leon Bimpson.
10 - 10:00 Prestatyn Town FC v Haverfordwest County FC.
TWO matches in the space of 48 hours will test the mettle
of Prestatyn Town, who make the long trip to Haverfordwest
County this evening, before regrouping at Bastion Grounds
on Friday evening when Bangor City are the visitors.
Player-boss Neil Gibson is waiting for a fitness update on
striker Andy Moran, who suffered a slight groin strain
last weekend, and is hoping that Russell Jones and Steve
Harris can juggle work commitments to make the journey to
Pembrokeshire. “Hopefully we will be at full strength,”
he said yesterday. “It’s awkward enough going to
Haverfordwest in midweek, with all that entails for
players who have to work the following day, but then we
have a second game in the space of 48 hours. “But
that’s the hand we’ve been dealt and we’ve got to get on
with it.” Lowly Elements Cefn Druids will be without
four of their young guns for tonight’s home clash with
Airbus UK Broughton, writes John Bridgwater. Josh
Griffiths, Adam Hesp, Aled Evans and Jamie Crowther are
all ruled out as they are on duty for Welsh Colleges on
Friday. “It’s not ideal but we’ve got a young squad
anyway and it will give some of our reserves a chance
tonight,” said joint boss Waynne Phillips. Rooted to
the foot of the table, the Druids will be looking for a
timely lift and include defender Aled Rowlands in the
squad after five months out with a knee injury. If he
plays, the experienced campaigner will chalk up 300 league
appearances. Gareth Caughter also returns after missing
last Saturday’s 5-2 home loss to high flying Llanelli. Daily Post
9 - 17:30 Chester City have applied
to become members of the Welsh Premier League.
League secretary John Deakin
revealed that he had received an application from Chester that had been signed
by club secretary Tony Allan.
And Deakin added that Chester City’s application would be discussed as an agenda
item at today’s scheduled Welsh Premier League Board Meeting.
He said: “The Welsh Premier League have received an application from Chester
City to join the league and the subject of whether to accept Chester will be on
the agenda for today’s League Board Meeting.
“I am well aware of all the idiosyncrasies surrounding Chester’s ground
location, but the subject of whether to accept Chester into our league will be
run past the board today.
“I would prefer not to comment in detail about the application which was signed
by Chester’s club secretary.
“But if Chester are accepted into the Welsh Premier League next season it would
have an effect on the league’s plans to reduce the number of clubs in the
division from 18 to 12.”
Chester, who have won the Welsh Cup on three occasions – 1907/08, 1932/33, and
1946/47 – may also find themselves being a part of an FAW Premier Cup
competition which may feature cross-border neighbours Wrexham.
If Chester are included in the new-look Welsh Premier League structure they will
be unable to take part in the FA Cup and will not be able to progress back to
the Football League system.
9 - 17:30 TNS won't be playing at the Deva
The New Saints have admitted they will not be switching their home venue next
season from Oswestry to Chester’s Deva Stadium.
The New Saints club secretary, Ian Williams, confirmed that his club had
investigated the possibility of groundsharing with Chester in time for next
He said: “We were looking into the idea of playing our home fixtures at Chester
next season and we had held initial discussions about the subject with Chester
City FC and with the local council.
“The whole process was subject to club licensing regulations and having to
provide both the FA of Wales and the Welsh Premier League with a number of
guarantees which included security of tenure.
“The details of an agreement had to be in place for a March 1 deadline that had
been set by the Welsh Premier League, but we weren’t able to provide the
necessary details in time.
“We made a formal request to ensure the use of the Deva Stadium facility for
both domestic and UEFA fixtures, but we eventually ran out of time.
“It is now fair to say that we have no option going forward other than to use
our existing premises at Oswestry, because we needed to have a draft agreement
in place to use Chester’s ground.”
9 - 17:30 Rhyl manager remains
positive over Euro hopes
SATURDAY'S disappointing home
defeat against 10-man Neath has not done too much damage to Rhyl's chances of
qualifying for Europe, believes player-manager Greg Strong.
The Lilywhites slipped to fourth in the Welsh Premier after suffering only their
second home league loss of the season, but with eight games still to play Strong
thinks third place remains up for grabs.
"There's a lot of twists and turns to happen before the end of the season," he
said. "We'll keep remaining positive and keep aiming for what we believe we
"Hopefully we'll keep putting in the performances, cut out the silly mistakes
which to be honest I've had enough of, and start finishing teams off."
8 - 16:30 Airbus UK Broughton 3 Caersws 0
FORMER Football League star Jamie Smith fired Airbus UK Broughton to a
comfortable victory over struggling Caersws at The Airfield on Saturday to keep
Craig Harrison’s side on course for a top 10 finish.
Smith, who played for Wolves and QPR earlier in his career, gave the home
side a well-deserved lead after 15 minutes following excellent spadework from
And the veteran struck again a minute before the break to round off another
flowing move by the wing-makers.
Harrison took Smith off on the hour, introducing former Wrexham winger Josh
Johnson in his place, and within two minutes it was game, set and match to
Airbus when Mark Allen volleyed a powerful effort past Caersws goalkeeper Dave
As a result, the visitors now find themselves three points adrift of
third-bottom Porthmadog, but they never looked likely to take anything from the
game, particularly since it was not until the closing stages of the game that
they threatened the Airbus goal when Lee Jenkins was denied by Kristian Rogers. Mark Currie
8 - 16:30 GAP Connah’s Quay 1 Prestatyn Town 1
Mark McGregor said his Connah’s Quay side were stunned after conceding a
last-minute equaliser in a game they should have won.
Craig Jones handed the hosts a deserved lead in the 77th minute of Friday’s
Welsh Premier League clash at Deeside Stadium, but Prestatyn sub Steve Rogers
denied the Nomads a crucial three points with a reply bang on the 90.
“We were devastated – we know it’s a game we should have won,” said assistant
“I’m sure Prestatyn would admit we were the better team and we had chances to
go two or 3-0 up after scoring, but that’s been the story of our season.”
The result leaves Gap 13 points off the top 10 place needed to make the Super
12, but McGregor insists there is no intention of giving up.
“We’re not going to stop trying until it’s mathematically impossible,” he
Meanwhile, Prestatyn player-boss Neil Gibson admitted his side got out of
jail, but felt the Quay pitch did not help his team’s chances.
“I was disappointed with the performance, but pleased at the end we came out
with a point,” he said.
“It’s a real shame for Connah’s Quay that they have to play on that pitch
week in, week out as it’s not conducive to any sort of football. There isn’t any
part of the pitch where the ball doesn’t bobble which makes games a bit of a
Town keeper Jon Hill-Dunt produced good first half saves from Jamie Petrie
and Michael Hayes and Quay continued to threaten after the break.
Prestatyn were denied a blatant penalty when keeper Terry McCormick clattered
Gibson, but 13 minutes from time the breakthrough came.
Hill-Dunt saved from Hayes, but from the resulting corner Jones forced the
A home win was on the cards until in the 90th minute Jack Lewis’ ball over
the top of the defence released Rogers to finish clinically.
8 - 16:25 Elements Cefn Druids 2 Llanelli 5
DRUIDS continue to prop up the table after defender Wyn Thomas emerged
Llanelli’s unlikely goal-scoring hero with a first half hat-trick, writes John
Joint boss Waynne Phillips admitted the Ancients had failed to deal with the
high-flying visitors’ set-play threat despite an improved display.
“I’ve got no complaints about the effort, all the lads put in a shift but we
did not deal with set pieces, which was the difference between the sides,” he
“If you give players free headers five yards out you’ve got problems, which
was disappointing as we had warned the players.”
Thomas took just two minutes to open his account, meeting Andy Legg’s corner
with a lopping header, before adding two more in the four minutes leading up to
Jon Rush pulled one back soon after the break when slipping the ball past
keeper Ashley Morris, but Andrew Mumford’s header and Craig Moses’ close-range
volley ensured there was no way back for the Ancients.
Joint boss Phillips bagged a consolation when curling his shot into the far
corner from the left, but Llanelli, despite the absence of top scorer Rhys
Griffiths, had chances to have added to their tally late on.
8 - 16:20
Haverfordwest, who had not drawn previously in nine clashes at the Traeth,
became inseparable for a change in a goalless slog, dominated by the defences,
writes Keith Evans.
So effective were
the respective back divisions that rival ‘keepers Richard Morgan and Lee Idzi
were virtually on an afternoon off.
manager Tomi Morgan said: “This game had a goalless draw written all over it
from an early stage, because the defences looked so strong.
was stretched at all and, while there were a couple of chances and half-chances
at each end, you could not see anyone scoring.
“Overall, I was
quite happy with the way our lads played and have to be satisfied with the
Euron Roberts put in a strong header early on, following a corner but that was
easy for County’s Idzi, who later looked on as other home threats by Cai Jones
and Aden Shannon flew wide.
Jack Christopher miscued at the other end and Chris O’Sullivan fired a free-kick
just too high while late on Lee Hudgell found the side-netting.
March 6 - 10:30 Craig Harrison demands focus for Caersws clash
CRAIG Harrison has warned his Airbus UK Broughton side
they must be on their game when lowly Caersws visit the
Airfield on Saturday (2.30pm).
The Wingmakers beat one of their major rivals for a
Welsh Premier League ‘Super 12’ spot, bogey team
Carmarthen Town, 1-0 on Saturday despite what boss
Harrison called their worst performance for six weeks.
Despite creating a host of chances against their
in-form hosts, Airbus had to wait until the 89th minute
for their winner to arrive as former Wrexham winger Josh
Johnson gambled on closing down the Carmarthen keeper and
nicked the ball off him before slotting home his first
goal for the club.
“I really wanted to win that game and the subs I
brought on, Josh, Marc Lloyd Williams and Tom Rowlands –
you won’t find three more positive substitutions,” said
“Josh had done really well as well. Their keeper had
the ball at his feet and Josh decided to chase a lost
“He’s run 40 yards and the keeper has then tried to
dribble past him on the penalty spot. Josh nicked the ball
and got the goal.
“They were better in the first half, but we were better
in the second and we deserved to win.”
As the games come thick and fast for the Wingmakers,
Harrison admits his squad is looking sharp, and he is able
to rest players through choice rather than injury.
After the clash with second-from-bottom Caersws,
Harrison’s men make their way to basement boys Elements
Cefn Druids on Wednesday (7.30pm).
“Caersws beat us 2-0 at the Airfield last year and it
was the worst we’ve played,” said Harrison.
“We have not been beaten now for three games but we
can’t take Caersws lightly.
“I’m hoping that their win over Connah’s Quay in
midweek has made a few of my guys sit up and take note
because we know how tough Nomads are.
“We have to be on our game to get anything out of the
Airbus’ victory over Carmarthen was the first time they
have beaten the Old Gold in the league in 12 attempts.
The result came hot on the heels of the Wingmakers’ 0-0
draw at home to title challenging The New Saints last
March 6 - 10:30 Rhyl looking to consolidate 3rd spot
Today Rhyl host full-timers Neath, a team who looked like
potential title challengers at one stage, but a dismal run of just two wins in
their last 10 league outings has dropped them out of the race.
Andrew Dyer’s side are now an outside bet to even qualify for
Europe, but they will be a threat at Belle Vue if they can reproduce the form
which earned them a 2-0 win over Rhyl last October.
At the time the Lilies were top of the table and unbeaten, but
they have struggled for consistency ever since although the departure of several
key players due to the club’s financial problems has not helped.
Nonetheless, Strong is building a young and exciting squad and
today’s game will be viewed as a real six-pointer.
The fitness of the player-manager himself, plus top goalscorer
Mark Connolly, who came off injured in the Prestatyn game, will be assessed
while keeper Jack Cudworth is eligible to return after missing last weekend’s
match through being cup-tied.
Liverpool legend Tommy Smith backs plan to save
ONE of the most famous figures to be associated with Caernarfon Town is
backing a move by fans to take over the troubled football club. Liverpool FC legend Tommy Smith, who was manager of the Canaries in the
1987/88 season when they were flying high in the Northern Premier League Premier
Division, believes a change of ownership could be the key to getting the club
back on its feet. Town are suspended from football due to unpaid fines and with chairman and
main benefactor George Denham refusing to clear the bill, the Cymru Alliance
League outfit face the danger of folding. However, the Friends of Caernarfon Town (FC), a group made up of supporters,
ex-officials and players, have formed a bid to take over the club. Meetings with
Denham and vice-chairman Eilian Angel were planned this week to discuss their
aims. Former Canaries boss Smith supports the group’s plans but also offered a
piece of advice to the would-be new regime. “Good luck to them, but if they do take over the club my first advice would
be let the manager manage the team and let the directors or officials make the
money. If it works, keep doing the jobs you’re supposed to do,” he said. Smith speaks from personal experience with Caernarfon. He took over at The
Oval in July 1987 but four months later walked out of the door due to
differences with former chairman Arfon Roberts. “I’d signed a centre-half from Liverpool and one day the chairman told me to
get rid of the player as he was no good,” he revealed. “He’d (the chairman) been away on holiday and hadn’t even seen the lad so I
asked him why he thought he was no good and he told me “my mate said so”. “So I said to him ‘you tell your mate and I’m telling you, I’m the manager
and I decide which players play for this club’. He said if that was my attitude
I could go, so I did. “The problem is, you get these people running football clubs who just want to
be seen to be doing something, so they get involved in everything and that’s
where things go wrong. “I remember thinking when I left Caernarfon that if these problems find their
way up to the First Division we’ll be right in the mire and you only have to
look at what’s happened since to see that that’s come true. “The people of Caernarfon were no problem and made me very welcome, but I
wasn’t prepared to work with a chairman who wouldn’t leave me to do my job.”
- 01:40 A very big
game for Port Talbot & Carmarthen
TOMORROW'S Principality Welsh Premier League match at the
GenQuip Stadium between Port Talbot Town and Carmarthen Town has massive
implications for both teams. The visitors are in danger of missing out on next season's super league
unless they find some consistency soon and the Steelmen could still finish in
the top three. Port Talbot boss Mark Jones is still on a high after last week's cup triumph
at The New Saints, but acknowledges that his players will have to play with the
same intensity against the Old Gold tomorrow. "It was a great win but it's back to league points," he said. "Carmarthen pose a great threat as they are unbeaten on the road in eight
matches. "That's a terrific record and I feel they are in a false position in the
league. But our home record is impressive too so it should be a cracking
encounter. "My players are showing great spirit, the work rate is phenomenal and it's
important we play at that tempo week in week out if we are to achieve anything
next season. "I always said we were targeting a top-10 finish as this is a crucial season,
but now I have revised my thinking to a possible top-six place." Liam McCreesh sits out the second of a five-game ban, but otherwise Jones has
a full squad available. An 89th-minute blunder by goalkeeper Neil Thomas cost Carmarthen a point
against Airbus last week so they will be looking to make amends. "I would have settled for a point but that goal changes the outlook on
everything," said manager Deryn Brace. "We are now in a dogfight, but I feel we have the calibre of player to get us
into the top 10. But matches are beginning to run out. "Consistency has been missing but a few wins would send us on our way. Port
Talbot will be difficult as they are playing really well. "They have a very effective game based on directness, tempo and winning the
second ball and we will have to match them to get something from the game." Carmarthen, who have everyone fit, will be looking to triumph at Port Talbot
for the first time since 2002.
- 01:40 Chester City still have plenty of options
THE North West Counties League have
left the door ajar for a newly-formed Chester club to
kick-off a new campaign in August. Chester City were expelled from the
Football Conference at a specially convened meeting at
Rushden and Diamonds’ Nene Park ground on Friday after
breaching five league rules. The Vaughan family, who still own the
football club, have expressed their wish to continue
trading as a company despite facing a winding up order
from the HM Revenue and Customs on March 10 due to an
unpaid tax bill. The Vaughan's are believed to be
investigating the possibility of ground-sharing with Welsh
Premier League club TNS, or re-starting life in the
Unibond League. But newly-formed Chester supporters
group, City Fans United, are in the process of trying to
create a new club after meeting representatives from AFC
Telford, AFC Wimbledon, FC United of Manchester, and
Supporters Direct. Revealing that no application had yet
been made to join any league, CFU spokesman Jeff Banks
aid: “City Fans United have not applied to join any
league, and we will not be applying to join any league
while the current football club still exist. “The CFU are continuing to work
closely with Supporters Direct in relation with our future
plans, and they have agreed to help guide us along with
the FA to look at which league we can join. “The CFU believe that they can start
in a higher league than the North West Counties League,
possibly in the Unibond Premier, or in Unibond Division
One North or South. “We are also staging ongoing meetings
with the local council in conjunction with the possibility
of leasing the Deva Stadium.” North West Counties League secretary
John Deal has urged the club to get in touch for guidance
and assistance if Chester are wanting to be part of the
non-league pyramid. He said: “We were contacted by an
individual representing a club called FC Chester on
January 11, asking if we as a League would accept a new
club and asking for the League’s point of view. “We confirmed that this would not be
a problem, as FC United of Manchester, AFC Liverpool and
Runcorn Linnets have followed this route in recent years,
but we informed him of the initial steps they would need
to take if a newly formed club was aiming to play in our
Division One next season. “A new club would need to be
affiliated to a County FA, produce a business plan, seek
approval from the FA Leagues Committee to bypass the
normal entry level at Step Seven and obtain a ground up to
the minimum standard of Grade G. “Once this criteria has been met, the
new club could be presented to the league’s member clubs
at the AGM in June to seek election to our league, subject
to there being vacancies, and after promotion issues with
the Step Seven Leagues have been satisfied. “As there are five
vacancies at present and only three applications from Step
Seven clubs this should not present a problem. “We also passed details of the
enquiry to Mike Appleby, the FA National Leagues manager,
to make him aware of the interest. “Since then, we have had no contact
from them at all, but we have been contacted by both
newspapers and radio stations, asking if a newly formed
club from Chester will be playing in our league next
it stands at the moment, the answer is no, as we have had
no contact from anyone in Chester since the initial
“However, if there is an intention that a new club is
formed and the founders are interested in joining our
League, we would urge them to get in contact as soon as
possible, and we will be happy to provide any guidance and
assistance they may require.”
- 01:40 Welshpool hit back at speculation
CLUB officials have dismissed speculation regarding the
future of Technogroup Welshpool Football Club. The decision to postpone last
weekend’s clash with Gap Connahs Quay prompted rumours
that the troubled club are now on the verge of extinction. Rumours were abounding that the
club’s coffers had been emptied and that officials were
considering winding up the 132-year-old club. However general manager Liam
Pritchard was joined by manager Huw Griffiths and
assistant Terry Ingram in dismissing the speculation. The club have been beset by problems
throughout the season, with the poor state of Maesydre
ensuring demotion at the end of the season. On the pitch the club have
encountered budget cuts, which have seen several top
players depart. However the club’s problems appeared
to deepen when rumours began to circulate after last
weekend’s match was postponed. Manager Huw Griffiths insisted: “The
rumours are doing the rounds which you’d expect after the
season we have had off the pitch. “However all I can say is that from
my point of view the club was ready to play when the match
was postponed by the council. Assistant manager Terry Ingram added:
“The truth is that the groundsman’s tractor actually sank
in the middle of the pitch, causing deep holes in the
centre circle and then the Town Council made the final
were gutted because we fancied that one and the lads were
really up to get the three points.” The club have long accepted their
future will be spent outside the top flight, with their
failure to upgrade the council owned Maesydre pitch
forcing the club not to apply for a domestic licence. However general manager Liam
Pritchard also insisted talk of the club’s demise had been
greatly exaggerated. “We have had our problems, which have
been well-publicised but there is no truth in the latest
“The fact is that the town council had the final say on
the go-ahead of last weekend’s league fixture. “As for the future we are confident
that we can end the season well with the continued support
of our main club sponsor Technogroup.”
- 09:40 Nomads reach
out to Chester City fans
GAP Connah's Quay Nomads have invited
Chester City season ticket holders to this Friday's Principality Welsh
Premier League clash against Prestatyn Town (7.30pm), where upon
presentation of their season ticket book at the gate, they will receive
a HALF PRICE offer.
The club are aware of the significant amount of
Chester City supporters on Deeside, and all adult Chester City season
ticket holders will be admitted for just £3. This offer is set to be extended for the remainder of the season as The
Nomads strive for their 'Super 12' place. Season tickets must be presented at the gate in order to receive the 50%
discount on offer.
- 09:15 Caernarfon working on rescue plan
are working on a rescue plan which they hope will keep
football alive at The Oval. The club was suspended by
the FA of Wales last week for the non-payment of fines
but, after withdrawing from Saturday's fixture at
Llanfairpwll, the Canaries have been given further
breathing space by the Cymru Alliance, who have agreed to
postpone next weekend's fixture with Penrhyncoch.
Chairman George Denham has indicated that there are no
funds available to pay either the fines or the players
and, in the absence of any formal announcement from the
board, a statement has been issued by chair of the Friends
of Caernarfon and the club's licensing officer Arfon
Jones, club president John Watkins and secretary Geraint
Jones. "Albeit that it now looks inevitable that we
will be relegated to the Welsh Alliance next season, we
can retain our presence in the Cymru Alliance this season
and start the work to rebuild and begin afresh in the
Welsh Alliance next season," they say. "We have been
encouraged by a number of positive developments over the
weekend: The League have confirmed their willingness to
postpone our fixture with Penrhyncoch next Saturday to
allow us time to get matters sorted. We consider this a
very supportive and positive move on behalf of the league.
A number of existing players have expressed their
willingness to play for nothing if needed. A number of
ex-players and officials have contacted us to offer any
support they can (including ex-FA Cup star Russ Hughes).
Clubs across the breadth of Wales have made contact to
offer similar support, from Welsh Premier clubs in the
North to ex-League of Wales clubs in South Wales.
Ex-directors and officials have also offered help and
support and there are now around fifteen people ready to
meet and work together, and we expect that number to rise
over the next few days. "We have begun to work to
draft a short term rescue plan and a business plan for the
longer term, based on a new way of operating and going
back to fundamentals as a football club for the whole of
Caernarfon. "We hope to present those plans at a
public meeting within the next couple of weeks." The
statement adds that everything is dependent on receiving
clarity from the board on their intentions. "We are
seeking an urgent meeting to discuss all of these issues.
Once more clarity has been provided, a further statement
will be released," the statement adds. "In the
interim, rest assured that we are working day and night to
resolve matters in the most positive way and to get
Caernarfon Town back on track and on to winning ways, on
and off the field." Non league daily
- 09:00 Caersws put dent Connahs Quay super 12 hopes
HAVING failed to win since August, Caersws have now won twice in four days following a deserved home victory over Connah’s Quay.
But a dismal away record looks likely to scupper the super league hopes of Mark McGregor’s side, who trail 10th place Airbus UK by a massive 14 points.
The Caersws winner arrived three minutes from the break, Graham Jones’ cross met by Mark Griffiths, who swivelled and fired past Terry McCormick.
March 3 - 09:00 Portuguese
name strong squad for Wednesday's International
The Wales Semi Professional side face a tough test in
their second International Challenge Trophy match when
they play the crack Portuguese Under 23 outfit in Fatima
An eighteen-player squad was released today by the
Portuguese Football Federation following the weekend's
matches, and it includes one English Premier League
player, as well as stars from giant clubs Porto, Sporting
Lisbon and Benfica.
Reports in the local media said that;
"Surprisingly, Fabio Coentrao and Ruben Micael were
included in this squad, not the Senior squad list. Carlos
Queiroz (Portuguese National Manager) stated today that he
intends today to call-up a number of these players on
Monday (after their game). He hinted that the likes of Rui
Patricio, Yannick, Ruben Micael, and Fabio Coentrao could
get the nod, depending on their fatigue.
Left-sided striker Yannick starred for Sporting Lisbon
in the Europa League last Thursday against Everton and
also scored in his team's 3-0 win over Porto last night,
so the speed merchant will be a real threat to the Welsh
defence, who will be marshalled by captain Lee Surman of
The match will be played at 3:00pm on Wednesday in the
Municpal Stadium of Fatima. The Welsh squad arrived at
their base in Fatima last night and will be training twice
today and on Tuesday in preparation for the tough test.
Wales Semi Professional Manager Terry Boyle was delighted
that a full squad reported fit after the weekend, with
only Port Talbot's Drew Fahiya withdrawing from the
original squad on compassionate grounds.
There are fourteen Principality Welsh Premier League
players in the squad, so Wednesday's match will be a real
challenge but a tremendous experience for the players
selected by Boyle. Welshpremier.com