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Ynys Môn men win again to set up crunch group decider with Jersey

Ynys Môn men win again to set up crunch group decider with Jersey

Ynys Môn’s men team face a crunch group decider when they take on Jersey in the Huws Gray Inter-Island Games at Llangefni Town tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7.30pm). Both sides made it two wins apiece in Group A of the 10-team men’s football competition today, Anglesey seeing off Orkney 3-1, while Jersey walloped the Western Isles 7-0. Ynys Môn women narrowly lost their second group game 3-2 against Hitra, but still stand a decent chance of making the semi-finals of the six-island female tournament. The Welsh island’s men continued their strong start to the competition at Gwalchmai, where Jay Gibbs put...

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Who are the 10 greatest Welsh Premier League managers of all time?

Who are the 10 greatest Welsh Premier League managers of all time?

Who are the 10 greatest Welsh Premier managers of all time? Here are the views of Grassroots North Wales…. 1 Gary Barnett Barnett joined Barry Town in 1996 as a player after gaining rich experience in the English leagues with Oxford United, Fulham, Huddersfield and Leyton Orient.The midfielder was a key member of Barry’s first League of Wales title-winning side in 1995/96 under Paul Giles.After Barnett was appointed player-manager in 1996, the success continued at Jenner Park.He led Barry to another three league Championships in 1996/97, 1997/98 (the invincibles) and 1998/99 – four consecutive titles in all – and five...

Summer signings in North Wales football (1-20)

Summer signings in North Wales football (1-20)

Welcome to the first in a series of articles featuring summer signings across the North Wales football pyramid. Clubs are welcome to send information on their latest signings (plus pictures if possible) to dave@nwsport.co.uk 1 Mike Pearson (Llandudno to Caernarfon Town)  Bangor-born defender, 31, who progressed through the Oldham Athletic youth system, making his Football League debut in February 2007. Later spent five years at National League Barrow before moving into the Welsh Premier, where he has represented Airbus, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llandudno. 2 Callum Roberts (Newtown to Connah’s Quay Nomads)  Defender Roberts, 20, plied his trade at Newtown...

Sunday League side FC Mally celebrate a remarkable triple quadruple

Sunday League side FC Mally celebrate a remarkable triple quadruple

Rhyl and District Sunday Football League side FC Mally of Llandudno Junction completed a remarkable triple quadruple recently.With the League title, the NWCFA Sunday Challenge Cup and Lee Jones Trophy already in the bag, the Junction side made it a four-timer by seeing off the Sun Inn of Old Colwyn 6-1 in the Premier Cup Final.The Sun took a 12th minute lead, Josh Grant converting from the spot following a Shaheen Ahmed foul.In the 16th minute Jamie Moorhouse levelled with a bullet header from a Ricky Jones corner. Mally took a 30th minute lead when Lee Ellis won a challenge...

Could the time be right to return to an 18-team Welsh Premier League?

Could the time be right to return to an 18-team Welsh Premier League?

Ten years to the day that clubs voted to reduce the Welsh Premier League from 18 to 12 teams, one of the original decision makers believes it could be time for a rethink. Leigh Williams represented Prestatyn Town at the WPL’s annual general meeting in Llandrindod Wells on June 13, 2009, where clubs came out strongly in favour of the Super 12 plan. At the end of 2009/10, the bottom five clubs – Connah’s Quay, Porthmadog, Welshpool Town, Caersws and Cefn Druids – were relegated, as well as sixth place Rhyl, the champions of the previous season, after failing to...

Meet the Players – Ynys Mon’s 20-man squad for the 2019 Inter-Games Football Tournament

Meet the Players – Ynys Mon’s 20-man squad for the 2019 Inter-Games Football Tournament

Paul Pritchard (Porthmadog) Squad captain. Island Games regular coming off back of brilliant debut season for Porthmadog. Experienced goalkeeper with past clubs including Connah’s Quay Nomads, Rhyl, Caernarfon Town, Holyhead Hotspur and Warrington Town. Jordan Taylor (Bodedern Athletic) Right-winger who was a key performer in a very good comeback season for Bodedern in Welsh Alliance League Division One. Gari Owen (Llangefni Town) Attacking young full-back who shone regularly for Cefni’s double-winning squad in the 2018/19 campaign Ryan Taylor (Bodedern Athletic) Left-back or left-wing who pocketed several vital goals for Bodedern in their bid for trophies this season. Guto Hughes (Conwy...

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