VICTORY IN 39 steps….but which Welsh Premier win in Europe is the greatest?

VICTORY IN 39 steps….but which Welsh Premier win in Europe is the greatest?

Since Connah’s Quay Nomads pulled off a magnificent 2-0 victory at SPL giants Kilmarnock last night to reach the Europa League second qualifying round, fans across the country have been asking the question – was it the greatest win in Europe ever by a Welsh Premier team? Well, since League of Wales clubs began entering European competitions back in 1993/94, we have managed just 39 wins in 248 matches. Those victories have been split between 13 WPL teams, The New Saints recording the most wins with 11. As there aren’t too many of them, we thought we’d take a look...

Liverpool Competition cricket: Colwyn Bay skipper Sion Morris labels Lytham test a “must-win” game

Liverpool Competition cricket: Colwyn Bay skipper Sion Morris labels Lytham test a “must-win” game

Liverpool and District Cricket Competition fixtures – Saturday, July 20 1st XI ECB Premier LeagueColwyn Bay v Lytham 1st XI First DivisionNorthop Hall v Old XaveriansPrestatyn v Rainford 2nd XI Premier DivisionOrrell Red Triangle v Colwyn Bay 2nd XI Second DivisionBurscough v PrestatynHightown St Mary’s v Northop Hall 1st XI ECB Premier LeagueColwyn Bay v Lytham  Colwyn Bay skipper Sion Morris cannot stress enough the importance of his team getting a win over the only team below them in the Premier League on Saturday. Bay are next to bottom, 31 points adrift of safety with just one win to their...

In profile: three boxing brothers doing Porthmadog and North Wales proud

In profile: three boxing brothers doing Porthmadog and North Wales proud

Three boxing brothers all aiming to go as far in the sport as they can. The Humphreys lads of Porthmadog – Wayne and twins Cafan and Ben – are a bit like North Wales’ version of the famous Smith brothers from Liverpool. All were in action in Derby last weekend and all three of them won. The trio all remain unbeaten. Here are some quick Q and As with these popular warriors, who train at Marvin Pritchard’s successful MPMA gym in Porthmadog. WAYNE HUMPHREYS Age: 33Weight: 96 kgWhen did you start boxing: At the age of 12, but I stopped...

North Wales Cricket League: Premier classic could be in store when Menai Bridge host neighbours Bangor

North Wales Cricket League: Premier classic could be in store when Menai Bridge host neighbours Bangor

North Wales Cricket League Premier Division PREVIEWs – Saturday, July 20 Menai Bridge v Bangor Not much has separated neighbours Menai Bridge and Bangor all season. Back in May, the Anglesey side ran out winners by just three runs against the Citizens in a low-scoring thriller at Ty Newydd. And just past the midway point of the campaign, there is only a point between these great rivals in the North Wales League Premier Division. Bangor lead the table on 132 with the Bridge second on 131 and Mochdre third with 129. Which all nicely sets up today’s Menai Bridge v...

Season which proved a steep learning curve ends on a high for Mochdre Lionesses

Season which proved a steep learning curve ends on a high for Mochdre Lionesses

Mochdre Lionesses women’s football team rounded off another year of progress with success in an end-of-season tournament. The North Wales women won their group in the Inspire League’s final set of cup matches. The Inspire League, endorsed by Cheshire FA and established by women’s football development manager Stephanie Knott in 2017, began as a series of recreational/beginner football festivals to encourage women of all ages and experience levels to play. In 2018, due to the success of the festivals and the growing popularity of women’s recreational football in the North West, it developed into a more formal league structure. This...