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The Week Ahead.

October 24th, 2016



Training at the ground 6pm.


No Games.


The Sunday Saints v Cosmos FC  k.o. 11am

Bartestree Ladies v Saints Ladies  k.o. 2pm

Saints Win at ‘Mach’

October 23rd, 2016

The Saints First Team won 1-3 at Machynlleth after an excellent opening 45 minutes.

We were 0-2 up within  the opening 15 minutes, first top scorer Brendan Hackett found the net after a poor back pass was pounced on. Just a few minutes later Ryan Davies jinked his way past their full back and scored with a low shot past the diving keeper.

A Snedden free kick found Matt Croose with a diving header but the ball went inches wide, other chances went begging as we dominated early on.

Jordan Baker tipped a Harry Holt shot around the post at full stretch in a rare ‘Mach’ attack.

On 24 minutes a back heel by Rob Snedden found Hackett who went past the centre back before selling the keeper a dummy he then rolled the ball into the empty net. 0-3

On the stroke of half time a mistake at the back let ‘Mach’ back in the game as their midfielder scored from close range.

Ht 1-3

After some serious shouting from the home changing room they came out all guns blazing in the second half and were the better side. Our back four and keeper were excellent and limited them to half chances.

They did get the ball in the back of the net in the 62nd minute but it was flagged for offside by our linesman, the referee agreed as he was stood in a good position. It was one of those incidents, if you were from Machynlleth you think it’s a goal, from Hay it wasn’t. Some you get some you don’t so I understand their frustration.

Snedden hit a 25 yarder that just cleared the bar and another good move nearly resulted in a goal from sub Richard Meredith after he linked up with Hackett.

The second half belonged to to ‘Mach’ but we held firm to take the points.

Ft 1-3

A good win after last week, also our first ever victory at Machynlleth FC.























October 22nd, 2016

Machynlleth FC 1 Saints First Team 3

Brendan Hackett(2) Ryan Davies (1)


Brendan Hackett puts us 0-2 up.


Ryan Davies puts us 0-3 up.

Saints Reserves 1 Knighton Town Reserves 2

Jamie Howard(1).

Weekend Preview.

October 20th, 2016


The First Team are on their travels again with the long trek to Machynlleth FC. The Reserves are home where the visitors are Knighton Town Reserves FC.

On Sunday The Saints Ladies host Areley Kings Ladies at Forest Road whilst in the morning ‘The Sunday Saints’ are away at Cosmos FC.


Machynlleth FC v Saints First Team k.o. 2.30pm.

‘The Gaffer’ had this to say,” ‘Mach’ is always a difficult place to visit. They have a good home record and will be tough opposition. We were really poor last weekend and thoroughly deserved to lose”.

He went on to say “We need to be more switched on from the start and put in a big performance. Hopefully we can make up for last weekend and get the points to push on up the table”.

Minibus leaving at 11.45am

Squad –

Jordan Baker, Tom James, Rob Snedden, Matt Croose, Richard Meredith, Ryan Davies, Matt James, Matty Tong, Jack Biggs, Brendan Hacket(c), Steve Goodwin, Gareth Jenkins and Adi Lawford.

Saints Reserves v Knighton Town FC  k.o. 2.30pm.

The Reserve management team will be without experienced Kevin Jones and Tom Weaver plus two call ups to the first team. Knighton have finished runners up to Rhayader in the last two seasons, they have had a slow start due to call ups to the first team through injury. With Knighton first team players getting back to full fitness we can expect a very tough game.

Squad –

Tom Bevan, Will Workman, Richard Lynes, Gethin Jones, Kyle Harding,Jamie Howard, Chris Preece, Stuart Rees, Joe Emmett, Darren Horrigan, Kiegan Powell, Matt Turrell, Rob McNamara.





Cosmos FC v The Sunday Saints k.o. 11am

The Saints Ladies v Areley Kings Ladies  k.o. 2pm.

The Week Ahead.

October 16th, 2016



Machynlleth FC v Saints First Team k.o. 2.30pm.

Saints Reserves v Knighton Town FC Reserves  k.o. 2.30pm.


Cosmos FC v ‘The Sunday Saints’  k.o. 11am

Saints Ladies v Areley Kings Ladies FC  k.o. 2pm

Old Football Boots.

October 16th, 2016
 I received this e mail recently if anyone can help please drop them off at the Club house.
Greetings Hay St Marys FC

I am chair of our local Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Refugee Support Group.   We work mostly with groups who work directly with asylum seekers based in Swansea.

They have had a football club going there for some time.  But the players don’t have any financial resources to kit themselves out …they live primarily on a £35 a week voucher payment, which can only be used to buy food.  Hence football boots are out of the question.

Could I therefore put a request to you to ask your players if they have any old football boots they no longer need which they would like to donate to us.

First Team Well Beaten.

October 15th, 2016

‘The First Team’ were well beaten 3-0 at Bow Street FC today. With all three attacking midfielders, Jack Biggs, Rob Snedden and Matt James missing from when we beat Machynlleth plus Steve Morgan and defender Owen Lloyd it was always going to be a big ask.

We were under pressure from the off, the back four were outstanding plus keeper Jordan Baker to keep Bow Street out. The home side missed a free header early on which really should of been scored, there were also several last ditch tackles going in just before half time.

Ht 0-0

The first fifteen minutes of the second half was our best spell of the game but in all honesty we never really looked like scoring.

We were awarded a free kick on 65 minutes which was blocked and ‘Street’ broke away and scored a header at the back post through ex ‘Penrhyn’ player Dylan James.

Dean Evans scored in the 77th minute and also the 82nd when his shot came off the post and hit Jordan Baker before trickling over the line.

We should of been awarded a penalty when sub Harry Ratcliffe was cleaned out by their keeper, however, the referee saw different and waved play on. On the plus side it was the 89th minute and would of made no difference to the result which Bow Street thoroughly deserved for their performance.

Team – Jordan Baker, Tom James, Matt Croose, Harry Hooper, Brendan Hackett(c), Adi Lawford(Harry Ratcliffe), Ryan Lositto, Ryan Davies, Stu Davies, Matty Tong, Steve Goodwin.









Reserves Win at Home.

October 14th, 2016


The Saints Reserves’ won 3-0 tonight at Forest Road against Llandrindod Wells Reserves.

After leading 1-0 at half time we rode our luck with ‘Dod’ hitting the woodwork on three occassions but we finished strongly and added two more goals to claim all three points.

Goal scorers Kyle Harding, Josh Wisniewski and Matt Turrell.

After the last two games poor starts, letting in two goals within the first ten minutes, the Reserves were desperate to get off to a good start. Thankfully no goal was conceded early on despite a few scares at the back but new signing Matty Turell and captain Tom Weaves held things up at the back.

Everyone pressed well, with Joe Emmett and Jamie Howard controlling the midfield, aided by the thankful return of Kev Jones. Wide men Kyle Harding and Darren Horrigan probed and hassled their full backs; Darren drawing a yellow card after a hefty challenge on him.

Matty Tong was a handful up front, also drawing fouls and playing some excellent balls through. This pressure finally paid off, Kev Jones played a long ball through and Kyle Harding pressed the ‘Dod’ full back, who in turn panicked, allowing Kyle to push through and slot the ball into the net: HT 1-0.
There were changes at half time by both sides. Player-manager Joe Emmett, was replaced by Adam Finn and with a switch Josh  Wisniewski came on upfront. Equally, Llandrindod made changes, trying to rebalance things in midfield. It worked, for the first 20 minutes of the second half Llandod rattled the frame of the goal at good three times.

Yet the Reserves held firm, pressing again to drag the game away from the Reserves goalmouth. Suddenly, a hopeful cross from Kyle found a grateful Josh to bury home with his head. A few minutes later Matt Turrell got a goal on his debut with another header.

Harry Radcliffe replaced Matty Tong, who got booked and Harry Gilbert came off for Richard Meredith. Meanwhile James Eckley was an absolute rock at the back and got the Chairman’s nod for Man of the Match.

Our next game is Home next Saturday, please come down and watch, whilst grabbing a warm drink or a beer from the new pitch side facilities.







Weekend Preview.

October 13th, 2016


‘The Reserves’ kick start the weekend off with a home game tomorrow night(Friday) against Llandrindod Wells Reserves.

On Saturday ‘The Firsts’ are on the road to the coast where they will face Bow Street FC.

I’ve been informed ‘The Sunday Saints’ game against Colletts Green FC has been called off.


Saints Reserves v Llandrindod Wells Reserves k.o. 7.30pm.

Referee R.Evans

Kevin Jones returns to the squad after a 3 game suspension in what looks like another tough test after Llandod won 0-1 at Newcastle on the weekend.

The pitch side refreshment unit will be open tomorrow evening for the first time.


Bow Street FC v Saints First Team k.o. 2.30pm

Referee J.Davies

Defender Owen Lloyd is unavailable, Steve Goodwin is added to the squad after missing the last 2 months through an ankle injury which he picked up at Llanidloes Town FC after landing awkward. Matt James is back at Uni, Steve Morgan is 50/50 with a groin strain, Ryan Davies joins up with the squad after missing the game against Machynlleth FC.



The Week Ahead

October 9th, 2016



Training at the ground 6.30pm


Saints Reserves v Llandrindod Reserves  k.o. 7.30pm.


Bow Street FC v Saints First Team   k.o. 2.30pm.


The Sunday Saints v Colletts Green FC  k.o. 11am.

Saints Ladies No Fixture.

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