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LLANELLI LOSE 9 GOAL PRE-SEASON THRILLER

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Team work: Bruno Forkuoh sets up Joe Holland to score. (Pic. Keith Griffiths)

Team work: Bruno Forkuoh sets up Joe Holland to score. (Pic. Keith Griffiths)

Abergavenny Town 5
Llanelli Town 4

AFTER their 6-0 reversal at the hands of Merthyr Town in mid-week, Abergavenny Town’s preparation for life in Welsh League football took on a more positive note as they emerged victors in this 9-goal thriller at Penypound Stadium.

Aber Town started strongly and it was no surprise when new signing Richie Jeremiah gave them the lead after 20 minutes.

However Llanelli struck back on the half hour, equalising through Robert Thomas’ strike which evaded keeper Indge.

Abergavenny’s veteran marksman, Dean Morgan edged them ahead again to give a 2-1 interval lead.

Five minutes into the second half Jeremiah increased Abergavenny’s lead with a superb chip over the Llanelli goal-keeper, and not to be outdone strike partner Morgan also grabbed his second after 57 minutes, waltzing around the Llanelli defence, to give a comfortable cushion.

On the hour mark, Llanelli reduced the arrears when Luke Jones netted and this heralded their best spell of the match.

More Llanelli joy followed 3 minutes later when Joe Holland found the net and a 70th minute strike by Luke Jones, grabbing his brace, after the Abergavenny defence dithered, meant the boys from Stebonheath were level.

It was left to Abergavenny’s centre back, Jamie Summers to claim victory for his side, when his thunderbolt free kick found the corner of the net.

Llanelli will be hoping to bounce back in their next pre-season game when they face a tough trip to Penybont where they will face up against Barry Town United.

The date of the game is Tuesday 28th July, kick off 7.30pm.

Goal Scorers:

Abergavenny Town:

Richie Jeremiah (20), (50)

Dean Morgan (38), (57)

Llanelli Town:

Robert Thomas (30)

Luke Jones (60), (70)

Joe Holland (63)

Attendance: 105

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Scarlets’ grassroots clubs show community spirit in delivering vital food packages

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Scarlets community clubs have been working together to help deliver vital food packages across the region.


Volunteers from grassroots clubs and WRU girls hubs across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire have been helping take the food packages to vulnerable members of society who are self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The clubs have teamed up with the Scarlets Community Foundation — the charity arm of the Scarlets — and Carmarthen-based food wholesaler Castell Howell, while Scarlets players Osian Knott, Kieran Hardy, Ryan Conbeer and Jac Morgan have also lent their hand to the operation.


More than 300 packages were due to be delivered on Monday and Tuesday (April 6 & April 7), with the initiative highlighting that even without any action on the field, rugby clubs remain at the heart of their community.
Scarlets Community Foundation manager Caroline Newman said:  “We have been overwhelmed with the support that we have received from local clubs, the number of people prepared to volunteer to help the most vulnerable in our communities has been touching.


“People’s reasons for requesting packs have often been heart-wrenching and it really has made us appreciate what we have.


“The foundation has worked closely with Castell Howell to make sure the packages are ready to go to those whose need is greatest, managing to turn things around pretty quickly and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen, our funder, Castell Howell, all the clubs, our helpline volunteer and the foundation members.
“Great teamwork which has made me proud to be part of the fantastic community that rugby creates.”

Here are the rugby clubs and WRU girls rugby hubs taking part in the initiative

Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Amman Utd, Ammanford, Burry Port, Betws, Bynea, Cardigan, Cefneithin, Felinfoel, Fishguard & Goodwick, Furnace Utd, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandybie, Llanelli Wanderers, Llangennech, Llangwm, Merched Mynydd Mawr, Milford Haven, Narberth, New Dock Stars, Newcastle Emlyn, Neyland, Penybanc, Pontyates, St Clears, Stradey Sospans, Tenby Utd, Tumble, Tycroes, Whitland, Yr Hendy.

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Wales v Scotland postponed

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WALES’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The two other Six Nation fixtures had already been postponed and no date has been confirmed to complete the 2020 Championship.

The Welsh Rugby Union had insisted earlier on Friday the game would “go ahead as planned”.

A WRU statement read: “The Welsh Rugby Union has maintained an open dialogue with, and continued to seek advice and direction from, the National Assembly for Wales and other stakeholders, including the Six Nations, on this fast-moving issue.

“Whilst medical advice remains consistent, we have decided that it is in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries.

“The WRU would like to thank all parties for their counsel on the subject and will make further announcements with respect to rescheduling the fixture in the coming days.

“Every effort has been made to stage this game and we appreciate that individuals will have been inconvenienced. Given the fluid and unprecedented nature of this issue a postponement became the only viable option.”

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Domestic football at all levels in Wales suspended

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THE FOOTBALL Association of Wales has today (13 March) taken the decision to suspend domestic football at all levels in Wales with immediate effect until April  4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The intention at this time will be to resume the football schedule depending on the medical advice and conditions from the relevant authorities at that time.  

The FAW is fully aware of the impact this will have on the domestic game but the health and safety of all fans, players, volunteers and stakeholders are of paramount importance. 

The FAW will continue to monitor this situation on a day-by-day basis and will continue to provide updates when appropriate. 

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