Wrexham kick off with Boreham Wood

Action in the Vanarama National League returns on 3 October, with Wrexham opening up their 2020-21 campaign with Boreham Wood’s visit to the Racecourse. When hostilities ended prematurely in last season’s competition because of the coronavirus crisis, the Dragons were in 20th place, but they officially ended the campaign one place higher based on the…

Newport into League Cup second round

After all the excitement of the Championship play-offs, in which both Cardiff and Swansea missed out 3-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals against Fulham and Brentford respectively, their 2020-21 campaigns got off to a frustrating start with defeats in the League Cup first round at the weekend. The Bluebirds crashed to a 3-0 defeat against…

Bala Europa League tie switched to Belgium

Bala Town’s Europa League clash with Belgian opponents Standard Liege has been switched to an away tie because of a fixture clash at Cardiff City Stadium on 17 September, when Connah’s Quay Nomads are scheduled to play Georgian champions Dinamo Tbilisi in the same competition. Due to the coronavirus crisis both Bala and the Nomads…

Nomads face tough league opener against Bala

The fixtures for the first phase of the Cymru Premier season have been released ahead of the start of the top-flight campaign on 12 September 2020. Champions Connah’s Quay Nomads, who took the crown for the first time in their history last season following the premature end to the campaign because of the coronavirus crisis,…

Big wins see Wales move up rankings

Two big Europa League wins have seen Wales jump up one place in the Uefa Coefficient Rankings after The New Saints beat Slovakian side MSK Zilina 3-1 after extra-time at Park Hall last night and Bala Town overcame Valletta 1-0 in Malta. Playing a young Zilina outfit, with an average age of less than 20,…

Cabango and Williams get senior Wales call

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has selected a 26-man squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Finland and Bulgaria next week. Emerging Liverpool star Neco Williams and Swansea City centre-back Ben Cabango both get their first senior call-ups for the double header, but there is surprisingly no place for on-fire Hibernian striker Christian Doidge. Right-back…

Wales in danger of losing out in coefficient stakes

A dismal start to the European campaigns of Connah’s Quay Nomads and Barry Town United has left Wales in real danger of losing a place for the 2022-23 Uefa competitions. The Cymru Premier currently enjoys three Europa League berths, in addition to the Champions League spot for the league winners, but poor results have seen …

Cymru Premier cleared to resume next month

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has confirmed the Cymru Premier has been granted “elite athletic status” by the Welsh Government, allowing the 2020-21 season to get underway next month. The FAW has confirmed the season will now start on 11 September, with matches initially taking place without spectators due to the Covid19 crisis. There…