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,…

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…

It’s a Faroe walloping for Barry

The clubhouse at Jenner Park was as packed as social distancing permitted but the images on the big screens testified to the difficulty of the task facing Barry Town United against NSI Runavik in the Faroe Islands last night. Grey rectangles dotted the clubhouse as fans tried to work out what was going on in…

Mistakes prove costly for gutsy Nomads

Connah’s Quay paid the price for two costly defensive blunders, one in each half, to crash out of their first Champions League campaign in the first qualifying round. It was a disappointing night for the Deeside club who went down to a 2-0 defeat in the tie at the Cardiff City Stadium last night. Despite…

FK Sarajevo first up in home tie for Nomads

Having been drawn to face FK Sarajevo from Bosnia and Herzegovina at Cardiff City Stadium in yesterday’s Champions League first qualifying round draw, Connah’s Quay will face a trip to Belarus or Kazakhstan if they progress. The Cymru Premier champions, making their first appearance in the Champions League, were drawn against the winners of the…

Bangor to benefit from Inter inspiration

Ambitious former Welsh Premier champions Bangor City are looking to use their Italian connections to set them on a path back into European action, courtesy of a programme to develop young players with Italian giants Inter Milan. Arranged with the help of the Cyrmru North side’s Italian president Domenico Serafino, coaches from the Serie A…