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Mardy Tigers F.C.
Wayne Jeremiah
1 Rhyd-y-Meirch
Abergavenny, United Kingdom

Mardy Tigers F.C.
Mardy Tigers F.C.

U.11's Win @ Ross
U.11's Triumph @ Ross 2013
Tuesday, December 6
The Home Of "THE TIGERS" - Mardy Tigers Girls Football Club

Welsh Manager visits The Tigers



















                      Welcome To The Home Of Mardy Tigers F.C. & P.I.L.C.S  Ladies F.C.



              Wales 2010 F.A.W. U.16's Welsh Cup Winners   Wales   

                                            2012 - 2013 Season

                       Celebrating 10 Years Of "The Tigers" In 2013 

                                      Club Based In Abergavenny - Monmouthshire

                                                      Club Formed: - June 2003

                              Affiliated To: - The South Wales & Gwent County F.A's.

                                         F.A.W. Accredited Club: - Standard Award

     Members Of: - South Wales Girls League & South Wales Women's League

Club Secretary - Mr. WAYNE JEREMIAH  -  1 Rhyd-y-Meirch Llanover Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 9EU Tel. - 01873 880915   E-Mail -

Club Chair Person -        Club Vice- Chairman - 

Club Treasurer - Mrs. LORRAINE JEREMIAH - 01873 880915

Club Welfare Officer - Mrs. TRACEY STARK - 01873 850867.

Honorary Life Members: - Mr. Wayne Edwards - S.W.G.L. Chairman

Managers - U.10's - Richie Jeremiah     U. 12's  - Peter Easen   U.14's - Gary Barrell     Seniors - Wayne Jeremiah & Richie Jeremiah





STARTS TUESDAY 24th September 2013

5.30 - 6.30p.m.

Astro Turf @ Abergavenny Leisure Centre




Special Week For Tigers As We Reach The U. 16's Welsh Cup Final And Tiger Legend Amy Thrupp Wins First Welsh Cap: - A special week in the history of Mardy Tigers as last Friday 8/3/13 our very own Amy Thrupp came off the bench for Wales to win her first Welsh cap in their 1 v 0 win against Mexico in The Algarve Cup and became the third tiger to gain the honor. This was followed up on Sunday with a great result for our U. 16's as they beat North Wales outfit Kinmel Bay 6 v 1 in The Welsh Cup Semi-Final in Newtown to reach what will be our third Final in just 4 years. Amy came on again today 13/3/13 to win her second cap in their 1 v 1 draw with Portugal again in The Algarve Cup. A very special 7 days for the club. 


Mardy Tigers 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner 

Saturday June 8th 2013.

@ The Parkway Hotel Cwmbran.

Plans are well advanced for our very special evening in June when we'll be celebrating 10 years of Mardy Tigers Football Club. Jarmo Matikainen, the women's Welsh team manager will be our special guest of honor and the evening will consist of a 3 course meal, live entertainment, presentation of awards for this season and a few special ones too plus a grand prize draw. We'll be looking back over the past 10 years with some old friends hopefully attending too. Tickets are priced at £15 - Under 12's and £23 - Over 12's. As we will be limited on numbers please book your tickets early. Tickets can be booked during JANUARY with your team manager with a £5 deposit per ticket. PLEASE don't delay because once we're sold out that will be it I'm afraid. 


 New Season Kicks Off In Style - Report on the 2012-13 Season so far can be read on "The Corner Flag" page now.


2012 Welsh Community Football Awards - Coach Of The Year Award - Wayne Jeremiah  -  25/10/2012  -  It is with great pleasure that the club can confirm that Wayne has won the very special award and would like to accept it on behalf of Mardy Tigers & P.I.L.C.S Football Clubs. Not able to attend the glittering ceremony himself Wayne was represented by Richie & Lorraine with Richie receiving the award from Welsh legend Craig Bellamy. 10 years in the making and a lot of hard work but great to be recognised in what is a very special season for Mardy Tigers. 


Presentation Evening 2012 @ The Parkway Hotel Cwmbran 15/7/2012 - 240 guests attended our very special end of season presentation evening with all age groups from U. 10's - Seniors enjoying a superb event with great food, entertainment, speeches, presentations and a drink or two to celebrate the end of another fantasic season for the club. All tigers received a trophy with our U. 12's A, U. 14's & Senoirs also picking up their league winners medals and trophies. Our U. 12's B squad were also presented with their Plate Runners Up medals. Club secretary Wayne Jeremiah paid tribute to the players, parents, sponsors and to everyone who'd help make the club as special as it is. He then welcomed our Guest Of Honour Ellie Curson to the stage to help present the special awards of the evening: -

Golden Boot - U. 10's - Ffion James 116 Goals   U. 12's B - Cicely Cooley - 21 Goals   U. 12's A - Emily Heffernan 22 Goals   U. 14's - Shauna Pentney 36 Goals   U. 16's - Alana Murphy 13 Goals   Seniors - Kate Jeremiah 57 Goals.

Most Improved - U. 10's - Alys Easen   U. 12's B - Georgia Crowys   U. 12's A - Gemma Tovey   U. 14's - Ashleigh Hill   U. 16's - Alisha Herdman.

Player's Player - U. 10's - Frankie Paynter   U. 12's B - Lauren Stella   U. 12's A - Falesha Lewis   U. 14's - Shauna Pentney   U. 16's - Bethan Jenkins   Seniors - Ceri Hudson.

Club Girl - U. 10's - Megan Paynter   U. 12's B - Emily Bressington   U. 12's A - Alivia Yemm   U. 14's - Rhianna Harris   U. 16's - Megan Stark   Seniors - Katie Fryatt.

Parent's Player - U. 10's - Eliza Atkins   U. 12's B - Lauren Stella   U. 12's A - Cerys Jones   U. 14's - Kate Webb   U. 16's - Sophie Jenkins.

Manager's Player - U. 10's - Ffion James   U. 12's B - Cerys Sorano   U. 12's A Falesha Lewis   U. 14's - Fiona Dodge   U. 16's - Rebecca Mathias   Seniors - Kate Jeremiah.

The Sharla Passariello Special Achievement Award - Amy Thrupp.

Well done to all the winners on the night and to the club as a whole as it put on yet another end of season extravaganza which will be the envy of many clubs I'm sure. 

P.I.L.C.S Football Club
P.I.L.C.S Football Club
Thursday, May 19
The Tigers Go Senior!!!

Mardy Tigers F.C. & P.I.L.C.S Football Club are proud to announce  a bright new venture for the 2011 - 2012 season in South Wales with the formation of a ladies senior team for the very first time at the Pontypool based club. The new side will play in The South Wales Womens League and players will be encouraged to come along to a summer training session held at the club during June & July.

Mardy Tigers F.C. coach and club secretary Wayne Jeremiah welcomes the new partnership and believes it can only be great news for girls and womens football in Gwent.

The Tigers U.,16's/18's have played at P.I.L.C.S for the past 2 seasons and been made very welcome by everyone at the club. With no permanent base in Abergavenny it was felt that setting up a senior team in Pontypool linked closely with Mardy Tigers junior sides it could become a stepping stone for all those youngsters looking to further their footballing life beyond the junior game.

The first training session and general get together will be at P.I.L.C.S Football Club on Sunday June 5th @ 11.00a.m.

Anyone interested please feel free to come along. Please contact Wayne Jeremiah 01873 880915 or e-mail - for further details.  &


Shauna Hols The Cup Up High
Cup Winners 2012
Monday, April 23
S.W.G.L. 2012 U. 16's League Cup Final


U.16's League Cup Final

Mardy Tigers U. 16's 0 v 1 Cardiff City U. 16's

@ Bridgend Town Football Club

Having beaten the tigers comfortably on several occasions this season Cardiff probably thought they only had to turn up today to win the cup but if that was the case then what a shock they were in for as the tigers fought valiantly from first to last minute and can count themselves unlucky not to have taken the game into extra time with the winner luckily coming back off the post straight to the feet of a Cardiff player to slot home. With Big City teams attracting large numbers with oversized squads it's always going to be difficult but as we've shown in the past and will do so again we've never been afraid to mix it with the so called "Super Clubs". Perhaps when the new regions rule comes into play next season we'll see more local clubs like ourselves challenging for honours which surely is what The S.W.G.L. should be all about. Today was all about enjoying the cup final and showing a few of the F.A.W. people that talent is far and wide and not only at the Big Name clubs. This was also the case as I watched the Women's Cup Final as U.W.I.C. ran Cardiff all the way to penalties despite them filling their squad with internationals. Back to the 16's final which was always going to won by the first goal on a boggy pitch due to some heavy showers earlier in the morning. Highlight was a superb finger tip save from Bethan. To their credit the tigers battled right to the end and Alice Morgan had a couple of chances late on only to be denied by some good defending. Credit to the victors but oh boy was there relief as the final whistle blew. Maybe not as easy as they thought???


What A Feeling!!!
What A Feeling!!!
Wednesday, July 9
That Winning Feeling!!!

What a fantastic feeling for young tiger Amy Thrupp as she nets the winning goal for Mardy Tigers whilst representing Wales against Scottish champions Clyde Cumbernauld at the City Of Manchester stadium in May.

Ball Girls @ International.
Special Night In Cardiff
Saturday, October 9
Ball Girls @ Wales v Bulgaria International.

A special night for the tigers as they enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity to be ball girls at a Welsh match. Even the disappointing result: - Wales 0 v 1 Bulgaria couldn't spoil their evening as they got close to the action, got to go behind the scenes in the tunnel and press room and get special treatment and gifts from the Welsh F.A. Arriving at the ground at 6.00p.m. the tigers got the opportunity to go pitch side for some photos and a rehearsal of the flag ceremony before helping out both teams as they warmed up prior to the game. With 14000 fans in place the girls with flags in hand took to the pitch whilst the national anthems were sung. It was now time to collect the match balls and take up their positions around the pitch to enjoy the game and work of course. With all the girls getting in on the act at some time during the game and certainly looking the business in their club track suits the 90 minutes flew by and after the final whistle the girls all gathered by the tunnel for an official photograph, a thank you from Claire from the F.A.W. who'd looked after the girls all evening and it was time to leave the stadium for home. Special memories for some special young ladies and due reward for their efforts in winning The F.A.W. Under 16's Girls Cup last season.

U.14's Welsh Schools Champions 2008
Kate Lifts Welsh Schools Cup 2008
Thursday, June 26
2008 Welsh Schools U.14's Champions

Mardy Tigers can claim to have helped bring the Welsh Schools U.14's Cup to Abergavenny in April supplying the majority of the team, led by captain Kate Jeremiah and scorer of the last minute winner against Prestatyn Alice Morgan. It was certainly a proud day for the King Henry VIII School, Mardy Tigers Girls' F.C. and the town of Abergavenny. It was the first time a team from Monmouthshire had lift the Welsh Cup.

Friday, May 13
Another Season Nears Its' End. - 13/5/2011 @ 11.00a.m.

I can't believe another season is coming to an end. It only seems like yesterday when we were kicking off a brand new campaign with high hopes for the 9 months of competitive football that lay ahead of our 5 age groups.

However there's still so much to play for in the remaining week or so with 2 league cup finals, our U.16's still fighting for league runners up spot and not to mention the small matter of The U.K. Tesco Cup Finals and a semi-final tie with CELTIC at St. Andrews, the home of Birmingham City Football Club. Already tucked away in the trophy cabinet, which in answer to one "SADDO" who wrote an e-mail to the S.W.G.L. asking if it was sale - "In Your Dreams SADDO", are the U.14's & U.16's Gwent Tesco Cups plus the Welsh U.16's Tesco Cup. Add to this runners up spot in the U.14's league and should be also in the U.18's league although the league in their wisdom have deducted 3 points which could cost them this position to Valleys United. Our U.10's has trebled in size whilst our U.12's finished a very respectable seventh out of 18 and reached the cup quarter-finals. International honours for: - Shauna, Sophie, Rhian, Katie, Zoe & Mali and all in all it's not been a "BAD SEASON" has it tigers?

South Wales Girls League Cup Finals - Sunday 15/5/2011

Mardy Tigers U.14's v Garw U.14's - K.O. - 12.00 Noon

Mardy Tigers U.18's v Valleys United U.18's - K.O. - 2.00p.m.

Bridgend Street F.C.   The Willows   Cardiff   CF24 2YE

A coach will be leaving Brynmawr bus station @ 9.30a.m. and picking up @ K.H.S. @ 10.00a.m. Seats on the coach are just £4.00 and I ask that as many people as possible come along to both games to cheer on the tigers. Those making their own way there note that U.14's are to be at the ground @ 11.00a.m. and U.18's @ 1.00p.m.

U.K. Tesco Cup Finals @ Birmingham - 20 & 21/5/2011

A very special weekend to look forward to for our U.16's squad as they travel to the Midlands to represent Gwent County & Wales in The U.K. Tesco Cup Finals.

Saturday - The coach will leave Crickhowell High School @ 9.00a.m. and pick up @ K.H.S. @ 9.30a.m. We'll then travel to: - The RICOH Arena, the home of Coventry City F.C. to watch the 2011 Womens F.A.Cup Final - ARSENAL  v  BRISTOL ACADEMY. Tickets for this special match are FREE for the tigers and just £4.00 each for our travelling "Barmy Army". Following the cup final we'll then travel to our hotel in West Bromwich for a meal and a quiet evening as we anticipate the big day on Sunday.

Sunday - Following an early breakfast the squad will travel to the ground by 9.00a.m. for photo opportunity and to prepare for the game. We play CELTIC from Scotland in the semi-final with the game 15 minutes each way. Lunch for the squad and then depending upon our result an afternoon to watch and support the other Welsh teams or indeed prepare ourselves for The U.K. Final. Special team and player presentations are at 5.00p.m. with special guest Martin Keown and then a "Quiet" journey back to Wales.

Special T-Shirts have been ordered for the players and coaches but please note that they are FREE only to players up to date with their subscriptions. A charge of £10 will be made to the others.

Players are reminded that track suits and t-shirts are to be worn on Saturday & Sunday and as we'll be representing Gwent County, Wales & MARDY TIGERS a strict code of conduct regarding behaviour will be expected. It should be a "Weekend To Remember".

2011 Mardy Tigers F.C. Presentation Evening - 10/6/2011

@ The Parkway Hotel   Cwmbran  -  7.00 - 11.30p.m.

Team managers are collecting names and money for this very special evening and needs to be in by Sunday May 22nd please. The evening will consist of live entertainment, a buffet style meal, trophy presentations to ALL age groups. Tickets are priced @ £13 with TIGERS FREE. Please note that there are no concessions for children and any attending must pay the full price. Our Guest Of Honour will be Sharla Passariello, a past tiger who has played for Wales 4 times and is currently studying and playing in America. 

Mardy Tigers Girls' F.C. Book
Book Of Mardy Tiger's Memorable Season
Thursday, June 19
Unique Book Of Mardy Tiger's 2007-08 Season

This very special book was presented to coach Wayne Jeremiah by Harry Hotshot at the club's Awards Evening and is a celebration in words and photographs of the tiger's remarkable 2007 - 08 U.14's campaign.

Player's Players Of The Season
Player's Players Of The Season & Martin
Thursday, June 16
A Weekend To Remember.

U.14's Triumph @ Gloucester






















Friday 10th June 2011 - Mardy Tigers F.C. Presentation Evening @ The Parkway Hotel Cwmbran - This always promised to be a special evening and that's exactly how it turned out as over 200 guests met up to celebrate all things Mardy Tigers - "The Best Club In Wales". Guest Of Honour at the event was a tiger legend and Welsh international Sharla Passariello who is home on leave from her 4 year course @ University Of South Florida. She came with Barry who has been a lifelong tiger supporter and a huge influence upon Sharla's junior football career. It was great to see them both and I know they had a superb evening catching up with some old friends. Entertainment was provided by female singing talent Beth Lacey who belted out some fantastic tunes to the delight of the dancing tigers in the corner. Looking round the packed room it was with huge pride that I watched players from 8 up to 18 all mixing together as 1 massive tiger army celebrating what had been another amazing season for the club. Time now to feed the hungry tigers as they all tucked into a sumptuous buffet before settling down for the main event of the evening, the awards to all age groups. As club secretary and coach it's always my honour to make the speech but this year I have to admit to a few nerves standing up in front of so many people. I began by thanking the many many people who give up their time freely to help make our club what it is today, the envy of many to say the least, from the parents to the managers to the committee and the referees they all played their part in the season and the girls showed their appreciation. We then moved onto the players and each team was called up in turn to receive their individual trophies and receive the applause they deserved for their endeavours on the field of play over the last 9 months. Time now to recognise individual achievements within those teams and the "Special Awards". For the very first time this year we included our "TIGLETS" Mardy Tigers U.10's and gave them the respect of receiving the same awards as all the others. You'll here some clubs say "They're too young" but we're not some clubs are we?

Golden Boot - This award went to the top scorer in each age group in all league and cup games during the 2010 - 2011 season and were as follows: - U.10's - Ffion James   U.12's - Rhianna Harris   U.14's - Alana Murphy   U.16's - Alice Morgan   U.18's - Amy Thrupp. Between them these 5 tigers had scored close to 200 goals last season.

Most Improved - Special awards to players who had made great strides during the last campaign went to: - U.10's - Eliza Atkins   U.12's - Megan Powell   U.14's - Emily Williams   U.16's - Naomi Cook   U.18's - Demi Bounds.

Parents' Player Of The Season - Blame your mums and dads for these tigers: - U.10's - Cicely Cooley   U.12's -   Rhiannon Chamberlain   U.14's - Shauna Pentney   U.16's - Megan Purvis   U.18's - Carys Lloyd.

Player's Player Of The Season - Voted for by the girls this award has a special feeling if you win it: - U.10's - Emily Bressington   U.12's - Rhianna Harris   U.14's - Shauna Pentney   U.16's - Zoe Simmonds   U.18's - Amy Thrupp.

Club Girl Of The Year - A chance to reward the unsung heroes of the club: -U.10's - Bethan Phillips   U.12's - Cerys Jones   U.14's - Kate Baldock   U.16's - Leah Lovering   U.18's - Jade Edwards.

Manager's Player Of The Season - Chosen by your manager who sees you every week of the season : - U.10's - Ffion James   U.12's - Rhiannon Chamberlain   U.14's - Kate Webb   U.16's - Mali Summers   U.18's - Rhian Cleverly.

Time now for some more special awards as presentations were made to Zoe Simmonds for joing "The 300 Club" and to Amy Thrupp for making a club of her own "The 400 Club". The last player award was the much sort after The Sharla Passariello Special Achievement Award made even more special this year because Sharla would be presenting it herself. For me it was an easy decision because for a young lady to represent her country at any age is remarkable but to do it at the tender age of 13 is astonishing which is why Shauna Pentney picked up the ultimate tiger honour - "Stop Crying Donna".

We weren't quite finished as an emotional presentation took place with "Big Wayne" who is standing down as club chairman became an honorary life member of the club with a trophy to go along with the honour. U.18's captain made her own special presentation to Kate Jeremiah whilst flowers and gifts went to Sharla, Lorraine, Stuart, Becky and to myself. Well done to all the winners but remember we wouldn't be where we are without our team mates.

With the awards ceremony over it was time now for the raffle and a special auction of a signed Aaron Ramsey framed photograph. It turned into a right battle with Stuart Summers and David James going head to head all the way up to £110.00. When all was thought to have been decided up stood "Rhino" with a last gasp bid of £111 to snatch the prize away.

A night to remember ended with Beth Lacey and The Tigers singing and dancing the night away as a pint or two was sunk as the curtain came down on another magical season - "Off to Gloucester in the morning mind you".    


Senior Champions @ Caerphilly

Tigers v Celtic
Mali leads out the tigers @ Birmingham 2011
Monday, May 23
U.K. Tesco Cup Final Weekend.

U.K. Tesco Cup 2011






















2011 U.K. Tesco Cup Finals


@ Birmingham City F.C.

For the second time in our small club's 8 year history we had made it all the way to The U.K. Tesco Cup Finals. In 2008 it was our U.14's in Manchester and in 2011 it was to be our U.16's in Birmingham and a chance to play on a Premier League ground, although it has to be said that by the time we left the stadium it was a Championship ground with Birmingham City relegated after a defeat @ Spurs on what was the final day of the season. 2008 we drew Scotland and again in 2011 it was to be "The Jocks" Celtic to be precise.

Our coach departed Abergavenny @ 9.30a.m. on Saturday morning setting off for the midlands, The RICOH Arena home of Coventry City F.C. to watch The 2011 Women's F.A. Cup Final between Arsenal & Bristol Academy. A good journey though it has to be said the choice of music "blasting" out of the back left an awful lot to be desired, or maybe it's my age? We arrived @ Coventry in plenty of time and a chance to catch up with some "Old Tiger Friends" Sharla Passariello, Ellie Curson, Ellie Leek & Ashleigh Harris, who were there to cheer on their Bristol mates. Arsenal Ladies were far too good for their West Country opponents and were comfortable 2 v 0 winners of a slightly disappointing cup final for the 13000 crowd. Our captain Mali was happy though as she's a devoted GOONER.

Off to our hotel now in Birmingham and a chance for the tigers to meet some new friends from teams who'd come from all over the U.K. Settle in and then the squad as taken out for a slap up Chinese meal. Have to say at this point a few of the adults certainly took advantage of the all you can eat menu and the desert section wasn't bad either. Rhian Cleverly does need a little work on her ice cream pulling technique. Back to the hotel and the girls had a sing song with the Irish in the corridor before it was off to their rooms and settle doen before tomorrow's big day.

All quiet on the western front until 1.15a.m. when the bloody fire alarm woke the sleepy tigers. It was Shrewsbury 2009 all over again although this time the tigers had nothing to do with the false alarm. Good job for a few tigers it was a false alarm as they slept through it. Get some sleep before it was up at 6.45a.m. for breakfast. 

Sunday morning arrived and a bright eyed bunch of tigers sprinted down to breakfast, which wasn't the best I've ever had. All packed up and kits on for the coach journey to St. Andrews and prepare for the big game. We arrived at the ground at 9.00a.m. which gave the squad plenty of time to have their photographs taken and have a good old fashioned kickabout on the hallowed turf. My 20 yard free kick into the top corner will be a memory of mine for quite a while. It was a relaxed atmosphere prior to the games kicking off but 10.00a.m. saw the semi-finals begin. We all watched Manchester City U.16's reach the final beating Sion Swifts from Ireland and then it was off to the dressing rooms to get ready for the big game. We were given the plush HOME dressing room to change in and a few choice words from myself and Stuart sent the tigers on their way down the tunnel and out into the sunshine to the cheers of all the travelling "Barmy Army".

As we took our places in the dug out a short time to reflect on what our small club had achieved by reaching the U.K. semi-final and take on the mighty CELTIC. If there was a "Roy Of The Rovers" for girls he couldn't have written this one. We all knew that this was going to be a battle against physical opposition and so it proved. Very little time on the ball and a quick tempo from the Scots meant we couldn't play our normal game. Having said that the only goal of the game came after a free kick given away on the edge of the box after 7 minutes and thumped home. The referee had played advantage initially but when the Celtic player was then tackled by Katie he brought the game back, wrongly in my opinion. The tigers found it difficult to carve out a clear goal scoring opportunity and were feeding on scraps of posession at times. A half chance from Alice late on was comfortably collected by the Celtic keeper and it wasn't going to be our day. A brave tiger performance but a fair result and it was Celtic who joined Manchester City in the final. Manchester City would win this 2 v 1 after trailing 0 v 1 at the interval with 2 screamers taking them to the title. The tigers took the applause of their supporters and went for lunch in "The Legends Bar". Richie and myself went on a search for The Carling Cup but only reached the boardroom.

A long afternoon now lay ahead but it was helped by the Wales U.13's Boys reaching their final before losing to England after a penalty shoot out. With England reaching all 3 finals it did give the Irish, Scottish & Welsh a chance to join forces against "The Old Enemy" and what a superb atmosphere it made for. Jobs worth stewards tried to dampen the fever but the tigers were having none of it and sang their hearts out all afternoon. This carried on during the trophy presentation too as Martin Keown dished out the various awards and cups. Mali went up to collct the medals and silver tray for the tigers to loud cheers.

A superb end to a special weekend which will live long in the memories of all who were there. The girls let their hair down on the journey home with a shandy or two and the odd dance off.

Season's end then but one to remember - WELL DONE TIGERS & THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS. 



Tigers @ The F.A. Cup Final

U.14's Gwent Tesco Cup Winners
2011 Tesco Champions
Thursday, March 24
Tesco Cup Delight - "Every Little Helps"

2011 Tesco Champions























Sunday 20/3/11 @ Goytre F.C.

Mardy Tigers U.16's 2 v 1 Villa Dino Christchurch U.16's

Mardy Tigers U.14's 3 v 0 Cwmbran Celtic U.14's

A gloriously sunny afternoon and a fantastic setting @ Goytre Football Club plus a large crowd meant this was going to be a special occasion for everyone taking part. With The Tigers looking to hold onto the trophies they'd won in 2010 again @ Goytre they knew that this would be a tough ask and their opponents would be well up for the battle. The U.16's final took centre stage first with Stuart looking to protect his 3 Belgium bound Wales U.17's players if he could and only use them if needed. To be honest not fielding his strongest line up meant that this would be a real battle and not a great spectacle if truth be told. All the goals were scored in the first half with the tigers taking a 2 goal lead thanks to Rhiannon & Zoe only to see their lead halved right on half-time with a free kick which the referee had indicated as being indirect looping over Charlotte and into the net without a touch off anyone. The second half didn't really improve much but it must be said the tigers defence seldom looked in any trouble and the girls deserved their victory with captain for the final Leah Lovering lifting the trophy. The officials also made another cock up by playing 45 minutes instead of 35 minutes each way. The U.14's who'd been cheering on their mates in the U.16's final now took to the pitch for their taste of the great atmosphere. The tigers started much the stronger and with goals from Jemma & Fiona took a deserved 2 v 0 lead in at the break. Comfortable yes but when the third goal went in thanks to a cross shot from Alana the girls knew that this would be their day also. Shauna lifted the trophy for the second year running and both teams will now travel to Newtown for The Welsh Finals on May 1st. The club would like to thank Goytre F.C. for their kind hospitallity and superb playing surface.

This had been a special day all round for the club with news of a fantastic 2 v 1 win for our U.12's @ Troedyrhiw against the champions elect. With the U.10's having played in the morning @ Abergavenny plus our U.18's dispatching Sully 7 v 0 @ PILCS this had been another great day for the club. 


Lisa & Rhian @ Shrewsbury'09
Shrewsbury '09 - Lisa & Rhian
Saturday, August 8
Rhian & Lisa @ Shrewsbury '09

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