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Looking ahead to Merthyr Town

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:11


One regular member of St Neots’ team will be looking forward to their long trip to Wales this weekend.   Johnny Herd, if fit, will be celebrating his 50th appearance for the team and only two other members of the current squad (Taylor Parr – 82 & Tom Wood – 75) have more appearances to their name.    Merthyr play on a 4G pitch but that has not solved all their problems for they have lost two Saturday afternoon matches this season – one to snow and the other to frost and ice.   The Martyrs have had a testing time this season with a major financial incident which saw the Manager and several players quit as well as the walk out of several Club directors.   However, although their ambitious plans for promotion back to Step Two were scuppered by their problems, they have recovered well and are currently in seventeenth place in the table already assured of their Step Three status next season.   They are currently the best form side in the league having won their last three matches against St Ives and Dunstable (at home) and Dorchester (away) last Saturday.   St Neots record at Penydarryn Park is not impressive for having drawn 1-1 two years age they were beaten 3-0 last season.   Earlier this season when Merthyr visited the Premier Plus Stadium on 9th September they were beaten 5-2 with Lewis Irwin and Luke Knight both scoring twice and Dion Sembie Ferris adding a fifth.   Following his sides below par performance last week at Basingstoke Matt Clements will be looking for a positive response from his side because the aim this season is still a top half finish in the table and that has to be achieved through results.   Kyron Wiltshire returns to the squad after suspension, but they are still doubts over Lewis Irwin, Scott Sinclair and Jack Bradshaw (all out with injuries last week) and Harry O’Malley recuperating from surgery.



John Walker

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