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Cardiff Met FC vs Carmarthen Town Dafabet Welsh Premier League Saturday 4th March 2017 14:30 Kick Off



Contents Cardiff Met vs Carmarthen, Saturday 4th March 2017 04 Chairman’s Welcome

Professor Robyn Jones welcomes today’s visitors to Cyncoed.

05 Club Details

Club officials and honours.

07 Today’s Opponents

We take a look at the history of Carmarthen.


10 The Big Interview

We look ahead to the 2017/18 season with an opportunity for you all!

12 The Squad

Meet the Cardiff Met squad.

15 Met in Action

Match photos from our recent games against Aberystwyth, TNS, Bala and Bangor.


17 Opposition Analysis

A look at the ones to watch from today’s opponents.

18 Dafabet WPL

Latest table, news and upcoming fixtures.

19 The Final Word

Updates on the BUCS, reserve and youth teams.


20 Matchday Live

Full details of today’s game. @cardiffmetfc


Chairman’s Welcome Firstly, I'd just like to welcome the supporters, players and management of Carmarthen Town FC to the Edstella Stadium this afternoon. Croeso cynnes. I once read a book themed on the assumption that football was a game of opposites; of defence and attack, of being in and out of possession. Although it made some sense at the time, on reflection it represented a rather binary, two-dimensional analysis. This is because football, like it or not, is a wonderful mix of the complex which, despite the continued misguided efforts of many, can't be easily fragmented. A player is not simply a player; he or she is a contributor to a much larger system and 'game'. In this respect, the whole is considerably greater than the sum of its parts. The sociologist Anthony Giddens would have claimed similar in his structuration theory which represented an attempt to give credence to both structure and agency in explaining human action. The theory goes that individuals' behaviour is both influenced by and influences social norms and expectations. Our results since 'the split' where we made the top 6 have not been pleasing, and I take no solace in fact they the losses have occurred away against 3 of the top 4 sides. We don't deal in 'hard luck' stories or the 'plucky loser' narrative. Having said that, in many ways, the performances have been improving; most of the time. And it is in that caveat where the rub lies. Since, and just before, the split we talked about trying to assert our own game a little more; an emphasis on attack rather than defence. Doing so has provided us with some of the best halves of football so far this season; witness the second against Bangor and the first against Bala. The fact that we lost both games was down to defensive frailties: ironically a great strength in our earlier games prior to the split. The point is, you can't have one without the other if a successful outcome is desired or even likely. Today, we need to return to the earlier defensive resilience (which includes all 11 players on the pitch at that time), whilst ensuring we keep building on the improved ball possession and positive assertion. Football is not a game of opposites, it's just a game, an interdependent one at that. The ancient Chinese had it about right with their complementary concepts of yin and yang; aspects which may appear opposite on first glance, but which can't to without each other to make the perfect circle. Let's hope we round things off today. Lwc dda i bawb




Club Details Club Officials

Chief Executive: Mike Davies Club President: Graham Haines Honourary Vice President: Gwilym Jenkins, Sue Roscrow, Mark Roscrow, William Lewis, Buddug Lewis Chairman: Professor Robyn Jones Director of Football: Dr. Christian Edwards Academy Director: Martin Longworth Development Team Coach: Charlie Corsby 1st Team Captain: Bradley Woolridge Club Captain: Bradley Woolridge Kit Manager: Darren Jenkins International Scout: Dave O'Gorman Club Chef: Mannie O'Neil Hon. Treasurer: Simon Evans Hon. Secretary: Simon Evans Tel: 07734 9497 14 Email: sbr.evans@gmail.com Marketing & Matchday Enquiries: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk Club Honours Welsh Amateur Cup: Winners: 1967–68, 1968-69 Runner up: 1966-67, 1969-70, 1973-74 Welsh Intermediate Cup: Winners: 1975-76 Welsh League Cup: Winners: 1996-97 Semi – Final: 2011-12 Welsh League: Division 1 champion: 2015-16 Division 2 champion: 2013-14, 1975-76 Runner up: 1974-75 Division 3 champion: 1995-96, 2012-13 Runner up: 1974- 75 Welsh Cup: Quarter Finals: 2010-11, 2015-16 FAW Fair Play The aim of the FAW Fair Play Award is to encourage a reduction in on-field misconduct and promote the FAW Fair Play Code. The FAW, players and their clubs have a duty to raise awareness of the Fair Play message for the good of Welsh football. The good name of football has survived because the vast majority of people who love the game are honest and fair. Those who defend football’s good reputation deserve the recognition of the FAW. As a result the FAW will honour and publicise these fine examples through the Fair Play Award. The FAW will reward clubs who are making a significant contribution to improving the behavioural standards in football. Through such collective responsibility the FAW aims to promote team play through Fair Play.



Every chest trap. Every incisive through ball. Every last-ditch tackle. E v e r y l a s t - m i n u t e w i n n e r. E v e r y a t t a c k . E v e r y p i e c e o f m a g i c . E v e r y fi n g e r - t i p s a v e . E v e r y g o a l o f t h e s e a s o n c o n t e n d e r . E v e r y g l o r i o u s w i n . Every second of every minute.



Today’s Opponents Carmarthen FC Carmarthen FC was formed in 1948 and admitted to the Carmarthenshire Association Football League. The present ground, Richmond Park, was created in 1952. Election to the Welsh League came in 1953 with the club gaining its first honours in 1959-60 with promotion from Division 2 West to the First Division of the Welsh League. Progress was patchy in the 70's and 80's with intermittent promotion and relegation in the Welsh League Divisions until the 1995-96 season. This was the best season in the club's history with both the Welsh League title and the Cyril Rogers Cup coming to Carmarthen - a notable double. The following season 1996-97 was Carmarthen Town's first in the National League and another milestone was achieved in the 1999-2000 season when the Club were runners-up in the Welsh Senior Cup under manager Tomi Morgan who had joined the club in mid season. 2000-2001 season was Carmarthen's fifth in the League of Wales. A third position finish saw the club gain qualification for the UEFA Intertoto Cup, an honour that had been denied them on goal difference the previous season. Carmarthen hold the record for the highest European score of any Welsh team as they defeated Eircom League outfit Longford Town 5-3 on aggregate in 2005. @cardiffmetfc







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The Big Interview The big interview is normally reserved for a first team player to give their thoughts on recent games and goings on. This week however we have an opportunity for you all! With the Aberystwyth result before Christmas confirming our place in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League for the 2017/18 season, work behind the scenes has begun to ensure the club is in the strongest possible position to progress and improve on our 2016/17 showing. We have many exciting opportunities to get involved with the club and ways in which local and national businesses can be linked with the Capital's only WPL side. We have a range of sponsorship packages available including pitch side banners, kit sponsorship, online and social media advertising and matchday packages. With guaranteed television exposure through weekly Sgorio highlights and live games, an academy set up with over 200 players training at Cyncoed each week, social media that reaches nearly 750,000 people a month and regular MADEinCardiff, PES17, Football Manager and Wales Online features about the club, what better way than to advertise to Cardiff, Wales and the world?! If you, your business or someone you know may be interested in partnering with Cardiff Met FC, please get in contact with dspencer@cardiffmet. ac.uk to request a media pack and to discuss options!



Cardiff Met FC are grateful for the continued support of:



The Squad Will Fuller

Adam Roscrow

Isaac Philpot

Charlie Corsby

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Kyle McCarthy

Jordan Lam

Brad Woolridge

Dan Spencer

Emlyn Lewis

Matt Taylor To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ben Bowler

John Littlemore

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Eliot Evans

Joel Letori To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Chris Baker To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk



Josh Barnett To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For full player information visit our websitewww.cardiffmetfc.com Gwion Howell

Chris Willis

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Will Evans

Taylor James

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Aaron James To sponsor this player, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Graham Haines To sponsor Graham, contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Gareth Emanuel

Prof. Robyn Jones

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Harry Owen

Dr. Christian Edwards

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Liam Black

Martin Longworth

Harri Lloyd

Darren Jenkins

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Ryan Jenkins

Stefan Kelly

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Purely Welsh Proudly Supporting Welsh Premier League



Met in Action

Photo credit: Graham Haines






Uchafbwyntiau Nos Lun Highlights Mondays

Gemau Uwch Gynghrair Cymru Dafabet a Chwpan Irn-Bru - yn fyw Dafabet Welsh Premier League and Irn-Bru Cup matches – live

4.45 Sadwrn Saturday


O’r Bala i Bale, mae S4C yn caru pêl-droed Cymru From Bala to Bale, we’re covering Welsh football

Opposition Analysis Mark Jones (9) Mark was born on 5 January 1989 and is yet another product of the Afan Lido youth system. He was part of the Cardiff City Academy before joining Llanelli in 2007 making just twelve starts. He made 132 WPL appearances for Port Talbot and Aberystwyth before joining Carmarthen Town in mid 2015.

Mark Aizlewood (Manager) Mark was born in Newport in October 1959. His career has been well chronicled and included time at Football League clubs Luton Town, Charlton Athletic, Leeds United, Bradford City, Bristol City and Cardiff City. Mark has 39 international caps for Wales, mainly playing in midfield, and is a qualified UEFA coach. He was appointed manager of Carmarthen Town in January 2012. .



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The Final Word Cardiff Met FC is more than just the first team you see today, with a reserves and youth team, plus 5 sides competing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) leagues. We also have a fully FAW accredited academy. BUCS Round-up

The 1st team started the journey through BUCS National Championship knockouts with a win vs Stirling followed by a 4-3 victory over Northern champions Loughborough. Worthy mentions to our 2nd and 4th teams! The 2nd team have had a fantastic first season in Division 1 and have landed the accolade of the best university 2nd team in Britain. Our 4th team have also had a great season and secured the Division 4 title, congratulations to all staff and players!

Reserves Team Due to the recent bad weather, the reserve fixtures have become somewhat disjointed. When the team has been able to take to the field they have picked up 7 points out of a possible 9. This leaves them 4 points clear at the top. With Briton Ferry sitting in second with a game in hand, there is still a lot of work to do to ensure title success and the reserves will be doing all they can to ensure this!

Youth Team Cardiff Met Development side currently sit 5th in the Welsh Premier League South. Following a 4-3 victory over Risca United on Monday in the cup, CMU Development turn their attention to the league against Risca United and Merthyr. With four games in hand, points are vital and CMU must exploit their home advantage this weekend in order to move up the table.

Social Media Social media is the easiest way to keep up to date with all the goings on at Cardiff Met FC. We have a Facebook page and Twitter (@CardiffMetFC), where you can find post match interviews and info on upcoming games and we also have a regularly updated website which can be found at www.cardiffmetfc.com. @cardiffmetfc


Matchday Live Cardiff Met FC

Carmarthen FC

1 Will Fuller 2 Isaac Philpot 3 Kyle McCarthy 4 Brad Woolridge 5 Emlyn Lewis 6 Ben Bowler 7 Eliot Evans 8 Chris Baker 9 Adam Roscrow 10 Charlie Corsby 11 Jordan Lam 12 Dan Spencer 13 Rich Morgan 14 John Littlemore 15 Joel Letori 16 Josh Barnett 17 Gwion Howell 18 Will Evans 19 Aaron James 20 Gareth Emanuel 21 Harry Owen 22 Liam Black 23 Tim Parker 24 Ryan Jenkins 25 Chris Willis 29 Matt Taylor 35 Harri Lloyd

1 Lee Idzi 2 Luke Cummings 3 Craig Hanford 4 Jordan Knott 5 Dave Vincent 6 Lee Surman 8 Matthew Thomas 9 Mark Jones 10 Lewis Harling 11 Kyle Bassett 12 Daniel Sheehan 14 Ceri Morgan 18 Liam Thomas 19 Dwaine Bailey 20 Danny Thomas 21 Neil Smothers 22 Aidan Chapple-Smith 25 Kieran Lewis 26 Sion-Dafydd Williams 27 Christopher Brown 28 Luke James-Raymond 29 Thomas Rees 30 Iwan Roberts 31 Dafydd Cole

Today’s Officials:

Today’s Match Sponsor:

Referee: Dean John Asst Referee: Phil Thomas Asst Referee: Ashley Davis Fourth Official: Darren Adie

For details of sponsorship opportunities contact: dspencer@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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