Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Merthyr Town FC Supporters' Six-a-side success

Merthyr Town FC supporters returned to the prestigious Queens Park Sixes tournament this weekend after an absence of well over a decade, the youthful squad surprised everyone (including themselves) by going unbeaten in their qualifying group matches with wins over supporters teams from Worthing, Oxford United, Queen's Park, Tottenham Hotspur (Scotland) and Jalgpallihaigla (Estonia).

A quarter-final win over a young Leyton Orient team raised hopes of winning the tournament but our supporters were beaten 4-1 by eventual winners from Troon at the semi-final stage.

The Queen's Park event is more than a football tournament. With over 40 teams present it was an opportunity for supporters to share experiences and relive memories of previous events.

It was great to tell the story of our unique community club to friends from Orient, Peterborough, Tranmere, St Johnstone, Edinburgh City and Motherwell amongst many others.

We're hopeful of welcoming many of those clubs' supporters to Penydarren Park for the 2011/12 season as we return to our famous home stadium.