Thursday, 14 July 2011

Martyrs back at Penydarren Park

It's been a long road for the Supporters Trust at Merthyr Town FC but finally the end of the struggle to resurrect our famous club is near.

This weekend saw the first friendly match of the pre-season with Llanelli the visitors to Penydarren Park for the club's return to its home.

A season in exile twenty miles away in Taffs Well did not deter the club from gaining promotion from the Western League Division One and now the faithful supporters can return to their normal pre-match routines as the Martyrs return home.

The first match was a tough return for Merthyr Town who faced a Llanelli team preparing for their Europa Cup tie with Dynamo Tbilisi (a creditable 2-1 win last week for the Reds!), it was the West Wales team who took the spoils with a handsome 9-1 win.

No one seemed to mind at the game as we were home.

Tuesday evening saw the return of Dean Clarke to Penydarren Park as the Martyrs took on local rivals Newport County in a benefit match for the combative midfield who has played over 370 matches for us over 10 years. A great servant to the club and it was great to see 500 supporters fill the stands to pay credit to his career.

The pre-season will continue but all eyes in the town are now fixed on 13th August when Dawlish Town provide the opponents for the first competitive match for the reformed club at its spiritual home.

Up the Town!