A Welsh Premier League Odyssey: Part Three – Carmarthen Town vs Bangor City


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    I’m gald you enjoyed the game Neil. I am normally at Carmarthen Town’s matches but was at Swansea City on Saturday. When I’m at Carmarthen it’s usually me whose selling the raffle tickets. I can assure you it’s not a fix and the £25 winning ticket is drawn at random, ususally by a supporter or visitng official from the away team. It’s tough for Carmarthen since the move to a 12 team league and with no additional finance apart from what we raise ourselves it is almost impossible to compete with the likes of Neath; TNS and Llanelli. The fact that the raffle profit of £100-£150 (depending on size of crowd) is so vital to the club says it all really! Hope you will visit us again soon. Ask for Paul Ashley-Jones if you do.

  2. Neil Mace says:


    I’ll take your word for it on the raffle. Maybe I could draw the winning ticket next time I’m down, just to be sure?

    From what I saw, there is an abundance of talent at the club, enough to lift them from their current quandary. I enjoyed the match and I hope to visit again, hopefully with Carmarthen a bit further up that league table.

  3. Paul says:

    It’s a deal Neil. Look forward to meeting you. I hope you’re right about our squad. Friday’s game at Afan Lido, if not a “must win” is increasingly looking like a “must not lose”.

  4. Steve Thomas says:

    Keep up this coverage of the WPL – it’s much needed and appreciated by us Welsh football fans.

  5. Neil Mace says:

    Thanks Steve. What started as merely a flurry of interest has developed into an obsession as I now intend to visit all twelve WPL grounds this season.

    There will be more to come.

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