Easter reunion for Martyrs old and new
be aiming to boost his goals tally, already being in the top six in the league.
He has starred for The Martyrs ever since joining them after successful spells at a lower level with Pontypridd Town and Cwmaman. And his recent performances have been noted.
With Merthyr sorting out their debts plight as well as planning ahead for next season, there have been a number of fundraising activities run by the fans. The Romans bar was open last Thursday for supporters to watch Wales play China on the big screen, and also on Monday when Wales met Uruguay in the China Cup Final.
With Merthyr Town being a fan-owned club, they have a role to play in the community. There was also an Easter party for children at the club on Sunday.
BIGGLESWADE TOWN 2 MERTHYR TOWN ......... 1
Despite pressure from Merthyr late in both halves, they went down to a defeat on Saturday in Bedfordshire.
Nathan Hicks, who made 86 appearances for Kettering Town, got both goals for Biggleswade who took their points tally to 46 points from 36 matches, a point behind Merthyr in 16th place but the latter have played three more games.
Merthyr young ‘keeper Ed Hewitson was called on early to make a smart save. But he was beaten on eight minutes with a shot from distance by Hicks as the ‘keeper was caught by surprise.
Hewitson pushed a header wide from Robbie Parker before The Martyrs had their first opportunity, Jarrad Wright heading wide from Adam Davies.
Merthyr manager Gavin Williams saw his side enjoy a good spell of pressure and Biggleswade keeper Liam Gooch saved from Wright after a Morgan throw-in.
Then there was a stop from Morgan following a Ian Traylor cross.
Owain Jones, the former Swansea City forward, earned a Merthyr corner but it was cleared. Biggleswade found the net but the attempt was ruled offside.
The home team had started well but then at the other end,Matthew Harris had a shot blocked for a corner and Ashley Evans sent an effort wide after the kick.
Corey Jenkins, who turned down an offer to join a Welsh League club to stay at Merthyr, equalised from Kerry Morgan’s corner. after 31 minutes,the header finding the net after the home side failed to clear.
Merthyr were well on top when the interval whistle blew after Gooch had been brought into action several times.
Early after the break, Morgan was replaced by Ryan Prosser.But a closerange shot from Hicks saw the home team restore their lead. On the hour. Hicks fired home from a pass by Daniel. It came after Hewitson had saved from Gavin Hoye and Biggleswade had earned several corners in a short time.
Traylor sent in a shot from 20 yards but it flew wide of the post. Traylor pushed a good ball through for Prosser but his effort was saved.
With time running out, Lee Price came on for Jenkins. Merthyr piled on pressure in bid to level but the home side held firm.
Martyrs’ Ian Traylor will be looking forward to the Easter fixtures