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Matchday 3 - we qualified

 

EVIA REGION 0 SOUTH WALES FA 4.


Early goals in each half from Connor Keating and Alex Long (pictured), accompanied by additional quality second half finishing by Alex Lloyd and Andre Phillips, put the icing on the celebration cake to accompany beaming smiles, confirming South Wales as the first Welsh region to qualify for Intermediate Round participation of the UEFA Regions Cup, with a brilliant victory against their Greek opponents at Barry's Jenner Park. (reports Robert Clement).

South Wales completed their three match campaign with a second clean sheet, following Monday evening's 5-0 success against Sweden's Region of Gothenburg, only for them to slip up by narrowly losing 2-1 to Amateurs FYR Macedonia, but secure qualification by finishing second in Group A of the preliminary round.

Straight from the first whistle South Wales advanced swiftly forward and made the perfect start by moving ahead with only forty four seconds on the clock, when a lengthy right sided throw-in was delivered into the Evia penalty box by Richard Noyes, but with goalkeeper Dimitrios Ntoumanis unable to gain possession, it was Keating who was in the right place at the right time to confidently apply a close range finish.

That sensational beginning was followed up four minutes later, with an opportunity to double the lead from a free kick after Jordan Evans had his progress halted by central defender Dimitrios Ntourmas. Noyes then applied a quality delivery to Asa Lloyd, with him successfully providing Penydarren BGC team-mate Alex Lloyd with a scoring chance,however he was unlucky by despatching a rising shot from ten yards just over the top.

Evia attempted to gain a grip on proceeding after eighteen minutes when eventually Ntourmas swiftly advanced into South Wales territory, but it was goalkeeper Stephen Price produced an important save.

South Wales launched a counter attack midway into the opening half with Long displaying energy and desire to deliver a well timed cross into the visitor's penalty box, however Ntoumanis was alert to the danger and suceeded in applying a timely punched clearance.

Evia were close to drawing level on twenty four minutes, only for a Konstantinos Karampas header to deflect away off the top of the crossbar, following a Idomeneas Anastasiou corner.

With seconds of the half remaining the Greek side were reduced to ten men, when Konstantinos Tzavras was issued with a second yellow card by the Bulgarian official following a foul on Long.

South Wales clinically doubled their lead four minutes into the second half after Chris Quick was brought down by Karampas, and Long proved to be a natural finisher with his on target spot kick being driven firm and low.

Clear daylight between the two sides swung further in South Wales' favour after seventy three minutes, when Joseph Morelli delivered the perfect pass for Alex Lloyd to accept and successfully side-step past a despairing challenge from the Evia keeper, to force the ball home into the unguarded net.

There was additional shine put on South Wales' polished display, when Evans intelligently found space to link up with substitute Phillips who had been introduced in place of Keating, and with three minutes remaining on the clock he supplied champagne cork popping finishing.

The performance that the players put in was absolutely brilliant from start to finish with us coming into the game knowing what was required, win the game, get the three points and virtually we have qualified. "We had a bit of a mishap on Thursday against Amateurs FYR Macedonia, so the players got their heads around it, worked hard and have done a successful job,” said delighted South Wales manager Stephen Green in his post match pitch-side interview.

We started the game and pressed the Greek side really high, to put them on the back foot to get the goal, and it worked out perfectly for us, with Connor Keating giving us the excellent start that we required.

The second half began against ten men, with Evia having had their full back sent off just before the interval, and Alex Long who was cool on the ball was excellent in putting the penalty away into the far corner.”

The former Llanharry team leader added: “Alex Lloyd then gave us a three goal advantage, having been persistent in training by telling me that his best position is centre forward, and what has he done, popped up and scored a goal.

Andre Phillips then came off the bench with twenty minutes to go, with him putting good work rate in and proved that he's a clinical finisher having the opportunity to add a late goal, and it was a chance that he rarely misses.

The result shows how good the squad is, with the three players that we started with, and then bringing on a substitute with four goals from four different scorers. This win follows the 5-0 win against Region of Gothenburg here on Monday with four different scorers in that game also, so we're not relying on one or two players to get us goals, but they can come from players who operate all over the pitch,” said Green.

The positives that can be taken from these matches is the attitude and the commitment along with the work-rate of the player’s, with them having put a big shift in. They're all normal working men, with them taking time off work to be here, and they've grown stronger together all week.

The adventure continues in October with us unsure as to where we are going, but the player's are looking forward to it, and I hope that we can do it every two years, why not, this is just the starting part with us wanting to build and build, and make it better and better,” he concluded.

Evia Region: Dimitrios Ntoumanis, Konstantinos Tzavras, Cherlis Balozi, Konstantinos Karampas (capt), Dimitrios Ntourmas, Idomeneas Anastasiou, Panagiotis Karantakis (Pavlos Zourmpoulis 74th min), Dimitrios Aggelatos (Andreas Mitrou 54th min), Andreas Kourtis (Ioannis Thalassinos 65th min), Nikolaos Ioannis Kallitsis, Leonidas Pilatis.

Substitutes not used: Evangelos Papadakis, Georgios Kotsaris, Dimos Sideris.

South Wales FA: Stephen Price (capt) (Brecon Corries), Richard Noyes (Bridgend Street), Alex Lloyd (Penydarren BGC), Phil Quick (Canton Liberal), Asa Lloyd (Penydarren BGC), Chris Quick (Canton Liberal)(Chris Colvin-Owens 59th min (Penydarren BGC)), Alex Long (Sully Sports) (Travis Monks-Landeg 59th min (Trefelin)), Matthew Phillips(Grange Albion), Jordan Evans (Baglan Dragons), Joseph Morelli (Cardiff Draconians), Connor Keating (Penydarren BGC 63rd min)(Andre Phillips 70th min (Canton Liberal)).

Substitutes not used: Ryan Morgan (Trefelin), Adam Jenkins (Goytre United), Aaron Fettah (Canton Liberal), Liam Pika (Canton Liberal).

Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Bulgaria).

Score summary: South Wales FA: Connor Keating 1st min. Alex Long 49th min (pen). Alex Lloyd 73rd min. Andre Phillips 87th min.

Yellow cards: South Wales FA: Chris Quick 28th min. Phil Quick 52nd min. Alex Long 56th min. Jordan Evans 90th min.

Evia Region: Konstantinos Tzavras 24th min. Panagiotis Karantakis 50th min. Leonidas Pilatis 50th min. Konstantinos Karampas 52nd min. Dimitrios Aggelatos 57th min.Idomeneas Anastasiou 64th min. Andreas Mitrou 90th min +2.

Red card: Evia Region: Konstantinos Tzavras 45th min +2.


 

Amateurs FYR Macedonia

3

2

0

1

 3

2

6

South Wales FA

3

2

0

1

10

2

6

Evia Region

3

1

1

1

 3

6

4

Region of Gothenburg

3

0

1

2

 2

8

1



 

 

Matchday 2 - still all to play for (with grateful thanks to Y Clwb Pel Droed for their pemission to reproduce the report below)

 

Wales suffered their first defeat in the UEFA Regions Cup as Amateurs FYR Macedonia provided to be too strong for the Red Dragons.

Antonio Lukarov finished off a lovely flowing move for the Macedonians first of the game, before he turned provider as Toni Mirchevski polished off another sublime team goal from Marjan Jovanovski’s side.

Christopher Quick pulled a goal back as he fired home late on, but Amateurs FYR Macedonia held on to secure all three points at Jenner Park.

Wales will now host Evia in their final game, where they will be looking to respond from their first defeat of the competition – kick-off is at the slightly earlier time of four o’clock on Sunday 10th June.

Match Report

It was Macedonia who looked lively on the attack in the opening few moments as Marjan Ristovski played in Vladamir Zhoglev, but the ball was comfortably collected by Stephen Price in Wales’ goals.

But on the counter-attack, Wales had a superb chance to take the lead but Christopher Colvin-Owens’ effort was blocked superbly before Adam Jenkins snapped his shot over Mirza Durakovikj’s bar.

Ivan Galevski had the visitors first real chance of the game as he slid in behind Wales’ backline, but a fantastic goal-saving challenge from Richard Noyes prevented Galevski getting a shot away as the ball went behind for a corner.

The visitors continued to press the Wales backline as forward Vladimir Zhoglev tried his luck from just outside the box, but his effort was tremendously saved by Price as he put it behind for a corner.

Zhoglev then played a sublime ball in towards Galevski, but his effort was dealt with by Price, who was having a fine start to the game in wet conditions, in South Wales.

Wales then had a chance of their own as Andre Phillips auctioned some space for himself, before firing his effort towards goal, but it was a fine block from Bojan Rajkov who put the ball behind for a corner for the Red Dragons.

Wales then had their best opportunity of the game as Adam Jenkins found some time and space on the edge of the area, before firing a shot away, which narrowly went past Durakovikj’s posts.

The Macedonians then produced the move of the match as substitute Antonio Lukarov flicked it on towards Zhoglev, who then squared it to Lukarov, but his shot was expertly blocked to deny Marjan Jovanovski’s side the lead at Jenner Park.

Macedonia’s captain then had an explosive drive from 35-yards out, but Price read the shot well and collected with ease as he continued to control his box with authority and calmness in a half which the visitors were slightly edging proceedings in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Marjan Ristovski played through Galevski as the visitors continued to play on the front-foot, but his effort was superbly blocked by Noyes courtesy of more first-rate defending.

But up the other end, Jenkins had Wales’ first chance of the half, but his effort was always fading over the bar, but it was much more like it from the Red Dragons.

It was the visitors who took the lead courtesy of a brilliant flowing move from the visitors as Nikola Risteski played a wonderful ball out wide to full-back Bojan Rajkov, who squared it for a tap-in for substitute Lukarov, who made no mistake in giving Jovanovski’s side a deserved lead.

The visitors were very much in control of proceedings in Barry – and almost doubled their lead, but Galevski’s header went agonisingly wide of Price’s posts.

Macedonia then doubled their lead as Toni Mirchevski made an instant impact as he scored with his very first touch after being played in by Lukarov for another tap-in for the visitors.

Mirchevski then played the ball into Zhoglev, who had a superb chance to put the game to bed, but his effort was wasted as he snapped at his shot, which rose over Price’s crossbar.

Christopher Quick pulled a goal back for South Wales, but it was little too late as Macedonia picked up their first points of the Regions Cup with a deserved win in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

 

 

Matchday 1 - a great start

 

SOUTH WALES FA 5 REGION OF GOTHENBURG 0.



South Wales produced a stunning five star performance to successfully raise the curtain on their UEFA Regions Cup Preliminary Round campaign, with first half goals fromAdam Jenkins, Jordan Evans, and Chris Colvin-Owens, Colvin-Owens then returned to extend the lead following the interval, and soon after Chris Quick produced a dramatic impact with the final goal, making an instant impact after his introduction from the bench in the opening Group A fixture against Swedish opponents Region of Gothenburg, at Barry's Jenner Park. (reports Robert Clement).

Having qualified nine weeks ago as Welsh representatives, following a 2-0 win against North Wales Coast, with goals from Colvin-Owens and Asa Lloyd at Latham Park in Newtown, South Wales threatened to take the lead during the opening minute, only for a Lloyd corner to be cleared in the Gothenburg goalmouth by Hasan Ismail Kose.

Play swiftly switched to the other end two minutes later, and South Wales keeper Stephen Price was fully focused to make a positive save from Rengber Kalash.

South Wales soon settled into their attacking stride and Calvin-Owens despatched a dipping on target shot after five minutes which goalkeeper Emil Kecevic was alert to turn around the near post, but from the resulting Alex Long corner, Ismail Kose made a positive headed clearance.

Within a minute of that scoring opportunity South Wales were awarded a penalty, when Kalash upended Jenkins just inside the eighteen yard area, Jenkins then composed himself to step forward and despatch the spot kick into the bottom corner of the net to secure the early advantage.

There was an addition chance to double the lead after fourteen minutes, when an Alex Lloyd close range header was directed straight into the palms of Kecevic from another Long corner, after Ismail Kose had turned behind a cross delivered by Richard Noyes.

The pendulum continued to swing in favour of South Wales, with them seizing the opportunity to add a second goal on sixteen minutes, when a Morgan throw deep into Swedish territory found Evans ideally position to send a well timed shot just beyond the reach of the diving Kecevic.

Despite suffering that two goal handicap, Region of Gothenburg were far from shot shy, with them going close to opening their account only for Noyes to intercept a scoring opportunity from twenty yards by their captain Kassim Coaney.

Coaney then went close for the Scandinavian visitors just after the half hour, with his scoring attempt following a Viktor Lundqvist's free-kick rebounding back off the crossbar, after Kalash had his progress halted by Calvin-Owens.

The men from the west coast of Sweden continued to look bright eyed and eager, and an additional scoring option was carved out when Kalash released the supporting Coaneywho swiftly advanced into South Wales territory, but it was Price who was aware of the threat, swiftly advancing forward to bravely save at the feet of the onrushing striker.

The goalmouth action then moved to the opposite end, and a chance from a perfectly delivered cross by Jenkins allowed Calvin-Owens to elevate himself up, only for the ball to deflect back off the upright.

The champagne football continued to flow, with South Wales claiming a third goal on thirty six minutes, with Evans despatching a quality weighted through ball for the tirelessCalvin-Owens to latch onto, and he intelligently applied a cool crisp finish from twelve yards.

The Penydarren BGC frontrunner continued to move the tempo up a gear and was rewarded with a second goal seven minutes into the second half when Travis Monks-Landeg found him in space with a great delivery on half-way, Calvin-Owens then outmanoeuvred the Gothenburg defence, shaking off the attention of both Ismail Kose and Cristian Freindt Faundez to finally produce a bold and precise finish.

Two minutes later South Wales team coach Stephen Green introduced Quick in place of Evans and within fifty seconds the substitution paid instant dividends, with thenewcomer displaying a lovely piece of skill followed by a fine curling shot that produced a fifth goal, after Calvin-Owens had delivered a delightful defence splitting pass.

Despite having suffered that massive five goal handicap, Region of Gothenburg were prevented from claiming a consolation goal just before the hour mark, with Price swiftly springing into action to turn around the goal-frame a purposeful shot from Marcos Valenzuela Abello.

Then with nine minutes remaining on the clock, it was Price who capped off a solid goalkeeping display, by making an elastic acrobatic save to deny Ihab Yasin a consolation goal for the Swedish visitors.

South Wales FA: Stephen Price (capt) (Brecon Corries), Ryan Morgan (Trefelin), Richard Noyes (Bridgend Street), Alex Lloyd (Penydarren BGC), Phil Quick (Canton Liberal), Asa Lloyd (Penydarren BGC)(Connor Keating (Penydarren BGC 63rd min)), Travis Monks-Landeg (Trefelin), Adam Jenkins (Goytre United), Alex Long (Sully Sports)(Liam Pika (Canton Liberal 68th min)), Chris Colvin-Owens (Penydarren BGC), Jordan Evans (Baglan Dragons)(Chris Quick 54th min (Canton Liberal)).

Substitutes not used: Aaron Fettah (Canton Liberal), Andre Phillips (Canton Liberal), Matthew Phillips (Grange Albion), Joseph Morelli (Cardiff Draconians).

Region of Gothenburg: Emil Kecevic, Zumberi Naser, Cristian Freindt Faundez, Viktor Lundqvist, Rengber Kalash (Hanad Ahmed 86th min), Alen Veric (Henos Araya 26th min), Kassim Coaney (capt), Nuri Akyol, Marcos Valenzuela Abello (Can Aslaner 71st min), Ihab Yasin, Hasan Ismail Kose.

Substitute not used: Marcus Borojevic.

Referee: Stanislav Todorov (Bulgaria).

Score summary: South Wales FA: Adam Jenkins 6th min (pen). Jordan Evans 16th min. Chris Colvin-Owens 36th min, 52nd min. Chris Quick 55th min.

Yellow cards: South Wales FA: Chris Colvin-Owen 30th min. Alex Long 64th min.

Red Cards: None.

 

The following players have been slected to represent the Association in UEFA Regions Cup 2018/19 - Qualifying Round

  Player Club
1 Stephen Price  BRECON CORRIES
2 Ryan Morgan TREFELIN
3 Richard John Noyes BRIDGEND STREET
4 Alexander  Craig Lloyd  PENYDARREN BGC
5 Phillip Quick  CANTON LIBERAL FC
6 Asa Lewis Lloyd  PENYDARREN BGC
7 Travis Monk- Landeg TREFELIN
8 Adam Lee Jenkins  GOYTRE UNITED
9 Christopher David Quick  CANTON LIBERAL FC
10 Alexander David Long  SULLY SPORTS
11 Christopher James Colvin-Owen  PENYDARREN BGC
12 Aaron Fettah CANTON LIBERAL FC
13 Liam Pika CANTON LIBERAL FC
14 Andre Peter Phillips  CANTON LIBERAL FC
15 Matthew Phillips GRANGE ALBION
16 Jordan Ian John Evans BAGLAN DRAGONS
17 Joshua Brogden  PENYDARREN BGC
18 Connor Keating PENYDARREN BGC

UEFA Regions Cup 2018/19 - Qualifying Round

 

GDPR PRIVACY NOTICE (11.05.2018)

Following the introduiction of the General Data Protection Regiulations (GDPR) the Association has updated it's own privacy policy and can be viewed from this link. If anyone has any queries regarding our implementation of the regulations, please contact the Association General Secretary on secretary@southwalesfa.co.uk

NEW REFEREES' COURSE

Following the success of the first of the new style referee courses, the second one is planned to start in July. The inductyion meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 16 July at the University of South wales Sport Park in Treforest, you will then have the chance to study on-line modules at your own pace (and complete the exam on-line) before attending a final training day in August/September (the exdact date will be confirmed at the opening session) . If you want to have the opportunity to have an active role in football, here's the place to start http://www.faw.cymru/en/about-faw/referees/referee-recruitment/ or email bmjones@faw.co.uk for more information.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE COVER 2018-2019

We have received details from the FAW of the public liability insurance cover that is automatically provided to all clubs who are correctly affiliated to this Association. A downloadable copy of the summary of cover and policy detail for the 2018/19 season can be accessed by clicking on this link . Clubs must be correctly affiliated to the Association for the new season before they can rely on this cover.


CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL 2017/18 UPDATE

There have been several changes to the Laws of the Game following the IFAB meeting earlier this year, these changes will take effect at the start of the 2017/18 season. Thank fully, not as many changes as last season but as before, various Guides have been produced to assist competition organisers, players and officials and these are appended below (click on each link)

FULL VERSION OF THE LAWS OF THE GAME

IFAB SUMMARY - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 LAW BY LAW SUMMARY OF LAW CHANGES

SUMMARY OF LAW CHANGES FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND COMPETITION ORGANISERS

PLAYERS AND COACHES GUIDE TO LAW CHANGES

Do you fancy taking up refereeing?

https://youtu.be/sCwWoeq-TLY

 

CRITERIA FOR CLUBS WISHING TO APPLY FOR PROMOTION TO THE SOUTH WALES ALLIANCE LEAGUE

Following the Council meeting of June 2017, the South Wales FA Council have agreed the criteria for clubs who wish to apply for promotion to the South Wales Alliance Football League and this is available in this link. Clubs who are already members will also be re-inspected to ensure they continue to meet the criteria - membere clubs will be contacted separately in this regard. The re-inspections will take place every three years to ensure facilities are maintained in accordance with criteria.

 

Referee Courses

  Wonder what it’s like to manage a football game? 
   Love football but can’t play as much as you did? 
   Want a hobby where you can earn money?

  Or  maybe you just simply want to understand why certain refereeing decisions are made?

   Well, you're not the only one, more and more people of all ages, genders, races and abilities are getting into  refereeing.

We are always seeking to recruit new referees, both male and female. The South Wales FA is about to start running courses for would be referees in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Aberdare areas.The course will comprise weekly sessions in a classrom based environment and will be held in the evenings with an exam at the end of the eight weeks' course. Once the course is satisfactorily completed individuals concerned will be able to progress through the system, and even progress to the FIFA International list of Referees and Assistant Referees, which gives them the opportunity to Officiate in all parts of Europe and on occasion in other parts of the world!

There are many advantages of becoming a Referee, particularly it gives the opportunity for physical activity, with a consequent improvement in health and fitness.

If you would like to book yourself onto one of these courses, contact our Referees' Officer Carl Daughters  on 07793 650691 or email referees@southwalesfa.co.uk.

Friendly matches

A reminder to all clubs that all friendly matches must be approved by the Association before the game is played. Clubs who do not get approval will be liable to misconduct charges and will NOT be covered by the Association block liability insurance policy.

Sanction can be obtained in writing or by e-mail to admin@southwalesfa.co.uk - telephone requests will not be sanctioned.

Claims from clubs who allege ex-players owe them money

(This note was originally published at the end of the 2009/10 season) but it was felt appropriate to move it up to greater prominence again)

The Association regularly receives claims from clubs to pursue ex-players for sums it is claimed are owed to them. Whilst we endeavour to assist, we expect the club to have taken reasonable steps to recover sums due before contacting the Association. Any requests must be in writing and include the following detail:
* The player's full name and last known address
* Details of action taken by the club to recover the sums - please advise dates of requests and how these were made (telephone, club meeting etc)
* The amounts claimed and the purpose (e.g. reimbursement of disciplinary administration charges) PLEASE NOTE - WE CANNOT CHASE FOR ITEMS SUCH AS CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS BUT MAY BE ABLE TO CHASE FOR SOUTH WALES FA IMPOSED FINES IF CLUBS CAN PRODUCE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT FROM THE PLAYER TO REIMBURSE THE CLUB.
* As a minimum, we expect that clubs will have written to the player formally requesting the repayment and advising that the club will be referring the matter to the Association and giving the player seven days to response - A COPY OF THIS LETTER MUST BE ENCLOSED

 

USE OF WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The Association is becoming increasingly concerned about the use of insulting abusive and offensive comments made on websites and social media networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Will all please note that comments in the names of clubs, officials and players that are considered such will be dealt with as misconduct and the perpetrators liable to disciplinary charges.

DISCIPLINARY PROCESS CHANGES

A reminder to all affected (this message has been previously circulated via all leagues)

The Association has implemented a new policy with effect from 1 September 2012 that all those (players and club officials) who receive fines along with touchline or match suspensions will be considered to be under suspension from all aspects of football if the fine is not paid by the expiry of the suspension.

The following are examples of people who may be affected by this policy.

A coach or other club official who has received a fine and touchline suspension and does not pay the fine by the end of the suspension period will be considered to be suspensded from all aspects of football until the Monday after the fine is paid.

A player who receives a match suspension with a Sunday league team but is not suspended with an other day team but does not pay the fine is suspended from all aspects of football (including any other teams he may be registered with) until the Monday after the fine is eventually paid.

Whilst these are the most common examples, they are not the only situations. If in doubt, please contact the Association Disciplinary section to check.

 

Disciplinary Correspondence (07.03.2010)

We are receiving an increasing number of reports from clubs claiming not to have received disciplinary correspondence. Can we draw all clubs' attention to the Disciplinary Section of the handbook which states

"Clubs who have not been notified within 10 days of any player dismissal/caution must contact the Association Assistant Secretary (Discipline) for advice."

Failure to respond to correspondence can cause a club to be suspended from fixtures.

 

Message to all club secretaries (10.10.09)

Please will all club secretaries advise the Association if they are to be away on holidays and provide an alternative contact to receive disciplinary and other correspondence.  Clubs not complying are running a risk of sanctions for delaying responses to correspondence including fixtures being suspended.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS
5th September 2008

Law 12 - Use of offensive, insulting or abusive language

The situation regarding the above during matches under the jurisdiction of the FAW was recently considered by the FAW 's Referees Committee. The Committee recommended and it was approved by FAW Council that from the start of the 2008/09 season strong action should be taken by referees in all matches when players were guilty of using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures in accordance with Law 12.

The South Wales FA has been asked to make all players, clubs and leagues aware of this decision. The Association has advised ALL Clubs, Secretaries and Leagues of this position and that referees have now been instructed to ensure that they apply this Law of the Game correctly and with common sense.

The South Wales FA has received numerous complaints over the use of offensive, insulting and abusive language in particular on public parks where foul languag