We've packed the park once, let's do it all again!
It's fair to say that it's been a turbulent couple of weeks for our Club but the response that we received from the whole footballing community and the people of Merthyr has been astonishing. We'd like to thank you all for your support. Not only for your contributions and donations but we'd also like to thank the volunteers who were able to assist with the fundraising at #PackThePark last Saturday.
On the pitch, it was a hard earned point for The Martyrs and it seemed fitting that our equaliser was scored by local boy Adam Davies, placing the ball past the Dorchester number one after a sublime pass by another local boy Matthew Harris. Harris was delighted to be back in starting line up after a lengthy spell on the sideline with injury problenms, but the central midfielder certainly didn't look out of place during his return.
“There was a great atmosphere in the stadium,” said Manager Williams, who went on as a second half substitute. “It’s a great place to play when supporters come in big numbers and the players enjoyed it. Everybody pulled together for our club and that’s the way it has to be.
“It’s clear when the club means to the town and surrounding areas. Everybody should take their hat off to the players who turned out for free. I thank them all for that."
“I am not naive enough to think we will have them all for the rest of this season, but players and supporters deserve heartfelt thanks."
The Martyrs travel to play-off challengers, Tiverton Town this evening and Gavin Williams is expected to field a mixture of 1st team and development players tonight.
We're also looking ahead to another busy day at The LoadLok Community Stadium this Saturday when we welcome Biggleswade Town to Merthyr. The Waders are currently just below us in the standings in 15th place and it is hoped that we will be able to field another competitive squad.
Tickets for the Boxing Day match against Hereford are on sale during the week and on Saturday so make sure you pick your match ticket to avoid disappointment.