Tomorrow Saturday 5th October the Magpies hit the road again for the long trek to the Met Coaches Community Stadium in Merthyr Tydfil to tackle 15th placed Merthyr Town.
Last season the Magpies lost to the Martyrs 2-0, however 9th placed Magpies will be in search of the valuable 3 points come 3pm. With only 2 points seperating the two sides in the league and the Magpies confident after gaining some valuable points in recent matches against tough opposition.
It will be another very tough league encounter played on a 3G pitch. Team manager Danny Holmes told the Magpies media team and Radio Wimborne; “We’re going to go on the front foot and have a go. We’re going to keep to what we do and our methods.”
Holmes has an almost full squad to pick his travelling team from, the injured Stefan Penny will hopefully be back fit shortly, other injuries have moved on well with the Development side making room tomorrow for a couple of first team players to gain some match time to help get back towards full fitness before going into the first team squad.
With his last thoughts about tomorrows match Holmes added: “It will suit us in a way because we’re a pass-and-move side, but it shouldn’t make much difference to us.”
The Martyrs in their history from 1908 to present have, Welsh Cup wins, Football League, liquidation, resurrection and exile. Their football story over the years of how Merthyr has survived makes fascinating reading.
We look forward to seeing and hearing the travelling Magpies fans tomorrow at Penydarren Park.