Stags Champs But Welsh Football’s golden era to Continue As Swansea & Cardiff Show Wrexham & Newport The Way.
In a great year for Welsh football with Swansea City winning the Capital Cup and Cardiff City finally joining the Premiership, there could yet be an all-Welsh Blue Square semi final, or better still Final. A reversal of type perhaps,more Red in the Blue as opposed to the change from blue to red for Cardiff, to decide who will join the Stags in The Football League. The Stags, very much at the height of a rutting season, eye victory over Wrexham this evening, in front of an expectant 7,000 crowd, to pip Kidderminster to the title even if they beat Stockport. But if Grimsby then beat Newport, they will ensure two more games against the Exiles in the Play-offs. An all-Welsh final then to ice a great year for Wales with either shaped ball, after Wrexham took the FA Trophy home on penalties last month and England were burned by the Dragons at the Arms Park.
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The Stags have sold every home ticket (just over 6,000) with The Dragons set to take around a thousand. But even though the Dragons came from a goal down to win 2-1 just 16 days ago, surely lightning cannot strike twice? The Dragons beat the Harriers by the same score on Tuesday, with Kidderminster now entertaining a Stockport side desperate for a win to stand any chance of staying in the League. That the Hatters and Lincoln are vying to avoid a drop into the BSN is testament to the shocking shambles at both clubs.
Grimsby entertain Newport, with both guaranteed a play-off berth. Yet even a point for the Mariners would be enough to see them play each other in the play-off semi finals, if as STMI reckon, the Dragons lose against the Stags. Newport are the form side suggesting an all Welsh semi, but the Mariners magnificent support and mean defence are both worth at least a goal start.
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