Merthyr Town

Hitchin and Merthyr went neck and neck all the way into the play-offs last season. The two regular season encounters ended in draws - 1-1 at Top Field (Burns) and 2-2 at Penydarren Park (Brooks, Webb). With the Martyrs finishing 3rd and the Canaries 4th, a play-off semifinal was set up and the two sides still could not be separated with the score 1-1 (Burns) after 120 minutes. Michael Johnson was man of the match for a string of saves during the match and saving two efforts in the 4-1 shootout win!

2016-17 was only Merthyr's second season back in the Southern Premier, having finished in 10th position and won the Red Insure (league) Cup in their debut campaign.

Merthyr Town arose from the Merthyr Tydfil side that we encountered during our relegation campaign in 2008-09 but they suffered a 10 point deduction and subsequent liquidation the next season. The new Town began the 2010–11 season in the Western Football League Division One. Within two seasons they were in the Southern League S&W Division. They lost out in the play-offs in the next season - to Hungerford Town and then Paulton Rovers - but made no mistake in 2014-15 and won the division by 11 points, scoring 122 goals in the process.

Nickname: The Martyrs
Colours: White Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks
Change colours: Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks
Address: Cigg-E Stadium, Penydarren Park, Park Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RF

Last 5 seasons:
2012-13 Southern League S & W Division - 3rd (lost in play offs)
2013-14 Southern League S & W Division - 2nd (lost in play offs)
2014-15 Southern League S & W Division - 1st (promoted as champions)

2015-16 Southern League Premier Division - 10th

2016-17 Southern League Premier Division - 3rd (lost in play offs)

Previous league encounters (Home score first), with Merthyr Town FC:
2015-16 2-0 (H) 5-1 (A)

2016-17 1-1 (H) 2-2 (A) 1-1 (4-1 pens) (A, play off semifinal)

Full details of encounters with Merthyr Tydfil can be found here.

Page last updated by Colin_Ridgway on Sunday, July 16 2017

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