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Cash-strapped club handed a boost

Southern League Premier side Merthyr Town received thousands of pounds thanks to Championship high flyers Cardiff City on Saturday.

Bucket collections to help save the fan-owned club were in the stands of the Cardiff City Stadium where supporters of the Bluebirds and Hull City raised a total amount of £2,310 (and 39 pence of course!).



The Martyrs, who were hit with major financial troubles, lost 13-1 to Chesham United last month as they had no choice but to field a development squad due to 80% of their first team having to leave. Their 15 year old goalkeeper was named man of the match despite conceding all 13 goals.

Last week, there was a sepearate collection was at the Liberty Stadium for Swansea City against Manchester City, where over £1,000 was also raised. On Boxing Day, the Welsh side host a Penydarren Park triple header including a ‘Pay What You Want’ fixture and phoenix club Hereford this festive period, where they’ll no doubt receive more generous donations from supporters.

If you would like to help crisis-hit Merthyr Town, you can on the link below.


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