Category: First Team

Team photo 18-02-2017

Bernard Martin Cup Final 2017 – Saturday 13th May 2017

Following last Saturday’s extra time win in the semi final vs Cwrt Rawlin, Nelson are now through to the Final which will be played at The Dog Track, Rhydyfelin AFC, Fairfield Lane, Pontypridd CF37 5LN (opposite Hawthorn Leisure Centre).

Opposition will be the undefeated league champions Ynysybwl.

There is a supporters bus being laid on by the club, to leave the Dynevor Arms on the day of the game. To find out more details and to book a place, please contact club secretary Rod Powell: 07966 324060

Wilson steps down

1st team manager Martin Wilson has decided to step down from his position. Martin will still be involved with the club but feels it’s in the best interests of the club to step aside and bring someone new in as we look to gain promotion to the South Wales Alliance League.

The committee and players would like to thank Martin for the amazing job he’s done over the past 4 seasons, challenging in the upper reaches of the league and doing well in the cups in a period of transition, which has seen Martin develop the majority of second team players into first team players and has come close on so many occasions.

Well done on a fantastic few seasons and while we are gutted to lose you as manager, we hope to see you still involved in and around the club.

Cavaliers to face Glyncoch in South Wales Intermediate Cup 1st Round.

The South Wales Football Association Intermediate Cup draw has taken place and sees the Cavs gain a bye through to the first round proper where they will face local rivals Glyncoch Spartans.

The short away trip to Glyncoch will take place on Saturday 26 September.

SWFA website:

Full Draw:

Preliminary Round Saturday 5 September 2015
Cardiff Academicals v Church Village
Bryn Rockets v Carn Rovers
Gwynfi United v Fairwater Social
Trebanog FC v St Athan
Penrhos v Abercanaid Wanderers
Cardiff Airport v Red Valley
Round One Saturday 26 September 2015
Penrhos or Abercanaid Wanderers v Port Talbot Tigers
Thornhill AFC v Gelli Hibernia
Gwynfi United or Fairwater Social v Napiers
Gellideg v Cathays Conservatives
Trebanog or St Athan v Pentrebach Labour
AFC Aberaman v Caerau All Whites
Canton Rangers v Hills Plymouth
Dinas Powys Athletic v AFC Rhoose
Tondu Robins v Stanleytown
Quar Park Rangers v Island Marine
Brackla v Maesteg Park
The Baglan v Maerdy Social
Llanharry v Abercregan United
Penyrenglyn v Cowbridge Town
Croeserw Athletic v Margam YC
Pantyscallog Village Juniors v Treorchy BGC
Barry Athletic v Splott Cons OB
Newton Wanderers v AFC Gilfach
Bluebird v Sarn
Tongwynlais v Hopkinstown
Llanharan v FC Maesteg
AFC Tiryberth v Cwmafan
Hirwaun Sports v AFC Perthcelyn
Cardiff Academicals or Church Village v Docks Albion
AFC Rumney Juniors v AFC Abercynon
Tonyrefail Welfare v Penyfai
Llanishen Wanderers v Llangeinor
Glyncoch Spartans v Nelson Cavaliers
Broadlands v STM Sports OB
Llanrumney OB v Hirwaun FC
Cwm Rhondda v Bryn Rockets or Carn Rovers
Cardiff Airport or Red Valley v Bryncae

April fixtures

Fixtures for April have been announced. There will be a few midweek matches as the 2014-15 league season comes to a conclusion.

First team:

Sat 4th Pontyclun (a) ** Bernard Martin Cup Semi-Final

Weds 8th AFC Caerphilly (h)

Sat 11th Glyncoch Spartans (a)

Weds 14th Llanbradach FC (h)

Sat 25th Brithdir Bluebirds (h)


Second Team:

Weds 1st Treforest FC (a)

Sat 14th Pontypridd Town FC (a)

Sat 18th Treforest FC (h)




Cup second chance for the Cavs

Nelson have been given a second chance of making the final of the Bernard Martin Cup after victorious semi-final opponents Llanbradach AFC were thrown out of the competition for fielding ineligible players. The Cavs will now have to replay the match away to Pontyclun FC on the 4th April in a bid to re-create the scenes pictured above in the semi final win vs Penrhos FC 2 years ago, and reach that 3rd cup final in as many seasons.