NELSON CAVALIERS AFC ANNOUCE NEW MANAGER FOR 2017/2018

Nelson Cavaliers are pleased to announce that Aaron Powell as been appointed 1st team manager for the 2017/2018 season.

Aaron is Cavaliers through and through and as gone from club mascot to player and now to manage the club.

A former youth team player, 2nd team and ultimately 1st team player, Aaron is a strong centre half who reads the game well and is comfortbale on the ball.

Aaron has captained both the youth and 2nd team, and has won Players Player and Player of the Year for the 2nds during his time with the club.

Aaron as held numerous coaching positions with Cardiff City FC, Merthyr Town FC and Cambrian and Clydach FC as well as work placement with Serie A club Torino FC.

He also holds an FAW/UEFA B License and we wish him all the best for the forthcoming season and many more to come.

 

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

South Wales Intermediate Cup Quarter Final.

The rearranged quarter final match against St.Athan FC will now be played on Saturday 1st April. Kick off 2.00pm.

The Cavaliers are be playing in this prestigious tournament and will be running a bus to the venue.

The bus will be leaving from Nelson Bus Station at 12 noon & returning at 7.00pm

A nominal charge of £5.00 will secure your seat.

Please support your local team and enjoy a good day out!

South Wales Intermediate Cup Quarter Final.

Unfortunately The Cavaliers quarter final was postponed against St. Athan FC due to a waterlogged pitch,  the other results were as follows:-

Cardiff Draconians FC 4 v 2 Pentreceiber Con FC
Cascade FC 2 v 1 FC Abercwmboi
St Athan FC P v P Nelson Cavaliers AFC
Penydarren BGC 5 v 1 Pontyclun FC

The Semi Final draw is:-

Cardiff Draconians FC v Cascade FC

St Athan FC or Nelson Cavaliers AFC v Penydarren BGC. At Rhydyfelin.

Ties to be played on the Saturday 08th April. Kick off 2.00pm

 

The Cavaliers are playing in the South Wales Intermediate Cup Quarter Final.

NELSON CAVALIERS AFC

South Wales Intermediate Cup Quarter Final.

St. Athan FC v Nelson Cavaliers AFC.  

Saturday, 18th March 2017

The Cavaliers will be playing in this prestigious tournament and will be running a bus to the venue.

The bus will be leaving from Nelson Bus Station at 12 noon & returning at 7.00pm

A nominal charge of £5.00 will secure your seat.

Please support your local team and enjoy a good day out!

A Who’s Who in the Intermediate Cup. 2016/17 Quarter Finals.

A run down of the last eight 

The quarter final line up has been decided for this season’s Intermediate Cup, this is a who’s who of the last eight left in the cup.

The South Wales FA Intermediate Cup dates back to 1891/92 with Treharris the very first winners when cup was known as the SWFA Amateur Cup. In modern times Caerau (Ely) have had most success in the competition winning it four times in the 90’s including three seasons in a row. Glyncorrwg Hall are the only team to win the cup in back to back seasons since. Trebanog FC are the current holders, winning the cup to complete their own treble.

The competition in recent seasons has been for local league clubs but this season has been opened up to SWFA Alliance league sides. This season the quarter final line up is complete and here are the clubs.

Cardiff Draconians – The current SWFA Alliance league Division One leaders sit six points ahead of second place having scored an impressive 88 goals in 22 games conceding 33. Their route to the quarters has seen them defeat Talbot Green, Hills Plymouth and Pantyscallog Village Juniors, scoring 15 goals along the way conceding just one. The free scoring Draconians have won all their games in 2017 and must be seen amongst the favourites.

Penrhiwceiber Con Athletic – The fellow SWFA Alliance league Division One side currently sit 8th in the division. Penrhiwceiber route the the last eight saw them dispatch Sarn, Rhoose and Cwmbach Royal Stars conceding just two goals along the way. Penrhiwceiber are former winners of the competition having triumphed in 2008/09.

The two SWFA Alliance league Division One have clashed in the league this season with Draconians winning 2-1.

St Athan – Vale of Glamorgan Premier Division side currently placed 4th in the league, four points off second with three games in hand. St Athan defeated Tongwynlais, Treorchy BC and last season’s cup runners up Alliance league Division Two side Cardiff Airport.

Nelson Cavaliers – The Taff Ely and Rhymney Valley Premier Division are 7th in the league, however, the club have four games in hand and have only lost once in the league this season. Potentially the club could go two points behind the leaders if they win their games in hand. Nelson are familiar with Vale of Glamorgan clubs having defeated Island Marine and Cowbridge on route to the quarter finals, with victories over Bettws and Abercynon also.

Cascade FC – Another Taff Ely and Rhymney Valley Premier Division side, Cascade sit 2nd in the league, two points off the leaders having lost just once this season. Their route to the the quarters saw them with wins over Stanleytown, Llanishen Wanderers, Courthouse and Pentrebach Labour.

FC Abercwmboi – Aberdare Premier Division, they are placed second but are six points off first with three games in hand. The club have lost just once and are the leagues top scorers with 61 goals. Abercwmboi defeated Brynna, Margan YC, Llanharan and Llangeinor scoring an impressive 26 goals.

Penydarren BGC – Currently sit second in the SWFA Alliance league Premier Division where they are the top scorers and must one of the favourites for the competition. On their route to the quarters they have defeated Gwynfi United, The Prince of Wales and Canton Rangers. Whether they use the competition for their reserve team, like their opponents in the quarters, is unknown.

Pontyclun – SWFA Alliance league Premier Division league leaders but they have entered their m reserves in the competition. The reserve team are second the Taff Ely and Rhymney Valley second tier, three points off the leaders but with six games in hand. But the club must be amongst the favourites as they have impressively dispatched Grange Albion, Hopkinstown and, most notably, the holders Trebanog on route to the quarters.

The quarter final line up provides a wide variety of teams and promises to be an intriguing and entertaining round of matches to be played on 18th March 2017.

CAVALIERS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER FINALS!!

The Cavaliers 1st team are through to the quarter finals of the South Wales Intermediate Cup for the second consecutive year after defeating local team AFC Abercynon 1-0 in a close game.
The Cavaliers missed a number of chances to close out the game but overall looked the stronger side to earn a well deserved quarter final fixture away to St Athan FC on March 18th.
Full Quarter Final Draw below:
Cardiff Draconians FC v Pentreceiber Con FC
Cascade FC v FC Abercwmboi
Nelson Cavaliers AFC v St Athan FC
Penydarren BGC v Pontyclun FC