Barmouth & Dyffryn United F.C.

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Barmouth & Dyffryn United F.C.
Barmouth and Dyffryn United Football Club crest.jpg
Full name Barmouth & Dyffrin United Football Club
Nickname(s) Magpies[1]
Founded 1863
Ground Wern Mynach
Barmouth
Ground Capacity 200 seated. ~ 1000 Standing.
Chairman Wales Will Huntley
Manager Wales Carl Ryan (Caretaker)
League Welsh Alliance League Division 1
2013-14 Welsh Alliance League, 4th

Barmouth & Dyffryn United Football Club is a Welsh football club based in the coastal town of Barmouth, Gwynedd. The club currently play in the Welsh Alliance League. The "Magpies" play their games at the Wern Mynach. Barmouth also have a strong youth team, with many players who played for Barmouth playing for football league academies in England. The Magpies won the league in 2011 after a hard working season, Barmouth also compete in the Welsh Cup.They are the current Welsh Alliance League Champions after winning it in 2011–2012.

History[edit]

The Club existed in 1863 and was one of six inaugural clubs when the Cambrian League was formed in 1896. Little is recorded of this early period. The Cambrian Coast Football League was founded in January 1920 and Barmouth were league champions in 1920 and 1922. In 1930 an eight-team Cambrian Coast League was revived. It ended in 1963. [2]

Barmouth joined the Central Wales League in 1963 and were champios in the 1969–1970 season, also reaching the fifth round of the Welsh Cup, playing Cardiff City F.C.. Barmouth won the NWCFA Challenge Cup in 1969 and 1971. They won the Central Wales Challenge Cup in 1973. The club resigned from the CWL at the end of 1972–73 season and reappeared in the Aberystwyth & District League in 1978–79. [2]

Barmouth & Dyffryn left the Aberystwyth & District League at the end of the 1992–93 season and joined the Gwynedd Football League. At the end of the 2000–2001 season they withdrew after finishing last but one. They played in the Caernarfon & District League winning the AEEU Cup in 2002 and, after becoming league Champions returned to the Gwynedd Football League. [2]

In 2006/7 they were runners-up in the Gwynedd League title but were promoted to the Welsh Alliance League on appeal. They finished tenth in the first full season and fourth in 2009–2010. [2]

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Darren Andrews
2 Wales DF Carwyn Jones
3 Wales DF Stuart Pilling
4 Wales DF Steven Bratt
5 Wales DF John Andrews
6 Wales MF Rob Murfet
7 Wales MF Shane Jones
8 Wales MF Carl Ryan *
10 Wales MF Iwan Lewis
9 Wales FW Ieuan Brooks
11 Wales FW Paul Lewis
12 Wales DF Dan Griffiths
23 Wales GK Mark Williams
25 Wales GK Jamie Jones
13 Wales DF Dave Linstead
15 Wales DF Chris Griffith
16 Wales DF Johnathan Harrison
17 Wales DF Mike Irvine
18 Wales MF Paul Morris
24 Wales MF Callum Wright
14 Wales MF Adam Morris
20 Wales MF Chris Lewis
19 Wales MF Colin Radcliffe
21 Wales FW Bobby Griffiths
22 Wales FW Craig Papirnyk
27 Wales FW Peter Griffiths
  • Caretaker/Player Manager.

Trivia[edit]

  • In 1905 Barmouth FC became the first Cambrian Coast League champions, taking the title by a point from Porthmadog.
  • The clubs stadium is next to a disused landfill site which has since been cleared and is now greenfield land.
  • Barmouth's nickname "The Magpies" comes from their traditional home colours of black and white, all Barmouth teams have used this kit at all levels with different sponsors and makes.

Statistics[edit]

Most Appearances – Darren Andrews (GK), 110 Appearances. Top Scorers – Shane Jones (FW), 55 Goals in 96 Appearances

Wern Mynach stadium[edit]

Wern Mynach is the football stadium located in Barmouth, home of Barmouth & Dyffryn United F.C.[3]

The club holds the best pitch and best programme of the league title.[citation needed]

The West End is where the majority of supporters tend to congregate on match days. The Standing terrace holds around 50 spectators and is the only permanent cover available. There is also food and drink facilities and a small club shop. There is uncovered seating for around 50 spectators on wooden benches.

The North End has standing room behind the goal and a large wooden ship which children can play on.

The East End backs onto spectacular mountain scenery.

The South end of the ground feature high fencing to block stray balls going into Park. There is a small car park.

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