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Welsh Test for Badgers

13th June, 2012

Retford United have announced a pre season friendly against Welsh Cymru Alliance side Porthmadog at Cannon Park on Saturday 28th July.

Porthmadog play in the Cymru Alliance, one below the Welsh Premier League, and finished a creditable fourth position last season, ending the season with seven straight league victories.

Formed in 1884, Porthmadog are one of the oldest clubs in Wales and play their home games at Y Traeth.

One noteable former Manager is Micky Thomas, once of Manchester United, but his tenure was short lived after a flirt with relegation.

But, that was back in the early 90s and the club has since found the stability it needed to get back on its feet and in 2002/03 went unbeaten at home all season to win promotion to the Welsh Premier League.

They returned to the Cymru Alliance in 2010/11 after the League of Wales restructured the top division to a "Super 12" with Porthmadog and six of their fellow teams dropping out of the Premier League.

A Badgers spokesperson said: "This is a fantastic friendly for Retford United and it is hoped that the draw of a Welsh side will bring a large crowd to give supporters from all over the area a chance to see something different.

"With the League season starting only a week later, then it will be an opportunity to see what the new management of Richard Sennett and Mark Turner have managed to put together in their first close season with the club."

(Story Source: Retford United)

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NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Retford United 38 85 55
2 Bridlington Town 38 84 60
3 Scarborough Athletic 38 74 46
4 Brighouse Town 38 73 34
5 Staveley Miners Welfare 38 71 14
6 Winterton Rangers 38 68 22
7 Parkgate 38 67 27
8 Tadcaster Albion 38 67 18
9 Arnold Town 38 63 10
10 Thackley 38 62 12
11 Barton Town Old Boys 38 53 -3
12 Pickering Town 38 51 -1
13 Armthorpe Welfare 38 50 -1
14 Liversedge 38 41 -18
15 Long Eaton United 38 34 -25
16 Hall Road Rangers (-3) 38 34 -29
17 Nostell Miners Welfare 38 32 -38
18 Maltby Main 38 29 -43
19 Lincoln Moorlands Railway 38 25 -56
R Selby Town 38 12 -84
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
R Handsworth 38 82 49
P Glasshoughton Welfare 38 79 45
P Worksop Parramore 38 77 43
4 Albion Sports 38 76 36
5 Pontefract Collieries 38 72 37
6 Eccleshill United (2) 38 66 26
7 Rossington Main 38 64 28
8 Hemsworth Miners Welfare 38 60 7
9 Dinnington Town 38 60 1
10 AFC Emley (-1) 38 57 14
11 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 38 57 9
12 Louth Town 38 55 -3
13 Shirebrook Town 38 51 0
14 Hallam 38 51 -8
15 Teversal 38 51 -12
16 Bottesford Town 38 33 -31
17 Askern Villa 38 33 -33
18 Yorkshire Amateur 38 28 -59
19 Grimsby Borough 38 26 -56
20 Appleby Frodingham 38 8 -93

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