Cardiff Combination League leaders Fairwater eager for victory in top-of-table clash

Sitting proudly at the top of the Cardiff Combination League lies former South Wales Senior League side Fairwater as they prepare to take on four-time league winners STM Sports Old Boys this coming Saturday.

It was STM Sports who had the better of the Wart last season as they completed a league double over the Cardiff West side as they romped home to their fourth-consecutive title but with Fairwater dreaming of the South Wales Alliance, it’s all to play for at Poplar Park/University Fields.

Both sides going into the game with a 100% record and Fairwater are edging top spot on the goals difference column, scoring an impressive 37 goals in six games, scoring seven more than the second placed side.

With Casey Warren at the helm in a player-manager role, the club are hopeful that they’ll return to their former days where they were a division away from the Welsh League.

Unfortunately for the Wart, the rejection of promotion to the Welsh League, hit the club hard as they lost their Senior League status, forcing a merger with local side Pentrebane FC, who manager Casey Warren played for.

The club were demoted a few divisions but with the success of the Combination Cup back in 2015/2016 and now as they sit top of the league. Manager Casey Warren who is no stranger to promotion, having won three consecutive promotions with Westgate Blues is eager to get back to the South Wales Alliance.

“We are looking to take Fairwater FC back up so we are going to be applying for promotion into the South Wales Alliance league this season.”

“As a club it would be the stepping stone to what we want to achieve here. But to the area it’d be great as we want to keep the local talented players playing for their area. 

We’re also always encouraging young girls and boys to join in to keep themselves active, having a successful senior team will hopefully spark that interest more.”

Front-men Ryan Howells and James Fish currently lead the goal-scoring charts for Casey Warren’s men, with the two both tied on nine goals.

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I always encourage the lads to play free flowing football and the lads up top are taking advantage of the chances they’re being given. 

It’s nice to see goals coming from everywhere though Sam Kitchen and Nathan Jones also bagging seven each.”
(Featured Image: Fairwater FC)

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