It’s always a match that fans from both clubs look for when the fixture lists are released at the start of the season and the wait for the first Rhondda Derby of 2016/17 is nearly over.
On Friday (21 October) Ton Pentre will welcome rivals Cambrian & Clydach Vale to Ynys Park for what is a keenly anticipated match with both teams riding high in the Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One table.
Cambrian currently lie third while the Bulldogs are two places behind in fifth position and this Rhondda Derby is expected to be one of the most hotly contested in recent memory.
The Bulldogs visitors changed their manager just before the start of the season after parting company with Shaun Fackrell. His replacement was experienced striker Craig Hughes, who had been in charge of Ynyshir Albions. Hughes has made a great start to management and continues to build a team full of experience.
Familiar names in their squad include Mark Crutch, Jason Bertorelli and Jamie Rewbury. Cambrian recently added the young talent of Ellis Bellamy (son of former Wales international Craig Bellamy) to that experience, who has previously been on the books at Cardiff City and was with Penybont earlier this season.
Neither Ton Pentre or Cambrian come into the Rhondda Derby off the back of a victory. The Bulldogs lost 5-4 to Port Talbot last week in what was an incredibly entertaining game and Cambrian drew 1-1 with top-of-the-table Caerau Ely.
A good crowd is anticipated at Ynys Park on Friday so don’t miss out and be sure to come along. Entry is £5 for adults, £3 concessions and FREE for those aged 16 and under.
Ton Pentre AFC Community Benefit Society are pleased to join our charity partners Tenovus Cancer Care for the Go Pink campaign throughout October.
As a community club we have supported this wonderful charity to help raise funds and awareness for Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During October all three Ton Pentre teams will have worn a pink kit supplied and sponsored by LCL Teamwear and pink bibs have been worn during the warm-ups.
It is the turn of the First Team to Go Pink when they play Cambrian & Clydach Vale in the Rhondda Derby on Friday night at Ynys Park.
There will also be a pink booth set up at Ynys Park where fans can take a picture or selfie to share on social media to promote the Go Pink campaign and help raise funds for Tenovus Cancer Care.
Charity partners Tenovus Cancer Care, will also be at the Ynys Park for the Rhondda Derby to promote their services and the help they provide through their organisation.
We’ve also created special ‘Wear Pink’ wristbands that will also be on sale to raise funds for Tenovus Cancer Care.
Please come along, wear pink and show your support for this wonderful cause.