It was a first for TNS Radio last week as we made our debut in the world of Ladies football. Covering the A5 derby between TNS and Shrewsbury Town, it was a good game to kick off with. With no official team line-up sheets, plus large squads on the night ensuring kit was stretched to the limit and beyond meaning some numbers were represented twice, it was a blessing to have Hannah Yates with us for the whole show.
Hannah is a defender for TNS Ladies and she was a real natural. As she is out until December with injury we are hoping to get her on again, next time for a senior men’s game in the Welsh Premier League. Anyway, as they say, watch this space. We also had ‘Mr TNS Ladies’, Pete Wilson, on the phone while we were on air.
The match itself was a good spectacle for the ladies’ game, and with eight goals on the night, I’m happy to say that for TNS fans it was a good outcome. The final score of 5-3 may look comfortable but it was only a last-minute goal that sealed it. The fixture was the culmination of a long day that for me began at 5.30 am when the alarm clock brought me into the land of the living.
We were in Oswestry town centre for an early start and in with the outdoor market people. We’ve been building some good relationships with both stallholders and the general public since we started going out. Taking the Welsh Premier League trophy with us, it’s a great conversation starter. We also had a number of people posing with it for photographs.
We’ll be back out every Wednesday (from 10.00 am) into the foreseeable future, so why not pay us a visit? We had a meeting with the markets manager this week, who is very friendly and supportive of what we do, and in the event of adverse weather we now have our own indoor plot. Next to the glass lift by the car park entrance, it is perfect for engaging with passers-by.
Not long now till the Dafabet Welsh Premier League kicks off and I’m looking forward very much to our opening fixture in Pembrokeshire at Haverfordwest County. In the early days of my marriage, and with a young family, we used to holiday in the county every year. In recent times though we have spent our vacations elsewhere in Wales, so it will be nice to return.
What about the score though? As I’m sure you know, we have a just-for-fun prediction game on TNS Radio where we invite people to guess the result. Fancy a go? You can tweet us on the TNS account and don’t forget to use the hashtag #TNSRadio. The club’s Twitter timeline can get busy at times and we don’t want to miss anything.
Finally, do you fancy putting in an appearance on TNS Radio? You don’t need experience and it’s not like we give you a microphone and walk off leaving you on your own anyway. We’re looking to have a guest on each show, with the away games especially being difficult to get someone. So, if you know an Haverfordwest fan who may be interested, then get in touch.
See you next Monday