Swindon Supermarine - Match Day Guide - Tuesday 26th December 2023
24 December 2023
We welcome Swindon Supermarine to Penydarren Park on Tuesday afternoon for the traditional Boxing Day fixture, in the Pitching IN Southern League Premier (3pm Kick Off).
The Martyrs will be seeking to continue their recent form following the last home win against Hanwell Town. All the information below, including admission prices, keeps you up to date for all the events happening around the ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Arriving at Penydarren Park
The gates at PP will be open from 12:30 – two and a half hours before kick-off against Swindon Supermarine. Supporters are encouraged to arrive in good time, to enter the ground as easily as possible, and arrive well ahead of kick-off at 3pm as a good crowd is expected.
Cash and Card payments are now being accepted on all of the Turnstiles at the entrance to the Lyn Jones Grandstand.
Adults - £12
Concessions - £9
Discounted Price - £9 (Included for season ticket holders of Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport County and Wrexham)
Children (U16) - £2
There are no pre-sale tickets for the game with all payments ONLY on the gate.
Limited parking at the ground will be available and the car park will probably be closed early, so please respect the local residents and find a convenient parking space in the town centre car park or College car park both just a few minutes’ walk from the ground.
Bar & Food Facilities
Before kick-off tomorrow, you can purchase a range of drinks from both of the club’s bar. Both Romans Bar and Webley’s will be open from 12.30pm.
Holveys Café will be open from 2pm serving hot food, including the famous cob and chips.
Pay a visit to the Merthyr Town Club Shop and purchase our replica kits, leisurewear, and accessories as a post-Christmas gift. The store will be opening its doors from 2pm, giving Martyr’s fans plenty of time to visit before entering PP!
Other events taking place on the Day
There will be a football quiz in Romans starting at 2pm, with Free entry. A chance to win a signed Martyrs shirt.
Watch ‘live’ Premier League action – 4 Boxing Day games will be shown on screens in Romans and Webley’s, including Newcastle United -v- Nottingham Forest, Burnley -v- Liverpool and Manchester United -v- Aston Villa.
From 5pm there will also be a Karaoke and Disco, again with free entry.
50/50 Tickets & Matchday Programme
Our usual 50/50 tickets will be available to purchase around the ground on Saturday at just £1. The draw will be made at half-time, with the winner being announced by our matchday announcer.
Pick up a copy of our matchday programme on Saturday at just £2. The programmes will be on sale around the ground prior to kick-off.
Swindon Supermarine – One To Watch
On loan striker David Sims-Burgess with seven goals in the last seven games has made a major contribution to their recent form since joining from Taunton Town in November. It’s no coincidence that significant improvements in their results commenced with the arrival of Head Coach, Stuart Fleetwood, in September and their last away result was an impressive 2-1 defeat of Gosport Borough. When Fleetwood arrived from Gloucester City they only had one point from nine games on the board, they have since picked up 16 points in the last 11 games.
Merthyr Town – W W L W W
Swindon Supermarine – W W L W W
The Martyrs are currently sitting 4th in the League table, four points off top spot. Whereas, Supermarine climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time this season on the weekend after beating Bracknell Town 3-1.
The last match between the two sides finished in a 3-0 away victory for the Martyrs on August Bank Holiday Monday, thanks to goals from Tom Handley, Ricardo Rees and Olly Mehew.
How to Follow
If you’re not able to make it to the game, you can keep up with the action by following match updates on our X [formerly known as Twitter] and Facebook pages.