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Stoke City's Glenn Whelan and Swansea City's Leroy Fer battle for the ball during the match at the Britannia Stadium. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Swansea are away to Stoke in the Premier League. Ibrahim Afellay opened the scoring for the home side and the Potters were close to scoring again in the closing minutes of the first half. Half time score: Stoke 1-0 Swansea.

Cardiff are hosting Derby County at the Cardiff City Stadium. It was 0-0 for most of the first half until a Peter Whittingham corner kick gave Bruno Ecuele Manga a chance and he headed the Bluebirds into the leave shortly before half time. It's 1-0 at half time.

Newport are trailing 1-0 away at Yeovil in League Two after Jack Compton put the homeside ahead.

Wrexham travelled to Forest Green Rovers for their National League fixture. After a scrappy first half it's 0-0 there.

Wales under 21s lose for first time in championship qualifiers

Wales Under-21's have dented their hopes of making it through to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Their 2-1 defeat to Romania saw Geraint Williams' side slip to third in group five after being overtaken by their opponents.

They are now four points behind group leaders Denmark who have a match in hand.

With only each group winner automatically qualifying, Wales now face a battle with Romania and Bulgaria for the runners-up spot.


Full time: Newport 0 - 2 Accrington

Newport have lost 0 - 2 to Accrington Stanley in their League Two match this afternoon.

Newport were determined to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat against leaders Northampton on Good Friday.

But Accrington Stanley kept pace with their League Two promotion rivals, scoring two goals within two minutes of each other.

Full time: Northampton 1 - 0 Newport

Newport have lost 1-0 against League Two leaders Northampton.

County had hoped to bounce back from their 4-1 defeat by Bristol Rovers but have yet to ensure their safety from relegation.

Over 200 County fans traveled to Sixfields Stadium to watch the game:

Newport now has a record of only one win at Northampton in their last nine games there.

Simon Church hopes penalty will strengthen his case for Euro 2016

Wales striker Simon Church believes he has strengthened his case for a place at Euro 2016 with performances for club and country.

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Church capped a satisfying few months on a personal level when he won and converted the last-minute penalty which secured Wales a 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland in Cardiff on Thursday night.

And now he believes his cameo role will do him no harm when it comes to manager Chris Coleman selecting his 23-man squad for the finals in France.

Church was very much a bit-part player during the Euro 2016 qualifiers and has not started a Wales game since October 2014.

Hopefully this helps, but I've been with the squad and the manager over the years.

Playing regular club football is only going to help me and I don't really worry what's going on elsewhere.

I can only control what's going on with me. Every time I get a chance I try and take it.

We're all in the same, there's a lot of of competition for places and that shows how talented the squad is.

You're always pushing yourself, because you know what an exciting time it is for Welsh football.

– Simon Church, Wales International


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