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Disappointing night for Welsh clubs as Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham fall to defeat

Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham all fell to defeat in this evening's round of fixtures in what proved to be a disappointing night for the Welsh sides.

Cardiff traveled to promotion chasing Ipswich and got off to the worst possible start - Freddie Sears netting after just 3 minutes at Portman Road.

Russell Slade's men slipped to defeat against Ipswich. Credit: PA

Cardiff did equalise through an Eoin Doyle header, but goals form Cole Skuse and a last minute David Murphy strike sealed the win for Ipswich, who consolidate their place in the Championship play-off places.

In League 2 Newport suffered a knock to their play-off ambitions, going down 2-0 to Southend.

Goals from Cian Bolger and Stephen McLaughlin secured victory for the Shrimpers, who harbour their own promotion hopes. Newport slip to 9th following the defeat.

Meanwhile in the Conference Carl Darlington suffered his first defeat in charge of Wrexham with his side falling to a 2-1 defeat to relegation threatened Welling.

Andy Bishop's late goal wasn't enough for the Dragons, who remain in mid table.

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Wrexham FC post advert for new manager

Wrexham football club have issued an advert on their website for a new manager.

The club has a 'large, passionate fan base' Credit: PA

The club, which is the only fully professional club in North Wales, say they're looking for 'the right candidate' to be a part of their future growth.

It comes just days after it was announced manager Kevin Wilkin would leave the club, following a 5-4 defeat in the FA trophy final against North Ferriby at Wembley.

Read: Wrexham manager goes after Wembley defeat

Penalty heartbreak for Wrexham after Wembley thriller

Wrexham have lost a penalty shoot-out to North Ferriby United after an action packed FA Cup Trophy final at Wembley.

Wrexham were 2-0 after an hour, but lost on penalties. Credit: PA

The Conference side were 2-0 up after an hour thanks to goals from Louis Moult and Lee Harris, before a Liam King penalty started a remarkable come-back from the side from Yorkshire.

Ryan Kendall equalised five minutes before full time and then scored a header in extra time to put the Conference North side in the lead.

Moult then scored his second of the game to ensure the match went to penalties, but Adam Nicklin's stop from Steve Tomassen's spot kick ensured there was no repeat of Wrexham's win on penalties in the same competition two years ago.

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RSPCA appeal after cat shot by pellet gun in Wrexham

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a cat rescued by the charity - and adopted by the inspector who found him - was shot with with a pellet gun.

Ossy is recovering from his injury at home. Credit: RSPCA

Ossy was adopted by RSPCA inspector Tim Jones after being found as an emaciated kitten in Wrexham last year.

But on Saturday he was rushed to the vets after returning home limping, where it was discovered he'd been shot with an air gun pellet that had passed through his body and cracked his femur.

It's thought that the incident happened around the Pant Olwen or Pant Lane area of Gresford in Wrexham.

Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“Ossy has been our pet ever since we rescued him and has now grown and has become part of the family...We are just hoping he is going to get better,” he added...This has highlighted the suffering that one person with an air weapon can cause"

– Tim Jones, RSCPA Inspector
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