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Merthyr Tydfil

(mûr`thər tĭd`vĭl), town (1981 pop. 38,893) and county borough, 43 sq mi (111 sq km), S Wales. Located on the Taff River, the town is connected to Cardiff by canal. It has ironworks and steelworks. After World War II, light industries were stressed to revive the economy. Textiles, clothing, and leather goods are also made. The name Merthyr Tydfil comes from the tale of the martyrdom of St. Tydfil, a Welsh princess killed in the 5th cent. Richard TrevithickTrevithick, Richard
, 1771–1833, British engineer and inventor, b. Cornwall. He is known as the father of locomotive power because of his invention (1800) of the high-pressure steam engine.
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 built the world's first steam railway locomotive there in 1804.

Merthyr Tydfil

 

a city in the Taff River valley, Glamorganshire, Wales. Population, 55,200 (1971). The coal and metallurgical industries, founded in the recent past, have now declined because of the exhaustion of a nearby iron-ore deposit. Local industries include the production of electrical equipment, toys and sporting goods, and knitwear and clothing.

Merthyr Tydfil

1. a town in SE Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: formerly an important centre for the mining industry. Pop.: 30 483 (2001)
2. a county borough in SE Wales, created from part of N Mid Glamorgan in 1996. Pop.: 55 400 (2003 est.). Area: 111 sq. km (43 sq. miles)
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Merthyr had withstood a great deal of pressure before half-time.
A Jarrad Wright header on 52 minutes proved to be sufficient for Merthyr to claim the impressive trophy, the central defender heading in Richard Evans corner via the far post.
It is worth reminding the people of Merthyr that until fairly recently the majority of the population of the town spoke Welsh.
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We are extremely thankful to still be in today's draw for the next round and I have said to the Merthyr management team they are one of the best sides we have played this season," said Baker.
Jordan Ricketts hit a well-struck shot past Lee Idzi, in what was the visitors' first real attack, but Merthyr hit back inside three minutes when Ian Traylor turned in Kerry Morgan's volleyed cross.
Crucially, Merthyr were able to level before the break as Kris Leek was fouled outside the box and Newman got his first goal when his free-kick went straight through the Larkhall wall.
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Slowly but surely Merthyr began to rise to the undoubted challenge and found a crucial lifeline on 24 minutes when a Kerry Morgan long throw was flicked on by Gary Colbourne for Jamie Rewbury to head in at the back post.
Welsh League outfit Cambrian frustrated Merthyr, who struggled to play with their usual fluency during an uneventful first half when neither goalkeeper was troubled.
But, a second-half revival in Bristol soon reached the ears of Merthyr fans and players alike and, after McClaggon blazed a penalty over the crossbar, attentions turned to the play-offs which still gives Merthyr hopes of a third promotion in four years.