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Neath

(nēth), Welsh Castell-nedd, town (1981 pop. 48,687), Neath Port Talbot, S Wales, on the Neath River. Neath is both a market and an industrial town. Metallurgy and a growing petrochemical industry are important. Ruins remain there of Neath Abbey, founded c.1130.
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Neath soon equalized with a penalty by centre Aled Bevan.
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The petition which attracted more than 10,000 signatures was set up in April after Plaid Cymru councillors and activists began campaigning on the issue in both Neath and Pontardawe.
Victory ensured Bedwas were able to kickstart their Phase Two campaign after two opening losses, but the visitors were never truly tested in a tie that exposed Neath as being badly out of their depth.
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