- Cwmbran Celtic appoint new manager


ROMOTION contenders outfit Cwmbran Celtic have appointed former Ton Pentre boss Dean Morris as their  new manager for the rest of the season in succession to Nicky Church, who recently stepped down because of work commitments.

Church was appointed at the start of the campaign and with a record of 16 wins and only four defeats, he departed with Celtic well placed in the Division Two promotion race and in the Welsh Cup quarter finals.
Morris' first game in charge will be Saturday's home clash with Cwmamman United and his second will be the club's biggest game in the club's history - the visit of Welsh Premiership outfit Port Talbot Town for a place in the last four of the Welsh Cup.
A statement on Celtic's website reads: “The club is delighted to announce Dean Morris has accepted our invitation to become our manager for the remainder of the season.
Dean (Morris) has an outstanding pedigree. After six Welsh League titles as a player with Ton Pentre, he became player/assistant manager with Pontypridd Town and Aberaman before stepping up to the manager’s job with Ton Pentre in 2010.
In his first season at the helm, he guided Ton to the Division Two title, unbeaten in 30 games all season. He then consolidated the club’s position in Division One before stepping down in November 2014.
He joins Celtic at an exciting time for the club whose sights are set on promotion back to Division One and a Welsh Cup quarter-final tie beckons against Welsh Premier side Port Talbot Town.”
Morris will have to bring in his own back-room staff because besides Church, head coach Della Cheedy plus assistant coaches Craig Cheedy and Miles Griffin have also stood down.