Mervyn Griffiths
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Referee Mervyn Griffiths remembered with blue plaque

A commemorative blue plaque has been unveiled to the only Welshman ever to appear in a football World Cup final.

Mervyn Griffiths was a linesman in 1954 when he controversially ruled out a late equaliser by Hungary against the eventual winners, West Germany.

He was the first Welshman to referee an FA Cup Final at a game in 1953 when Stanley Matthews helped Blackpool come from behind to beat Bolton 4-3.

The plaque can be seen at his childhood home at Six Bells in Blaenau Gwent.

Paul Heaney reports.

Referee remembered with blue plaque

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales