Today’s Welsh National League Premier Division fixtures are set to have a significant impact on the race for the title.
Championship contenders Brickfield Rangers, Queens Park FC and Chirk AAA are all in action, and will see their games as must win if they are to retain a chance of being crowned champions at the end of the season.
In the league’s big fixture, Queens Park FC host close rivals Brickfield Rangers. Brickfield come into the game top of the league, but a win for Queens Park would send the title’s destiny into their own hands as they have three games in hand over their opponents today.
Speaking to Y Clwb Pel Droed, Queens Park manager Martin Ford explained just how big today’s fixture is.
“It’s the biggest game the Welsh National League has seen for years and it shows how far this club has come in a short space of time, something we’re very proud of at the park.”
Queens Park won the reverse league fixture with a 2-1 victory in injury time, and the two club’s increasing rivalrly promises a fiery encounter this afternoon.
Meanwhile, dark horses Chirk AAA host current Champions FC Nomads and know a win is vital if they are to continue chasing the top two. They, along with strong league outfits Corwen FC and Llanuwchllyn, have a number of games in hand over the league leaders, but must keep up the pressure with what would be a big win against a strong FC Nomads.
Corwen will be favourites against league strugglers Overton who have only conjured one point from 22 games all season, with Llanuwchllyn only able to study league action elsewhere for this weekend as their away fixture against Brymbo FC has been called off.
Saltney Town will be looking for revenge against Coedpoeth who beat them 1-0 at home earlier this season, but Coedpoeth will be anxious for a result to edge further away from the relegation zone.
Cefn Albion are preparing for a clash with fellow mid table club Penycae, with a win for either sides putting them within reasonable distance of the league’s major players in the form of FC Nomads, Hawarden Rangers and Chirk AAA.
Hawarden Rangers and Llay Welfare will be sitting out of today’s action with their game at the Gladstone Playing Fields called off due to a waterlogged pitch.