Can Barry Town United push for a top-six finish following sensational win over The New Saints?
Kayne McLaggon’s second-half strike helped Barry Town United win their first game in six, so could it help them push on for a top-six finish in the Welsh Premier League?
It seems unlikely, but there is no reason why the Barry Town United faithful can’t get excited following their astonishing 1-0 victory over The New Saints at Park Hall.
At times, Barry had to defend for their lives but they did so admirably and shocked The New Saints in the process as they rolled back the years against their old foes on Saturday afternoon.
It was cetainly a morale-boosting victory for everyone involved at Barry Town United football Club, but now the most important thing for Gavin Chesterfield’s men will be to build on this victory.
This league doesn’t get any easier, with Chesterfield’s men next facing-off at home against Llandudno before travelling to Newtown and Cefn Druids to see the month out.
But, if they can build on this victory to help them tick over, there is no reason to believe that they can’t reach a top-six finish this season.
They may not be in the top-six by the time phase two comes along, but with more performances like the one which saw them beat the defending Welsh Premier League Champions away from home on Saturday afternoon, there is certainly hope amongst the Barry Town United supporters.
Barry are currently just five points off sixth-placed Bala Town, and although every game between now and the end of the season will be tough for Chesterfield’s men, if they can show the same passion and drive as they did Saturday, who’s to say they won’t be in contention of booking a shock place in Europe?
The majority of this team has been together a long time and they have a really strong bond amongst them, make no mistake about that.
Chesterfield has instilled a real belief and confidence in this current side and the victory against The New Saints on the weekend could really give them an incentive to push on in the Welsh Premier League and it could well help them secure an unlikely top-six place.
(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)