Games in the North: What to watch on January 6th
Following a December which left many Welsh football fans feeling deprived of games to watch due to weather conditions, it finally seems as if there will be a full round of fixtures across the many tiers of welsh football found in the North of the country. Here are some of the best games from some of the divisions.
Connah’s Quay Nomads v Barry Town United (Welsh Premier League, 2.30pm)
It should be a truly spectacular clash as high flying Connah’s Quay Nomads take on the ever passionate Barry Town United, who are continuing to impress in their maiden season back in the top flight of Welsh football.
With just two games left in phase one, Barry Town United find themselves on the brink of the top half before the split. Their game is a must win on Saturday if they want to harbour any hopes of earning a spot in the top half portion for Phase Two.
Their opponents, the Nomads, have already proven that they are one of the league’s top sides as they are second in the league table with only four losses in 20 games thus far. But Barry have everything to play for and will bring all the passion their fans are renown for, which has helped carry them to the position they find themselves in on Saturday.
Denbigh Town v Caernarfon Town (Cymru Alliance, 2.30pm)
The Cofis are having a sensational season and at a glance it could appear that Caernarfon are a shoe in to win this game, especially after Denbigh’s disappointing 3-1 boxing day defeat to a mid table Ruthin Town side.
But go back just a couple more weeks and Denbigh put five goals past a Rhyl side, who on paper looked fairly even to, if not slightly better, than the Denbigh Town side, proving the quality Denbigh can bring to the table, making this fixture an exciting encounter.
Add to this the fact the Denbigh are yet to have drawn a game so far this season and the story line of very capable underdogs taking on dominant favourites, and it could well be the type of match that offers a little bit of everything.
Chirk AAA v Buckley Town (Welsh National League Premier Division, 2pm)
A huge clash in the WNL Premier Division, as the two sides are currently separated by only two points, and both are in title contention. A win for Buckley would establish themselves as Brickfield’s main contenders for the title as they have a game in hand on the men leading the division.
On the other hand, a win for Chirk would keep them breathing down Brickfield’s necks as their closest challenger. Everything is to play for in this encounter making it an excellent choice if you wish to watch football in North East Wales.
Llanberis v Llangefni Town (Welsh Alliance League Division One, 2pm)
As for those wishing to watch a game in the North West, this 4th v 2nd match-up in the Welsh Alliance League holds an abundance of potential, with Llangefni being slight favourites to win the game.
Llanberis’ last game saw them concede eight goals and only score one against a mid table Llandudno Albion team. But, Llanberis’ fourth place was not earned through luck, so if Llanberis bring their best, this tie should be and one exciting to say the least.
Maesgwyn v Brymbo (Welsh National League Division One, 2pm)
Undefeated Brymbo travel to Maesgwyn, who after a superb start to the season, have found themselves with seven wins and four losses in eleven games. Brymbo are heavy favourites for the game but Maesgwyn have proven numerous times this season they are a very capable outfit.
A win for the Steelmen would create good distance between Brymbo and the other competing sides at the top of the league, whereas Maesgwyn will be playing with 100% effort as consistent performances need to be quickly found to maintain their high league spot for the rest of the season.
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