Seasiders search for first win and TNS aiming for third consecutive victory
After their 2-1 defeat to Cefn Druids on Saturday evening, Iwan Williams’ Llandudno head into Gameweek 5 of the Welsh Premier League as the only side to have not won a game to date. There are two Tuesday game’s in this gameweek, due to TNS and Connah’s Quay Nomads’ involvement in the Irn Bru Cup.
Bala Town vs. Llanelli Town
The Lakesiders will be looking to pick up their third win of the season when they face newly-promoted Llanelli Town at Maes Tegid.
Colin Caton’s men suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Newtown on the weekend, while the Reds were beaten 3-1 by Aberystwyth Town on Friday evening.
Bala currently sit seventh, with two wins and two defeats from their opening four games; Llanelli are three places lower in tenth, with a win, a draw and two defeats to their name thus far.
Andy Hill’s side would overtake this weekend’s opponents should they win, while Bala could finish the gameweek as high as third, should other results go their way.
Carmarthen Town vs. Newtown
After an impressive 2-0 success against Cardiff Metropolitan University in Gameweek Four, the challenge for Neil Smothers’ men is to back it up against a Newtown team that have started the season well.
The Robins’ defeat of Bala on Saturday was impressive. The Lakesiders are a team that are again expected to be challenging towards the top of the table.
Chris Hughes’ men will be boosted by today’s announcement that Jamie Reed has returned to the club, with defender Tom Rose joining him.
A second consecutive win for the Old Gold could provide the springboard that manager Smothers is looking for, while Newtown will be keen to show that the win against Bala was no fluke.
Llandudno vs. Barry Town United
Gavin Chesterfield’s side head to North Wales to face Llandudno, looking to build on their impressive victories against Bala and Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Iwan Williams’ side have made a stuttering start to the season, having only found the net once in their opening four games. The Seasiders will be keen to secure their first win sooner rather than later.
A win for the South Wales side could see them top the table, should TNS, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Newtown fail to win.
Cardiff Metropolitan University vs. Cefn Druids
After starting the season with two consecutive wins, Cardiff Met have been brought back down to earth with defeats in their last two outings against Caernarfon and Carmarthen.
Huw Griffiths will be hopeful that his Druids side can take encouragement from last weekend’s victory over Llandudno, their first of the season.
For the Met and Christian Edwards, this is an opportunity to get revenge for last season’s Europa League play-off final game, which the Wrexham side won 1-0 at the Rock.
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs. Caernarfon Town
The Nomads will be keen to bounce back from their defeat to Barry Town United at Jenner Park on Saturday. They face newly-promoted Caernarfon Town, who have picked up two wins from their first four games in the top flight.
Andy Morrison’s men won their opening three matches of the season, and will be looking to get back on track as they try to challenge last season’s champions The New Saints.
A win for the Cofi’s would be a real statement, there is no pressure on them to win at Deeside, something which Sean Eardley will hope to allow his players to go out and play with freedom.
The New Saints vs. Aberystwyth Town
Scott Ruscoe’s men will be targeting a third consecutive win when they host Aberystwyth Town on Tuesday (September 11).
The Oswestry side have responded to their defeat in Gameweek 2 to the Connah’s Quay Nomads by seeing off Carmarthen and Caernarfon in their previous two outings.
Aber will be looking to pick up from where they left off, after their 3-1 comeback win against Llanelli Town last time out.
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