Welsh Alliance League Preview: Bodedern Athletic and Glan Conwy eye second spot during Welsh Cup break
A number of teams are in Welsh Cup action tomorrow, but there are still fixtures going on in the Welsh Alliance League.
Bodedern have the chance to move into the top two of Division One.
After last weekend’s stormy weather brought chaos to the Welsh domestic football fixtures, this week’s fixtures will hopefully fare much better with the weather.
WELSH ALLIANCE DIVISION ONE
Bodedern Athletic vs Llanrwst United
With last week’s match against Llandyrnog United being cancelled due to the storms, Bodedern Athletic will be hoping to pick up where they left off with the 3-1 win vs Llanberis in the League Cup the previous week.
Llanrwst United sit just three points behind the hosts, and will know that they can move level on points with their opponents with a win.
Greenfield vs Barmouth Dyffryn
The hosts were one of the few sides to play last week’s fixture, which ended with them beating Penrhyndeudraeth 4-3 with a late goal sending the side into the next round.
Barmouth Dyffryn’s match against Llanrug United was cancelled last week, and, with the Club sitting just five points ahead of the bottom of the league Llandudno Junction, will be desperate for the win to ease their fears of being dragged into a relegation dogfight.
Llandudno Junction vs Prestatyn Sports
The league’s bottom Club have only won once this season, and come into the match on the back of a winless run of away matches. Having not played at home in more than a month, they will be looking to put in a good performance in front of their own supporters when they take on a Prestatyn Sports side who’ve lost three times, drawn once and won once in their previous five matches.
The visitors meanwhile will be hoping to achieve their fourth win of the season and will know that a win could take them as high as sixth in the table.
Mynydd Llandegai vs Llanberis
Mynydd Llandegai dropped down to 12th in the league last weekend, despite their match against Prestatyn Sports being abandoned.
Llanberis’ match against St Asaph City was one of just two fixtures to go ahead in Division One last week, and Llanberis sit just one place ahead of the hosts in the league table, knowing a win for the hosts will see them drop down at least one place in the table.
Penrhyndeudraeth vs Llanrug United
The hosts come into the match following a narrow 4-3 loss to Greenfield last week but will be hoping to bounce back and repeat the performance of two weeks ago when they beat Mynydd Llandegai 9-4 in the League Cup.
The visitors currently sit fourth in the table, just six points off the top of the table, and will know that a win will see them remain in touch with the teams above them in the league.
WELSH ALLIANCE DIVISION TWO
Glan Conwy vs Llannerchymedd
The hosts find themselves in third place, nine points behind Blaenau Amateurs, the league leaders. They’ll know that it’s vital for them to win in order to avoid falling further behind in the race for the title.
Llannerchymedd are just two points behind Glan Conwy, and will be aware that a win will see them leapfrog their opponents.
Kinmel Bay vs Gaerwen
Kinmel Bay will be hoping to build on the 7-0 victory against Amlwch Town two weeks ago with a good performance when they host Gaerwen.
The visitors meanwhile have three draws, one win and one loss in their last five matches, and find themselves just two places off the bottom of the table.
Llannefydd vs Amlwch Town
The hosts take on Amlwch Town, hoping to make it four wins from their last six matches.
The visitors meanwhile are still looking for their first point of the season, having lost all six matches they’ve played this season. They will be all too aware of the worry of getting cut adrift from the rest of the division and will know that every match this season is now crucial.
Mochdre Sports vs Meliden
Mochdre will be desperate for a win to put some distance between them and Amlwch Town, who sit bottom of the league, just five points behind them but with two games in hand.
The visitors will be ones to watch this week, after it was announced on Thursday that long-serving Head Coach Gaz Jones had left the Club after more than 10 years, with Ollie Jones and Paul Welburn replacing him for the remainder of the season. With Meliden sitting 10th in the league, with only nine points from their opening 10 games, it will be interesting to see how the team react to the managerial change.
Pentraeth vs Penmaenmawr Phoenix
The hosts will be encouraged by their recent form, which has seen them with three wins, one draw, and one loss in their last five matches.
Penmaenmawr Phoenix come into the match on the back of one win and two draws in their last three fixtures. They could move one point behind Pentraeth should they beat them in this match.
(Featured Image: Aled Wyn Jones)