Barry Town United full-back Macauley Southam-Hales eager to keep Jenner Park fortress following sixth home win on the spin

Macauley southam-Hales has revealed that Barry Town United’s home form will be vital this season after the Linnets moved into second-place in the JD Welsh Premier League following Sunday’s 2-1 win over Llandudno at Jenner Park.

Speaking after the Linnets home win over Iwan Williams’ Llandudno side, he alluded to the fact of how important it is for Gavin Chesterfield’s side to maintain this incredible run of form at home.

“We are trying to make this place a fortress,” he said, speaking to the JD Welsh Premier League.

“Hopefully then we can kick on from there really. If we can keep our home form up and keep picking up points away from home it will keep us in and around that top bunch.”

“We can see day in, day out, we are working. Gav has got a good philosophy, got us all playing in the right way. He has brought in good lads – we have got a good changing room and if you have a good changing room, it all takes off from there.”

And the tenacious full-back anticipates a tough game against Connah’s Quay Nomads next week, knowing that a win would put them to the top of the JD Welsh Premier League table.

“As you say, we probably conducted ourselves in the right way today.

“It was always going to be tough today. Obviously they done us 2-0 up there so that was always going to be in the back of our minds.

“But first things first first was getting the three points and it sets us up for even bigger game against Connah’s Quay Nomads next week.”

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“It is going to be a quality game next week to be fair. It is going be tough, don’t get me wrong. we have got a good bunch of lads here, though, playing in the right way and we are confident at the moment, so who knows when we get up there.”

Southam-Hales is also aware that if he keeps performing like this, a Wales C call-up could be on the horizon but he is determined to focus on club football for now as Barry Town United continue to impress in their second season in the Welsh top flight.

“It is always in the back of your head,” Southam-Hales admitted.

“But the main thing here is performing for Barry – if anything else comes up, then it will act as a bonus but my main focus is on club football right now.”

(Featured image: Rhys Skinner)

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