Welsh Alliance Preview: Cup action returns as clubs eye glory
There will be no shortage of football drama happening this weekend involving the Welsh Alliance Clubs, with teams in League and Cup action.
The Mawddach Cup and Lock Stock Challenge Cup return along with action in both Welsh Alliance League Division One and Two.
WELSH ALLIANCE Division One
Llanberis vs Prestatyn Sports
The hosts head into the match in a poor run of form that has seen them lose their previous five matches. The visitors’ fixture last weekend was postponed, but they were in a good run of form and had two wins and a draw from their previous three matches.
Llandudno Albion vs Llanrwst United
This will be a very interesting match against two teams that have equal records this season, and sit on exactly the same points, with only goal difference placing Llanrwst a place above the hosts. Both teams will be aware of the fact the winner will be moving ahead of the opposition after this match.
Llandudno Junction vs Llanrug United
Junction sit bottom of the league, but will have a bit of confidence after picking up a point in their last league match against Penrhyndeudraeth. The visitors meanwhile, will be hoping to use fresh legs to their advantage, after their match last weekend against Prestatyn Sports was postponed.
Mynydd Llandegai vs Greenfield
The hosts sit three points behind the visitors heading into the match, and will be hoping to build on their recent run of form, which has seen them with two wins and a draw from their last three matches, a record that is matched by the visitors, who also have two wins and a draw from their previous three of matches.
WELSH ALLIANCE Division Two
Amlwch Town vs Pentraeth
The league’s bottom side have still yet to gain a single point this season, and will be aware that every match is crucial as the outlook begins to look even more dire with each passing week. Pentraeth meanwhile will be hoping to halt their recent poor run of form, which has seen them suffer three league defeats in a row.
Penmaenmawr Phoenix vs Mochdre Sports
The visitors sit just three points behind the hosts heading into this match, and will be buoyed by their form in recent weeks, having defeated Amlwch Town 3-1 in the league, before knocking Meliden out of the Mawddach Cup 5-3 last weekend. Penmaenmawr Phoenix are unbeaten in their previous five matches, and will be hoping to continue that form.
Llandyrnog United vs Llannefydd
The hosts will be looking to build on their fine League victory over high-fliers Bodedern Athletic last weekend, with a good performance against a Llannefydd side that currently sit third in Division Two.
Pwllheli vs Bodedern Athletic
Pwllheli have only played four times this season, winning twice, drawing once and losing once in those matches. Their opponents, Bodedern Athletic, come into the match on the back of a surprising 1-0 loss against Llandyrnog, and will be hoping to bounce back against Pwllheli.
TAKE STOCK VAN HIRE CHALLENGE CUP
Gaerwen vs Blaenau Amateurs
Gaerwen sit in 12th place in the league, and are currently 20 points behind the hosts, who head into the match in a good run of form that sees them currently sitting seven points clear at the top of Division Two.
Kinmel Bay vs Aberffraw
The hosts are hoping to progress into the next round of another Cup competition, after a 4-3 win against Glan Conwy last weekend saw them advance in the Mawddach Cup. Aberffraw meanwhile, are heading into the game in a patchy run of form, with two wins, two draws and one loss from their last five matches.
Llannerchymedd vs Glan Conwy
Just two points separate these two teams in the league, and both sides will be hoping to progress into the next round in order to enjoy some Cup success this season.
Felinheli vs Holyhead Town
The hosts are still unbeaten in the league this season, but suffered a shock exit from the Mawddach Cup when they were beaten 2-1 in Extra Time by Pentraeth last weekend. Holyhead Town will be hoping to advance into the next round of a Cup competition for the second week in a row, after beating Penrhyndeudraeth 2-1 in the Mawddach Cup last weekend.
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