Welsh Alliance: Nantlle Vale hope to keep unbeaten run going
With matches in both Welsh Alliance Division One and Two, aswell as the Take Stock Van Hire Challenge Cup. it promises to be an unmissable weekend of action.
In Division One, 14 teams are in action, with Llangefni Town the only team not playing this weekend. With Llangefni Town not in action, eyes will turn to the likes of Llanrug United, Bodedern Athletic and Llandudno Albion to try and close the gap on the League leaders, with Llanrug United only two points behind and knowing a victory over their opponents Greenfield, will see them knock Llangefni off the summit.
In Division Two, only three matches will be played this weekend, with the majority of teams in League Cup action. That’s not suggesting that the matches in Division Two won’t be any less action-packed however, with Blaenau Amateurs, Glan Conwy, Aberffraw, Pwllheli, Holyhead Town and Mochdre Sports playing.
Four matches take place in the Take Stock Van Hire Challenge Cup, with teams hoping for a good result that would see their hopes of silverware continue as they progress into the next round.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Bodedern Athletic vs Nantlle Vale
It’s third against seventh in Division One this weekend, and it promises to be a cracking match between two sides who have played very well in recent weeks. Nantlle Vale are the only team in the entire Division that are still unbeaten heading into this weekend’s match, but they will be disappointed with the fact they have only played eight matches so far this season.
The hosts come into the game on the back of a resounding 6-1 victory against St Asaph City, and will be hoping the fact they’ve scored 22 goals in their last five matches will provide them with a good chance to continue that good run of form.
The visitors meanwhile are unbeaten this season, but come into the match having drawn their previous three matches on the bounce, and will be hoping to get back to winning ways.
Meanwhile in the other fixtures in Division One Llanberis host Llandudno Albion, with the visitors looking to keep pace with the early title challengers.
Llandyrnog United host Llandudno Junction in what is a crucial match down the other end of the table, as both sides seek to climb away from the relegation zone.
League leaders Llanrug United host Greenfield, whilst St Asaph City travel to Llanrwst United.
There is a mid table battle between Mynydd Llandegai and Penrhyndeudraeth, with both side hoping to consolidate their position in the division. A win for the visitors could see them climb as high as 5th by the end of play today.
Prestatyn Sports will be hoping they can secure all three points as they welcome Barmouth Dyffryn to their ground. Barmouth have won just three times this season, and Prestatyn will be looking towards closing the gap on the top three.
League leaders Blaenau Amateurs are home to Pwllheli today, as they hope to further their stronghold on the Division Two title. Pwllhelli have played just five league games this season and won’t want to fall behind the pace.
Elsewhere, Glan Conwy host Aberffraw and Mochdre Sports travel to Holyhead Town.
Take Stock Van Hire Challenge Cup
Cup action continues as Gaerwen will be looking to advance past Penmaenmawr Phoenix, whilst Kinmel Bay make the journey to Llannefydd.
Meanwhile Felinheli will look to overcome Llanerchymmdd in this round, and Meliden visit Pentraeth to round off the fixtures.
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