Match Preview: Bala Town vs Caernarfon Town
Derby day has arrived at Maes Tegid as the Cofis visit to take on the Lakesiders in a match which holds great implications in the race for the top six.
With the Lakesiders victory last week taking us up to 5th in the league standings we now only sit four points behind 2nd place Flint who currently sit in the current Europa Conference League spot. While our short-term aim will be to remain in the Championship conference as our opponents who are currently placed in 7th will be looking to leapfrog us into the top six with a win.
Bala Town vs Caernarfon Town
Cymru Premier MD20
Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY
Friday February 4th, kick-off at 19:45pm.
Our Matchday Programme will be available to purchase at the gate tonight for £3. Alternatively, the Digital Version of our Programme will be available on our Issuu page at https://issuu.com/balatownfc ahead of kick-off.
Insight into our opponents
(H) The New Saints 0-4 – Cymru Premier MD19
(A) Cefn Druids 1-3 – Cymru Premier MD18
(A) Flint Town 3-4 – Cymru Premier MD17
(H) Aberystwyth Town 3-3 – Cymru Premier MD16
(H) Penybont 1-2 – Cymru Premier MD15
(A) Haverfordwest County 1-2 – Cymru Premier MD14
Danny Gosset – Colin Caton will know all about the danger Gosset possesses having coached the player during his’ three-year spell at the club up until last year. The former Lakesider is undertaking his first full season since battling and defeating cancer. He had an incredible start to life at The Oval having scored a goal in his opening two games in Caernarfon colours. He has since totalled four goals this campaign. While every single goal has been sublime in their own unique way. He opened his account with a pinpoint free-kick in the opening game of the season and has since been flourishing with real confidence from both inside and outside the area.
We last took on Caernarfon in the championship conference of last season. Unfortunately, on that occasion we fell to a humiliating 3-0 defeat with Wrexham loanee Max Cleworth grabbing a brace before Sion Bradley added to our misery on a disappointing afternoon at The Oval. While at home in the reverse fixture of the championship conference we were the side with a three-goal advantage as we defeated the Cofis 5-2 with both Will Evans and Chris Venables bagging a brace that afternoon on our way to victory.
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones
Linesmen: Jordan Christopher & Connor Thomas
Fourth official: Arthur Richard Smallman
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