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Match Preview: Bala Town vs Caernarfon Town


With 2022 coming to a close, the Lakesiders aim to end the year on a high by doing the double over our Gwynedd Rivals, as we welcome Caernarfon Town to Maes Tegid on New Years Eve Eve. The Town come into tonight's game having demolished the Canaries with a 5-1 victory at the Oval on Boxing Day, despite going down a goal-to-nil early on.


The visitors have had mixed fortunes so far this season, and look to struggle getting into the top six before the end of Phase 1. The Canaries sit in 8th place currently in the Cymru Premier, having played 17 matches, grabbing seven wins, one draw and nine defeats. The Cofi's are on a winless streak at the minute, having failed to win a league or cup fixture since the end of October.


The Match

Bala Town vs Caernarfon Town

Cymru Premier

Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY

Friday 30th of December, 7:45pm kick-off


Insight into our opponents

Form:


(H) Bala Town 1-5 - Cymru Premier

(A) Flint Town 2-1 - Cymru Premier

(H) Newtown 2-3 - Cymru Premier

(A) Connah's Quay Nomads 3-3 - Cymru Premier

(A) The New Saints 2-1 - JD Welsh Cup Third Round

(H) Penybont 0-2 - Cymru Premier


Danger Man

Fidel O’Rourke – The Liverpool loanee joined the Cofi’s this past summer and has put on some impressive performances since heading to the Oval, netting seven goals in 10 league appearances while also grabbing a goal in the JD Welsh Cup. O’Rourke had a superb October, as the 20 year old accumulated four goals in four league appearances. The Forward will be looking to help his side obtain a top six finish come February, with the race for the top six hotting up in recent weeks, and he will most definitely be a threat in today’s match should he feature.


Previous Meetings

The Town have been impressive against the Cofi's in recent meetings, with four wins out of our last four fixtures, including a 4-1 and 5-1 victory in the most recent matches. The last time the Lakesiders dropped points against our Gwynedd Rivals was back in February of 2022, where a frantic second half saw the match end in a 3-3 draw after Will Evans secured a point with a 86th minute equaliser, having previously led by two goals in the first half. The last victory for the Cofi's came in a 3-0 victory in May of 2021 at the Oval, where the Town had just secured European Football the matchday previous.


Match Officials

Referee - John Andrew Jones

Assistant Referee 1 - Connor Thomas

Assistant Referee 2 - Jordan Christopher

Fourth Official - Cheryl Foster

Referee Observer - Craig Greenstock


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