Match Preview: Bala Town vs Cardiff Met


The Lakesiders return to league action this weekend following our progression to the Quarter Finals of the Nathaniel MG Cup in mid-week, where a 4-1 win over Gwynedd Rivals Caernarfon Town saw the Town move comfortably into the next stage of the competition.


The visitors to Maes Tegid this weekend come all the way from the Capital, as Cardiff Met make the long trip up North. The University side have had a relatively positive start to the season, with four wins and two defeats in the opening six league fixtures, and have progressed to the Quarter Final stage of the Nathaniel MG Cup. Although, in their most recent league fixture, they were thumped by the Champions by a 7-0 scoreline at Cyncoed.


The Match

Bala Town vs Cardiff Met

Cymru Premier MD7

Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY

Saturday September 24th, 2:30pm kick-off.


Insight into our opponents

Form:

(H) Aberystwyth Town 0-0 (5-3p) - Nathaniel MG Cup

(H) The New Saints 0-7 - Cymru Premier

(H) Flint Town 1-0 - Cymru Premier

(H) Pontypridd United 3-0 - Cymru Premier

(A) Caernarfon Town 5-1 - Cymru Premier

(A) Aberystwyth Town 0-4 - Cymru Premier


Danger Man

Sam Jones - The 24 year old has made a stellar start to the campaign, with six goals in his opening six league appearances including a 26 minute hat-trick against Aberystwyth Town in the second league game of the season. The Welshman has also got off the mark in both domestic cup competitions with a goal each in the JD Welsh Cup and Nathaniel MG Cup. With his side sitting in fourth, he has accounted for half of the goals the University side have scored in the league so far, and will be looking to add to his tally and help push the Met back up to joint second with Penybont, should they grab all three points today.

Previous Meetings

The Lakesiders haven't had much luck with the Met in recent meetings, with only one win in our last six league meetings, and no goals scored against the Met in our last two meetings, although our last two meetings have been bore draws. The last time the Town saw victory over the Met was in December 2020, as goals from Will Evans, Antony Kay and a brace from Chris Venables saw the Town grab a well deserved three points. You would have to go back to January 2020 to find the most recent defeat to the Met, as a young Will Evans netted a 90th minute winner at Cyncoed to send the Town back North with no points.

Officials

Referee - Richard Harrington

Assistant Referee 1 - Connor Eoin Fowler

Assistant Referee 2 - Connor Thomas

Fourth Official - James Robert Walker

Referee Observer - John Davies


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