The Lakesiders return to Maes Tegid for the first time in over a month, having in that time secured a JD Welsh Cup Final place with a 3-2 victory over Connah's Quay Nomads at Flint Town's Essity Stadium. Although league form has meant the Town are in a must win position today should they want to qualify for Europe through the league route.
On the other hand, Cardiff Met have also seen their league form dip after their 3-2 home win over now Champions The New Saints, having lost two and drawn one in their last three games since their superb win over the Saints. Both teams cannot afford to drop points today with only six games remaining of the season and plenty of points to play for! The Match Bala Town vs Cardiff Met Cymru Premier Championship Conference Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY Saturday 18th of March, 2:30pm kick-off
Insight into our opponents Form: (H) Newtown 0-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (A) Connah's Quay Nomads 2-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (A) Penybont 2-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (H) The New Saints 3-2 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (H) Airbus UK 3-1 - Cymru Premier Phase One (A) Airbus UK 0-2 - Cymru Premier Phase One
Danger Man Sam Jones – The 25 year old has been pivotal in Cardiff Met’s success so far this season, leading his side to potentially qualify for Europe. Jones is Met’s top goal scorer this season with eight goals in 20 league appearances, not to mention his three goals in the Nathaniel MG Cup. The Welshman’s success on the pitch this season has led him being called up to the Cymru C squad for their upcoming clash with England C in just a few days time, and will definitely look to gather some personal momentum with a good performance against the Lakesiders today.
Previous Meetings The Lakesiders endured a torrid time in the last league meeting between the two sides, as the Met clinched a 1-0 victory at Cyncoed with the Captain Chris Venables seeing red late on in the match. Although the last meeting between the two sides was a Nathaniel MG Cup Semi Final clash at Maes Tegid, where the Lakesiders would be 2-0 victors to secure a Nathaniel MG Cup Final place and eventually lift the trophy with a penalty shootout win over Connah's Quay Nomads. It's been rather equal in the last eight meeting between the two sides, with three wins, two defeats and three draws in favour of the Town.
Match Officials Referee - Alex David Livesey Assistant Referee 1 - Ian David Bird Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Hendricks Fourth Official - Huw Jones Referee Observer - Mark Steven Whitby
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