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Match Preview: Bala Town vs Cardiff Met



A huge clash is upon us at Maes Tegid this evening, as both Bala and Cardiff Met go head-to-head in front of the Sgorio cameras, with both sides on the brink of securing their place in the Top Six for Phase Two of the JD Cymru Premier!


The Town enter this evening's match unbeaten in our last six outings in all competitions, having most recently secured a Quarter Final spot in the JD Welsh Cup following our 4-1 win over Caerau Ely last weekend. In the league however, it was a 2-0 victory over Penybont at the SDM Glass Stadium in our league outing, with Paulo Mendes and Aeron Edwards finding the net inside the first 15 minutes of the match.


The Met are in the same vein of form as the Lakesiders, with no defeats in their last six matches in all competitions, and have also secured a Quarter Final place in the JD Welsh Cup after their penalty shootout win over fellow JD Cymru Premier side Haverfordwest County.


The Match

Bala Town vs Cardiff Met

JD Cymru Premier MD-19

Maes Tegid, Castle St, LL23 7UY

Saturday 16th of December, 5:15pm kick-off


Admission: Adults - £7 / Concessions - £4 / Under 16's - £1


Programmes: A digital version of our Matchday Programme is available for free HERE 


Insight into our opponents

Form: (Domestic Only)  


(A) Haverfordwest County 1-1 (Cardiff Met win on penalties) - JD Welsh Cup 4th Round

(H) Aberystwyth Town 4-2 - JD Cymru Premier MD18

(A) Haverfordwest County 1-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD17

(H) Mold Alexandra 2-1 - JD Welsh Cup 3rd Round

(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 3-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD16

(A) Pontypridd United 1-3 - JD Cymru Premier MD15


Danger Man

Eliot Evans: The ever present Eliot Evans has been in fine form for the Met in recent weeks, with five goal contributions in his last six appearances in all competitions. The 32 year old is on the brink of helping his side claim a successive Top Six place after Phase 1 for the first time since the 2016/17 and 2017/18 season. Evans has already matched his goal tally of last season's Phase 1, with six goals to his name, and with five games remaining for the Met, the Midfielder could record his highest ever goal tally of seven, after Phase 1.


Previous Meetings   

It's been relatively even between the two sides in recent fixtures, with both sides recording two victories each in our last six meetings in all competitions. In the reverse fixture of this evening's match, both sides would come away with a point after a scoreless draw at Cyncoed Campus in mid August. It was a Nathaniel MG Cup Semi Final win for the Lakesiders in our last victory against the Met, as goals from Dave Edwards and Chris Veanbles secured our spot in the Final, where we would eventually be crowned Champions following a penalty shootout win against Connah's Quay Nomads. The Met took the spoils at the end of last season at Cyncoed Campus, despite being reduced to 9 men by the 85th minute mark, they would hold on for a 2-1 win.


Match Officials    

Referee - Richard Lee Wright

Assistant Referee 1 - Ashley Jonathan Davis

Assistant Referee 2 - James Peter Sheils

Fourth Official - Aaron Wyn Jones

Referee Observer - Kim Fisher


Keep Up To Date    

Unable to make it to Maes Tegid this evening? Sgorio have you covered with live coverage from 5pm at the following link: bitly.ws/YH9X


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