Match Preview: Bala Town vs Gresford Athletic



It's Nathaniel MG Cup Quarter Final Day, as the Lakesiders welcome Cymru North side Gresford Athletic to Maes Tegid this evening, with the reward being a final four spot in the competition.


Gresford currently sit bottom of the Cymru North with four points with just a single win and a draw to their name, having scored only four goals in eight games. However, on their route to the Quarter Final, they overcame Cymru Premier opposition in Round Two with a 2-1 win over Airbus UK.


The Match

Bala Town vs Gresford Athletic

Nathaniel MG Cup Quarter Final

Maes Tegid, Bala

Admission Fee's - Adults - £4 / Children - FREE!

Tuesday October 18th, 7:45pm kick-off.


Insight Into Our Opponents

The history of the present-day Gresford Athletic stretches back to 1946, although it is known that the club existed in the 1920s.


The 2015/16 season saw Gresford Athletic claim their highest ever finish in the second tier of Welsh football (Cymru North) when they finished the season in sixth place.


Ahead of the formation of the new Cymru North for the 2019/20 season, replacing the previous Cymru Alliance, Gresford Athletic underwent a restructure on the coaching staff. The club appointed their first ever Director of Football in Steve Halliwell, leaving his role as First Team Manager, within the new-look coaching staff.


The Club who are managed by Eddie Maurice-Jones finished in 11th place in the Cymru North last season, but have struggled this season, with their only win coming against Porthmadog on Matchday Two.


Gresford's number 9, Dominic Deacon has two goals to his name in the Nathaniel MG Cup this season, with two goals in the Cymru North to add to his tally for the season.


Officials

Referee: Mark Petch

Assistant Referee: Martin Roberts

Assistant Referee: Ceri Williams

Fourth Official: Alex Livesey


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