The Town return to Maes Tegid this afternoon, as Penybont make the trip up North in the reverse fixture from the first game of this season. After a superb comeback against Haverfordwest County last weekend, the Lakesiders look to solidify their place in third position for this weekend, with today's opponents behind the Lakesiders on goal difference.
Both clubs have the same league record so far this season, with six wins, two draws and three defeats, however it's just the five goal difference which puts the Lakesiders in third position. The visitors faced defeat last time out, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Connah's Quay Nomads, despite having a 93rd minute penalty to level the game up, however Nathan Wood's effort was saved by the Nomads keeper.
Bala Town vs Penybont
Cymru Premier MD12
Saturday 29th of October, 2:30pm kick-off
We are delighted to welcome 'Y Badell Aur' Restaurant & Takeaway - Fish & Chip Shop as our Match Sponsors today! We would like to thank 'Y Badell Aur' for their continued support for the Club, and hope they have a great day at Maes Tegid today!
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Insight into our opponents
(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 0-1 - Cymru Premier
(A) Airbus UK 0-3 - Cymru Premier
(A) Risca United 1-5 - JD Welsh Cup 2nd Round
(A) Flint Town 1-1 - Cymru Premier
(H) Pontypridd United 1-1 - Cymru Premier
(H) Ammanford AFC 1-2 - Nathaniel MG Cup 3rd Round
Rhys Kavanagh - Kavanagh is Penybont’s top scorer so far this season, having made the switch from Barry Town in the Summer. The 24 year old has five league goals to his name in his opening 10 league appearances, with four of his goals coming in the opening four fixtures of the season. His most recent goal came in a 3-0 victory over Airbus UK, in which he completed his first 90 minutes of the season, having not completed a match for the Bont. His first two goals of the season came; coincidently against the Lakesiders on the first game of the season, as he netted two in five minutes to hand us our first defeat of the season. The Welshman certainly knows where the goal is, and will be hungry to add to his tally this afternoon.
It's been a rather even affair between the two clubs in recent meetings, with the Town coming out on top on four occasions in the last eight meetings, with the Bont coming out with three victories. The most recent meeting was when both clubs met on the opening weekend of the Cymru Premier campaign in August, where the Bont secured victory with two goals in five minutes through Rhys Kavanagh. However, the last time Bont visited Maes Tegid, the Lakesiders thumped a rather young Bont side 11-0, although the visitors would have a JD Welsh Cup Final to contest the weekend after.
Referee - Bryn Markham-Jones
Assistant Referee 1 - Harry Hendricks
Assistant Referee 2 - Jordan Christopher
Fourth Official - John Andrew Jones
Referee Observer - Rodger Gifford
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