Matchday Five is here, as Penybont make the trip up North to Maes Tegid, with both teams still holding on to their unbeaten starts to the Cymru Premier season!
The Town come into today's game having picked up a point against Caernarfon Town at the Oval in mid-week, having gone ahead early in the second half through a first Bala goal for Naim Arsan. However, Zack Clarke brought the Cofi's level with a well taken goal with quarter of an hour left of regulation time.
On the other hand, Penybont come into today's game on the back of two scoreless draws against Pontypridd United and Cardiff Met, after back to back wins to start the season off.
Bala Town vs Penybont
Cymru Premier MD-5
Maes Tegid, Castle St, LL23 7UY
Saturday 2nd of September, 2:30pm 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)
(H) Cardiff Met 0-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD4
(A) Pontypridd United 0-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD3
(H) Haverfordwest County 2-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD2
(A) Newtown 1-3 - JD Cymru Premier MD1
(H) Afan Lido 1-1 - (Defeat on Penalties) - Nathaniel MG Cup Second Round
(A) Santa Coloma 2-0 - UEFA Europa Conference League First QR, 2nd Leg
Chris Venables - Following his move from Maes Tegid this past summer, our former Captain has carried on his scoring habits with Penybont, having opened his league account with two goals against Newtown on the opening day. The 38 year old showed his class in Penybont's first ever European match this past summer, netting a 66th minute equaliser in the First Leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League tie, however he would then be sent off in their Second Leg tie in Extra Time. The Town legend will definitely be a threat to his former team mates this afternoon, in what is expected to be an interesting match up!
The last three meetings have seen the two sides share the points, with a 2-2, 1-1 and scoreless draw. The Bont inflicted defeat on the Lakesiders on the opening day of last season in the scorching heat, as Rhys Kavanagh netted a five minute brace in the second half, despite a red card to Penybont's Sam Snaith late on. The previous victory for the Town was an emphatic 11-0 win on the final day of the 2021/22 season, with the Bont resting a number of key players for their JD Welsh Cup Final against The New Saints.
Referee - Mark Petch
Assistant Referee 1 - Ian David Bird
Assistant Referee 2 - James Peter Sheils
Fourth Official - Thomas Owen
Referee Observer - Rodger Gifford
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