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Match Preview: Bala Town vs Pontypridd United

The Lakesiders return to Maes Tegid to take on Pontypridd United in the JD Cymru Premier, as we head into November sitting in 6th place, three points ahead of 7th placed Penybont going into today's game.

The Town enter today on the back of a 2-0 defeat to league leaders The New Saints, after two goals in the space of five minutes earnt the Saints all three points in front of the Sgorio cameras.

Ponty come into today's match having faced a 3-1 defeat to Cardiff Met at home last weekend, however the news of 18 disciplinary charges against the Club will be a huge cause for concern amongst the players and staff, not to mention their poor form so far this season.

The Match

Bala Town vs Pontypridd United

JD Cymru Premier MD-15

Maes Tegid, Castle St, LL23 7UY

Saturday 4th of November, 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 1-3 - JD Cymru Premier MD14

(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 0-3 - JD Cymru Premier MD13

(A) Barry Town 2-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD12

(H) Abertillery Bluebirds 6-0 - JD Welsh Cup 2nd Round

(H) Haverfordwest County 2-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD11

(A) The New Saints 4-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD10

Danger Man

Jack Karadogan - Despite only scoring five league goals so far this season, Ponty's Jack Karadogan has been a positive spark, scoring two of their league goals and also netting twice in domestic cup competitions. With Ponty's off the field troubles causing disruption, they will look towards Karadogan to put their on the field troubles to an end, with just three victories so far this season and struggling to score in front of goal.

Previous Meetings

The last five meetings between the two sides have seen the Town come out on top on three occasions, with two victories in the JD Welsh Cup and one in the JD Cymru Premier. Our last victory came in January of this year with a 2-1 win at Maes Tegid in the JD Welsh Cup, as goals from Chris Venables and Nathan Peate secured the victory. Pontypridd's only victory against the Town was on a wet and windy evening at the USW Sports Park earlier this year, as Ponty secured a 2-1 victory in horrendous conditions.

Match Officials

Referee - Huw Jones

Assistant Referee 1 - Connor Thomas

Assistant Referee 2 - Ethan Brian Goatley

Fourth Official - Richard Lee Wright

Referee Observer - Stephen Christopher Hames

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