Match Preview: Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town
The Oval hosts the second derby day in back-to-back weeks as Caernarfon look to avenge last week’s defeat to the Lakesiders in the penultimate game of the Cymru Premier first phase.
Last week’s derby day victory saw us hold firm of our place in the top six as we look to advance into the Championship Conference with only two games remaining in Phase One. The Lakesiders are also within reach of 2nd place and that all-important European spot.
Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town MD21
The Oval, LL55 2HT
Saturday, February 12th, kick-off at 5:15pm.
Insight into our opponents
(A) Bala Town 3-0 – Cymru Premier MD20
(H) The New Saints 0-4 – Cymru Premier MD19
(A) Cefn Druids 1-3 – Cymru Premier MD18
(A) Flint Town 3-4 – Cymru Premier MD17
(H) Aberystwyth Town 3-3 – Cymru Premier MD16
(H) Penybont 1-2 – Cymru Premier MD15
Mike Hayes – One of two former Lakesiders who started last week’s clash, Hayes is the main man upfront for the Cofis. The striker scored 41 goals in total during his long stint at Maes Tegid, while taking part in some of the most historic games in Lakesiders history. The veteran forward is now 34 yet his age hasn’t held him back this season having scored five goals along with one assist. With four of those coming in the league helping the Cofis put together a strong fight for the top six. Hayes will be hoping to inspire an important victory and get one over his old manager when the Lakesiders visit The Oval in our second to last game of the season.
Our first Gwynedd derby of the season was hosted last week as Caernarfon visited Maes Tegid in hope of moving into the top six. However, it was the Lakesiders who solidified our place in the top six with an important three points. Dean Ebbe inspired us to victory with a debut first-half goal that set us on our way to claiming a comfortable victory. A second-half brace by Ollie Shannon confirmed the victory as he caused havoc in the Cofis’ penalty area. Jake Bailey was also sent-off early in the second-half to make Huw Griffiths’ visit to Maes Tegid a painfully unforgettable experience.
Referee – Thomas Owen
Linesmen – Andy Harms & Connor Eoin Fowler
Fourth official – Nicholas Pratt
Keep Up To Date
Unable to head to The Oval to see the Lakesiders take on the Cofis? Sgorio have you covered! As they will be broadcasting the match live on Youtube, Facebook and S4C Clic from 5:15pm.