Match Preview: Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town



The penultimate game of the Championship Conference sees the Lakesiders head to The Oval to take on the Cofis. Bala could well secure European qualification if TNS manage to beat Newtown and the Lakesiders pick up at least a point in the Gwynedd derby.

Having won two out of the three Gwynedd derbies this season, the Lakesiders have had the upper hand against Caernarfon. Colin Caton will be looking for his maiden victory at The Oval to secure a Championship Conference double over the Cofis.


The Match

Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town

Cymru Premier MD31

The Oval, LL55 2HT

Monday, April 18th, 14:30pm kick-off.


Insight into our opponents


Form:

(H) Penybont 1-0 - Cymru Premier MD30

(A) Newtown 1-0 - Cymru Premier MD29

(A) Flint Town 0-4 - Cymru Premier MD28

(H) The New Saints 0-3 – Cymru Premier MD27

(A) Bala Town 2-0 – Cymru Premier MD26

(H) Flint Town 2-1 – Cymru Premier MD25


Danger Man

Darren Thomas - Commonly known as the 'Cofi Messi', Thomas will be looking to light up The Oval on bank holiday Monday. The midfielder is a big moment player and will be looking to provide that spark for Caernarfon as when they need him most, he more often the not shows up. Thomas has an eye for goal, having scored six this season. Most recently against Penybont where he provided a striker like finish in the box to help his side on their way to thrashing the Bont.


Previous Meetings

The Lakesiders secured an impressive 2-0 victory over Caernarfon in our last encounter which took place at Maes Tegid. Dean Ebbe scored on the stroke of half-time that afternoon as he grabbed his fourth goal against the Cofis for Bala since joining in January. While Ollie Shannon completed a successful afternoon with his injury-time goal confirming our derby day victory.


Officials

Referee: Bryan Markham-Jones

Assistant Referees: James Peter Sheils & Kenwyn Hughes

Fourth official: Aaron Wyn Jones


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