Match Preview: Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town



It's back to Cup action for the Lakesiders this week, as we make the short trip to Gwynedd Rivals; Caernarfon Town in the Nathaniel MG Cup Third Round.


The Cofi's have come out the blocks well in the league, as they sit just four points behind league leaders The New Saints with only two defeats in their opening six matches. On the other hand, the Lakesiders have found it tough in the opening rounds of the Cymru Premier, with two wins, two draws and two defeats, with back-to-back wins eluding the Town once more, as a late equaliser from Flint Town's Larnell Cole shattered Bala's chances of back-to-back wins in our most recent fixture.


The Match

Caernarfon Town vs Bala Town

Nathaniel MG Cup Third Round

The Oval, LL55 2HT

Tuesday September 20th, 7:45pm kick-off.


Insight into our opponents

Form:

(H) Haverfordwest County 2-1 - Cymru Premier

(H) Airbus UK 3-1 - Cymru Premier

(A) Newtown AFC 2-1 - Cymru Premier

(H) Cardiff Met 5-1 - Cymru Premier

(H) Pontypridd United 2-0 - Cymru Premier

(A) Haverfordwest County 1-0 - Cymru Premier


Danger Man

Sion Bradley - The Welshman has had a fine start to the season, playing every possible minute in the Cymru Premier thus far for the Canaries and netting three goals in the opening six fixtures. The fan favourite at the Oval will be looking to grab his first goal of the league cup this season should he feature, with only 54 minutes played so far in the competition. The Lakesiders will know all about the 24 year old, having scored against the Town in a 3-3 draw the Oval last season, as he sent a looping ball over Ramsay to give his side the lead in that game. He will definitely be the danger man for the Cofi's in this huge cup tie!


Previous Meetings

The previous meetings have seen the Lakesiders topple our Gwynedd Rivals in four out of the last six meetings between the two sides, with two 2-0 victories in last season's Champions Conference. The Both teams played out a frantic 3-3 draw in Phase 1 of last season, which saw Will Evans grab a late goal to snatch a point from the Oval, despite going ahead by two goals in the first half. The Cofi's last victory was in the 2020/21 Champions Conference as they trounced to victory by three goals to nil, with the Lakesiders having clinched European football the match before.


Officials

Referee - Mark Petch

Assistant Referee 1 - Kenwyn Hughes

Assistant Referee 2 - Ryan Mark Hughes

Fourth Official - John Andrew Jones

Referee Observer - John Baston


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