Our first away trip of the league season takes us to Cyncoed Campus in the Capital, as the Lakesiders take on Cardiff Met, with the aim of winning back to back league games for the first time since December 2022.
The opening weekend saw both sides enter this season's Cymru Premier campaign with a 1-0 victory over their respective opponents and have both progressed to the next round of the Nathaniel MG Cup with convincing victories.
Cardiff Met vs Bala Town
Cymru Premier MD-2
Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
Saturday 19th of August, 2:30pm kick-off
Insight into our opponents
Form: (Domestic Only)
(A) Aberystwyth Town 0-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD1
(A) Taffs Well 0-3 - Nathaniel MG Cup Second Round
(H) Haverfordwest County 0-0 (3-4p) JD Cymru Premier European Play-Off Semi Final
(H) Bala Town 2-1 - JD Cymru Premier 2022/23
(A) Newtown 1-2 - JD Cymru Premier 2022/23
(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 0-2 - JD Cymru Premier 2022/23
Sam Jones - With Eliot Evans out through suspension, the Met will look to Sam Jones to provide the goals on Matchday Two, having topped the Met's goalscoring charts last season with 10 league goals in 31 league appearances. The 25 year old is yet to open his account for the season, however with six goals in his first four league appearances last season, there's no doubt the Forward will be trying to replicate his early season form from last year in this year's Cymru Premier opening fixtures.
Both sides have had their fair share of success in recent meetings, with both Met and the Lakesiders sharing two victories each in our last six meetings in all competitions. In the last 10 meetings, we have seen four draws between the two sides, including three scoreless draws. The last meeting between the two sides was at the back end of last season, as Cardiff Met clinched a 2-1 victory at Cyncoed, despite the Lakesiders pushing for a late comeback having been 2-0 down up until the 75th minute.
Referee - Thomas Owen
Assistant Referee 1 - Johnathon Bebee-Bryant
Assistant Referee 2 - Ian David Bird
Fourth Official - Jordan Harman
Referee Observer - Dean John
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