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Match Preview: Newtown vs Bala Town



It's a first away trip of Phase Two for the Lakesiders, as we head to mid-Wales to take on Newtown at Latham Park as we return to league action following our progression in the JD Welsh Cup.


The Lakesiders come into today's game having secured our place in the JD Welsh Cup Semi Finals with a 3-0 win over Flint Mountain at Maes Tegid, but are yet to see victory in Phase Two of the JD Cymru Premier, with a draw and defeat to Cardiff Met and The New Saints respectively.


The Robins on the other hand, are without victory in their last six outings and currently sit in 5th place on 33 points and have Caernarfon Town sitting level with them. Despite going ahead in their last match, they would eventually be defeated 3-2 by Connah's Quay Nomads.


The Match

Newtown vs Bala Town

JD Cymru Premier, Phase Two MD3

Latham Park, Lon Cerddyn, Newtown, SY16 1EN

Saturday 24th of February, 2:30pm kick-off


Insight into our opponents

Form: (Domestic Only) 


(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 2-3 - JD Cymru Premier Phase Two MD2

(A) The New Saints 3-0 - JD Cymru Premier Phase Two MD1

(A) The New Saints 3-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD22

(A) Barry Town 4-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD21

(A) Bala Town 2-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD20

(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 - JD Cymru Premier MD19


Danger Man

Aaron Williams: The 30 year old leads the way in terms of goals for the Robins, with 16 leauge goals to his name and sits in third place in the JD Cymru Premier top goalscorers chart. Williams already has two goals to his name against the Lakesiders this season, scoring in both league fixtures and coming out on top just the once. The Forward will be looking to get back amongst the goals today, having drawn a blank in his last four outings, with his last goal coming against the Lakesiders at the end of 2023.


Previous Meetings  

The hosts have been on the winning side in four out of the last five meetings, with the Town winning the most recent meeting at Maes Tegid, as a brace from Joe Malkin would steal the three points after turning the game around from 1-0 down. Our last trip to Latham Park would end in a 1-0 defeat despite a spirited effort from the Town, with Aaron Williams scoring the only goal of the game. Prior to Newtown's four successive victories against the Lakesiders, the Robins were winless in our past 11 meetings in all competitions.


Match Officials   

Referee: Mark Petch

Assistant Referee: Martin William Roberts

Assistant Referee: Steffan Rhodri Davies

Fourth Official: Thomas Owen

Observer: Nathan James Brearley


Keep Up To Date   

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