The Lakesiders head out on the road again as they travel down to Bridgend to take on Penybont at the SDM Glass Stadium, as the Town look to claw on to a chance of qualifying for Europe through their final league position. The Town are yet to taste victory in the Championship Conference this season with three draws and two defeats, and will be looking to collect their first three points this afternoon!
Penybont are yet to taste defeat in the Championship Conference this season, having picked up two victories and three draws, leading them to 3rd place in the Cymru Premier. However, following a Cymru Premier rule breach, Penybont look to be deducted six points and adds greater importance to today's clash.
Penybont vs Bala Town
Cymru Premier Championship Conference
SDM Glass Stadium, Bridgend CF31 4RH
Saturday 25th of March, 2:30pm kick-off
Insight into our opponents
(A) Newtown 0-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference
(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 1-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference
(Neutral) The New Saints 0-2 (defeat) - JD Welsh Cup Semi Final
(A) The New Saints 1-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference
(H) Cardiff Met 2-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference
(A) Bala Town 0-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference
Nathan Wood – The 25 year old Forward is the leading goal scorer for the Bont this season, with nine league goals in 27 appearances to his name, while also netting four goals in the JD Welsh Cup. Wood has fired a blank in his last three appearances, however previous to his mini goal drought, he managed four goals in five appearances in all competitions, which saw him score against Newtown, Holywell Town (JD Welsh Cup) Cardiff Met and The New Saints. Wood was also called up to the Cymru C squad recently and made a cameo in the second half as he replaced Cardiff Met's Sam Jones for the final half an hour of the match.
It's been mixed success for the Town in recent meetings against today's hosts, with just three league victories in our last eight clashes with the South Wales side. So far this season, Penybont have the bragging rights with a 2-0 victory back in August last year, as they collected their first three points of the Cymru Premier season on the opening day. Since August, two more meetings have followed, with both fixtures ending in draws as the sides played out a 1-1 draw in October last year, and then a 0-0 draw in February this year to kick off the Championship Conference.
Referee - Bryn Markham-Jones
Assistant Referee 1 - Johnathon Bebee-Bryant
Assistant Referee 2 - Connor Thomas
Fourth Official - Ieuan Lewis
Referee Observer - Rodger Gifford
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