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Match Preview: Penybont vs Bala Town

The Lakesiders head South towards Bridgend for Matchday 18, as we take on Penybont at the SDM Glass Stadium in front of the Sgorio cameras in a crunch fixture for a Top Six spot. The Town come into the fixture with no defeats in our last four matches in all competitions, with two wins over Aberystwyth Town and draws against Pontypridd United and Caernarfon Town. After a dip in form in September, the Town will look to keep up a good run of form going into the business end of Phase 1. Meanwhile, Penybont have dipped in form, with no wins in their last four matches in all competitions, with two defeat and two draws, along with being knocked out of the JD Welsh Cup by Llanelli Town on penalties. The Match Penybont vs Bala Town JD Cymru Premier MD18 SDM Glass Stadium, Llangewydd Road, Bridgend CF31 4RH

Saturday 2nd of December, 5:15pm kick-off Insight into our opponents Form: (Domestic Only) (A) Barry Town 1-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD17 (A) Colwyn Bay 2-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD16 (H) Newtown 1-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD15 (A) Llanelli Town 3-3 (Llanelli win on penalties) - JD Welsh Cup Round Three (A) Caernarfon Town 2-4 - JD Cymru Premier MD14 (H) Aberystwyth Town 0-2 - JD Cymru Premier MD13

Danger Man Chris Venables: The 38 year old veteran; Chris Venables, has been amongst the goals as usual for his new side after leaving Maes Tegid this past summer. Our former Captain moved to Penybont after 7 successful years at Maes Tegid, and made a huge impact in Bont's first European campaign, by scoring the equaliser in the first leg of their UECL tie. Venables is competing with Jordan Davies and Aaron Williams at the top of the JD Cymru Premier goalscoring charts, as he sits on 11 goals and just two behind Aaron Williams who occupies top spot. In all competitions, the Forward has 15 goal contributions in all competitions, as Bont look to replicate their success from last season with the Town's former Captain.

Previous Meetings It's been pretty even between the two sides in recent meetings, with one victory each and three draws in our last five fixtures, with the most recent meeting being a 2-1 win for the Town at the start of last September, with first half goals from George Newell and Naim Arsan sending us on our way to three points. Penybont's last victory in this fixture came on the opening day of last season, as a brace from Rhys Kavanagh in the space of five minutes would give his side an opening day victory at the SDM Glass Stadium.

Match Officials Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith Assistant Referee: Daniel Beckett Assistant Referee: Johnathon Bebee-Bryant Fourth Official: Ryan Kenny Observer: Mark Steven Whitby

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