The Lakesiders make the trip down South this Tuesday evening, after this fixture was postponed due to the pitch conditions at the USW Sport Park deemed unplayable in mid December. The Town come into the match on a five game winning streak in all competitions, having completed the double in the Gwynedd Derby against Caernarfon Town over the festive period.
Pontypridd have struggled so far this season in the Cymru Premier, having spent most of their time in the relegation zone, although they collected four points over the festive period, leading them to just one point from escaping the relegation zone. This will be the first of three meetings between the two sides this January, with two league meetings and a JD Welsh Cup Fourth Round tie to contend.
Pontypridd United vs Bala Town
USW Sport Park, CF37 5UP
Tuesday 3rd of January, 7:45pm kick-off
Insight into our opponents
(A) Haverfordwest County 1-1 - Cymru Premier
(H) Haverfordwest County 3-2 - Cymru Premier
(H) Penybont 0-1 - Cymru Premier
(A) Newtown 4-2 - Cymru Premier
(H) Cardiff Met 0-1 - Cymru Premier
(A) Aberystwyth Town 2-1 - Cymru Premier
Ben Ahmun - The former Penybont forward made a move to Pontypridd United this past Summer, and has already beat his last season's tally, having scored six goals in 17 league appearances. Although, the 30 year old hit a hat-trick past their newly promoted counterparts in Airbus UK back in October as Ponty scored four goals without reply. Ahmun then scored in a 2-1 win over Aberystwyth Town at the USW Sport Park in Ponty's first game of the season, as Ahmun struck a 75th minute goal to double their lead having come on to the pitch just five minutes prior. His other two goals came in a 4-2 defeat to Newtown in mid December, keeping him as Ponty's top scorer this season. The Forward could pose a threat to the Bala backline this evening!
In the only ever fixture between the two clubs, the Lakesiders hit Ponty for five in the 2021/22 JD Welsh Cup, with goals coming from Steven Leslie, Paul Rutherford, Bradley Bauress, Chris Venables and an own goal from Jordan Knott, which helped the Town progress through to Round Six of the competition. Both sides were scheduled to face each other at Maes Tegid in September, however due to the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the game was postponed to a later date.
Referee - Alex Livesey
Assistant Referee 1 - Johnathon Bebee-Bryant
Assistant Referee 2 - Matthew Johnson
Fourth Official - David Morgan
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