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Match Preview: Pontypridd United vs Bala Town

The Lakesiders head down South to take on Pontypridd United at the USW Sports Park, as the Town start a triple header of away fixtures.

The Town come into today's match on the back of a hard fought draw against table toppers; The New Saints, with our unbeaten league run being extended to six matches.

Pontypridd on the other hand come into today's game having been defeated 2-0 by Cardiff Met at Cyncoed Campus. The Dragons have only conceded three goals in their opening league fixtures, however they have only managed two goals, with both goals coming in their 1-0 victories over Barry Town and Aberystwyth Town.

The Match

Pontypridd United vs Bala Town

Cymru Premier MD-7

USW Sports Park, Treforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd CF37 5U

Saturday 16th of September, 2:30pm kick-off

Insight into our opponents

Form: (Domestic Only)

(A) Cardiff Met 2-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD6

(H) Barry Town 1-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD5

(A) Aberystwyth Town 0-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD4

(H) Penybont 0-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD3

(H) The New Saints 0-1 - JD Cymru Premier MD2

(A) Haverfordwest County 0-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD1

Danger Man

Corey Shephard - The 25 year old made the short move from Haverfordwest County to Pontypridd United during the summer transfer window, despite playing a pivotal role for the Bluebirds in their European Play-Off triumph. Shephard will look to play a pivotal role with his new Club once again this season, as Ponty have made a great start to their season, with only two defeats in their opening six fixtures. Shephard has featured in all six opening fixtures, and has only failed to play the full 90 minutes once. Despite only scoring two goals so far this season, Shephard will look to be the creative spark that Ponty need him to be, if they are to keep up their early form throughout the season.

Previous Meetings

The Town have come out on top in two of the last three meetings between the two sides, with one JD Welsh Cup win and a 3-0 league victory in January this year. However, the last time the Lakesiders headed to the USW Sports Park, the home side would win 2-1 in wet and windy conditions just days into 2023.

Match Officials

Referee - Alex McInch

Assistant Referee 1 - Lewis Ross Edwards

Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Hendricks

Fourth Official - Thomas Bevan

Referee Observer - Dean John

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