Match Preview: The New Saints vs Bala Town
The Lakesiders are back on the road for Matchday Nine of the Cymru Premier season, as we travel to Park Hall to face table topping; The New Saints in a 1st vs 2nd clash!
The previous meeting between the two sides came in the final game of last season, where TNS were still chasing Connah's Quay Nomads for the title. Despite a 2-0 win for TNS, the Nomads retained their title with a win against Penybont.
The New Saints vs Bala Town
MD9 Cymru Premier
Park Hall, SY11 4AS
Tuesday 12th October - Kick-Off: 7:45pm
For information on tickets for the match, please follow the link to The New Saints' website: https://www.tnsfc.co.uk/2021/10/11/ticket-information-for-the-visit-of-bala-town/
Insight into our opponents
(A) Connah's Quay Nomads 0-1 - Cymru Premier MD8
(H) Aberystwyth Town 3-0 - Cymru Premier MD7
(A) Conwy Borough 0-1 - JD Welsh Cup 3rd Round
(H) Barry Town 3-1 - Cymru Premier MD6
(A) Penybont 1-1 - Cymru Premier MD5
(H) Llanrwst Utd 6-0 - JD Welsh Cup 2nd Round
Declan Mcmanus - The Scotsman is no doubt the biggest threat for The New Saints, with 7 goals in 8 league appearances, placing him in 2nd place in the race for the Golden Boot so far. The 27 year old joined the Saints in June 2021 from Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic for a fee of £60,000 and has been on fire since the word go! His first involvement for the Saints was in their European campaign, and wow what a start he made...Firstly scoring in the second leg of their First Qualifying Round tie against Glentoran, then scoring in both legs against Kauno Zalgiris in their Second Qualifying Round tie, and lastly netting a hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen in the First Leg of their Third Qualifying Round tie! The Lakesiders will have to be very aware of the Scotsman under the lights of Park Hall...
Referee: John Andrew Jones
Linesmen: Ashley Jonathan Davis & Jordan Christopher
Fourth Official: James Robert Walker
Referee Observer: Nathan James Brearley
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