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Match Preview: The New Saints vs Bala Town



Following our progression into the JD Welsh Cup Final just 10 days ago, tonight we face our JD Welsh Cup Final opponents in the Cymru Premier! We head to Park Hall to take on the New Saints, following the postponement of this fixture on Friday following the heavy snowfall. Both teams come into tonight's match having booked their place in the JD Welsh Cup Final recently, and will look to use that momentum going into tonight's match. The New Saints sit on top of the Cymru Premier tree and are about to reach their 1000th game in the Cymru Premier, while being only two wins away from sealing a 15th Cymru Premier title. Meanwhile the Lakesiders will be looking to spoil the party and increase our odds of qualifying for Europe, by taking all three points and being level on points with Cardiff Met in 4th. The Match The New Saints vs Bala Town Cymru Premier Championship Conference Park Hall, Burma Rd, Oswestry SY11 4AS Monday March 13th, 7:30pm kick-off.

Insight into our opponents Form:

(Neutral) Penybont 0-2 TNS - JD Welsh Cup Semi Final (H) Penybont 1-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (H) Newtown 1-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (A) Cardiff Met 3-2 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference (A) Cwmbran Celtic 1-3 - JD Welsh Cup Quarter Final (H) Bala Town 3-0 - Cymru Premier Phase One

Danger Man Declan McManus - The 28 year old sits on top of the scoring pile in the Cymru Premier, having netted 19 goals in 18 league appearances for the Saints, leading them to an inevitable Cymru Premier title once again this season. The Scotsman will be looking to beat his tally of 24 goals from last season's Cymru Premier league, with just seven games to go, he is in a good position to do so. Although, McManus is without a goal in his last four appearances, and was an un-used substitute in the Saints' previous league match against Penybont. However, should the league's top goalscorer feature this evening, he will most definitely be a big threat!

Previous Meetings

The Lakesiders have suffered a torrid time against the Saints in recent meetings, having not managed a win against them in our last 12 meetings. Our last victory came in a 3-1 home win back in August of 2019, as goals from Louis Robles and a brace from Chris Venables sealed the three points at the start of the 2019/20 season. So far this season, the Town are yet to score a goal against tonight's opponents, having been beaten in both meetings in against the Saints with score lines of 5-0 and 3-0.

Officials

Referee - Nicholas Pratt Assistant Referee 1 - Martin William Roberts Assistant Referee 2 - Connor Eoin Fowler Fourth Official - Alex David Livesey Referee Observer - Nathan James Brearley

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