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Match Preview: The New Saints vs Bala Town

The Town head to the league leaders this evening, having regained some good form following a disappointing September with just the one win in seven matches. However, an improved October has brought some positivity back to Maes Tegid!

Our last outing would come a week ago at Maes Tegid against Haverfordwest County, where a brace from George Newell would secure the three points, pushing the Lakesiders up to 5th in the league.

The New Saints have been steamrolling past opponents in recent outings, scoring atleast three goals in their last nine matches, with the last time they fired a blank was against the Town at Maes Tegid in mid-September.

The Match

The New Saints vs Bala Town

Cymru Premier MD-14

Park Hall Stadium, The Venue at, Burma Rd, Park Hall, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AS

Saturday 28th of October, 5:15pm kick-off

Insight into our opponents

Form: (Domestic Only)

(H) Gresford Athletic 9-0 - Nathaniel MG Cup Quarter Final

(A) Barry Town 2-6 - JD Cymru Premier MD13

(A) Penybont 1-4 - JD Cymru Premier MD11

(H) Pontypridd United 4-0 - JD Cymru Premier MD10

(A) Caernarfon Town 1-3 - JD Cymru Premier MD9

(A) Cardiff Met 1-5 - JD Cymru Premier MD8

Danger Man

Ryan Brobbel - The 30 year old is in superb form for his side at the minute, with six goal contributions in his last five outings in the JD Cymru Premier. Brobbel has taken Declan McManus' perch as the New Saints' top goalscorer, with the Scotsman out through injury, with Brobbel netting 8 goals in all competitions, sitting joint third in the JD Cymru Premier's top goal scoring charts for the season. Lakesiders manager Colin Caton will know of the threat that the Forward possesses, with Brobbel having scored five goals against the Town last season.

Previous Meetings

The Town are without victory in our last 16 attempts against The New Saints, with our last victory coming in a 3-1 win at Maes Tegid in August 2019, with a brace from Chris Venables and a single goal from Louis Robles. The last meeting between the two sides would be a 0-0 draw at Maes Tegid, despite four red cards shown to Ollie Shannon and Adrian Cieslewicz on the field with Craig Harrison and Ryan Valentine also being dismissed from their respective benches following a brawl. In the last 17 meetings, the New Saints have been victorious in 11 of them, with the latest victory being in the JD Welsh Cup Final of last season, as the Lakesiders were dismantled 6-0 at Nantporth Stadium.

Match Officials

Referee - Nicholas Pratt

Assistant Referee 1 - Johnathon Bebee-Bryant

Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Hendricks

Fourth Official - Andy Harms

Referee Observer - Dean John

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