Match Preview: TNS vs Bala Town
The Lakesiders face the steep task of taking down the league leaders TNS at Park Hall on our first midweek game of the championship conference.
TNS sit comfortably top of the Cymru Premier with 23 points between them and us in second. Having only lost once this season, the Lakesiders will be looking to cause an upset against the Saints to continue our unbeaten run.
TNS vs Bala Town
Cymru Premier MD24
Park Hall, SY11 4AS
Tuesday March 8th, Kick-Off at 19:45pm
Insight into our opponents
(A) Flint Town 1-2 – Cymru Premier MD23
(A) Cardiff Met 1-1 – Cymru Premier MD22
(H) Guilsfield 2-0 – Welsh Cup
(A) Cefn Druids 1-4 – Cymru Premier MD19
(H) Cefn Druids 5-1 – Cymru Premier MD18
(A) Caernarfon 0-4 – Cymru Premier MD21
Declan McManus –McManus may well be the most feared man in the whole of the Cymru Premier having gathered a staggering 21 league goals this season. Not to mention it’s the Scots first season playing in the Welsh pyramid, and he played a key role in their success of reaching the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League. The 27-year-old all but certainly has the golden boot wrapped up and will now be looking to help his side collect the league title as soon as possible to help shift focus to winning silverware elsewhere in the Welsh Cup.
TNS left their mark on Maes Tegid in our last meeting with the league leaders sweeping aside the Lakesiders in a dominant 4-1 win. Ben Clark was the star of the show that evening as he took control of the midfield battle while scoring a goal to show for his efforts. Chris Sang scored his first goal in Bala colours which turned out to be merely a consolation in the end as TNS improved their already superior goal difference.
While our last visit to Park Hall, was slightly more promising as the Lakesiders fell just short of claiming a rare win in Oswestry. Chris Venables gave us the lead from the spot that night before Bala played out a professional performance to block out the arsenal of TNS up until Ryan Brobbel scored a late brace to turn around the scores, snatching the three points.
Referee: Nicholas Pratt
Linesmen: Lewis Ross Edwards & Johnathon Bebee-Bryant
Fourth Official: Cheryl Foster
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