The two JD Cymru Premier leaders will go head-to-head at Park Hall on Tuesday night, but will it be The New Saints or Flint Town United who can keep their 100% record intact and break clear at the top of the table.
The Sgorio cameras will be live from Latham Park as Newtown AFC welcome Cefn Druids, the game will be shown live online (Sgorio’s Facebook and Youtube) at 7.45.
Tuesday, 31 August
Connah’s Quay v Caernarfon Town | Tuesday – 19:45
Andy Morrison cut a frustrated figure after the Nomads’ perfect start came to an end at Pen-y-bont on Saturday as the champions had to share the spoils with their hosts.
Caernarfon Town were also left deflated after they suffered a second straight defeat at home against Newtown, dropping from 4th to 9th in the table.
It could be a tough night for the Canaries considering that the Nomads have won each of their last six meetings with the Cofis, scoring 23 goals in the process (3.8 goals per game).
Cardiff Met v Pen-y-bont | Tuesday – 19:45
At the Cyncoed Campus, both Cardiff Met and Pen-y-bont will be keen to claim their first victories of the league season.
Following a 5-1 thrashing from Flint Town United on the opening weekend, the students have recorded back-to-back goalless draws with Haverfordwest County and Bala Town.
Pen-y-bont are also without a win but Rhys Griffiths won’t be too disheartened with his side’s three draws as they’ve taken points from three of the four clubs who qualified for Europe last season (Bala Town, Newtown, Connah’s Quay).
Cardiff Met didn’t lose any of their first nine meetings with Pen-y-bont, but it’s the Bryntirion side who have won the last three matches between the clubs without conceding a single goal.
Barry Town United v Haverfordwest County | Tuesday – 19:45
Barry Town United are up to 4th place after hitting four past Cefn Druids on Saturday afternoon.
Haverfordwest County on the other hand are still without a goal, and have only one point to their name following defeats against Caernarfon Town and The New Saints, with a goalless draw against Cardiff Met sandwiched in between.
The Bluebirds will look to get off the mark at Jenner Park where they haven’t beaten the Dragons since February 2012.
Newtown v Cefn Druids | Tuesday – 19:45
Newtown will be clear favourites at Latham Park on Tuesday night as Chris Hughes’ side have won each their last five matches against the Druids, and are unbeaten in their last 12 meetings with the Ancients.
The Robins scored an impressive 20 goals in four games against the Druids during the last campaign, and the Cefn outfit have had another tough start this season, losing all three of their fixtures so far.
The Ancients are on a run of 13 consecutive defeats since April, and it could be another long year for Niall McGuinness’ men.
The New Saints v Flint Town United | Tuesday – 19:45 (live online)
A 1-0 victory apiece for The New Saints and Flint Town United on Saturday meant that these two teams have secured the maximum points available from their opening three games.
Jordan Williams headed in the Saints’ only goal at Haverfordwest County as Anthony Limbrick’s side continued to show their dominance from set pieces, as seven of their 10 goals this season have been scored from set plays.
Flint Town United also got their joy from a corner, but Alex Jones’ 94th minute winner was undoubtedly a controversial goal as footage showed the captain handling the ball into the Aberystwyth net.
The New Saints won both games comfortably against the Silkmen last season, scoring an emphatic 16 goals (TNS 10-0 Flint, Flint 0-6 TNS).
But it’s fair to say that Neil Gibson’s squad has vastly improved from last season, and league top scorer Michael Wilde (5 goals) will be determined to make an impact at his old stomping ground.
Michael Wilde scored a hatrick on his last visit to Park Hall as he inspired Connah’s Quay to victory and put them on the path which led the Nomads to their second consecutive title.
Aberystwyth Town v Bala Town | Tuesday – 20:00
Bala Town have had a slow start to the season with three draws against Pen-y-bont, Barry Town United and Cardiff Met.
After beating Barry Town United on the opening weekend, Aberystwyth Town have suffered consecutive 1-0 defeats against Connah’s Quay and Flint Town United.
Bala Town have won their previous four meetings with Aberystwyth Town, therefore Colin Caton will be confident that his Lakesiders can clinch three points on Saturday.