Flint Town United continue to be the pacesetters in the JD Cymru Premier after winning their opening two matches, scoring nine goals in the process. No surprise to see Connah’s Quay and The New Saints up there with them as the only other two sides yet to drop a point. 

Friday, 27 August 

Caernarfon Town v Newtown | Friday – 19:45 

13 weeks since Newtown beat Caernarfon Town in the 2020/21 JD Cymru Premier play-off final and the clubs will meet once again at the Oval this Friday. 

Caernarfon Town were a whisker away from sealing a European spot for the first time in their history as they led 3-2 against the Robins with only 10 minutes left to play, but after conceding three goals in six minutes the dream was over and the Cofis lost 5-3. 

And that was also the scoreline of their defeat against The New Saints last Saturday as the Canaries put up a valiant effort at Park Hall but to be undone four times from set pieces. 

Newtown have only one point from their opening fixtures, having lost against The New Saints before sharing the spoils with Pen-y-bont last Saturday, therefore nothing less than a victory will do for Chris Hughes’ side this weekend. 


Saturday, 28 August 

Cefn Druids v Barry Town | Saturday – 14:30 

It’s been a disappointing start for the struggling Druids who are the only club without a point after two games. 

The Ancients are on a run of 12 consecutive defeats since April, and after failing to score in their last seven matches it could be another long year for the Rock outfit.  

Barry Town United will be confident of claiming their first win of the season since they’ve beaten the Druids in six of their last seven meetings. 


Haverfordwest County v The New Saints | Saturday – 14:30 

The New Saints will aim to continue their perfect start as they travel to face Haverfordwest County, who are yet to score a league goal this season. 

But the Saints lost 2-1 on their last visit to Bridge Meadow back in March, bringing an end to a run of 18 games unbeaten against the Bluebirds. 

Haverfordwest County and Connah’s Quay were the only two teams to defeat The New Saints last season, but Anthony Limbrick’s squad have looked dangerous in their opening fixtures, especially from set pieces where they’ve scored six of their nine goals. 


Bala Town v Cardiff Met | Saturday – 14:30 

Following their two draws with Pen-y-bont and Barry Town United, Bala Town are already four points behind the front runners and consequently must secure a win on Saturday if they are to challenge towards the top of the table. 

Cardiff Met are one of four clubs with just a single point to their name as they played out a goalless draw with Haverfordwest County last Friday. 

The students had won three on the bounce at Maes Tegid before their latest meeting where Bala Town came out 4-1 winners with ex-Archer Will Evans opening the scoring last December.  


Flint Town United v Aberystwyth Town | Saturday – 14:30 

Flint Town United will hope to make it three wins in three games when they welcome Aberystwyth Town to Cae-y-Castell on Saturday. 

Last season’s ‘Player of the Year’, Michael Wilde has picked up where he left off and scored five goals in two games since signing for the Silkmen, overtaking Lee Hunt as the league’s third all-time top scorer with 211 goals (behind Marc Lloyd Williams and Rhys Griffiths). 

Aberystwyth Town have failed to find the net in their last three meetings with Flint Town United, but the Black & Greens will be determined to burst Neil Gibson’s bubble on Saturday. 


Pen-y-bont v Connah’s Quay | Saturday – 17:15 

Connah’s Quay return to the SDM Glass Stadium where they were crowned champions on the final weekend of last season following a 2-0 victory against Rhys Griffiths’ side. 

Pen-y-bont were the only team to win away at the Deeside Stadium during the last campaign, which was the Nomads’ first league defeat at home in two years. 

Andy Morrison’s men are the only ones yet to concede in the JD Cymru Premier this season, and after lifting the trophy for the last two years the Nomads have had the best possible start as they look to defend their title yet again.  


Highlights of the weekend’s matches will be on Sgorio this Monday at 5:30. 

Rhys Llwyd

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