The long wait is over and after 11 weeks we finally have a full set of JD Cymru Premier fixtures to look forward to this weekend, which includes the crucial meeting at the top of the table between The New Saints and Bala Town live on Sgorio at 16:45 on Saturday.
Saturday, 6 March
Caernarfon Town (5th) v Aberystwyth Town (12th) | Saturday – 14:30
The break in the season came at an unfortunate time for Caernarfon Town who had gone four games without defeat before Christmas, rekindling their hopes of making the Top Six.
But it was a completely different story for Aberystwyth Town who were possibly glad of the opportunity to catch their breath following six consecutive defeats.
Aberystwyth have gone nine league games without a win, which is their longest run in a decade – and a chance to regroup may have been just what the Black & Greens needed.
The Cofis have only lost one of their five meetings with Aberystwyth since their promotion in 2018.
Connah’s Quay (2nd) v Newtown (9th) | Saturday – 14:30
Newtown will be buoyant after their solid display against Pen-y-bont on Tuesday night, but they face a meaner test at the Deeside Stadium where the Robins haven’t won since August 2015.
Before the league interval, Connah’s Quay had won seven consecutive top flight matches for the first time in their history, and Andy Morrison’s men are breathing down the necks of TNS who are only three points ahead of the Nomads having played one more game.
Connah’s Quay have won their last six home games against Newtown, and the current Welsh champions have gone two years without losing a league match at home (24 games – won 19, drawn 5).
Connah’s Quay: ✅✅✅✅✅
Cefn Druids (11th) v Barry Town United (4th) | Saturday – 14:30
Barry Town United have won five of their last six meetings with Cefn Druids, including their 4-1 triumph at Jenner Park in their last match before the league break.
No team have conceded more than the Druids this season (2.3 goals per game), and Bruno Lopes’ side need to shape up sharpish if they are to climb out of the relegation zone.
The Rock’s retinue can take confidence that they’ve won four of their last five home games against Barry Town United, and the Dragons are without an away win since October, having lost five and drawn once on the road since then.
Cefn Druids: ➖❌✅✅❌
Barry Town United: ❌✅❌❌✅
Haverfordwest County (7th) v Cardiff Met (8th) | Saturday – 14:30
Cardiff Met are another team looking for a change of fortune after losing three on the bounce before Christmas.
But the students have an excellent record against Haverfordwest County – Met are unbeaten in five against the Bluebirds, and haven’t lost at Bridge Meadow in 20 years.
Having lost only one of their last six home games, Haverfordwest are certainly ones to watch in the race for the Top Six.
Haverfordwest County: ✅✅➖❌✅
Cardiff Met: ✅➖❌❌❌
Flint Town United (10th) v Pen-y-bont (6th) | Saturday – 14:30
Neil Gibson tasted victory in his first and only game to date as Flint Town United manager, at home against Aberystwyth Town in December (3-0).
Now the Silkmen face a tough set of fixtures ahead of the league split as their next six matches are against clubs who are currently sitting in the top half of the table, beginning with Flint’s first ever meeting with Pen-y-bont.
Pen-y-bont have lost their last three away games, and manager Rhys Griffiths will demand an improvement from his side in the wake of their disappointing defeat at Newtown on Tuesday.
Flint Town United: ❌❌❌❌✅
The New Saints (1st) v Bala Town (3rd) | Saturday – 17:00 (S4C)
After winning each one of their eight home games in the league this season, the Saints will be pleased to be resuming their campaign at Park Hall, where the Oswestry outfit have never lost against Bala Town.
But the Lakesiders are the only side who remain unbeaten away from home, and Colin Caton’s crew have collected more points in the first half of this season than in any previous year (35pts from 16 games).
Despite their impressive form, there is still nine points separating Bala and TNS, which means it’s imperative for the Lakesiders to get something out of this game if they are to remain in the hunt for the title.
The New Saints: ✅✅❌✅✅
Bala Town: ✅➖➖✅✅
Highlights of all games will be on Sgorio every Monday at 17:30.