It’s the final weekend before the split in the JD Cymru Premier and Pen-y-bont, Caernarfon Town and Haverfordwest County are all battling for the last two spots in the Top Six.
Friday, 2 April
Aberystwyth Town (9th) v Cefn Druids (12th) | Friday – 17:00
Aberystwyth Town have only lost one in five since the league restart, climbing from the bottom of the table up to 9th position.
Cefn Druids have taken their place at the foot of the table following a frustrating run of six games without a win (lost five, drawn one).
But the Ancients have only lost once in their last six visits to Park Avenue (won three, drawn two).
Aberystwyth Town: ➖✅❌✅➖
Cefn Druids: ❌❌❌❌➖
Cardiff Met (10th) v Barry Town United (4th) | Friday – 17:00
Barry Town United secured their place in the Top Six in style on Saturday, hitting six goals past a helpless Bala Town side.
But there was further disappointment for Cardiff Met, who have now gone eight games without a victory after their 3-2 defeat at the Oval.
Cardiff Met are only two points above the relegation zone, but it’s yet to be decided if the bottom two clubs will be relegated this year as the Tier 2 season has been cancelled.
Cardiff Met: ❌❌❌➖❌
Barry Town United: ✅❌✅❌✅
Pen-y-bont (5th) v Haverfordwest County (7th) | Friday – 17:00 (S4C)
The biggest game of the weekend will be live from the SDM Glass Stadium as Pen-y-bont go head to head with Haverfordwest County for a ticket to the Top Six.
Pen-y-bont are three points above Haverfordwest County, and the Bluebirds will have to win by a three goal margin if they are to leap above their opponents on goal difference.
But Caernarfon Town are also only three points above Haverfordwest County, and their goal difference is lower than the Bluebirds’, and as the Cofis face a difficult test away to TNS, a win for Haverfordwest could be enough to lift them above Caernarfon Town.
Pen-y-bont are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Haverfordwest County (won four, drawn one) and the Bont manager Rhys Griffiths managed to score twice in the reverse fixture after bringing himself on as a second half substitute (Hav 0-4 Pen).
Haverfordwest County: ✅❌✅❌✅
Bala Town (3rd) v Flint Town United (11th) | Friday – 17:00
After a fantastic run of 14 games without defeat, Bala Town have now lost three on the bounce for the first time in two years, and have fell 15 points behind league leaders, Connah’s Quay.
Flint Town United also conceded six against The New Saints last Saturday and will be looking for a reaction this Friday.
This will be the Silkmen’s first trip to Maes Tegid since 2009, which was Bala Town’s championship winning season in the Huws Gray Alliance.
Bala Town: ➖✅❌❌❌
Flint Town United: ❌❌❌✅❌
Newtown (8th) v Connah’s Quay (1st) | Friday – 17:00
Connah’s Quay will be looking to hold on to their lead at the top of the table after TNS closed the gap to three points last Saturday.
And the Nomads will not be resting on their laurels since the team at the summit during the split has failed to go on to win the league in the last two seasons.
Newtown will be unhappy after falling short in the race for the Top Six, and it could be a long afternoon for the Robins who haven’t won any of their last nine meetings with Connah’s Quay (lost seven, drawn two).
Connah’s Quay: ✅✅➖✅✅
The New Saints (2nd) v Caernarfon Town (6th) | Friday – 17:00
Caernarfon Town travel to Park Hall knowing that a point would be enough to secure their place in the Top Six.
But that’s easier said than done as the Cofis face an in–form TNS side who have scored 11 goals in their last two games.
Caernarfon Town are unbeaten in their last eight outings, and Huw Griffiths would like nothing more this Easter than to extend that run for one more game.
The New Saints: ✅➖❌✅✅
Caernarfon Town: ➖➖✅✅✅
Highlights of all games will be on Sgorio every Monday at 17:30.