The New Saints, Connah’s Quay and Bala Town have secured their place in Europe after confirming their positions in the top three in the table. 

The New Saints will welcome Bala Town to Park Hall hoping to continue their unbeaten record in all domestic competitions this season. 

Everything is still in the balance down in the Bottom Six with only two points separating the three clubs who are fighting to avoid the drop. 

A win for Pontypridd United on Tuesday night would lift them above their opponents, Aberystwyth Town, and take them out of the relegation zone. 

There are also key games going ahead in the second tier in midweek, and none more so than the match between Briton Ferry Llansawel and Ammanford. 

If the front runners of the JD Cymru South, Briton Ferry Llansawel win their home game against Ammanford (3rd) on Tuesday night, then Andy Dyer’s team will secure the league title and gain promotion to the JD Cymru Premier. 

And at the top of the JD Cymru North, Holywell Town could take a step closer to the championship away from home against Guilsfield. 

But since Holywell Town have not been awarded a license to ascend, it would be wise to keep an eye out for Flint Town United (3rd) who hope to climb into the top two in their derby against Mold Alexandra (4th). 



The New Saints (1st) v Bala Town (3rd) | Tuesday – 19:45 

The New Saints are closing in on the domestic treble for the third time in their history and for the first time since 2015/16. 

With only four league games left to play the Oswestry outfit will aim to become the first team to go the whole season without losing a league game since Barry Town United in 1997/98. 

Barry Town United and Bala Town are the only clubs to trip up the Saints in the league this season with draws in August and September, but since then Craig Harrison’s side have won 22 successive league games, lifted the Nathaniel MG Cup and reached the final of the JD Welsh Cup. 

Bala Town have claimed their place in Europe for the ninth time since 2013, after losing just one of their last 10 league matches (vs TNS). 

The Saints have not lost any of their previous 18 games against Bala Town (13 wins, five draws), and Colin Caton’s side have failed to score in their last five meetings. 

Bala Town have never won away from home at Park, but the Lakesiders were the last team to take points from the champions with a goalless game at Maes Tegid in September, and they will be desperate for a similar result to end the Saints’ excellent run. 

The TNS squad will start thinking about their individual statistics as the league’s top scorer, Brad Young aims to secure the Golden Boot (22 goals). 

Goalkeeper Connor Roberts has already grabbed the Golden Glove for the second consecutive season with 15 clean sheets in 29 league games to date. 

And it’s an exciting battle to be the league’s top creator with three of the Saints’ stars sitting at the top of the assists chart with only three games left to play – Daniel Redmond (13), Josh Daniels (13), Ben Clark (10). 


League form:  

The New Saints: ✅✅✅✅✅ 

Bala Town: ➖✅➖✅✅ 



Pontypridd United (12th) v Aberystwyth Town (10th) | Tuesday – 19:45 

By now, it is certain that only one club out of Aberystwyth Town, Colwyn Bay and Pontypridd United will remain in the JD Cymru Premier this year. 

Haverfordwest County, Pen-y-bont and Barry Town United are now safe from the drop, which means it is certain that Pontypridd United or Aberystwyth Town (or both) will go down at the end of the season. 

To add to the tension, Pontypridd United have failed to secure a license to stay in the top-flight, and if their appeal is unnuccessful, then Ponty will be relegated regardless of their league position. 

Gavin Allen will be hoping his players can do their part on the pitch, and a win on Tuesday night would lift Pontypridd United from the bottom of the table and above Aberystwyth Town to 10th place. 

The Rhondda outfit have received a nine point penalty this season for fielding ineligible players, and if it wasn’t for that mess, Ponty would be 9th in the table and likely to stay up. 

Aberystwyth Town were fined by the Football Association of Wales for traveling to Pontypridd without a qualified physiotherapist last month, but the Black and Greens were pleased to avoid a point-penalty. 

Aberystwyth Town are one of the two clubs that have been ever-present in the Welsh Premier League since its formation in 1992 (along with Newtown), and after narrowly avoiding relegation on the final weekend of last season, the Seasiders are playing with fire yet again this year. 

After finishing 8th last year in their first season in the JD Cymru Premier, it would be a huge disappointment for Pontypridd if they were to drop back down to the second tier. 

There were memorable matches between these two teams last season including a classic that ended 3-3 at Park Hall in February, before the Aberystwyth Town goalkeeper grabbed a late point for the Seasiders in April with a goal in injury time. 

But Pontypridd United are now on a run of five games without defeat against Aberystwyth Town, and the Dragons have won their three fixtures against the Ceredigion clan this season without conceding once. 

The clubs will meet again on the final weekend of the season, and so it seems that the battle to avoid the drop could go all the way to the final day. 


League form:  

Pontypridd United: ❌❌➖✅✅ 

Aberystwyth Town: ͏❌✅❌➖➖ 


Remaining fixtures:  

10th – Aberystwyth Town (23pts): 09/04 Pont (a), 13/04 Barr (a), 21/04 Pont (h) 

11th – Colwyn Bay (22pts): 13/04 Hav (a), 21/04 Barr (h) 

12th – Pontypridd United (21pts): 09/04 Aber (h), 13/04 Pen (h), 21/04 Aber (a) 



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