A quick look at the five mid-week fixtures in the JD Cymru Premier.
Tuesday, 1 December
Caernarfon Town v Bala Town | Tuesday – 19:45
An early sending off for Caernarfon keeper Josh Tibbetts proved costly for the Cofis on Saturday as they fell to a 1-4 defeat at home to Haverfordwest.
Caernarfon have dropped into the bottom half for the first time this season after picking up only one point from their last five games.
Bala Town are full of confidence following a run of eight games without defeat (won 6, drawn 2), which is their longest unbeaten stretch since 2016.
The Lakesiders have won their last four matches against Caernarfon Town with captain Chris Venables netting five times in his last three appearances against the Canaries.
Caernarfon Town: ❌❌➖❌❌
Bala Town: ✅➖➖✅✅
Connah’s Quay v Flint Town United | Tuesday – 19:45
Despite losing only once in 12 games this season, Connah’s Quay are six points behind league leaders The New Saints but with a game in hand.
Flint were left frustrated again on Saturday as they fell to a 0-1 defeat against Cardiff Met, making it nine losses in 12 games this season.
The last meeting between these sides was in last season’s League Cup quarter final where Connor Harwood scored the opener in a 4-1 win for the Nomads before the young striker made the move to Flint this summer.
Connah’s Quay: ➖❌✅✅✅
Flint Town United: ❌❌❌✅❌
Haverfordwest County v Aberystwyth Town | Tuesday – 19:45
Haverfordwest County have climbed up into the top half after a comfortable win at Caernarfon on Saturday.
Aberystwyth Town have only won two games this season with both wins coming against the bottom two sides in the league, Flint Town United and Cefn Druids.
This will be the first meeting between the sides since October 2016 when the Bluebirds beat Aber 1-0 in the League Cup second round.
Haverfordwest County: ➖❌➖❌✅
Aberystwyth Town: ✅❌➖➖❌
Cardiff Met v Newtown | Tuesday – 19:45
It was a vital win for Cardiff Met at Flint on Saturday as the students shot up the table from 10th to 7th and are now only a point below the top six.
Like Aberystwyth, Newtown have only beaten the bottom two this season, and the Robins are now in 10th place, one point above the relegation zone.
Newtown have never won away at Cyncoed Campus, and remarkably it’s the home team that has won the last seven meetings between these clubs (since Met won 0-1 at Latham Park in December 2016).
Cardiff Met: ❌✅➖❌✅
Wednesday, 2 December
Cefn Druids v The New Saints | Wednesday – 19:45
Cefn Druids remain bottom of the table, four points behind the rest of the pack, and arguably face their toughest challenge of the season this Wednesday.
The New Saints are still unbeaten in the JD Cymru Premier this season, and the Oswestry outfit haven’t lost any of their last 20 meetings with Cefn Druids (won 18, drawn 2).
Scott Ruscoe’s side have scored 22 goals in their last five games against the Druids with striker Greg Draper netting nine of those 22 goals.
Cefn Druids: ❌✅❌❌➖
The New Saints: ✅➖✅✅✅
Highlights will be on ‘Mwy o Sgorio’ on Wednesday at 9:40.