After three matches there are five clubs unbeaten and level on points at the top of the JD Cymru Premier table, whilst there are another six clubs who are yet to win a game.
Tuesday, 29 August
Colwyn Bay v The New Saints | Tuesday – 19:45
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Colwyn Bay who are still adapting to life in the JD Cymru Premier having picked up just one point and scored just one goal following their latest 1-0 loss at Cardiff Met on Saturday.
The New Saints remain at the summit, but on ‘goals scored’ alone after conceding a very late equalizer against Barry Town United over the weekend (TNS 2-2 Barry).
This will be the first meeting between the sides since the 2021/22 JD Welsh Cup semi-final where TNS came out 1-0 winner at Rhyl’s Belle Vue ground thanks to Danny Davies’ goal.
It will be a special occasion for Seagulls’ manager Steve Evans who won seven titles as a player for TNS, as he welcomes his former club to Llanelian Road for the first time.
Colwyn Bay: ❌➖❌
The New Saints: ✅✅➖
Caernarfon Town v Bala Town | Tuesday – 19:45
Caernarfon Town and Bala Town are two of the five clubs who are joint-top on seven points after their opening three games.
The Cofis will be slightly disappointed that they failed to keep their 100% record intact after conceding from a 96th minute free-kick at Haverfordwest County on Saturday.
Bala Town were gifted the three points by Connah’s Quay on Friday night, as Nomads keeper John Rushton scored the only goal of the game into his own net via a miscalculated punch.
The Lakesiders have won their last five meetings with Caernarfon Town, losing only once in eight visits to the Oval.
Caernarfon Town: ✅✅➖
Bala Town: ✅➖✅
Connah’s Quay v Newtown | Tuesday – 19:45
Connah’s Quay are the only one of the 12 clubs who haven’t drawn a match so far and are therefore the only team that have won and lost in the league.
The Nomads have lost away at The New Saints and Bala Town but won comfortably against Aberystwyth in their only previous match at their new home ground, Cae-y-Castell.
Newtown are currently level on points with Colwyn Bay and Aberystwyth Town at the bottom of the table with just one point apiece.
Connah’s Quay should be firm favourites since the Nomads have only lost one of their last 16 fixtures against the Robins (won 11, drawn four).
Connah’s Quay: ❌✅❌
Pen-y-bont v Cardiff Met | Tuesday – 19:45 (Online)
It’s another top of the table clash between two unbeaten teams who also finished level on points in 3rd and 4th place last season.
But Pen-y-bont did receive a six-point deduction last season, and Rhys Griffiths’ gang have a strong record against the Archers, losing only one of their last five meetings (won three, drawn one).
Pen-y-bont will be frustrated not to have secured the three points at Pontypridd last Friday, especially considering that their opponents finished the game with only nine men.
Cardiff Met are yet to concede in the league this season, but have only scored two goals – a record they share with Bala Town.
Cardiff Met: ✅➖✅
Barry Town United v Haverfordwest County | Tuesday – 19:45
Barry Town United and Haverfordwest County were celebrating late equalizers on Saturday that has put them both on a total of two points.
Barry Town United were 2-0 down at Park Hall before Ollie Hulbert gave the Dragons a lifeline with an 85th minute goal, before captain Kayne McLaggon nicked a point for his team with a 96th minute strike.
Haverfordwest County also equalized in the 96th minute, as Rhys Abbruzzese scored the Bluebirds’ first goal of the season with an accurate free-kick to end the Cofis’ perfect start to the season.
Despite the jubilation, these teams are still desperate for their first wins of the season, and Haverfordwest County may have the upper hand having won their last three matches against Barry Town United.
Barry Town United: ❌➖➖
Haverfordwest County: ➖❌➖
Aberystwyth Town v Pontypridd Town | Tuesday – 20:00
It will be an interesting encounter at Park Avenue between Aberystwyth Town and Pontypridd Town, the only two clubs who are yet to score a goal this season.
Pontypridd Town have had extremely low scoring matches, as they’ve also only conceded one goal in three games (0-0 vs Hav, 1-0 vs TNS, 0-0 vs Pen).
Both teams have had relatively tough fixtures to start the season but will view this game as an opportunity to claim the first three points of the campaign.
There were some exciting battles between these teams last season with Pontypridd Town scoring late at Park Avenue in February (Aber 3-3 Pont), before the Black & Greens got their own back in April through a dramatic equalizer from goalkeeper, Matthew Turner (Pont 1-1 Aber).
Aberystwyth Town: ❌❌➖
Pontypridd Town: ➖❌➖