Preview of this week’s midweek fixtures in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League
Bala Town v Carmarthen | Tuesday -19:45
Colin Caton will be disappointed with Bala’s start to the season after losing 2-0 to Bangor.
Although Bala have only lost once this season, Caton’s men have only scored once – an Anthony Stephens penalty against Newton in their only win this season so far.
Bala’s new signing and the WPL Golden Boot winner for the last three season, Chris Venables, has also failed to score so far for his new club.
Carmarthen secured their first three points last Saturday with a 2-1 home win over Airbus UK.
Mark Jones was Old Gold’s man of the match scoring from the penalty spot and setting up Carmarthen’s winner for their first win of the season.
last game: :
Bala 2-1 Carmarthen (05/01/16)
Llandudno v Airbus UK | Tuesday – 19:45
Llandudno have started the 2016/17 poorly after a successful first season in the WPL.
Alan Morgan’s side have only collected 1 point so far in a goalless draw against Rhyl on the first day of the season.
Llandudno have also failed to score so far this season!
After beating Cardiff Met on the opening weekend of the season Airbus have gone on to lose against rivals Aberystwyth 0-1 and Carmarthen 2-1.
Airbus have been poor in both of their recent fixtures and will rely heavily on Tony Gray’s goal scoring this season.
Airbus UK 3-4 Llandudno (19/03/16)
Bangor v Newtown | Wednesday – 19:45
The new Bangor manager, Andy Legg will be delighted with their 2-0 victory over Bala Town in front of the Sgorio cameras last Saturday.
The Citizens have now won two of their opening three fixtures and sit in third place in the WPL table.
Bangor’s new striker, Daniel Nardiello will have excited the Nantporth crowd after scoring in his first game for the side vs Cefn Druids and against again Bala last Saturday.
Newtown have started the season winning 1, losing 1 and drawing 1.
Newtown lost to gap Connah’s Quay over the weekend with Michael Wilde scoring his first domestic goal for his new club.
Newtown keeper, Dave Jones was the Robins man of the match keeping the Robins in the game pulling off a string of fine saves.
Bangor 3-0 Newtown (08/01/16)
Cefn Druids v gap Connah’s quay | Wednesday – 19:45
The Ancients claimed a great 0-3 result away at Rhyl in game day 2 and also claimed a point against fellow WPL newcomers Cardiff MET over the weekend.
It won’t be easy to break down Andy Morrison’s gap Connah’s Quay defence who haven’t conceded in their last five domestic games.
The Nomads haven’t lost this season as they currently hold the second spot in the WPL table.
After their 0-0 vs Carmarthen on the opening weekend of the WPL season, gap Connah’s Quay have gone on to beat Newtown 1-0 and Bangor 0-2.
Cefn Druids 2-0 gap Connah’s Quay (21/03/15)
Cardiff Met v The New Saints | Wednesday – 19:45
Despite their stubborn performances, Cardiff Met remain winless in the WPL.
The students are still waiting for the first goal in the WPL, but it will be a tough task against the WPL Champions, The New Saints.
TNS are currently on fine form scoring 17 in their opening three games and conceding only once!
Their 10-0 win over Rhyl last weekend proves TNS are still the dominant force in the WPL.
Craig Harrison’s team sit at the top spot and the only club with a 100% record.
Rhyl v Aberystwyth | Nos Fercher – 19:45
It was a weekend to forget for the Rhyl faithful after an embarrassing 10-0 defeat at the hands of The New Saints.
The side will now need to forget the nightmare results and focus on picking up their first win of the season against an in-form Aberystwyth.
The Lilywhites are yet to score this season and will need to change this quickly to avoid another long season in the drop zone.
After losing their first game this season against The New Saints, Aberystwyth have gone on to beat Airbus UK and Llandudno – both games away from home.
The new Aberystwyth manager, Matthew Bishop will be happy with Aber’s current form and will be looking for three wins on the bounce against an out of sorts Rhyl.
Aberystwyth 3-1 Rhyl (25/03/16)
All the WPL midweek match highlights will be on the Sgorio website on Thursday
On this day in 1994, Mike Smith started his second spell in charge of the Welsh national side.