WPL Weekend Preview

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We preview this weekend’s Welsh Premier League fixtures, including Aberystwyth v Bangor – our live Saturday night fixture.

Barry Town Uniterd 3-1 Carmarthen Town
Birthday boy, Kayne McLaggon scored twice as Barry secured their second win of the season. Callum Sainty scored the final goal for Gavin Chesterfields win over a struggling Old Gold.

Mark Aizlewood’s men are struggling defensively at the moment, conceding 14 goals in their first six games – the worst defensive record this season.

Cefn Druids 3-0 Bala Town
A great win for Druids over Colin Caton’s Bala Town. Ilan Ap Gareth, Ashley Ruane and Nathan Peate with the goals for the home side securing eight points from the opening six games for The Ancients.

This was Bala’s third loss in a row after previous disappointing results against Carmarthen (0-4) and Connah’s Quay (1-0).

The New Saints 1-0 Llandudno | Friday – 19:45
Chris Seargeant with the only goal of the game to bring the WPL Champions level at the top of the league with Llandudno.

Prestatyn v Newtown | Saturday – 14:30
After three away games on the bounce, Prestatyn return home to the Motion Finance Stadium to face Newtown.

Neil Gibson’s men lost their opening game of the season at the Motion Finance Stadium (0-4 v Connah’s Quay), but Prestatyn secured their only win of the season so far at home to Barry Town (1-0).

Prestatyn face a Newtown side who have lost all of their away games this season – 2-0 v Barry Town, 3-0 v Bala Town

Connah’s Quay v Cardiff Met | Saturday – 14:30
The Nomads have started the season similar to last season with strong defensive displays – with Andy Morrison’s men only conceding twice in four games.

Michael Wilde scored his 157th Welsh Premier League goal – his third this season – in Connah’s Quay’s win over Bala Town (1-0), with Wilde climbing to 6th place in the WPL all time scorers list.

Connah’s Quay’s game against Bangor was abandoned last Friday after a floodlight failure – thus the side have only played four games this term.

Cardiff Met have started the season well picking up 10 points from their opening five games. It took the Students nine games to reach 10 points last season – a significant improvements in their second season in the WPL.

Met forward, Adam Roscrow picked up the Player of the Month award for August having scored three goals so far this season.

Aberystwyth v Bangor City | Saturday – 17:15 ( live on S4C)
Neville Powell faces his former side, Bangor City for the first time as manager of Aberystwyth this Saturday.

Powell hasn’t had an easy start to life at Park Avenue with his Aber side bottom of the table with one points.

Aber are the only side without a win this season and have the worst defensive record of the season -conceding 11 goals.
Also, Powell’s side have the worst scoring record this season – 1 goal in five games.

Aberystwyth will need to improve if they are to avoid a relegation battle this season.

Bangor’s game against Connah’s Quay was abandoned last Friday due to problems with the floodlights, although Bangor were leading 1-0.

Bangor have a 100% winning record at Nantporth this season – but have lost their only away game 3-1 to Cardiff Met.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher shares the top of the scoring chart with Michael Wilde, Adam Roscrow and Wes Fletcher – all having scored 3 goals this season.