Top two clash in the WPL

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Rhys Llwyd

Rhys Llwyd

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018, 11:23

Only one game is scheduled in the WPL this weekend as the re-arranged fixture between The New Saints and Bala Town goes ahead on Friday night.

TNS are 12 points clear at the top of the WPL table and need no more than seven points from their remaining six games to secure their title.

Following their disappointing Welsh Cup defeat at Connah’s Quay and a 1-1 draw with Cardiff Met, TNS have gone two games without a win for the first time in this domestic season.

Only one point separate the three teams in the race for 2nd place (Bala, Connah’s Quay, Bangor), but a win for Bala on Friday would put them in the driving seat, four points clear of the rest.

Colin Caton’s men are on a solid run, losing only once in their last 11 games, with their only defeat coming against TNS (0-3).

Bala failed to score in their two meetings with TNS in the first phase, and have not scored more than twice in any game since October.

Bala Town will be hoping for a repeat performance from last April, when they beat The New Saints for the first and only time in the Welsh Cup final (2-1).

Last meetings:
Bala Town 0-3 The New Saints (02/01/18)
The New Saints 3-0 Bala Town (19/08/17)