WPL weekend preview

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The biggest game of the WPL season will be live on Sgorio this Saturday night as Connah’s Quay look to go five points clear of rivals The New Saints.

Friday, 19 October

Caernarfon v Newtown | Friday – 19:45
Following three consecutive draws, Caernarfon have dropped into the bottom half, and Sean Eardley will feel that his side could’ve won one, if not all three of those games on another day.

Newtown are one point above the Canaries after winning all of their home games this season, including a 2-0 win against the Cofis back in August.

Only one goal has been scored in the last four league meetings between the two sides at the Oval (1-0 to Caernarfon in 2007 + three goalless draws)!

Recent WPL form:
Caernarfon: ❌✅➖➖➖
Newtown: ❌✅✅✅❌

Barry Town v Llanelli | Friday – 19:45
Barry Town have a 100% record at Jenner Park in the WPL this season and hope to keep the run going on Friday against bottom side Llanelli.

The Reds have had a tough return to the top flight, losing seven from 10, but a win could lift them off the bottom of the table.

It finished 1-1 between these sides at Stebonheath earlier this season, but Barry Town have won all six of their previous WPL encounters at Jenner Park.

Recent WPL form:
Barry Town: ✅✅✅❌✅
Llanelli: ❌❌❌✅❌

Saturday, 20 October

Carmarthen v Bala Town | Saturday – 14:30
Henry Jones’ rabona and Steven Tames’ brace grabbed the headlines when these two sides met at Maes Tegid on the opening night of the season.

It’s been almost five years since Bala lost at Richmond Park through goals from Christian Doidge and Cortez Belle in November 2013 (2-0).

The Old Gold are on a disappointing run of six games without a win in all competitions and have dropped into the bottom two.

Recent WPL form:
Carmarthen: ❌➖❌❌❌
Bala Town: ❌➖✅➖✅

Cefn Druids v Cardiff Met | Saturday – 14:30
Cardiff Met start the weekend in 6th place having won five and lost five league matches this season.

Huw Griffiths was a happy man following the students’ last competitive visit to The Rock when Cefn Druids came out 1-0 winners in the play-off final to secure a place in Europe.

Cardiff Met needed an ‘unconventional’ goal to beat the Ancients at Cyncoed earlier this season!

Recent WPL form:
Cefn Druids: ✅❌➖✅❌
Cardiff Met: ❌❌✅❌✅

Llandudno v Aberystwyth | Saturday – 14:30
This could turn out to be a vital fixture for two clubs who are battling to climb out of the bottom part of the table.

Llandudno were thrashed 6-1 by TNS on Wednesday night and Iwan Williams didn’t hold back when questioning his players’ desire as they suffered a fourth consecutive defeat.

Declan Walker scored a special goal to secure the three points for Aberystwyth when these clubs met on the opening night of the season.

Recent WPL form:
Llandudno: ✅❌❌❌❌
Aberystwyth: ✅➖❌❌➖

The New Saints v Connah’s Quay | Saturday – 19:30 (S4C)
It should be a cracker at Park Hall on Saturday night as The New Saints look to regain the top spot.

But following seven consecutive victories, Connah’s Quay are certainly full of confidence going into this one.

The Nomads have already beaten TNS once this season, and if they were to win again on Saturday they would go five points clear of their opponents.

Connah’s Quay have not won an away game against The New Saints in 23 years (October 1995), and seeing as TNS have scored an average of 4.6 goals per game at Park Hall this season, Andy Morrison’s men must be at their best if they are to bring the 23 year wait to an end on Saturday.

Recent WPL form:
TNS: ✅➖❌✅✅
Connah’s Quay: ✅✅✅✅✅

Highlights of all WPL fixtures will be on Sgorio every Monday at 5:35 on S4C.