Robins and Dragons go soaring towards the summit

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While the top two compete in the Irn Bru Cup, Newtown and Barry have a chance to claim the top spot in the WPL.

Saturday, 8 September

Carmarthen v Newtown | Saturday – 14:30
Newtown’s Robins have climbed up to third place following three consecutive clean sheets in the WPL including an impressive 2-0 win against Bala last Saturday.

Newtown and TNS have the best defensive record in the WPL this season (conceded 2 goals in 4 games).

Carmarthen were also celebrating last weekend as they shocked Cardiff Met with a 2-0 win at Richmond Park to clinch their first win of the season.

The Old Gold have won 3-2 in their last two meetings with Newtown.

Llandudno v Barry Town | Saturday – 14:30
A win for Barry Town on Saturday could see the Dragons rise to the top of the WPL table.

Barry are unbeaten in three WPL games following their opening weekend defeat against The New Saints.

Gavin Chesterfield’s men have beaten title challengers Bala Town and Connah’s Quay at Jenner Park this season, but have failed to win any of their three away games (2 WPL, 1 League Cup).

Llandudno are bottom of the league and remain without a win having only scored once in four games.

Barry have won their last three games against Llandudno.

Bala Town v Llanelli | Saturday – 14:30
Bala Town fell to a disappointing defeat last weekend as they lost at Latham Park for the first time in five years.

The Lakesiders have lost both their away games in the WPL this season, but have won their two games at Maes Tegid.

It will be the first meeting between the sides since April 2013 when Bala came out 5-1 winners at Stebonheath Park.

Neither Llanelli nor Bala have kept a clean sheet this season.

Sunday, 9 September

Cardiff Met v Cefn Druids | Sunday – 14:30
It could be payback time for Cardiff Met on Sunday as they hope to get their own back on the Druids who beat them in last season’s play-off final to secure a place in Europe.

A solid start saw the students beat Newtown and Aberystwyth, but two defeats on the bounce against Caernarfon and Carmarthen have seen the Cyncoed crew stall in the WPL.

Cefn Druids were relieved to get off the mark last Saturday with a 2-1 win against struggling Llandudno.

The Ancients have won their last three matches against Cardiff Met.

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