Cymru Premier Bank Holiday Monday preview

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The two at the top go head to head this Bank Holiday Monday in the Cymru Premier.

Monday, 26 August

Aberystwyth v The New Saints | Monday – 14:30
Aberystwyth and The New Saints will both look to bounce back after falling to 3-1 defeats on the road on Friday night.

TNS had never lost a league game against Bala Town before their 3-1 loss at Maes Tegid on Friday.

Aberystwyth’s Lee Jenkins scored the only goal of the game when the clubs last met back in November 2018 at Park Avenue.

Caernarfon v Cefn Druids | Monday – 14:30
Caernarfon will be looking for their first win after two tough games against TNS and Connah’s Quay so far this season.

Caernarfon beat Cefn Druids 1-0 on the opening weekend of last season as the Cofis marked their return to the top flight with three points at the Oval.

It’s been almost 20 years since Cefn Druids last won at the Oval in the Cymru Premier (27 Dec, 1999 – Cfon 2-3 Cefn).

Connah’s Quay v Carmarthen | Monday – 14:30
With two draws from two games and therefore only two points on the board it’s been a realtively slow start for the Nomads.

But that’s two points more than what Carmarthen have picked up following their defeats against Aberystwyth and Newtown.

Carmarthen took the three points when these clubs last met in the league back in February (Carm 3-2 CQ), but two weeks later, the Nomads got their revenge in the Welsh Cup fourth round (Carm 1-3 CQ).

Cardiff Met v Airbus UK | Monday – 14:30
Airbus are still searching for their first point of the season, while Cardiff Met are unbeaten after one win and one draw in the league.

It’s been three years since the first meeting between these sides in the Cymru Premier, which happened to be Cardiff Met’s first ever fixture in the top flight (Air 1-0 Met).

Seven of the 11 that started that game for Cardiff Met back in August 2016, started the game against Pen-y-bont on Friday night: Will Fuller, Bradley Woolridge, Emlyn Lewis, Eliot Evans, Chris Baker, Charlie Corsby and Jordan Lam.

Ryan Edwards is the only player that is still with Airbus since that match three years ago.

Barry Town v Bala Town | Monday – 14:30
It’s been a long wait, but Bala finally got their first league win against TNS on Friday night at the 33rd time of asking!

Barry also won 3-1 at home to Aberystwyth which leaves these two sides with an identical record in the league – played 2: won 2, scored 5, conceded 2.

Barry Town won three of their four meetings with Bala Town last season, including the victory at Maes Tegid which secured the Dragons’ place in Europe for the first time in 16 years (Bala 2-5 Barr).

Newtown v Pen-y-bont | Monday – 14:30
Pen-y-bont have had a frustrating start to life in the Cymru Premier losing their two opening games to Barry Town and Cardiff Met.

And it doesn’t get much easier for Rhys Griffiths’ side as they travel to Newtown on Monday, who are undefeated so far this season.

The Robins will have their sights set on an European return this season while Pen-y-bont’s main objective will be to stay up.

Highlights will be available on the Sgorio website on Tuesday afternoon.