JD Cymru Premier weekend preview


The biggest game of the season will be live on Sgorio this Friday as the top two go head-to-head at the Deeside Stadium with Connah’s Quay looking to go four points clear at the summit.

Friday, 21 February

Aberystwyth v Pen-y-bont | Friday – 19:45
A Touray Sisay hat-trick led Aber to a 5-3 win against Airbus last weekend and with eight games remaining the Black & Greens will be hoping to close the eight point gap between them and the 7th spot.

After winning only once in their last 10 league games, Pen-y-bont will be aiming to beat Aberystwyth for the first time in their history.

An early own goal by Billy Borge was enough to gift Aber the three points when the clubs met at Park Avenue last month.

Last meetings:
Aberystwyth 1-0 Pen-y-bont (18/01/20)
Pen-y-bont 1-1 Aberystwyth (04/10/19)

Recent league form:
Aberystwyth: ❌✅✅❌✅
Pen-y-bont: ➖➖✅❌❌

Connah’s Quay v The New Saints | Friday – 20:00 (S4C)
The New Saints have lost five league games for the first time since the 2007/08 season, and the champions start the weekend one point behind their opponents Connah’s Quay.

The clubs were in a similar position last season when the Nomads were leading the pack before TNS claimed an away win at the Deeside Stadium before going on to win the championship by 12 points – Connah’s Quay have not lost at the Deeside Stadium since that defeat in March last year.

The New Saints are on a strong run of six games without defeat against Connah’s Quay (won 5, drawn 1) and it was Scott Ruscoe’s side celebrating after the last meeting between the sides in January, although Andy Morrison felt quite aggrieved that a few contentious decisions went in the Saints’ favour that night.

Last meetings:
The New Saints 2-1 Connah’s Quay (18/01/20)
Connah’s Quay 1-1 The New Saints (01/11/19)

Recent league form:
Connah’s Quay: ✅✅❌✅✅
The New Saints: ✅✅✅❌➖

Saturday, 22 February

Carmarthen v Cefn Druids | Saturday – 14:30
Both clubs enjoyed a week’s rest after their games were postponed due to the storm last weekend, therefore Stuart Gelling is still waiting to take charge for the first time since taking the reins at Cefn Druids.

The Druids have won their last four games at Richmond Park (March 2015 was the last time Carmarthen won at home against Cefn Druids).

The Old Gold have only lost one of their last five games (7-1 vs Barry), while the Druids have won their last three matches.

Last meetings:
Carmarthen 1-2 Cefn Druids (02/11/19)
Cefn Druids 3-3 Carmarthen (14/09/19)

Recent league form:
Carmarthen: ✅➖➖❌✅
Cefn Druids: ❌❌❌✅✅

Cardiff Met v Airbus UK | Saturday – 14:30
Cardiff Met will be hoping to hold their place at the top of the Bottom Six following a run of four consecutive victories in all competitions.

Airbus are on a run of 13 games without a win and need to turn the corner quickly if they are to avoid relegation.

Steve O’Shaughnessy’s Wingmakers will be going in search of their first ever league win against Cardiff Met.

Last meetings:
Airbus UK 1-1 Cardiff Met (05/10/19)
Cardiff Met 1-0 Airbus UK (26/08/19)

Recent league form:
Cardiff Met: ➖❌✅✅✅
Airbus UK: ❌➖➖❌❌

Barry Town v Caernarfon | Saturday – 14:30
Caernarfon are on a disappointing run after picking up only one point from a possible 21 in their last seven league games (drawn 1, lost 6), scoring only two goals in seven games.

But the Cofis have a good record against Barry Town this season – a point away from home and a 4-1 win at the Oval back in November.

Barry Town have only won one of their last six home games, but Caernarfon have not won at Jenner Park since January 2004.

Last meetings:
Caernarfon 4-1 Barry Town (02/11/19)
Barry Town 0-0 Caernarfon (07/09/19)

Recent league form:
Barry Town: ➖✅❌✅❌
Caernarfon: ➖❌❌❌❌

Newtown v Bala Town | Saturday – 14:30
Following their 1-1 draw with the Saints last Friday, Bala Town will be looking to clse the gap on the top two this weekend.

Newtown have only won once in their last six meetings with Bala Town, with that victory coming earlier this season at Latham Park.

The 3rd placed team has qualified for Europe in the past five seasons (due to Welsh Cup winners being in the top two), and with 10 points currently separating Bala (3rd) and Newtown (5th) the Robins need a win this Saturday if they are to keep their hopes of automatic European qualification alive.

Last meetings:
Bala Town 4-0 Newtown (01/11/19)
Newtown 1-0 Bala Town (14/09/19)

Recent league form:
Newtown: ➖✅❌➖✅
Bala Town: ✅❌❌✅➖

Highlights of all the weekend’s action will be on Sgorio on Monday night at 5:30 on S4C.