JD Cymru Premier weekend preview


With seven games left to play in the Cymru Premier season, Connah’s Quay start the weekend four points clear of The New Saints at the top of the table.

Friday, 6 March

Caernarfon v Newtown | Friday – 19:45
After their convincing 4-0 win against the Druids in the Welsh Cup last Friday, the Cofis will look to take that form into the league this weekend.

Caernarfon have not won a league match since December (8 games without a win, scoring only three goals).

Newtown were thrashed 6-1 against The New Saints last weekend and Chris Hughes will expect a reaction from his side who are now setting their sights firmly on the end of season play-offs.

Last meetings:
Newtown 3-1 Caernarfon (08/11/19)
Caernarfon 1-0 Newtown (27/09/19)

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

Cefn Druids v Aberystwyth | Friday – 19:45
Only one points separates Cardiff Met (7th) and Cefn Druids (8th) in the race for the play-offs.

Aberystwyth are eight points clear of safety and are nine points adrift in the battle for 7th place, which means the Black & Greens can now start building and preparing for next season at Park Avenue.

The Druids haven’t won a league game at home since December, while Aberystwyth have been strong on their travels, losing only one of their last four league games away from home.

Last meetings:
Aberystwyth 1-3 Cefn Druids (29/11/19)
Cefn Druids 1-2 Aberystwyth (30/08/19)

Recent league form:
Cefn Druids: ❌❌✅✅❌
Aberystwyth: ✅✅❌✅❌

Pen-y-bont v Cardiff Met | Friday – 19:45
Cardiff Met are in great form and have gone six games without defeat following their shock win at Connah’s Quay in the Welsh Cup last weekend, becoming the first team to win away at Deeside since last March.

The students finished 7th last season and qualified for Europe through the play-offs – which will be the aim yet again for Christian Edwards’ side who could also secure European football via the Welsh Cup route.

Pen-y-bont start the weekend in the relegation zone, but with fellow strugglers Carmarthen and Airbus going head to head on Saturday, it could be a big weekend for the Bont.

Pen-y-bont will be searching for their first ever win against the students after failing to win any of their previous three meetings this season.

Last meetings:
Pen-y-bont 1-2 Cardiff Met (24/01/20) – Pedwaredd rownd Cwpan Cymru
Cardiff Met 1-1 Pen-y-bont (01/11/19)
Pen-y-bont 1-3 Cardiff Met (23/08/19)

Recent league form:
Pen-y-bont: ➖✅❌❌✅
Cardiff Met: ❌✅✅✅➖

Bala Town v Connah’s Quay | Friday – 19:45
Connah’s Quay are enjoying life at the summit, but after a slip-up in the Welsh Cup last weekend, Andy Morrison will be determined to get back to winning ways to ensure that the Nomads stay on track in their attempt to tip TNS to the championship.

The Nomads have already beaten Bala three times this season and have only lost once in their last 16 meetings with the Lakesiders.

Bala Town remain in the race for the title and a win for Colin Caton’s side would leave them only four points behind the table toppers.

Last meetings:
Connah’s Quay 2-1 Bala Town (24/01/20)
Connah’s Quay 2-0 Bala Town (23/11/19) Rownd Gynderfynol Cwpan Nathaniel MG
Bala Town 0-1 Connah’s Quay (30/08/19)

Recent league form:
Bala Town: ❌❌✅➖✅
Connah’s Quay: ✅❌✅✅✅

The New Saints v Barry Town | Friday – 20:00 S4C
The New Saints’ reign as the dominant force in Welsh football is in doubt as they fell four points adrift of Connah’s Quay with seven games left to play in the league season.

Scott Ruscoe’s side have failed to win any of their three league games since the split and if they fail to pick up the three points on Friday it would be the first time in 14 years that the Saints will have gone four league games without a win.

Barry Town left Park Hall with the win in the first phase this season – Evan Press’ thunderous strike was enough to secure the points for the Dragons.

Last meetings:
Barry Town 1-4 The New Saints (13/12/19)
The New Saints 0-1 Barry Town (28/09/19)

Recent league form:
The New Saints: ✅✅❌➖❌
Barry Town: ✅❌✅❌➖

Saturday, 7 March

Carmarthen v Airbus UK | Saturday – 14:30
A huge game in the battle for survival – a win for the Old Gold would leave them seven points clear of bottom placed side, Airbus UK.

Carmarthen are on a decent run having lost only once in their last six games, while Airbus haven’t won since September.

But the Broughton boys took four points from Carmarthen in the first phase and are desperate for points to avoid dropping straight back down the Cymru North.

Last meetings:
Carmarthen 2-2 Airbus UK (11/01/20)
Airbus UK 1-0 Carmarthen (28/09/19)

Recent league form:
Carmarthen: ➖➖❌✅✅
Airbus UK: ➖➖❌❌➖

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