Sunday 21st August (ko 3pm)
Airbus UK Broughton v Aberystwyth Town
Aberystwyth Town head off for their first of seven North Wales assignments on Sunday morning, to face Airbus UK Broughton at the Airfield, with a positive outlook after last weekend's stirring second half fightback at the home of Dafabet Welsh Premier League Champions TNS. With no fewer than 10 debutants at Park Hall Matthew Bishop's side looked good in the second half and Chris Jones' pearler of a free kick brought renewed hope: but Town were unable to get that all important second.
Sunday provides their next opportunity to get some points on the board - though an away trip to a side which has finished in the Top Six the past four years in a row will be a serious challenge. The Planemakers got their season off to a flyer last weekend as Tony Gray sniffed a winner from close range to edge out the students of Cardiff Met 1-0.
Kostya Georgievsky serves the second of a three match suspension, but Kurtis March returns to the Squad hoping to make his first official start in Black and Green - or rather Orange. Manager Matthew Bishop told atfc.org.uk earlier this week: “We’ve got 9 away games now. It’s another away performance we need. If we perform like we did in the second half (at TNS) and put certain things right then we’ve got a chance of getting something from the game.”
The Supporters Coach leaves Park Avenue at 11am and goes non stop to Broughton for the return fare of £10 Adults and £5 Concessions. Let's hope it's plane sailing all the way there and back!