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BLACK AND GREENS AIM FOR REVENGE ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Updated 29 Oct : 14:43 by admin
Corbettsports Welsh Premier League
Friday 31st October (ko 7.45pm)
Aberystwyth Town v Newtown

Aberystwyth Town are hoping for an upturn in fortunes on Friday night as they prepare to take on Mid Wales Rivals Newtown, with the Club hoping a ‘Black and Green Halloween’ Promotion will attract the biggest crowd of the season to date.


The Black and Greens will certainly have revenge on their minds, having been put to the sword 6-3 at Newtown four weeks ago. Town are defending a proud six month unbeaten record at Park Avenue, and can feel confident at home having beaten League Runners Up Airbus last time out. Manager Ian Hughes will be hoping that Stephen Wright has recovered from his concussion, and that Luke Sherbon recovers from the injury which saw him substituted at Bala last Friday night.

Newtown for their part had an excellent start to the season, but have not won since defeating Aber and have consequently slipped to seventh place in the WPL as things stand. Their squad includes three members to have plyed their trade at Park Avenue in fullbacks Steff Edwards and Craig Williams, and midfielder Sean Evans.

Aberystwyth Town FC are offering HALF PRICE ENTRY to anyone in Fancy Dress, free 'Blood' Soup to all fans and a 5 Game Flexi Pass for the Best Costume on the evening.

Marketing Assistant Martin Smith has produced a Video Promo for the Event, available to watch on the Black and Greens’ YouTube Channel here .

Kick off on Friday is at 7.45pm. Come if you dare!!!

TOWN AIMING FOR A FRIGHTENING CROWD ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Updated 26 Oct : 21:29 by admin
Aberystwyth Town are putting on a 'Black and Green Halloween' Party at Park Avenue for Friday night's Corbettsports Welsh Premier League derby game against Newtown - and are hoping to attract the biggest Welsh Premier League crowd of the season.

Aiming to get into the festive spirit, Town are offering half price entry to anyone wearing fancy dress, free 'Blood' Soup to all fans and a 5 Game Flexi Pass for the Best Costume on the evening.

The Seasiders' gates are up 5% on last season's impressive figures, with an average attendance of 425 to date. Crowds tend to peak in the Autumn with the Student Population in full flow, and Club Marketing Director Thomas Crockett believes Aber could beat the League Record Crowd of 607 this Friday night.

"Park Avenue is always a party place to be, and if you are dressed up on Friday night we can offer Astounding Admission prices of £2.50 for Adults and £1.50 for Students, so we are expecting a really big walk up for our Black and Green Halloween. Getting the biggest League Crowd of the season would be a real feather in the Club's cap and we believe our Supporters will want to help us achieve that."

Friday night's game at Park Avenue kicks off at 7.45pm.

BALA TOWN 4 ABERYSTWYTH TOWN 0
Updated 25 Oct : 11:10 by admin
Corbettsports Welsh Premier
Friday 24th October
Bala Town 4 Aberystwyth Town 0

The Black and Greens were unfortunate to run into a Bala Town side on red hot form last night, and after a disappointing performance they fell to a heavy defeat, as the Lakesiders drew exact revenge for a 4-0 defeat at Park Avenue four weeks ago.

Bala Town set the tone for a dominant performance by taking the lead in the 9th minute, when Mark Jones won the ball in central midfield and played in Ian Sheridan down the middle, who slid the ball past Mike Lewis to open the scoring. An open game ensued and Aber almost scored after a lovely move involving Chris Davies and Mark Jones, but Chris Venables couldn’t quite get his shot on target. Jones himself hit the post from close range soon after, and then Venables drew a save from Ashley Morris in the home goal. Bala were creating chances too in an exciting first half with Mark Jones firing a good opening over the bar, and then drawing a save from Lewis. Mark Connolly saw a free kick punched away by the busy visiting keeper, but then with 9 minutes left Kieran Smith pulled an impressive trick out of the bag and crossed for Sheridan to double his tally, and Bala’s lead. Geoff Kellaway had a flash shot deflected over, and Craig Williams’ cross rattled the crossbar, but Lewis again made a great save to punch away Connal Murtagh’s header, and whistle blew at 2-0.

Hurting after a difficult first 45, Aber had much more possession in the second half but struggled to make inroads in the face of some resolute defending from the home side. Jones worked hard as ever to win the ball in the box but fired just wide for Aber, and then at the other end Smith beat Lewis to the ball and slid in a third goal for Bala with 56 minutes on the clock, and the game was won. Eighteen minutes later Connolly crossed from the right and Mark Jones scored a fourth, and Aber’s torture was over. Mike Lewis still needed to save Sheridan’s flick header, and then he bought out a truly brilliant save in a one on one with Sheridan, and the score stayed at 4-0, ending a poor night at the office for the Black and Greens.

After three away games in the last four, the Black and Greens will now be glad to have two home games in a row, starting with Newtown at home next Friday evening for the Black and Green Halloween Party (kick off 7.45pm). With half price entry available for those in Fancy Dress, a prize for the Best Costume and Blood Soup available for all it’s sure to be an Entertaining Evening!

BALA TOWN V ABERYSTWYTH TOWN MATCH PREVIEW
Updated 22 Oct : 15:20 by admin
Corbettsports Welsh Premier League
Friday 24th October (ko 7.45pm)
Bala Town v Aberystwyth Town

Aberystwyth Town aim to get their quest for a first ever Top Six Qualification back on the road this Friday night as they travel to Maes Tegid, where Bala Town have scored some big home wins this season.


Despite having 23 shots to Prestatyn's five, The Black and Greens somehow lost at Bastion Gardens last Saturday, but Aber couldn't have asked for a much tougher follow up task than the Lakesiders. Bala can dish out the punishment when they are on song, having recently beaten Port Talbot 4-1 and Carmarthen 8-1 at Maes Tegid. These two sets of players respect each other, having already played twice at Park Avenue this season. Bala won the Word Cup tie in September thanks to Ian Sheridan's 116th minute winner, but Town were much more forceful in the League encounter four weeks ago, winning 4-0 after a remarkable performance.

Town Manager Ian Hughes' injury concerns continue. Defender Stephen Wright was unable to play last Saturday due to a head injury received the previous week, and Antonio Corbisiero was also unfit to start the game. As if that was not enough Tom Shaw hobbled off just after half time, so midfielder Rhydian Davies is being recalled from a successful loan period at Rhayader Town to plug the gap.

A positive result would be a massive boost to Town before two important home games, and Your Support will help them achieve that. The Coach leaves Park Avenue at 4.30pm - and we hope to see you on it!

PRESTATYN TOWN 2 ABERYSTWYTH TOWN 1
Updated 18 Oct : 22:30 by admin
Corbettsports Welsh Premier League
Saturday 18th October
Prestatyn Town 2 Aberystwyth Town 1

Chris Venables' late headed goal wasn't enough to prevent Town falling to their second League defeat of the season at Bastion Gardens yesterday afternoon - but on the Coach home Aber were fully aware they had created more than enough chances to win the game comfortably.


The Black and Greens started well on a fine and blustery day, with Venables curling a shot just over early on. Visiting keeper Mike Lewis had to be alert to deny Andy Parkinson at the other end, but then Mark Jones spun and saw his goal bound effort deflected away for a corner, from which Jones himself headed over. Prestatyn's opener on 14 minutes came against the run of play, as Mike Parker cleverly created space in the box to curl a right footer in off the post, but Aber remained in the ascendancy as Jones again went close, Luke Sherbon narrowly missed the target with a long range effort, and Venables almost got on the end of Chris Davies' cross. When home keeper Scott Williams brought off an excellent save to deny Craig Williams, it was clear that the homesters would sit on a one goal half time lead.

Aber started the second half strongly and Williams almost set up Jones, but his shot was blocked. Lewis then parried a rare shot from Jordan Davies to safety before normal service was resumed, with Geoff Kellaway doing brilliantly to creat chances down the left and the right sides, only to miss the target on both occasions. Sub Antonio Corbisiero also had a shot saved, and when Prestatyn defender Ross Weaver saw red for a second yellow card with 22 minutes left, an away goal looked inevitable. However football can be a perverse game and six minutes later Dave Hayes doubled Prestatyn's lead from a corner, with the visitors claiming a handball. Kellaway again almost scored from close range, then Ryan Dean handled sub Steff Williams' cross for an 84th minute penalty from which Venables struck the cross bar. Two minutes later the Llani Goal Machine headed home Craig Williams' cross at the far post, but Kellaway, Sherbon and Corbisiero were all denied in extra time, and Prestatyn had gained an improbable victory.

This result is clearly a big disappointment to the Black and Greens, but Manager Ian Hughes will be confident that if Aber go on creating so many chances, the points will continue to rack up as the season progresses. Next up is a game at Maes Tegid, Bala on Friday night with a 7.45pm kick off for a local derby which rarely disappoints.

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