Pre Season Friendlies
Friday 28th July (ko 7.30pm)
Ynysygerwyn v Aberystwyth Town
Saturday 29th July (ko 2.30pm)
Briton Ferry Athletic v Aberystwyth Town
After announcing two major new signings earlier today, Aberystwyth Town look to carry the positive momentum gained in last week's 4-1 friendly win over Haverfordwest County forward into this weekend's double header in South Wales.
First up on Friday night is Ynysygerwyn FC, who were promoted to Welsh League Division Three last summer, and went on to finish mid table. Their Welsh Cup tie at Llanelli was featured by FAW TV and the clip can be seen here. The Neath Valley side are managed by David Burrows, who played for Town in the Inter Toto Cup in 2004 before going on to manage the side in the Welsh Premier League, and they play at the Llandarcy Sports Academy, just off junction 43 of the M4 at postcode SA10 6EJ. The match will be played on the Centre's 3G pitch if the weather is as inclement as predicted.
Then on Saturday afternoon Town visit Briton Ferry Athletic, who like previous opponents Llanelli were promoted back into Welsh League Division One last season. Ray Pennock, brother of Tony, is Assistant Manager at Old Road and local boy Steve Cann, who kept goal for Aber for a number of seasons, as well as Carmarthen and Port Talbot Town, now plays for his hometown club. Athletic play at Old Road, Briton Ferry and their postcode there is SA11 2HA.
The Squad will be staying in Swansea between the two games and the weekend will give the Players the opportunity to bond and create the team spirit which Manager Neville Powell has identified as a must have prior to Aber's Welsh Premier League kick off back in South Wales, at Barry Town on Sunday 13th August.