UEFA Europa League Play Off Semi Final
Sunday 10th May (ko 12.45pm)
Aberystwyth Town v Gap Connah's Quay
Europa League fever hits Aberystwyth this weekend as the Black and Greens prepare for their UEFA Europa League Semi Final Play Off against Gap Connah's Quay at Park Avenue on Sunday (ko 12.45pm), with tickets already going like hot cakes.
The Play Offs are Aber's reward for an excellent fourth place finish to the regular 2014/15 season, and as the highest placed side, Town are guaranteed a home draw in the Final if they win on Sunday.
A 2-1 win away to Port Talbot two weeks ago will have given Ian Hughes' men confidence going into the Play Offs, and having lost only 1 of 10 games this season against the other Play Off candidates that confidence is justified. Town trained well last night and have a fully fit squad to choose from on Sunday.
Aber's 28 goal phenomenon Chris Venables gave everyone at the Club a massive boost this week by signing a new two year contract, and with Mark Jones (11), Geoff Kellaway (10), Craig Williams (6) and Luke Sherbon (5) adding another 32 goals to Town's total this season, the Black and Greens' attacking prowess is a sight to behold.
Sunday's game however will prove to be a difficult ask as Connah's Quay have been on a good run, winning their last four games to turn a relegation threatened season around. Aber supporters will be all to aware of the attacking threat posed by Ryan Fraughan in particular, who debuted in the Welsh Prem in Alan Morgan's side of 2009/10. Sean Miller has also caught the eye for Alan Bickerstaff's side, who gained a 1-1 draw at Park Avenue earlier in the season, before losing 4-2 at home to Aber before Christmas.
The game will be played to a finish on the day, with extra time and penalties if necessary, so the scene is set for a crucial game, and around 100 Free tickets will be available from Ruth Kitchen at the Club tomorrow between 9am-12pm. On the day Admission will cost a bargain £5 for Adults, £3 for Concessions and and £1 for Children, as the Black and Greens hope for a big walk up to cheer Ian Hughes' men towards a Play Off Final next weekend. It could be a historic week for Aber Town - don't miss the chance to play your part!