Corbettsports Welsh Premier League
Friday 17th April (ko 7.45pm)
Aberystwyth Town v Bala Town
Aber Town face their last home League game of a dizzying season knowing that a win at home to Second Place Bala Town will ensure that their Top Three dream is still alive.
Town's best ever WPL finish was third in the Leagues first season of 1992/3, and they know that it is still possible for them to equal that achievement, with two wins in their last two WPL games.
2014/5 has been a tremendous season for the Black and Greens, from the Europa League ties with Derry City to the 5-0 opening day win at Cefn Druids, the astonishing 4-0 win over Bala in September to the ten man victory over Airbus in October. A Halloween win over Newtown in the rain thanks to stand in keeper Cledan Davies' remarkable save, a draw at TNS and a 4-2 triumph at Connah's Quay from behind led Aber to a Christmas double over Carmarthen which sewed up their Top Six berth. Incredible comebacks have become Town's trademark since the split, gaining improbable results at home to Newtown and Port Talbot, and away to Bala, Newtown and most astonishingly, TNS last week.
That result in particular must surely now give the team real confidence and belief that anything is still possible.
Chris Venables is once again the League's top scorer with a 27 goal haul to date, Luke Sherbon was named the WPL Player of the Month for March and Mark Jones showed what a class front man he can be at TNS last Friday with two super strikes.
Friday's opponents Bala are of course not only a class act off the field but a superb outfit on it, and with Senior WPL Big Hitters such as Lee Hunt, Mark Connolly, Ian Sheridan and Mark Jones to choose from going forward they will always be a threat. Ex Aber player Conall Murtagh also pulls the strings in Central Midfield. The three games between the sides to date have been classics, with Aber winning 4-0 at home and losing 4-0 away before a topsy turvy 3-3 draw at Maes Tegid six weeks ago left the race for the Top Three wide open. Goals, it would seem, are guaranteed in Friday's match!
The game against Bala will be preceded by a Club Photo featuring all Aberystwyth Town's sides from the First Team and the Under 19s through the Academy age groups, the Ladies and Disability teams.
Admission for this vital game stays at £5 for Adults, £3 Concessions and £1 for Kids, and Town Manager Ian Hughes believes your support, and a raucous Dias Stand, is crucial in turning draws into victories. Kick off is at 7.45pm - don't pass on your last chance to Cheer on the Black and Green History Boys!