Aberystwyth Town vs Caernarfon Town
JD Cymru Premier
Saturday 22nd April
One of the biggest matches in ATFC’s recent history looms this Saturday, as Caernarfon Town visit Aberystwyth University Park Avenue for a final day decider.
Following Caernarfon’s win at Flint Town United on Wednesday evening, the permutations are now simple. Aber must better Flint’s result at Pontypridd to guarantee Cymru Premier status for a 31st consecutive season. Although both ATFC and Flint can match Pontypridd’s tally of 38 points, the gap to Ponty’s goal difference can be considered insurmountable for Aber at this stage, meaning that the South Walians are safe in all but name.
There is plenty of reasons for those of a Black & Green persuasion to be optimistic coming into this fixture however. Anthony Williams side are in good form and have only lost twice in the preceding 10 matches. The team’s desire and “never give in” attitude has been evident throughout this run of form, and they have developed a knack of scoring important late goals. Seven of Aber’s ten league victories this season have also come at home – all characteristics which could be crucial come Saturday lunchtime.
Saturday’s opponents, Caernarfon Town, secured their own safety on Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory at Flint Town United. They come into this match having won two out of their last three matches and have 39 points from their 31 matches so far.
Joe Faux’s late winner at the Essity Stadium also made him Caernarfon’s joint top goalscorer this season, level on 7 goals with Fidel O’Rourke who departed The Oval in January and one ahead of Lloyd Marsh-Hughes. Former ATFC players Darren Thomas and Ben Wynne have also hit the net a few times this season; Thomas has six goals to his name whilst Wynne has 5.
Aberystwyth Town Football Club is pleased to offer discounted adult entry for Town's final match of the 2022/23 JD Cymru Premier season, with prices set as follows for all supporters (incl. away):
Adults & Concessions - £5
Secondary School Age - £2
Primary School & Younger - Free
The Green Army is needed now more than ever to push the lads to the finish line and secure our 31st consecutive season in the Top-Flight! Dewch yn llu i gefnogi'r bois!