Aberystwyth Town vs Haverfordwest County
JD Cymru Premier
Saturday 11th March
After a two-week break, Aberystwyth Town return to action looking to build on the 7-1 win at Airbus on 24th February – a scoreline that equalled Aber’s best ever win in the Cymru Premier.
That result, which saw 6 different players register goals, gives Anthony Williams’ side plenty of hope going into the final 7 games of the season, and with 7th placed Caernarfon Town only 6 points ahead of the Black & Greens, a push for the last playoff spot may not be completely out of the question if Aber can put a string of wins together.
The visitors to Aberystwyth University Park Avenue this weekend are 8th placed Haverfordwest County, led by former Aber manager Tony Pennock. The Bluebirds currently sit on 30 points, 4 points better off than ATFC, and have 9 wins and 3 draws to their name so far this season, having played 25 matches.
They come into this match having won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 games – including a 2-1 reverse at Pontypridd United last time out.
Jordan Davies is the Bluebirds top scorer so far this season, with 10 goals to his name so far. Ben Fawcett has 5, whilst Jack Wilson has 4.
In addition to Tony Pennock in the opposition dugout, there will be a number of familiar faces returning to Park Avenue on Saturday. Lee Jenkins swapped Ceredigion for Pembrokeshire last summer, having come through the ranks at ATFC to go on to become a reliable member of the back four and a fan favourite. Jamie Veale followed the same path after spending two seasons in Black & Green, netting a number of memorable goals in that time, whilst Ricky Watts & Dylan Rees both had brief spells at the club earlier in their careers.
The Green Army will be needed in full voice if Aber are to put a late charge for the playoffs together. Admission prices at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue Stadium this season are £8 for Adults, £5 for Concessions / Students, £2 for Secondary School age children and free entry for Primary School age children.