Aberystwyth Town vs Haverfordwest County
ATFC’S 1000th JD CYRMU PREMIER FIXTURE!!
Tuesday 1st February
Aberystwyth Town will become the first team to reach the significant milestone of 1000 Cymru Premier fixtures tomorrow night when the Seasiders host Haverfordwest County.
This run stretches right back to the very first matchday of then Konica League of Wales – 15th August 1992 – when Tomi Morgan led the team to a 3-2 victory over Mid-Wales rivals Caersws.
The first season would be a successful one for the Black & Greens, as the club challenged for the inaugural title, eventually finishing in 3rd place as Cwmbran Town, led by the legendary Tony Wilcox, claimed the honours.
Kevin Morrison was top scorer in that very first season, hitting 20 goals, whilst Michael Davies hit 17 as the club finished with 25 wins from 38 games.
To date, this is the clubs highest placed finish in the league, although 4th place finishes have occurred on no less than five occasions – in 1999, 2003, 2004, 2010 & 2015 – two of these resulted in UEFA Cup Football, whilst Europa League football came to Park Avenue in 2014 thanks to a runners-up.
15 different managers have managed the Seasiders during the 1000 games, with some having more than one spell at the helm.
Both sides come into tomorrow nights game on the back of a positive result, Aber beating Cefn Druids 5-0 at home on Friday night, whilst Haverfordwest drew their second successive game following the resumption of football – 2-2 against Penybont on Friday.
Aberystwyth Town FC are delighted to confirm that to celebrate the Black and Greens’ 1000th Cymru Premier match on Tuesday evening, supporters will be admitted for free.
In addition to free entry, we can also announce that courtesy of our Club Sponsors Cambrian Tyres, supporters arriving before 7.15pm will be allowed one free drink in the John Charles Lounge, and Ruth’s Kitchen will be offering 150 free hot dogs (first come first served).
The gates for spectators will open at 6.30pm, and the match kicks off at 8pm.
Finally in lieu of the free entry the Club will be coordinating a bucket collection for Bronglais Hospital’s Chemotherapy Appeal on Tuesday evening. A slate plaque commemorating the achievement of 1000 matches, kindly commissioned by the Football Association of Wales, will be unveiled in the John Charles Lounge prior to the match.