Aberystwyth Town vs TNS
JD Cymru Premier
Tuesday 9th November
Football returns to Park Avenue once again this evening as Aberystwyth Town face the difficult task of going up against league leaders TNS. Although Aber have only earned one point from the previous six available, both showings have seen positive performances particularly Saturday’s point. Harry Franklin’s header earned the Seasiders a well deserved point from their trip to the South coast.
For the past two seasons, TNS have been pipped to the Cymru Premier title by Connahs Quay Nomads however, this time around, they look to be on course to claim their 14th league title. New boss Anthony Limberick has added well to an already excellent squad over the summer. The additions of Declan McManus, Jordan Williams, Ash Baker and Danny Davies offers Limberick a wealth of options to choose from. In addition, to their new signgings, they have the experience of league winners across the park. Paul Harrison, Chris Marriott, Ryan Brobbel, Jon Routledge and Adrian Cieszlewicz add guile and class to the squad.
One familiar face who’ll be returning to Park Avenue this evening will be back up goalkeeper Connor Roberts who enjoyed two successful seasons between the sticks in Ceredigion, winning last season’s save of the season award for his incredible reaction stop away at Bala Town.
TNS have been dominant in the league so far, amassing 32 points from a possible 36 available to them. In front of goal, they’ve found the net 33 times. McManus leads the scoring charts for the Saints with 12 goals. There are goals throughout the team with Brobbel, chipping in with a further goals whilst Williams and Blaine Hudson netting three times apiece. At the back, their defence has been miserly this term, conceding just eight goals
Last time out, TNS were dominant on their way to a 6-0 victory against Wayne Jones’ Haverfordwest County. Prior to this, they defeated Cardiff Met 5-0. Park Hall has been a barren ground for Aber for a number of years and earlier this season, it was no different as the Saints downed the Seasiders 3-0. On that evening, McManus bagged himself a brace with Ryan Astles adding a third in the second half. However, it’s worth remembering that last season, Aber were desperately unlucky not to win the game after a thrilling 2-2 goal following a goals from local duo Steff Davies and Jon Foligno.
Midweek football under the lights at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue Stadium is a rare treat so get yourselves down there! Prices are just £7 for Adults / £4 for Concessions / Under 16’s free and come and support the lads!
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