JD Cymru Premier
Gwener/Friday 15 Medi/September (CC/KO 7.45yh/pm)
Bae Colwyn Bay vs Tref Aberystwyth Town
Mae Clwb hena'r Cymru Prem yn herio'r aelod mwyaf diweddar nos Wener, wrth i'r Gwyrdd a'r Duon teithio i Ogledd Cymru i wynebu Bae Colwyn.
The Cymru Premier’s joint longest serving club meets its newest member this Friday night, as Aber Town make the journey to the North Wales coast to face Colwyn Bay.
This is only Colwyn Bay’s 5th season in Welsh system this century, the club having played in the English leagues since the early 1980s. They opted to remain across the border following the formation of the then League of Wales in 1992 and reached the second level of English non-league in 2011, remaining in the Conference North for four seasons. In 2019, they came back into the Welsh pyramid.
Last season they won the Cymru North, losing only once during the entire league season, to claim their place in this season Cymru Premier. They are managed by The New Saints’ legend Steve Evans, brother of former Aber player Ricky, and he is assisted by former TNS teammate Tommy Holmes.
Friday’s hosts currently sit in 10th place in the Cymru Premier table following the first 6 matches of the season. They have 4 points and gained their historic first win in the top flight last weekend with a 1-0 victory at UEFA Conference League qualifiers Penybont; Alex Downes netting their goal.
There will be one familiar face in the opposition line up in Steff Edwards, who had two spells at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue earlier in his career; in 2010-11 under Alan Morgan and 2018-2020 under Nev Powell. Another former Seasider, Ryan Edwards, departed Llanellian Road last week.
Colwyn Bay’s website advises that 4 Crosses Arena can be found by using the following directions: From the A55 (North Wales Expressway). Leave the A55 at Junction 22, sign posted Hen Golwyn/Old Colwyn. At the end of the slip road and follow the road up the hill to the roundabout at the top. At the roundabout take the second exit (Marine Hotel on the left). Follow the road for half a mile to the brow of the hill and the ground is on the right.
The Postcode is LL29 8UN and there is a car park at the entrance to the stadium.
This game has been chosen for Sgorio’s online coverage and can be found on the usual platforms. Nothing beats being at the match in person though, so join us in North Wales for Aber Town’s first ever Cymru Premier visit to 4 Crosses Arena!!