JD Cymru Premier
Gwener/Friday 20 Hydref/October (CC/KO 8yh/pm)
Tref Aberystwyth Town vs Drenewydd/Newtown
Ar ol canlyniadau positif yn eu ddwy gem gartref ddiwethaf bydd Tref Aberystwyth yn edrych ymlaen yn arw at ddychwelyd adref nos Wener i groesawi eu cymdogion o draws y mynydd, Drenewydd.
After two positive results from the last two home matches, Aberystwyth Town will be looking forward to returning to home comforts this Friday evening, for a mouthwatering clash against mid-Wales neighbours Newtown.
This is always a fixture that draws a crowd, and with this one being played under the lights on a Friday night, a good turn out from the Black and Green faithful is sure to expected as well as plenty of travelling Robins. This week's opponents have been on a superb run of form, with Tuesday’s last minute defeat at Cardiff Met bringing to an end a run of eight straight wins in all competitions, seven of those in the JD Cymru Premier.
This run has catapulted Chris Hughes’ side into 3rd place in the table, with 22 points from 12 matches – only four behind Connahs Quay Nomads who sit in second place. In Aaron Williams, the Robins boast the leagues current top scorer, with 11 goals to his name. Louis Robles has hit three and Zeli Ismael, Jason Oswell and Ryan Sears have all hit 2 goals each.
Back in August, the two teams played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture, with a resolute defensive performance from a young Aber side securing their first point of the season.
As always in this fixture, there will be familiar faces on both sides with a number of players following in the footsteps of Cymru Premier legends such as Kevin Morrison, Jonathan Williams, Aneurin Thomas and Craig Williams by donning the shirts of both clubs. Dave Jones swapped SY16 for SY23 in the summer, whilst Jack Thorn spent a period on loan at Newtown in 2019/20. For Newtown, Mathew Jones spent five years with his hometown club before making the move down the A44 in the summer of 2022.
Admission prices at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue for this season are set at £8 for adults, £5 for concessions, £2 for Secondary School age kids, and Primary School and younger are free. Its time for another mid-Wales derby under the lights at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue!