JD Cymru Premier
Sadwrn/Saturday 30 Rhagfyr/December (CC/KO 2.30pm)
Tref Aberystwyth Town vs Sir Hwlffordd/Haverfordwest County
Am y tro cyntaf mewn dros mis mae Tref Aber yn edrych ymlaen i gynnal gem gartref brynhawn Sadwrn, yn erbyn cystadleuwyr Cynghrair UEFA Europa, Sir Hwlffordd.
For the first time in over a month, Aber Town have a home match to look forward to this Saturday, against UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers Haverfordwest County.
Anthony Williams' man will be looking to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat to Pontypridd on Tuesday afternoon, and after creating numerous chances at the USW Sports Park the Black and Greens will be looking to convert more of their opportunities on Saturday afternoon.
After a 2-0 victory over Barry Town United on Boxing Day, the Bluebirds currently sit in mid-table and will be optimistic of a push for the Top 6 as the Cymru Premier nears its mid-season split. They have won three out of their last five league matches and have accumulated 27 points from their 20 matches so far this season.
There was plenty of change at Ogi Bridge Meadow in the summer following their European qualification. Corey Shephard, Henry Jones, Jordan Davies and former Seasider Jamie Veale all moved on to pastures new with Kai Whitmore, Tyrese Owen, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Luke Tabone, Rio Dyer, Kayden Williams-Lowe and Ifan Knott coming in. Taylor-Crossdale is the visitors top scorer so far this season, having hit 6 league goals, whilst Whitmore has 4. Rhys Abbruzzese also has 3 goals to his name.
There were four meetings between the two sides last season. In Phase 1, Aber won the first encounter 2-1, before Haverfordwest won the reverse fixture 3-1. Phase 2 saw Haverfordwest triumph 1-0 at Aberystwyth University Park Avenue in March, before a 1-1 draw at Ogi Bridge Meadow in April – a point which eventually proved crucial in retaining Aber’s JD Cymru Premier status.
As usual in this fixture, a number of the opposition will be familiar to the Green Army. Bluebirds Manager Tony Pennock had a brief spell at Park Avenue in 2017, helping to steer the club to safety during his tenure. Lee Jenkins swapped Ceredigion for Pembrokeshire in summer 2022, having come through Aber’s Academy system to go on to become a reliable member of the back four and a fan favourite, whilst Ricky Watts donned the Black and Green in the 2016/17 season.
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. Come join us for the final time in 2023!!