Friday 11th November (kick off 7.45pm)
Bala Town v Aberystwyth Town
After a fairly successful run of four home games the Black and Greens return to the road on Friday night to visit Maes Tegid, home of fourth placed Bala Town as their quest for a Top Six placed continues.
Confidence was high running into last Saturday’s match against Gap Connah’s Quay, and defending a half time lead things looked good for Matthew Bishop’s men. However Town were brought back down to earth after the break as the visitors proved their Second Placed position in the WPL was no fluke. Such is the topsy turvey nature of the WPL this season that despite that defeat Aber travel to Bala’s new 3G Facility knowing that a win would put them back into fifth position, with the remaining WPL matches of Matchday 15 being played on Sunday.
Town’s goalkeeper Dom Richards, who has not featured with the first team since the start of October, has been released back to Stourport Swifts with best wishes from all at the Club, while young Jack Rimmer has been recalled from a loan spell with Penrhyncoch to bolster Bishop’s midfield options for Friday night.
Bala for their part have shown a recovery of late after a difficult start to the season and despite a 3-2 home defeat to Porthmadog in a midweek friendly, their fourth placed berth is getting a bit closer to what was expected from an already successful side which recruited big in the Summer to bring in Chris Venables and Stuart Jones from Aber.
A Supporters Coach costing £10 Return will leave Park Avenue at 4.15pm on Friday, and the match will be preceded by a minutes silence to show full respect for Remembrance Day, before kick off at 7.45pm.