The black and greens started their pre-season schedule last weekend with a 1-1 draw at home to Halesowen Town, with Rio Ahmadi grabbing a goal on his Park Avenue debut. There were a number of impressive performances during last weekend's friendly match, from both Aber's more experienced players and some of Town's fresher faces. The club have also been boosted by three pieces of transfer news this week, with the announcements that Ryan Wollacott, Joe Phillips and Lee Jenkins have all committed their futures at Park Avenue for the forthcoming season.
Friday night's opponents AFC Telford United are a National League North outfit, managed by Gavin Cowan and captained by former Newtown central defender Shane Sutton. Aber’s links with the Shropshire side go way back to the days when former black and greens manager Tomi Morgan used to play for the New Bucks. They also have a rich history as FA Cup giantkillers – beating Brentford and Crewe Alexandra back in 2003 to reach the fourth round of the competition! The New Bucks have already impressed in pre-season, beating Wrexham 3-1 in a friendly match last weekend.
In what is sure to be a stern test for the black and greens, kick off at Park Avenue on Friday night is at 8 pm. Admission costs £5 for adults, £3 concessions and £1 for u16's. Friday night football is back under the Park Avenue lights, so come on down and enjoy another competitive contest!
In addition to Friday evening's fixture, the black and greens will travel to face Haverfordwest County on Saturday afternoon for another pre-season friendly match. Kick off at Bridge Meadow is at 2:30pm as Aber come up against a familiar face in Wayne Jones (Wolvesy), who was Assistant Manager at Park Avenue between June 2016 and 2018, and is now First Team Coach with the Bluebirds.