Friday 8th March (7:45 pm Kick Off)
Aberystwyth Town v Carmarthen Town
Aberystwyth Town continue their hunt for a Europa League Play Off spot on Friday evening as they welcome Carmarthen Town to Park Avenue in the JD Welsh Premier League. The Seasiders secured a massive victory in their last league outing, beating play off rivals Cardiff Met 2-0, thanks to a brace from Marc Williams, and they'll be keen to secure another 3 points to close in on a seventh placed finish come the end of the season.
Assistant Manager Gavin Allen was full of praise for his players after Town's victory against the Archers a fortnight ago, commenting; "That's the first clean sheet we've kept since early November so that was important, and I thought our patterns of play were excellent and we were deserved winners". He went on to add; "We knew we had to win the game, losing would have left us with too many points to make up, and now we're in there with a fighting chance of getting the seventh placed finish".
Aber's new look back line certainly made a big difference to the Black and Greens' defensive stability a fortnight ago, and they will be hopeful they can show similar resilience in keeping the Old Gold out on Friday evening. Town also have a man in form at the other end, with Marc Williams already having netted 3 times in his first four league games for the Seasiders. It appears after a dip in form over the festive period, Town have found the correct recipe for success once more as they enter a vital part of the season - having picked up 7 points from their last four league games.
Friday's visitors Carmarthen Town have endured some ups and downs in recent weeks - having won 3 and lost 3 out of their last six games in all competitions. The Old Gold most recently lost 1-0 to Cefn Druids at Richmond Park, but remain well clear of safety, currently lying 10th in the JD Welsh Premier League table. The previous two fixtures between the sides have finished evenly this season, with Aber coming back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw at Richmond Park, before playing out a 1-1 draw at Park Avenue during Phase 1 of the season.
As Aber continue to chase their European dream, come on down and see if they can secure another positive result on Friday evening. Kick off at Park Avenue is at 7:45 pm, and admission costs £8 adults, £5 concessions and £2 for u16's.
Please note we will be offering FREE ENTRY to all Aberystwyth University Students on Friday evening. Additionally, we are delighted to confirm that the sponsored walkers raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and in memory of club legend David 'Dias' Williams will complete their first day's walk on Friday by attending our fixture against Carmarthen.