Friday 10th January (ko 7.45pm)
Caernarfon Town v Aberystwyth Town
After a ten day break the Black and Greens will be raring to go as they kick off their 2020 JD Cymru Premier campaign away to Top Six chasing Caernarfon Town on Friday evening, on Matchday 21. Aber already know they will be competing in the Play Off Conference after the split, and with 11 points to make up on seventh placed Cefn Druids (as things stand), positive results are needed as soon as possible.
Town’s home defeat to Newtown a week last Monday felt desperately unfair, with the Robins’ fortuitous winner coming deep into injury time, after it seemed that Mathew Jones’ 83rd minute penalty had earned Aber a deserved point. Having lost only 1 of their last 6 away games, and that to the Champions TNS, Mathew Bishop’s men will travel with confidence of achieving a positive result.
Friday’s match however promises to be extremely difficult with the Cofis needing a point to get over the line and confirm their JD Cymru Premier Championship Conference spot. After a season of impressive consistency, a run of injuries have left Sean Eardley’s men with one point from their last three games – however their home record is impressive, backed as they are by a vociferous home crowd. The Seasiders will be wary of a strong mid Wales influence on Caernarfon’s side, with Jamie Breese from Llanidloes and Alex Ramsay from Llanfyllin banging in and keeping out the goals respectively. Onetime Black and Green star Darren Thomas is a huge influence, though Jamie Crowther is sidelined after an injury.
Kick off at the Oval is at 7.45pm and directions can be found on Caernarfon Town’s excellent website here: https://caernarfontownfc.co.uk/contactus.aspx. Join the Black and Greens Bandwaggon for a Rollercoaster 2020!