Penybont vs Aberystwyth Town
JD Cymru Premier
Tuesday 15th September (KO 19.45)
MATCH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Following Saturday’s 2-3 home loss against Cardiff Met, the Black & Greens make a swift return to action tomorrow night (Tuesday) for their first away match of 2020/21.
Despite not registering any points from Saturday’s opening game, it was an encouraging display from Aber’s new look side. After Jonathan Evans netted the first post-lockdown Cymru Premier goal – a superb individual strike – and Rhys Davies netted on his debut, the Seasiders looked good value for all 3 points. Unfortunately, two late Cardiff Met goals spoiled what would have been a terrific result for Gavin Allen in his first match as Manager.
Saturday was also the first competitive match played under strict COVID regulations and although credit must go to all of those involved for their impeccable adherence to the new rules, this did mean there was no admittance for supporters. Had the Black & Green Army been allowed into Park Avenue, they would have no doubt been delighted to see no less than six local players in the starting 11, with another 2 on the bench!
Penybont also started their season on Saturday, and gained a credible 1-1 draw at Caernarfon Town, Mael Davies’ 75th minute goal was cancelled out by a Mike Hayes strike 8 minutes before full time.
One-time Seasider Rhys Griffiths looks to be building a strong squad at The Kymco Stadium and Penybont will be looking to improve on last season’s 10th place finish in this, their second season in the league.
So far this summer they have added Ashley Morris, Ben Ahmun, Ian Traylor, Lewis Baldwin, Mael Davies – (Ceredigion native and former junior teammate to some current Seasiders), Lewis Clutton, Connor Davies and Sam Snaith to their ranks, although two names that will be familiar to Aber fans still remain; both Kane Owen & Kostya Georgievsky had brief spells at Park Avenue in 2016.
A Wes Baynes free-kick secured an away point for the Black & Greens in this fixture last season, and Gavin Allen will hope his new-look squad can go one better than that this time around, as the exciting new Cymru Premier season continues tomorrow night.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, there will be no admittance to supporters at The SDM Glass Stadium. However, once again, there will be comprehensive coverage of the match on our Twitter feed @AberystwythTown.
Diolch yn fawr i’r Dorf Werdd am eich cefnogaeth parhaus!