Return leg takes place on Thursday.

On Thursday, we welcome FC Differdange 03 to Wales for the second leg of our Europa League First Qualifying Round tie.

Bringing with them is their 3-1 lead but as Town hold an away goal to their name, all could change on Thursday night.

Bala were caught napping in the first 10 minutes out in Luxembourg, conceding two early goals but a fight back from the Lakesiders saw Ian Sheridan get a goal back and keep the tie alive.

In the excruciating heat, it was three errors that led to Differdange’s three goals but with a temperature of 15*c Bala will hopefully be back to their normal selves this week!

Sinani and Errafik were Differdange’s two dangermen but it will be essential that the Town front-line challenge their defence which looked shaky when Bala pressed forward.

Mike Hayes will miss the tie due to suspension after his red card in Differdange but Lee Hunt will hopefully return to contention after a knee injury he has been carrying since the season finished.

Kickoff 7.00p.m. at Rhyl F.C.

Our match sponsor for this Thursday´s First Round Second Leg Europa Cup tie is Uniform Construction who are based in New Brighton, Mold. We are very grateful that Uniform Construction stepped in at the last minute to sponsor our Europa kit and our home tie in this round. MD Darren Lamble took time off from his busy work schedule to travel to Luxemburg to watch the first leg and will be watching on Thursday from hospitality along with his guests. Uniform Construction also sponsor our U 14´s academy side.

Our ball sponsors are the Spitzmaul family from Hereford. Originally from Bala, the Spitzmauls have had to relocate to Hereford owing to work, but they make it back to Bala as often as they can to follow the Lakesiders. The Spitzmauls were also represented in Luxemburg for the first leg, they also traveled to Tallin for our first ever appearence in the Europa Cup two years ago.

Many thanks go out to the above sponsors, and we hope you enjoy the occasion

Address – Belle Vue, Grange Road, Rhyl, LL18 4BY.

Coming from East/West; Use the A55, turning off at the St. Asaph junction and follow the signs for Rhyl. Follow the signs marked “Rhyl Sun Centre” (by Shell Garage), turn right into Pendyffryn Road, Left at crossroads at Bargain Booze onto Grange Road, then ground is approx 200 metres metres on the left.

Parking: There is around 60 spaces for cars outside Belle Vue along with plenty of street parking. Across the road there is plenty of parking at the high school.

Tickets: Admission by tickets only.
Tickets are on sale at the Club Shop (directly outside the turnstiles) from 5.00p.m. You can also buy them beforehand from Ruth Crump (07818 404516).
Adults tickets are £10, concessions are £6 and U16’s are £3.

Bala Town merchandise will be available on the night including scarves, hats, badges and much more! Programmes will be on sale at £3.

Please come down to support the Lakesiders. Your support will be very much appreciated.


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