Tonight could be a historic evening for goalkeeper Ashley Morris who can make his 250th appearance for the Lakesiders against The New Saints.
“I feel very proud and privileged to be able reach that milestone for Bala and a big part of that is down to Colin having faith in me” Ashley told us when we asked him how he felt about his possible 250th appearance.
Morris who is very much a fan favourite at Maes Tegid is coming to the end of his seventh season at the Club and he explains that he’s relishing his time with the Lakesiders.
“I’m still enjoying it now as much as I did when I first signed for the club.”
“It’s a great club with great people around it and I was made welcome from the first day I signed and hopefully many more years to come” he added.
Aswell as his game time with the Lakesiders, Ashley was recently called up to the Wales C squad and last week was involved with the University of South Wales BUCS team who won the National Final v Hartpury. So what has it like first of all being involved once more with the C squad and also juggling playing for USW alongside Bala and having such a successful season with USW?
“The games have come thick and fast lately and being involved with Wales C has made me and my family very proud, I was obviously disappointed not to have played but that’s part and parcel of football.”
He continued “Our season is over now for USW and we achieved the double winning both the League and the national Cup while remaining undefeated and becoming the first team ever to do it in the process. We only play a maximum of 13 games for USW for it fits in nicely around Bala.”
Town seemed to have turned a corner in recent weeks with an excellent result at Barry and lost harshly against The New Saints last time out so what has Ashley made of the two last games?
“I thought we played very well against Barry and was probably one of the best performances of the season especially after the disappointing run that we have been on since Christmas” Ashley began.
“The New Saints was always going to be difficult but also put in a good performance but to concede so early after scoring ourselves was a sucker blow but I think we can take a lot of positives away from that game.”
The Lakesiders have three home games in the space of ten days with Town needing to secure some points as we approach the European playoffs with Morris emphasising how important the Town supporters will be for the remaining five games of the season.
“We need to aim for maximum points really as we need to finish as high as we can ready for the playoffs and hopefully get home advantage. If we can put in the same performances as recent weeks, then I don’t see why we can’t.”
“Hopefully we can get a big support for rest of our home games to which will be massive to us” Ashley concluded.
The Lakesiders are at home on Wednesday evening against The New Saints – kickoff 7.45p.m.