The New Saints are in Town tonight!
On Matchday 4, the JD Cymru Premier serves up a blockbuster game to end off September! The New Saints travel to Maes Tegid tonight (30th of September) with a 7:45pm kick off scheduled.
Although other teams are on to Matchday 5, both teams tonight play their 4th game of the season, due to involvement in European Competition. So far this season, TNS have a perfect record of 3 games, 3 wins with 9 goals scored and no goals conceded, but will that change tonight…?
The previous meeting between the two clubs saw both clubs pick up a point each at Maes Tegid, on Valentines Day, of all days! Bala were up and running early in the game following a freekick on the edge of the box, as Henry Jones took the set piece leading to Aeron Edwards heading past his own keeper scoring an own goal. However after an hour played, Ollie Shannon who was making his debut that evening, was deemed to toucn the ball with his hand, leading to a penalty to TNS. Ryan Brobbel stepped up and scored the penalty to make it 1-1 on the evening. Althought TNS pushed for a winner, the back line of Bala weathered the storm to earn themselfs a point in what was an impressive effort by the Lakesiders to hold out against difficult opposition.
The New Saints were busy throughout the transfer window, however their main acquisition was former Bala forward Louis Robles, who has so far scored 3 goals in all competitions for TNS with appearances in the UEFA Europa League against MSK Zilina and B36 Torshavn. Although they’ve signed our former frontman, they’ve also went and picked up Leo Smith from Caernarfon Town, who has also scored 3 goals in all competitions since joining The Saints. The New Saints also picked up Ryan Astles, Kwame Boateng, Adam Hughes and Connor Roberts to complete their transfer window.
The Lakesiders’ Antony Kay will be back for selection following his 1 match suspension was completed following the Penybont fixture.
The Saints who currently sit in 1st place in the league table will hope to carry on their perfect start to the league campaign, however after scoring 5 in a dominating second half performance by the Lakesiders in the previous game at Penybont, Bala will take the confidence of the second half in to the TNS match and look to knock them off their perch and go a point clear of The Saints.
No fans will be allowed to attend the match with strict safety protocols to follow to ensure the game can go ahead.