Barry are in Town!
Following a brilliant performance on Saturday night (10th of October) with the Lakesiders hitting 5 past Aberystwyth, we will welcome Barry Town to Maes Tegid tonight, with kick off at 7:45pm.
Our opponents, Barry Town, were one of four Cymru Premier clubs who qualified for European Competitions following last season’s curtailment, and qualified for the Preliminary Round of the Europa League, however out in the Faroe Islands against NSI Runavik, they would bow out at the first hurdle after a 5-1 defeat. Yet, following the start of the league campaign, they’re standing in third place with 7 games played, with a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, with the only defeat coming from league front runners The New Saints in a 3-0 defeat on matchday 1. Their previous league fixture saw them steal a late equaliser to grab a point at Newtown with a 94th minute goal from Kayne McLaggon.
The previous meeting between the two clubs was back in October last year, when everything seemed normal! Barry Town would travel down to Maes Tegid on this occasion and pick up a point, as the score ended 1-1. It took just 18 minutes for the first goal, as the Lakesiders took the lead following a Henry Jones goal, with the assist coming from Nathan Burke, as he took a quick corner to catch the Barry defence napping and left an unmarked Henry to slot the ball home. Barry would almost equalise instantly, however Kayne Mclaggon’s effort was saved by Ashley Morris. As the fourth official held up the stoppage time to be added, Barry would equalise from a Hugh cross into a Reffel goal after a counter attack left Bala short for numbers at the back, as Reffel slotted home to level the score just before half time. No goals would come in the second half, although chances came for both sides, but none were taken as the points were shared.
Barry have strengthened their squad with the signings of former Cardiff City forward Nat Jarvis and Curtis McDonald who also played for Cardiff City. Barry have also signed the likes of Curtis Hutson, Harry Thomas-Baker and Mikey George. They also signed current Swansea City goalkeeper Josh Gould, who is currently on loan from the Swans, which made up the 6 new additions to Gavin Chesterfield’s squad.
The Lakesiders will look to now go on a winning run following their 5-2 triumph over Aberystwyth and look to catch up with the chasing pack at the top of the table, however Barry will also look to play catch up, although they are now 3 points away from Connah’s Quay in 2nd place following the Nomads’ defeat to league front runners The New Saints.
Kick off is at 7:45pm, with no live coverage of the match, however there will be live updates over on our Twitter Page and Facebook Page which will keep you up to date with any happenings throughout the match.
No fans will be allowed to attend the match, with strict safety protocols to follow to ensure the game can go ahead.