Phase 1 comes to a close at Maes Tegid.
An unwanted hat-trick of defeats for The Lakesiders leaves us in 3rd place coming into the final game of Phase 1, as Flint Town United travel to Maes Tegid today.
The visitors currently sit in 11th place before the split, and come into today’s game on the back of a 6-0 thrashing by The New Saints last weekend. It’s been a torid time for The Silkmen, who’ve only picked up three points in their previous five games, with their only win coming away from home to Penybont. Despite only one win in their last five, two of their defeats have been by a one goal margin, with the other two being a 2-0 and 6-0 defeat to Caernarfon Town and The New Saints respectively.
Nevertheless, The Lakesiders have also had a torid time of late, with an unwelcome three game losing streak, after defeats to Connah’s Quay Nomads, Caernarfon Town and last weekend’s disheartening defeat to Barry Town. Since the resumption of the league season at the start of March, Bala have only picked up four points with a 3-1 away win at Cefn Druids and a 0-0 draw against The New Saints.
The previous meeting between the two sides came at the end of October last year, as The Lakesiders travelled to the Cae-Y-Castell Stadium. Despite going behind mid-way through the first half, Bala fought back to win the game through a Chris Venables goal just before half-time and a cooly taken free kick from Steve Leslie just minutes into the second half brought all three points back to Maes Tegid.
Good news for The Lakesiders however, as Steve Leslie is available to return to the squad after his three match suspension. Henry Jones and Raul Correia could return after suffering from minor injuries and are hopefuls to return to the squad for the final game of Phase 1.
A game of importance at both ends of the table, however who will come out on top? Follow us on our social media handles for live match updates throughout the match. Follow us on our Twitter Page and Facebook Page here!
No spectators/supporters are allowed to attend due to the ongoing pandemic, with strict safety protocols in place for those who are attending.