Category: Match Previews

Cardiff Met vs Barry Town United| Nathaniel MG Cup Semi-Final | Match Preview

We’re in Cup action this weekend as we travel to Cardiff Metropolitan University to contest the semi-final of the Nathaniel MG Cup.

After heartache in the Nathaniel MG Cup Final in 2017 at the hands of The New Saints, the semi-final on Saturday offers us the chance to setup another Cup Final and go one further. Indeed, left-back Chris Hugh acknowledged the importance of Saturday’s fixture in an interview this week, he said ‘winning some silverware now would be massive’ in a statement which clearly shows the intent of the club.

Historically, we have had some success in the league cup. Notably, in the late 1990s, we lifted the Cup on four consecutive occasions in what was a successful period for the Club.

We come into this game in good form, having been unbeaten in our last 6 games. Also, our skipper, Kayne Mclaggon, has been in scintillating form of late, scoring 10 goals in his last 8 games and thereby earning himself the JD Cymru Premier League Player of the Month award for October.

Our opponents find themselves in 11th position in the JD Cymru Premier League, 4 points behind the Town who sit in 8th. Nevertheless, the Archers have defeated us twice already this term, once in the Welsh Cup (3-0) and once in the League (1-0). However, our poor form against Met’ this season will only add to Gavin and the player’s motivation this weekend, who will be eager to get one over our rivals.

The match this Saturday will kick off at 14:30 at the Cyncoed Campus Stadium and, as always, your support would be much appreciated by all at the club. As Chris Hugh made clear earlier this week, ‘every player’ wants to feature in a cup final, so you can guarantee our boys will do everything they can this Saturday in an attempt to boost our hopes of winning Barry’s first league cup in over 20 years.

Barry Town United vs Cefn Druids| JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

Tomorrow, Cefn Druids travel to Barry to face a Town side unbeaten in our last 5 games, sitting 8th in the JD Cymru Premier League.

Indeed, the Town have not lost a game since October 12th and have managed to score 14 goals in our last 5 fixtures. Captain Kayne Mclaggon’s 9 goals in his last 7 games have been crucial to Barry’s recent success and have, in fact, earned our number 7 the JD Cymru Player of the Month award for October.

In the reverse fixture earlier on in the season, we travelled to The Rock and ran out 4-1 victors after Clayton Green and Mclaggon shared the goals with a brace each. Our opponents also failed to secure any points against us in the 2020/21 season, as we completed the double over the Druids.

The side from North Wales have struggled so far this season, picking up only 2 points from their opening 12 games of the season. Nevertheless, the two draws have come against a strong Bala Town side away from home and, in their most recent match, the Ancients were able to hold Flint Town United to a 1-1 draw despite being reduced to 10 men.

Kick-off will be at 14:30 at Jenner Park and, as always, your support would be much appreciated by all at the club.

Haverfordwest County AFC vs Barry Town United| JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

We travel West tonight to the Bridge Meadow Stadium to face a Haverfordwest County side, who we beat courtesy of a late Clayton Green goal at Jenner Park earlier in the season.

Confidence is high amongst the Barry Town United squad after 4 matches unbeaten in both the league and cup. However, the disappointment of Aberystwyth Town’s late goal on Saturday to deny us 3 points will certainly act as motivation for both Gavin Chesterfield and the players to return back to Barry later tonight with a victory.

Our opponents currently sit 2 places below us in the JD Cymru Premier League in 10th position, just one point behind. In their previous game, the Bluebirds suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat to league leaders The New Saints away from home. Nevertheless, the Bridge Meadow Stadium has become something of a fortress this season for County, who haven’t lost on home-soil since late August; so, Tuesday evening’s away trip is sure to be a challenging one.

The match this evening will be streamed live on the S4C Facebook account for those Barry fans that are unable to make the journey Westbound. A win tonight could be crucial in distancing ourselves from those beneath us in our bid to secure a position in the top-half of the table, and Gavin and the players will be aware of the importance of tonight’s fixture and will be eager to perform.

The game will be broadcast live on Sgorio’s Facebook and Youtube channel.

Barry Town United vs Aberystwyth Town| JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

Aberystwyth Town visit Jenner Park this Saturday as we look to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since August.

Gavin Chesterfield and our players come into this game full of confidence following a triumphant 2-1 victory at Caernarfon last weekend. After a difficult period in early October, positive results against Bala Town, Pontypridd Town and, as previously mentioned, Caernarfon have really got us back on track. In particular, Kayne Mclaggon’s goals (7 in his last 4 matches) have been crucial in bringing about a change in fortune of late and his outstanding performances have in fact earnt our skipper the JD Cymru Premier Player of the Month award.

The Seasiders currently find themselves just one place above the bottom of the JD Cymru Premier League with a total of 9 points from their opening 11 fixtures. In the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season, Aberystwyth took the 3 points after a late free-kick flew into the back of the Barry net earning the Seasiders a 2-1 win. With just one win in their last 5 games (a 1-0 win against Cefn Druids in mid-October), the trip to Barry offers Aberystwyth a chance to gain some vital points as we enter the second half of the first phase of the league season.

This Saturday’s fixture gives us an opportunity to begin to build some momentum after what Chesterfield described as a ‘good week’ last week, and a win could see us move into the top half of the table, so it’s certainly all to play for.

Caernarfon Town vs Barry Town United| JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

After Tuesday night’s triumphant 7-1 victory, this Saturday we travel to The Oval to face a Caernarfon Town side that sit just one place above us in the JD Cymru Premier League table.

Following a somewhat difficult period for the Town in late September, there has been a marked improvement in results and performances of late. In particular, the goals of captain Kayne Mclaggon have been influential in our change of fortunes. Indeed, A brace from our number 7 at Bala Town last weekend saw us secure a 3-3 draw having been 3-1 down at half-time. Similarly, in our Nathaniel MG Cup quarter-final against Pontypridd Town on Tuesday night, Mclaggon bagged himself a hat-trick which helped us on our way to an emphatic 7-1 victory at Jenner Park.

Having lost their last two league games, the Canaries will be eager to use this Saturday’s fixture as an opportunity to gain some much-needed form. Currently, both sides find themselves in the bottom half of the table, and with Caernarfon just one place and 3 points ahead of us, the game on Saturday could be something of a season defining one.

In the previous 3 seasons of the JD Cymru Premier League, our opponents have finished just one place behind us (in 6th, 5th and 4th respectively) meaning that Saturday’s fixture away from home is sure to be a challenge. Yet, after some determined performances of late, Gavin Chesterfield and our players will be confident of a victory this weekend which could see us move into the top half of the JD Cymru Premier League table.

Bala Town vs Barry Town United| JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

This Saturday we travel North to face Bala Town at the Maes Tegid stadium in the JD Cymru Premier League as we look to end our recent run of poor form.

Our opponents find themselves in 4th position in the league after the opening 8 games of the season as we sit in 8th. The Lakesiders have begun the season in fine-form, having only lost one league game thus far. Nevertheless, we were able to hold Bala to a draw at Jenner Park after a hard-fought stalemate on the second matchday of the season.

We have enjoyed success at the Maes Tegid in recent years; notably, a 5-2 win away from home in 2019 which ultimately saw us qualify for the European spaces after what was a triumphant victory. Indeed, we also managed to beat Bala 6-2 at home last season in a memorable match.

Despite some disappointing results of late, our performances have certainly been improving. After we lost to a late goal (3-2) at Flint Town just 2 weeks ago, Gavin Chesterfield noted the ‘honesty and intensity’ that we played with and that he, and the squad, are confident a victory is just around the corner to match our recent performances.

The match on Saturday is certainly of importance and one that will hopefully see a change in fortunes for the Dragons as we head into the second half of the first phase of the JD Cymru Premier League.

Barry Town United vs Cardiff Met | JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

Cardiff Metropolitan University visit Jenner Park this Tuesday evening as we look to avenge our 3-0 loss against the Archers in the Welsh Cup just 2 weeks ago. 

We go into this game on the back of 3 successive defeats but there is certainly belief amongst the coaching staff and players alike that this Tuesday will see a change in fortunate for the Town. Despite agonisingly losing 3-2 to a late goal at Flint Town United on the weekend, our performance at the Cae Y Castell stadium was one to be ‘proud’ of and Gavin Chesterfield has similarly noted the ‘honesty, intensity and togetherness’ we played with which Gavin and the players will undoubtedly be looking to emulate in this Tuesday’s fixture. 

Our opponents come into this game having won 3 out of their last 4 games and in 6th position in the JD Cymru Premier League, just one point ahead of us. Nevertheless, we have had some success against the Archers in recent times in the league, who’ve failed to beat us since 2018. Indeed, last season we were victorious both home (1-0) and away (2-1) against Cardiff Met’.  

Looking ahead to the game, Gavin spoke of the fixture as an opportunity for us to ‘respond’ after our Welsh Cup loss to the Archers and that he, and the side, are ‘confident’ we can secure a positive result that would see us move back into the top half of the table. 

Your support would be much appreciated by everyone at the club at Jenner Park on Tuesday evening for the 19:45 kick-off. 

Match Preview: Flint Town United vs Barry Town United

Today we make the journey North to face a Flint Town side in 3rd position in the JD Cymru Premier League after the opening 7 games of the season. 

On the back of two disappointing results against Cardiff Metropolitan University (3-0) and Newtown (3-0) in both the Welsh Cup and league respectively, the match at the Cae Y Castell Stadium offers us an opportunity to get back on track and regain the form we found during August and early September.

After gaining promotion to the Cymru Premier in the 2019/20 season, Flint were unable to gain any points from us last term as we ran out 1-0 victors away and a dominant 6-3 win at Jenner Park saw us do the double over the Silkmen.

Nevertheless, Flint have begun their 2021/22 campaign in fine form with a number of victories, including an impressive 5-1 win at Cardiff Met and, despite being reduced to 10 men, a 4-1 victory over Newtown which have seen the side from North Wales climb to third in the league table.

The trip to the Cae Y Castell is sure to be a challenging one, but Gavin and the players will no doubt be confident that they can send our supporters back to Barry with 3 points. 

Barry Town United vs Newtown | JD Cymru Premier | Match Preview

Last season’s Play off Final winners Newtown AFC visit Jenner Park today with a 14:30 Kick Off as we return to JD Cymru Premier League action.

After the huge disappointment of last week’s 3-0 loss at Cardiff Met in the JD Welsh Cup, the match today gives both Gavin Chesterfield and our players an opportunity to bounce back with a positive result against a Newtown side that currently sit 9th in the table after the opening 6 games of the Premier League season.

Last weekend, Newtown suffered a penalty defeat to Camarthen Town thereby ending their campaign in the JD Welsh Cup. After a promising start to their league campaign, the Robins’ have recorded losses against both Aberystwyth (2-1) and Flint Town (4-1). Nevertheless, the side from Mid-Wales progressed in the Nathaniel MG Cup after a dominant 5-0 win against Caernarfon Town. 

This Saturday’s fixture gives Chesterfield and our players an opportunity to get back to winning ways and continue what has been a promising start to our JD Cymru Premier League season.

Cardiff Met vs Barry Town United | Welsh Cup | Match Preview

After we progressed to the quarter final of the Nathaniel MG Cup on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Trefelin BGC, this Saturday we turn our attention to Cardiff Met away in the Third Round of The JD Welsh Cup.

Looking ahead to the match, Gavin Chesterfield noted that Cardiff Met like anywhere in our league  is a ‘tough place’ to go but also that The JD Welsh Cup is ‘a competition that we care deeply about and one that we want to go deep into’. Indeed, the winners of the national Cup secure a place in the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League. 

Our opponents this weekend find themselves in 7th place in the JD Cymru Premier League, just 2 points behind us. The Archers have won, drawn and lost 2 of their opening six league games so far this term.  Last season, we faced Cardiff Met twice in the league and our opponents failed to pick up any points on either occasion as a 2-1 win away and a 1-0 win at home ensured we did the double. 

We go into this game in good spirits despite suffering our first league defeat since the opening day of the season at the hands of The New Saints last weekend. Despite the loss, Gavin noted that there was ‘lots to like’ about our spirited performance at The Park Hall Stadium. On Tuesday night, another good performance ensured we secured a triumphant 3-0 victory against Trefelin BGC, a game which saw striker Nat Jarvis back in the goals with a brace. 

Gavin and the players will be eager to progress to the fourth round of The JD Welsh Cup this Saturday and continue what has been a promising start to our 2021/22 campaign.