Barry Town United are back at Jenner Park this afternoon, with Cefn Druids the visitors in the final JD Cymru Premier fixture of the weekend (kick-off 2:30pm).
Kayne McLaggon scored his fifth goal of the season last weekend to secure a 1-0 win over Airbus UK, maintaining our 100% away record in the league and taking us top of the table in the process. However, both TNS and Cardiff Met won yesterday afternoon against Carmarthen Town and Bala Town respectively, meaning we will begin today in third place with the chance to go back to the summit with victory.
Cefn Druids meanwhile have won just once in six games so far this campaign – a 3-1 victory over Airbus on matchday two. Last weekend they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Carmarthen, with Ramirez Howarth grabbing three sensational goals for Huw Griffiths’s side as they led twice against the Old Gold but couldn’t find a way to come out on top. They have also got credible draws at Newtown and Caernarfon this season, so there’s no doubt today will be a tough test.
Barry won in dramatic fashion when Druids visited Jenner Park last season, as Mo Touray scored in the 92nd minute to secure a 2-1 victory. Gavin Chesterfield’s side had previously trailed before Jordan Cotterill’s equaliser. Cotterill then got a hat-trick in the reverse fixture at The Rock, as Touray netted again along with Kayne McLaggon in a 5-2 triumph.
Captain Cotterill unfortunately remains unavailable for today’s fixture, but the club have confirmed that we will appeal the six-month suspension he has been handed by the FAW. Meanwhile, Troy Greening, Robbie Patten, Keyon Reffell are unavailable because of injury. In more positive news, Jack Compton is back in training.
Speaking ahead of the game this week, Gavin Chesterfield said:
“I’m delighted with the start. If the season ended now, I’d be over the moon, but there is still a long way to go. We’ve got another tough game against Druids to look forward to.
“I’m really happy with the lads and their application, but we are nowhere near hitting our straps, there is so much more to come. We are gradually getting better and gradually getting stronger.”
Tickets at Jenner Park this afternoon will cost £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for kids.