Barry Town United begin a run of four successive home games tonight as Penybont make the short trip to Jenner Park, live on Sgorio (kick-off 8pm).
The fixture was originally scheduled for Saturday 12th October but was postponed due to international call-ups. The first meeting between the two sides was the season opener back in August, when Barry came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at the KYMCO Stadium. Kane Owen’s penalty had given the hosts the lead, but an excellent Kayne McLaggon goal and Jonathan Hood’s wonder strike saw Gavin Chesterfield’s side emerge victorious.
Three months on, Penybont currently sit 11th in the JD Cymru Premier table, but have not played for a fortnight after seeing their game against Caernarfon Town last weekend also postponed for international call-ups. Their most recent match though did see them collect just a second league victory of the season, as Keenan Patten’s late goal secured a 2-1 win over Airbus.
Barry meanwhile are in the middle of a difficult run of form, with a third defeat in a row suffered at Cefn Druids last weekend. Town pushed hard for an equaliser after Charley Edge gave the hosts the lead early on, but despite twice hitting the woodwork we couldn’t find a way past the Druids defence. Nonetheless, victory in tonight’s game would see Barry return to second in the table and just three points off leaders Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Having kept a clean sheet for Wales Under-21s against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Tuesday night, George Ratcliffe returns to the squad this evening. However, the yellow card picked up by Luke Cooper against Cefn Druids means he is suspended along with Jonathan Hood. Jack Compton was forced off injured at The Rock and is sidelined. Robbie Patten and Troy Greening remain injured.
Tickets at Jenner Park this evening will cost £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for kids.