Jenner Park hosts Cymru Premier football for the second time in five days this afternoon as Aberystwyth Town make the trip to south Wales (kick-off 2:30pm).
We are aiming to bounce back from our defeat to Penybont on Tuesday evening, as a second half Sam Snaith goal proved decisive in a 1-0 win for the Bridgend outfit. We finished the game with 10 men following Clayton Green’s red card.
The result meant that Rhys Griffiths’s side went above us in the Cymru Premier table and we are now fifth with four games of phase one remaining.
However, Tuesday was only our second home defeat of the season, so we are keen to make amends and return to form this afternoon as the fight to secure a top six spot continues.
It was a much more enjoyable night on Tuesday for Aberystwyth as they won 2-1 against Haverfordwest County.
After Jamie Reed had given the Seasiders the lead, Ben Fawcett’s equaliser looked to have earned the Bluebirds a point, but Lee Jenkins popped up with a header in the 94th minute to win the game for Gavin Allen’s men.
It was Aberystwyth’s second stoppage time goal in as many games following Jamie Veale’s 96th minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Caernarfon Town last weekend, and helped the Ceredigion club move off the bottom of the table and up to 10th. The battle to avoid relegation remains as tight as ever.
We have won our last five games against Aberystwyth and are yet to lose to the Seasiders since we were promoted back to the top-flight in 2017.
Earlier this season, we trailed 1-0 at Park Avenue and were also reduced to 10 men, but staged a superb comeback thanks to goals from Kayne McLaggon and Jordan Cotterill in the space of three minutes to win 2-1.
Speaking after our defeat to Penybont, Gavin Chesterfield said:
“The best thing now is the games keep coming thick and fast and we have a chance to respond on Saturday against Aberystwyth. We take our home record very seriously. Tonight was only the second time we’ve lost at home this season, with the first being against TNS in the first game. It won’t be an easy match, but we’re excited for the challenge.”
Due to a Welsh Government and FAW ruling, games must currently be played behind-closed-doors until stated otherwise. Your support will be hugely missed at Jenner Park, but you will be able to follow this afternoon’s fixture through live updates on our Twitter page.