Penybont vs Barry Town United | JD Cymru Premier Preview

A week after facing Penybont at Jenner Park, we travel to the SDM Glass Stadium this evening for the reverse fixture in the JD Cymru Premier (kick-off 7:45pm).

Sam Snaith scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win for Rhys Griffiths’s side last Tuesday, the first time in three meetings that they had emerged victorious since their promotion to the Cymru Premier.

It means that we will be seeking revenge as we make the short trip west this evening, visiting the SDM Glass Stadium for the first time since the opening day of the 2019-20 campaign when a trademark Jon Hood wondergoal helped us come from behind to win 2-1.

This season, both sides are in strong positions to qualify for the top six. Penybont’s win last week meant that they temporarily went above us in the table, but the weekend’s results saw Town go back up to fourth and Bont slip to fifth.

Nat Jarvis’s 87th minute goal secured a 1-0 victory for Barry against Aberystwyth on Saturday to make it two wins from three since the restart.

Meanwhile, Penybont earned a 0-0 draw against league leaders Connah’s Quay Nomads, meaning Rhys Griffiths’s side are unbeaten in three since their loss to Newtown a fortnight ago. They have not gone four matches without a loss since being back in the top-flight.

Looking ahead to the match, Gavin Chesterfield said:

“It will be a difficult game for both sides. We didn’t show ourselves last Tuesday and I’ve got to give Penybont credit for that. We’ll give it our absolute best in what will no doubt be a really good, competitive affair.”

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 the SDM Glass Stadium, but you will be able to follow this afternoon’s fixture through live updates on our Twitter page.