Prestatyn Town v The New Saints Of Oswestry Town – Match Preview

Following Tuesday’s victory at Maes Tegid, it’s back on the road for the current JD Welsh Premier League champions, as Bastion Gardens beckons.

The game, on Friday, January 5 2018, is a 7.45 p.m. kick-off, as The New Saints of Oswestry Town look to put more points on the board ahead of the ‘split’ in a couple of weeks time.

Scott Ruscoe’s side sit nicely at the top of the pile, with a nine-point gap over Connah’s Quay Nomads in second place and eleven separating them from Bangor City in third.

On the other hand, the Seasiders find themselves at the wrong end of the table as far as they are concerned. In the relegation places, following Carmarthen Town’s rich vein of recent form they are now just three points ahead of Mark Aizlewood’s team who are bottom.

Likewise, they are one win behind Aberystwyth Town who sit just above them, currently in a place of safety.

Scott Ruscoe is certainly not taking anything for granted though, and in his post-match Bala Town interview he made reference to the fact that Prestatyn came very close to earning a point at Maes Tegid last week. As always, the manager gives full respect to the upcoming opponents, as you can see from the quote below.

The New Saints and Prestatyn Town have met once already this season, back in October 2017, with the former running out comfortable 6-1 winners at Park Hall. A brace from Seargeant – who was at that time the JD WPL’s leading goalscorer – along with  Darlington, Draper, Mullan and Routledge ensured that the goals were evenly spread across the side.

If you’re not at Bastion Gardens on Friday, don’t miss out. As always, TNS Radio will be bringing you commentary from the game. The link is here on the home page of our website and we look forward to your company.

Lead photograph: Alex Darlington finds the net in the October encounter between the sides at Park Hall. Credit: Brian Jones.

 

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