The New Saints will take on Carmarthen Town tomorrow at the GenQuip Stadium, Port Talbot in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League.
Despite the match originally being scheduled to have been played at Richmond Park, the fixture has been moved due to work going on at Carmarthen’s home stadium.
Nicknamed the Old Gold, Carmarthen recently visited Park Hall stadium and were defeated 6-0. During that game, Sam Finley recorded a magnificent four minute hat-trick which added to goals from Matty Williams, Chris Jones and Greg Draper to ensure an emphatic victory.
Mark Aizlewood’s men currently sit in fifth position in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League and will face a Saints side which has won their last eight league games.
Craig Harrison will once again be without the influential duo of Steve Evans and Scott Ruscoe. The former Middlesbrough defender is confident of getting a good result and said, ‘We are raring to and I am confident of getting a good result tomorrow night. Scott Ruscoe should be back in training next week so apart from him and Steve Evans, we have a fit side and will be looking at winning the game. We know that it will be a tough game and with Airbus not playing, it is a great opportunity for us to go seven points clear at the top of the Welsh Premier League.’
Carmarthen were founded in 1948 and play their home games at Richmond Park. The side have also just won the Word Cup for the second year in a row after beating Bala Town on penalties on Saturday. They were also the winners of the Word Cup last season after another dramatic penalty shoot out win, this time against The New Saints.
Carmarthen’s record league defeat came at the hands of The Saints when an inspired TNS side won 8-0 back in March 2009.
The match was originally scheduled to be played on the 2nd of November but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The match will kick off at 19:30pm.