Newtown Fixture Set to be Televised

The mid-Wales Dafabet Welsh Premier League derby match between The New Saints and Newtown has been chosen as the live Sgorio match on Saturday, March 26.

Craig Harrison’s Saints side could clinch the title once again with victory over their neighbours.

Dylan Ebenezer and ex-Wales International Gwennan Harries will lead the presentation team live from Park Hall at 4.45pm, kick off 5.15pm, with Nic Parry and Malcolm Allen in the commentary box. Former Carmarthen Town manager Mark Jones and ex-Aberystwyth Town boss Tommi Morgan will provide English commentary via the red button.

With the Saints sitting pretty at the top of the table, Dylan Ebenezer believes that the Oswestry side’s historic tenth league title is just a matter of time.

Dylan Ebenezer said, “I can’t see anyone stopping the Saints. The other teams could give them a game on their day, but as they’ve proved again this season, no one can keep up with them over nine months. Newtown have a good recent record against them. But what’s scary about the Saints is that if they need to win, they usually do – and especially at Park Hall.”

With the giants of the 90s, Barry Town, competing for promotion to the Welsh Premier in the First Division of the Welsh Leage, is there any imminent threat to Saints’ domination in Wales?

“Obviously, it would be great to have Barry Town back, but I wouldn’t expect them to challenge the Saints straight away,” Dylan added.

“Llandudno have been fantastic this season and they are the model for the teams coming up to the Welsh Premier. It’s been interesting to see a shifft this season with Gap Connah’s Quay and Bala having a good season. Newtown have had a good season too after such a great showing in Europe last summer.

“They’re not professional but you get the feeling their attitude has become more professional. But I can’t see them catching up with the Saints until they are able to go full time themselves.”

The match can be viewed worldwide via the S4C website, and on demand via the S4C website and BBC iPlayer.