Llandudno FC v The New Saints Of Oswestry Town – Match Preview

Following the highs of Sunday’s dramatic penalty shoot-out victory against Queen of the South, it’s back to JD WPL action on Friday (November 17 2017). It’s destination Maesdu Park, as the current champions head to the coast for a 7.45 pm kick-off.

Top of the table a fortnight ago – a combination of a home defeat against Barry Town United and a week off domestic football due to the Irn-Bru Cup tie – The New Saints of Oswestry Town currently find themselves in third place in the league.

It’s tight at the top though with four teams separated by as many points. With a 2nd v 4th tie at Deeside Stadium between Connah’s Quay Nomads and Bangor City ensuring that some points at least will be dropped by title rivals, plus with Cardiff Met in Nathaniel MG Cup action on Wednesday, the potential is for Scott Ruscoe’s side to climb back to the top.

First though it’s a tough game that awaits The Saints as new manager, Iwan Williams, will be looking to take advantage of his first home game in charge to rally his troops. The two sides have already met once so far this season when the Seasiders visited Park Hall as league leaders.

On that occasion, an early goal from Chris Sergeant proved to be enough to give the home side the three points. It was the first league defeat of 2017/2018 for the visitors, who then went on a poor run of form that culminated in a change of manager, as Alan Morgan left the club.

Replaced by Caernarfon Town’s Iwan Williams, Llandudno find themselves just outside the coveted top half, two points behind sixth placed Cefn Druids.

A familiar face in the Seasiders’ squad as far as TNS supporters is concerned, is Ryan Edwards. Signing for Llandudno ahead of this season, the impressive midfielder has played for The New Saints in recent years.

If you’re not at the game on Friday then don’t miss out. TNS Radio will be bringing you commentary live from Maesdu Park. The link is here on the home page of our website and you can interact with us during the game via Twitter (@tnsfc) using the hashtag #TNSRadio or by text