Newtown vs The New Saints – Match Preview

Following last weekend’s impressive 3-0 victory against Connah’s Quay Nomads, it’s a visit to Newtown for Scott Ruscoe’s side on Saturday, October 27th.

The Saints go into the 2:30pm meeting with The Robins looking to extend their winning run to five matches in all competitions, and although Saturday’s win sent them back to the JD Welsh Premier League summit, they may not be there when kick-off comes around.

It’s certainly proved to be a back and forth battle at the top so far this season, and Andy Morrison’s Connah’s Quay Nomads have the chance to leapfrog TNS once more with a Friday night victory at Caernarfon Town.

The aforementioned Nomads win, alongside wins over Prestatyn Town, Carmarthen Town and Llandudno have ensured that the Cardiff Metropolitan University defeat was certainly nothing more than a blip.

Scoring 35 goals in just 11 matches, while conceding just seven in the process, The Saints also have a goal difference equal to that of all other clubs with a positive one combined.

Should a situation like that arise, Scott Ruscoe and Steve Evans will certainly be confident that it’s nothing more than a temporary change.

Newtown go into the fixture in a rich vein of form themselves though. Having won four of their last five matches in the Welsh Premier League, including a convincing 3-0 win away at Caernarfon in their last fixture, Chris Hughes’ side sit in fifth place in the table, four points clear of seventh place.

With they themselves looking to further secure a top sixth finish for the first time since 2016, Saturday’s match certainly won’t prove to be an easy one, and The Saints will certainly have to be at their best to get the result they’re looking for.

As always, you can follow all of the action from Latham Park live via TNS Radio. The link can be found on the homepage of our website, going on air just a few minutes prior to the 2:30pm kickoff.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sam Wood

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