The New Saints FC v Barry Town United – Match Preview

The New Saints go into the second v third clash with added incentive, as a win would not only create a five-point gap between the sides but, with Connah’s Quay Nomads in Irn-Bru Cup action, it would mean that the reigning JD Welsh Premier League champions would go back to the top of the pile.

Scott Ruscoe’s team is firing on all cylinders of late, with a run of league form that has seen six wins in as many games. In addition, with 28 goals scored at one end and none conceded at the other, the statistics speak for themselves.

By contrast, Barry’s recent form has slipped, with two wins and two defeats in their last four games. Leaving Cyncoed and The Oval empty-handed has meant that the one-time league leaders have dropped back in the race for the title.

Although the aforementioned Nomads lead the way on 51 points, both TNS (49) and Barry (47) have a game in hand. It’s early days yet in the Championship Conference (the top six) but the battle for the coveted trophy (featured image) come the end of the season continues to be a keenly-contested one.

The game at Park Hall this Saturday (February 16) kicks off at 2.30 p.m. and if you’re a first-time visitor to the stadium you can find more information here.

The New Saints will be in the familiar kit of green and white hoops / white shorts / white socks, while the goalkeeper will be wearing all black.

The appointed officials are as follows: David Morgan (referee), Lewiss Edwards and Martin Roberts (assistant referees), and Alex Livesey (4th official). The delegate assessor is Cliff Evans.

If you’re not at the match then don’t miss out, as TNS Radio will be bringing commentary on the action. The link is on the home page of our website.

Lead image courtesy of the JD Welsh Premier League.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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