No Game For The New Saints, So We Take A Statistical Look Instead, As MD14 Concludes

The main talking point, as far as we are concerned, is the snow. With a healthy dumping of the white stuff on the pitch and surrounding area, it meant that the game against Carmarthen Town was called off. Although an artificial surface has a distinct advantage over natural grass when it comes to the weather, nevertheless there are times when the latter will win the day.

The postponed game means that The New Saints sits in fourth place come the end of MD14. If Caernarfon Town had beaten Newtown AFC on Friday (the result was 3-1 to The Robins), then we would be fifth.

However, this is where a statistic on its own, as a stand-alone figure, doesn’t always give the big picture. If we had played the game against Carmarthen, and won, then we would be second, just one point behind Connah’s Quay Nomads.

One thing it does show though is that it’s extremely tight at the top of the table. If Cardiff Metropolitan University FC had played and won their two games in hand, then there would be six points separating the same number of teams.

Lack of action for The New Saints, combined with Bala Town’s impressive 5-0 win on the road against Aberystwyth Town on Friday, means that The Lakesiders now have the best goal different in the league. With a figure of plus 19, they are one goal ahead of TNS.

However, we are still the JD Cymru Premier’s leading goalscorers, having found the net on 34 occasions. Bala are just behind, with 31 goals to their name, then there’s a considerable gap with Connah’s Quay Nomads (25), Caernarfon Town (22) and Aberystwyth Town (20), the only other sides to have scored twenty or more.

It’s worth mentioning that, although they are in a relegation place, Pen-y-Bont FC have scored 19 goals, which is one more than Barry Town United, who are in second spot come the end of MD14.

Next up – and we do have to say weather permitting – for The New Saints is a home time against Aberystwyth. That is scheduled for this coming Friday (November 15) at 7.45 p.m.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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