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Aberystwyth Town FC


The Nomads


JD Welsh Premier League
13.01.18 | 5:15pm

MATCH PREVIEW: PHASE ONE FINALE AT PARK AVENUE

This Saturday evening sees The Nomads travel to Park Avenue to take on Aberystwyth Town in the final game of the JD Welsh Premier League first phase.

The Nomads come into the game in fine form, having lost only once in the past eight games, which included a 5-1 victory over Aber at Deeside Stadium in early December.  Since then, The Nomads have gone on to pick up victories over Newtown, Cefn Druids and Barry Town United while Aber bounced back against Prestatyn, hitting them for seven, but have since lost against TNS, both games against Carmarthen and drew with Cardiff Met.

Aber’s recent run of form means that they are unable to secure a place in the top six as they currently sit 10th in the league table, just four points above the relegation zone, while The Nomads will be looking to close the gap on The New Saints at the top of the table, who recently dropped points against Newtown in their 4-2 defeat.

The last time The Nomads’ visited Park Avenue was in November 2016 when goals from Matty Williams, Nick Rushton and Shelton Payne gave The Nomads all three points, and the side have a good recent record against the Black and Greens, having not lost in the last three games between the two sides.  The last defeat inflicted on The Nomads was in October 2015 in one of Allan Bickerstaff’s final games in charge of the club.

Team News
The Nomads will still be without Ryan Wignall who is still serving the final match of his three-match ban following his sending off at Cefn Druids on Boxing Day.  Danny Harrison recently accumulated his fifth yellow card of the season which will see him serve a one match ban.  Both Jay Owen and Callum Morris are currently 50/50 as both are suffering with flu.  New signing Andy Owens will be available following his debut against Barry Town United this past weekend.

Match Officials
 - Referee - Dean John
 - Assistant Referees - Ian Bird and Sion Peter Davies
 - Fourth Official - Rob Jenkins

The game kicks off at the later time of 5:15pm, as do all of the games in the league that day.

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