Race for Welsh Premier top-six likely to face weather disruption

WPLThe weather is expected to bring disruption to what the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League had pencilled in as the final weekend of fixtures before the league’s twelve clubs split into two groups for the remainder of the season.

With five of the six available places in the (top-half) Championship Conference confirmed, the race for the remaining spot has intensified with a single point separating the hopefuls Connah’s Quay (P21; Pts 27), Carmarthen (21; 27), Bala (21;26), Newtown (21;26) and Aberystwyth (21;26).

Six fixtures are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, all simultaneously kicking-off at 3:45pm but it remains to be seen just how many will be given the go-ahead with the snow warnings across the principality.

Equal on points, sixth-placed Connah’s Quay (@ Bala) and seventh-placed Carmarthen (home to Newtown) are in pole-position to take the final top-six spot, with Connah’s Quay having a fractionally better goal difference. And should either slip up Bala, Newtown and Aberystwyth will be waiting in the wings.

The title-race continues amidst the frantic scramble lower down the table with The New Saints currently enjoying a seven-point lead over second placed Prestatyn.

I’ll do my best to tweet any match postponement information over the course of the weekend –  follow me @1matthewburgess .

Afan Lido 5/2 Draw 5/2 Llanelli 10/11
Bala Town EVS Draw 5/2 Connah’s Quay 9/4
Bangor 4/9 Draw 3/1 Port Talbot 5/1
Carmarthen 5/6 Draw 5/2 Newtown 11/4
Prestatyn 6/5 Draw 9/4 Airbus 2/1
TNS 2/7 Draw 4/1 Aberystwyth 15/2

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