We have six games in the Welsh Premier League this evening – on the night when Bangor City idol Les Davies returns to his former club for the first time.
‘The Truck’ enjoyed eight seasons at City becoming a firm fans favourite at Farrar Road and then Nantporth, but became the subject of the biggest WPL switch of the summer transfer window when he departed the Citizens to join ambitious Connah’s Quay in August.
Davies and his new side have struggled to find top gear so far this season with Connah’s Quay’s new-look squad still in a bedding-in process. Their early results have been mixed and Davies has scored just once in five league outings for the Nomads’ but it would be of no surprise were he to add to his goal tally tonight.
I can’t see Davies receiving anything other than a good welcome from the Bangor City faithful following his services to the club but he will play in his new club colours with typical endeavour – it’ll certainly be interesting to see how he responds if he does score!
Early days but I can’t quite judge Bangor City just yet – they did notch a very credible win at Airbus but that has been their only win of the season so far. They competed well on Friday night at Bala but collapsed late on to finish up with a 3-0 defeat. The jury is very much still out.
Early pacesetters Bala Town travel across to Aberystwyth, who will be looking to build on their first clean sheet of the season. Will there be a place in the Lakesiders’ line-up for Mark Jones who came off the bench to score twice on the weekend?
Unbeaten TNS will be looking to shake off their unwanted early season tag of draw specialists when Carmarthen Town make the trip up to Park Hall and after Sunday’s hard-fought draw with Port Talbot, Newtown have another tough test as they entertain Airbus.
I’ll be making my first visit of the season to Haverfordwest with the Bluebirds looking to build on back-to-back league wins against Port Talbot.
Unpredictable Rhyl could finish the night at the bottom of the table if they come away empty-handed from their short trip to out-of-form Llandudno. Has the bubble burst for Alan Morgan’s men after an encouraging start?
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Tonight’s fixtures: Haverfordwest v Port Talbot (7.30), Newtown v Airbus (7.30), Aberystwyth v Bala (7.45), Bangor v Connah’s Quay (7.45), Llandudno v Rhyl (7,45), TNS v Carmarthen (8.00).