Haverfordwest County welcome Barry Town United to the Ogi Bridge Meadow on Good Friday, in a potentially decisive JD Cymru Premier Play-Off Conference clash.
The teams are separated by just four points heading into the final three games of the season, with the battle to avoid relegation still hotly-contested.
It is the Dragons who currently occupy 11th place – the final *relegation spot – joint on 31 points with Connah’s Quay Nomads but with a significantly inferior goal difference. The Bluebirds are eighth, just one point behind Cardiff Metropolitan in seventh and still very much in with a chance of finishing top of the Conference and qualifying play-offs for next season’s Scottish Challenge Cup.
Nicky Hayen’s side head into the game in good spirits after last weekend’s comprehensive 6-1 win over Cefn Druids at The Rock, with Jazz Richards netting a hat-trick and Jordan Davies scoring a brace after Ryan George had given County the lead.
Barry, meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw by the Nomads, despite taking the lead in first-half stoppage time and playing the entirety of the second-half against 10 men after George Horan was sent off.
There is nothing to separate the sides from our previous three meetings this season, with both teams notching a victory either side of the 1-1 draw at the Meadow in November.
A win for the Bluebirds would be enough to mathematically guarantee that we cannot finish in the relegation zone, and would also see us move up to seventh if Cardiff Metropolitan fail to win away at Connah’s Quay Nomads. A draw would also see us leapfrog the Archers if they are defeated at Deeside Stadium.
Key man: Kayne McLaggon – The striker has been a shining light in a difficult season to date for the Dragons, scoring 14 goals in the campaign to date. An experienced campaigner, McLaggon netted against the Bluebirds in the second meeting between the sides this season, and recently represented Wales C in their 4-0 victory over England C at The Oval inn Caernarfon.
We’re pleased to confirm that our official radio partners, Pure West Radio, will be in attendance to provide matchday entertainment at the Ogi Bridge Meadow. DowsyDJ will be there to get the ground rocking ahead of the big match!
Also, bereavement charity 2wish, who provide support for those affected by sudden death in young people, will be holding a bucket collection at the ground to raise vital funds. If you are able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.
Tickets for the game are available to be purchased from our online club shop, or, alternatively, on the gate tomorrow. Entry is priced at £7.50 for adults and £5.00 for concessions, with under-16s free.
*As it stands, the team who finishes 11th will not be relegated from the JD Cymru Premier, with Llantwit Major and Pontypridd Town – the first and second placed teams in the JD Cymru South – having recently failed to obtain a Tier One Licence. However, both teams have appealed the decisions.
Haverfordwest County vs. Barry Town United – JD Cymru Premier MD30 (Kick-off: 14:30)