First Team
Cymru Premier Sat 20 August Maes Tegid
Bala Town
  • Shannon (83')
Haverfordwest County
  • Wilson (34')

The Bluebirds head in to the game on the back of last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Caernarfon Town at the Ogi Bridge Meadow, with Jordan Davies’ late header giving County a deserved three points.

Bala, meanwhile, tasted defeat on the opening day, as they went down 2-0 to Penybont at the SDM Glass Stadium on Sunday with Rhys Kavanagh netting a brace.

The Lakesiders have recently been competing on the European stage, as they bowed out to League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers on penalties, after the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Colin Caton’s side finished 2nd in the JD Cymru Premier last season after a strong second phase display saw them end as runners up to The New Saints.

Bala Town – At a glance

Founded – 1880

Ground – Maes Tegid

Manager – Colin Caton

Captain – Chris Venables

Last five meetings

December 11, 2021: Haverfordwest County 0-0 Bala Town

October 16, 2021: Haverfordwest County 1-3 Bala Town

September 11, 2021: Bala Town 6-2 Haverfordwest County

October 31, 2020: Haverfordwest County 1-1 Bala Town

October 3, 2020: Bala Town 1-2 Haverfordwest County

Key player

David Edwards

HAVERFORDWEST, WALES – 11 DECEMBER 2021: Bala Town’s David Edwards during the JD Cymru Premier league fixture between Haverfordwest County A.F.C & Bala Town F.C, Bridge Meadow Stadium, December 11th, 2021, Haverfordwest, Wales (Pic By John Smith/FAW)

The former Wales international has been with the Maes Tegid club since June 2021 following his departure from Shrewsbury Town.

Edwards, 36, played for the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Reading and Luton Town in an 18-year senior career that saw him make over 500 appearances.

The midfielder was capped 43 times by Wales, and was part of the squad that famously reached the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championships in France.

Unsurprisingly, his pedigree means he his an important cog in the Lakesiders team, where he keeps the team ticking over from midfield as well as contributing goals.


Referee: Benjamin Williams

Assistants: Daniel Beckett and Harry Hendricks

Fourth official: John Jones

Observer: Edward King

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