Haverfordwest County welcome Newtown to the Ogi Bridge Meadow in the JD Cymru Premier this Saturday, hoping to bounce back from the narrow defeat to Penybont earlier in the week.
The Bluebirds went down 3-2 at the SDM Glass Stadium, a result which ended our unbeaten start to the season, despite Ben Fawcett’s overhead kick and a maiden senior goal for defender Iori Humphreys.
The Robins, meanwhile, had endured an indifferent start in their opening three games, with defeats to Flint Town United and Bala Town following a goalless draw with The New Saints. However, they did pick up their first three points of the season on Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Caernarfon Town.
The Powys outfit have been in European qualifying action over the summer, and managed to reach the second qualifying round for the UEFA Europa Conference League after beating Faroese side Havnar Bóltfelag on penalties after drawing 2-2 on aggregate, before bowing out at the hands of Spartak Trnava from Slovakia.
Newtown – At a glance
Founded – 1875
Ground – Latham Park
Manager – Chris Hughes
Captain – Craig Williams
Last five meetings
January 22, 2022: Newtown 1-1 Haverfordwest County
October 30, 2021: Haverfordwest County 1-0 Newtown
May 8, 2021: Haverfordwest County 1-2 Newtown
April 17, 2021: Newtown 5-1 Haverfordwest County
April 27, 2021: Newtown 0-3 Haverfordwest County
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Referee: Alex McInch
Assistants: Ian Bird and Ashley Davis
Fourth official: David Morgan
Observer: Edward King
How to follow
If you’re not able to make it to the Ogi Bridge Meadow for the game, you can still keep up with the action by following live, play-by-play updates on our Twitter page.
JD Cymru Premier MD5 fixtures
Friday September 2
Caernarfon Town vs. Airbus UK Broughton (19:45)
Aberystwyth Town vs. Bala Town (20:00)
Saturday September 3
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs. Penybont (14:30)
Cardiff Metropolitan vs. Flint Town United (14:30)
Pontypridd United vs. The New Saints (14:30)