Haverfordwest County take on The New Saints for the first time in almost a year when the reigning champions visit Pembrokeshire on Saturday.
The Bluebirds will be keen to arrest their three-game losing run in the JD Cymru Premier, but will be well aware that facing them will be their toughest challenge of the season to date.
The Saints have made a strong start to the campaign, with their 10 wins and one draw from their 11 matches to date ensuring they have a seven-point cushion at the top of the table. The Oswestry outfit, who are the only full-time professional side in the league, are currently on a 10-game winning streak in the division, with their most recent success coming on Tuesday night, when they ran out 3-0 winners against Caernarfon Town.
Tony Pennock’s side find themselves eight places and 20 points further back in ninth. That said, the Bluebirds do have fond memories of playing the Saints at the Ogi Bridge Meadow in recent years, with the 2-1 victory in March 2021 – courtesy of goals from Corey Shephard and Cameron Keetch – standing out as one of the most memorable in the history of the club.
The New Saints – At a glance
Founded – 1896
Ground – Park Hall
Manager – Craig Harrison
Captain – Chris Marriott
Last five meetings
November 6, 2021: The New Saints 6-0 Haverfordwest County
August 28, 2021: Haverfordwest County 0-1 The New Saints
March 13, 2021: Haverfordwest County 2-1 The New Saints
October 24, 2020: The New Saints 3-2 Haverfordwest County
October 31, 2015: The New Saints 2-0 Haverfordwest County
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Referee: David Morgan
Assistants: James Sheils and Bryn Jones
Fourth official: Ryan Kenny
Observer: Craig Greenstock
How to follow
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JD Cymru Premier MD13 fixtures
Friday October 28
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs. Newtown
Aberystwyth Town vs. Flint Town United
Saturday October 29
Cardiff Metropolitan vs. Caernarfon Town
Bala Town vs. Penybont
Airbus UK Broughton vs. Pontypridd United