First Team
Cymru Premier Sat 29 October Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium
Haverfordwest County
  • Abbruzzese (92')
The New Saints
  • Brobbel (36', 42')
  • McManus (46')

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

Form guide

Haverfordwest County


The New Saints


Key player

Declan McManus

OSWESTRY, WALES – 21 JANUARY 2022: The New Saints’ Declan Mcmanus during the JD Cymru Premier league fixture between The New Saints F.C & Connah’s Quay Nomads F.C at Park Hall Stadium, January 21st, 2022, Oswestry, Wales. (Pic By John Smith/FAW)

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

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