First Team
Cymru Premier Fri 11 August Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium
Haverfordwest County
Pontypridd United

Haverfordwest County get their 2023-24 JD Cymru Premier season under way against Pontypridd United at the Ogi Bridge Meadow this evening.

Fresh from their European exploits, which captured the imagination of the Welsh footballing public, the Bluebirds will be hoping to continue that momentum into what promises to be one of the most competitive top-flight seasons in recent times.

Aiming to improve on their seventh place finish in 2022-23, the Town squad shows seven new faces from last term, with Kai Whitmore, Tyrese Owen, Martell Taylor-Crossdale, Ifan Knott, Rio Dyer and Kayden Williams-Lowe and Luke Tabone all recruited over the summer.

The Dragons have a number of former County players on their books, with Kieran Lewis, Danny Williams and Kurtis Rees joining Corey Shephard, whose penalty in last season’s European play-off final booked the Bluebirds’ continental ticket.

In the four meetings between the teams last season, the Dragons came out on top twice, with the Bluebirds winning the final encounter to go with a goalless draw earlier in the campaign.

Pontypridd United – At a glance

Founded – 1992

Ground – USW Sport Park

Manager – Andrew Stokes

Captain – Clayton Green

Last five meetings

April 7, 2023: Haverfordwest County 2-0 Pontypridd United

February 25, 2023: Pontypridd United 2-1 Haverfordwest County

December 31, 2022: Haverfordwest County 1-1 Pontypridd United

December 26, 2022: Pontypridd United 3-2 Haverfordwest County

December 14, 2019: Haverfordwest County 3-2 Pontypridd Town

Key player

Ben Ahmun


Referee: Huw Jones

Assistants: Ian Bird and Connor Thomas

Fourth official: Ben Williams

Observer: Dean John

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 MD1 fixtures

Friday August 11

Haverfordwest County vs. Pontypridd United (19:45)

The New Saints vs. Connah’s Quay Nomads (19:45)

Saturday August 12

Aberystwyth Town vs. Cardiff Metropolitan (14:30)

Bala Town vs. Barry Town United (14:30)

Newtown vs. Pen-y-Bont (14:30)

Sunday August 13

Colwyn Bay vs. Caernarfon Town (17:15)

Previous meeting