Haverfordwest County are on the road for their first away game of the season tomorrow, as we travel to Bridgend to take on Pen-y-Bont on JD Cymru Premier MD2.
The Bluebirds picked up a point on the opening day of the season with a 0-0 draw against Pontypridd United at the Ogi Bridge Meadow last Friday, while Bont recorded a 3-1 victory away at Newtown, with a Rob Evans own goal and a brace from Chris Venables earning them all three points.
The two meetings between the sides last season were shared evenly, with Bont winning the first encounter in August 2022, before the Bluebirds exacted revenge with a 2-1 win at the Meadow in December thanks to goals from Elliott Dugan and Jamie Veale.
Former Bluebird, Henry Jones, now plies his trade for tomorrow’s opponents after making the switch this summer. Meanwhile, Kai Whitmore will come up against his former side for the first time since linking up with County.
At this earliest of stages, Tony Pennock’s men currently find themselves 6th, while Rhys Griffiths’ side are third in the table.
Penybont – At a glance
Founded – 2013
Ground – SDM Glass Stadium
Manager – Rhys Griffiths
Captain – Kane Owen
Last five meetings
December 2, 2022: Haverfordwest County 2-1 Pen-y-Bont
August 30, 2022: Penybont 3-2 Haverfordwest County
January 28, 2022: Haverfordwest County 2-2 Penybont
October 12, 2021: Penybont 2-1 Haverfordwest County
April 2, 2021: Penybont 2-0 Haverfordwest County
Referee: Ryan Kenny
Assistants: Harry Hendricks and Matthew Johnson
Fourth official: Teifion Cook
Observer: Craig Greenstock
How to follow
If you’re not able to make it to the SDM Glass Stadium 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 MD2 fixtures
Friday August 18
Pen-y-Bont vs. Haverfordwest County (19:45)
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs. Aberystwyth Town (19:45)
Caernarfon Town vs. Newtown (19:45)
Saturday August 19
Cardiff Metropolitan vs. Bala Town (14:30)
Pontypridd United vs. The New Saints (14:30)
Barry Town United vs. Colwyn Bay (17:15)