Haverfordwest County will be looking to build on last weekend’s victory in Colwyn Bay when we welcome Newtown to the Ogi Bridge Meadow tomorrow.
Maiden Bluebirds goals for Kai Whitmore and Martell Taylor-Crossdale saw County come from 1-0 down at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena to record their first league victory of the season.
The Robins, meanwhile, also opened their account in the win column with a 2-1 success over Cardiff Metropolitan at Latham Park last Friday night. Goals from defender Ryan Sears and striker Aaron Williams saw them seize the initiative, before CJ Craven’s header just before the break halved the deficit. A goalless second half was enough to see the Powys side claim all three points.
The previous meeting between the sides came back in May in the European play-off final, on what would prove to be a memorable afternoon for Haverfordwest County as we won 4-3 on penalties after the game had finished 1-1 after 120 minutes. Corey Shephard’s winning spot-kick secured our ticket to Europe, which would see us go on to defeat KF Shkëndija of North Macedonia, also on penalties, before being edged out by B36 Tórshavn in the second qualifying round.
The Town currently find themselves eighth in the table, with the Robins one place further back. With the table very much tightly packed at this early stage, a victory for Tony Pennock’s men could see us climb to as high as third, should other results go our way.
Newtown – At a glance
Founded – 1875
Ground – Latham Park
Manager – Chris Hughes
Captain – Shane Sutton
Last five meetings
December 11, 2022: Newtown 2-0 Haverfordwest County
September 3, 2022: Haverfordwest County 2-3 Newtown
January 22, 2022: Newtown 1-1 Haverfordwest County
October 30, 2021: Haverfordwest County 1-0 Newtown
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Referee: Mark James
Assistants: Ian Bird and Connor Fowler
Fourth official: Ben Williams
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 to date with the action by following our live, play-by-play updates over on our X (formerly Twitter) page.
JD Cymru Premier MD6 fixtures
Kick-off times are 14:30 unless stated
Friday September 8
Cardiff Metropolitan vs. Pontypridd United (19:45)
Saturday September 9
Aberystwyth Town vs. Caernarfon Town
Pen-y-Bont vs. Colwyn Bay
Haverfordwest County vs. Newtown
Barry Town United vs. Connah’s Quay Nomads
The New Saints and Bala Town are not playing in the JD Cymru Premier this weekend due to their involvement in the SPFL Trust Trophy, where they take on Hibernian B and Queen’s Park respectively.