Haverfordwest County and Colwyn Bay will meet for the first time on Saturday afternoon, when the Bluebirds travel north to take on the newly-promoted Seagulls on JD Cymru Premier MD5.
Steve Evans’ side are competing in the Welsh top-flight for the first time in their history this season having been promoted as champions of the JD Cymru North last term, in a campaign which saw them win 27 of their 30 matches, drawing twice and losing just once.
Like the Bluebirds, the Bay are still searching for their first league victory of the season, having drawn one and lost three of their four matches to date. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, have drawn three times and lost once, with their most recent outing being the 2-2 draw away at Barry Town United on Tuesday evening, with Ricky Watts scoring in the 90th and 96th minute to salvage a point for the Town.
The Seagulls, meanwhile, were beaten 1-0 at home by champions The New Saints, with Adrian Cieślewicz’s 54th-minute header enough to give the Saints victory. Their other encounters to date have seen them lose 4-0 at home to Caernarfon Town, draw 1-1 away at Barry Town United and lose 1-0 at Cardiff Metropolitan.
County are currently ninth in the table, with the Bay sitting 11th. A win for Tony Pennock’s men could see them climb to as high as sixth, as they look to open their account in the win column for 2023-24.
Colwyn Bay – At a glance
Founded – 1881
Ground – 4 Crosses Construction Arena
Manager – Steve Evans
Captain – Lewis Sirrell
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Referee: Rob Jenkins
Assistants: Connor Thomas and Jordan Christopher
Fourth official: Aaron Wyn Jones
Observer: Nathan Brearley
How to follow
If you’re not able to make it to the 4 Crosses Construction Arena for the game, you can still keep up with the action by following live, play-by-play commentary on our YouTube channel with #TheBluebirdsNest Live, which brings supporters closer to the action! Ryan Evans will be joined by supporter, Dan Salmon, to describe all the action. To listen along, simply follow this link, or click on the video link below.
There will also be play-by-play text updates on our Twitter page.
JD Cymru Premier MD5 fixtures
Kick-off times are 14:30 unless stated
Friday September 1
The New Saints vs. Aberystwyth Town (19:45)
Newtown vs. Cardiff Metropolitan (19:45)
Caernarfon Town vs. Connah’s Quay Nomads (19:45 – Live online)
Saturday September 2
Bala Town vs. Pen-y-Bont
Pontypridd United vs. Barry Town United
Colwyn Bay vs. Haverfordwest County