WPL Match Previews (08/02/2014)
As the WPL moves into the second half of the season there is one match to finalise in Phase One and three others taking place in Phase Two this weekend.
Phase One Fixture:
Airbus UK Broughton vs. Gap Connah’s Quay (14:30 KO)
Both teams square up for this match for the fourth time of asking after the adverse weather conditions have postponed the last two schedule dates for this fixture.
Airbus UK Broughton and Gap Connah's Quay already know their fate despite any result from this match. The Wingmakers have already secured Top 6 second phase football with an outstanding season to date and have push The New Saints at the top of the table. At the other end of the table The Nomads will be looking to change their fortune going into the second phase after a dismal run of form during the majority of the first half of the season.
Airbus UK drew their last match away to The New Saints 1-1 on the 18th January with an equalising goal from Chris Budrys. The last time the wingmakers lost was 9 matches ago at home to Bangor City 1-0.
Gap have only picked up one point in their last 6 matches with their latest match resulting in a 3-1 defeat to Carmarthen Town. In the reverse fixture this season on Boxing Day Airbus beat Gap 2-1 thanks to a James Owen added time winner.
Liam Thomas slots past Lee Idzi to claim 3 points for Camarthen Town
Phase Two Fixture | Top 6
Bangor City vs. Carmarthen Town (Postponed due to waterlogged pitch) | Live on Sgorio
Sgorio will be broadcasting Bangor City vs. Carmarthen Town on Saturday. The second phase fixture between 'The Citizens' and the 'Old Gold' will take place at The Book People Stadium with an earlier than normal kick off of 11:45am. It will most definitely be an eagerly anticipated encounter between both top six teams. Bangor sit in 4th place one point behind Carmarthen who take up third postion, who have already claimed theWord Cup trophy this season.
Lido keeper Craig Richards called into action from Ryan Valentine free-kick
Phase Two Fixtures | Bottom 6
Bala Town vs. Afan Lido (Postponed - Waterlogged Pitch)
The Lakesiders welcome Lido to Maes Tegid in their first encounter in Phase Two. Bala have come out best in the clubs previous two meetings in the Phase One part of the campaign picking up 4 points, recently picking up a 6-1 away at the Marston's Stadium. Back in October at Maes Tegid it was a stalemate with neither teams being able to break the scoring.
Lee Hunt celebrates with Prestatyn fans following his 84min penalty
Prestatyn Town vs. Port Talbot Town (14:30 KO)
Port Talbot travel to Bastion Gardens level on points with Prestatyn who both will have one eye on gaining 7th position in the Bottom 6. Earlier in the season both clubs drew 0-0 at this venue but in November Prestatyn were victorous at the GenQuip Stadium winning 2-1 coming from a goal down scoring twice in the last 15 minutes.
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