No match for Cardiff City this Saturday because of the International break, so we are encouraging fans to support “Non-League Day” by attending a game to show support for grass-roots football. What, then are your local and Welsh options this weekend?
BARRY TOWN UNITED: Our neighbours have an attractive match at home (Jenner Park) against Gwent side Risca United in a Welsh League Division Two match (2.30pm). Current Division Three champions Barry are unbeaten so far this term with two wins and a draw from their opening three games. Former City players Damon Searle and Lee Jarman are both members of the coaching staff as well as continuing to lace up their boots at Jenner Park.
CAERAU (ELY): Should you be in the Briton Ferry area, The Young Guns visit Briton Ferry Llansawel on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm) after a mixed first five games of the campaign. Caerau (Ely) have won three and lost two of their opening five matches and visit Old Road in high spirits following a 2-0 win over Haverfordwest County.
(2.30pm). A number of the Stars players could be familiar to City fans, with their U18 side taking on the Cardiff City youth team in last season's FAW Youth Cup. The Corries will be looking to maintain their 100% start to the season when they visit Bush Park while Treowen could move above their opponents with a victory on Saturday afternoon. Treowen StarsThe Corries return to Welsh League Division Three on Saturday when they visit Caerphilly-based CARDIFF CORINTHIANS:
to earn their first point of the campaign following four straight defeats. Pontardawe TownCMU have started their Welsh League Division One campaign in determined fashion, remaining unbeaten after four games so far. Saturday's match at Cyncoed Campus (2.30pm) represents an opportunity for visiting CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY:
at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm). The Quins, who share the CIS with City's U18 side throughout the season, will be fighting it out with opponents Panteg with neither side registering a league victory yet this term. PantegThe Quins are aiming to kick-start their campaign as they take on CARDIFF GRANGE HARLEQUINS:
ELY RANGERS: The Griffins kick the weekend off, hosting Caerleon in Welsh League Division Two action on Friday night (7.30pm) at Station Road. Ely have begun the season strongly, continuing to field a youthful side. They currently sit third in the league with three wins from five games. Visiting Caerleon are yet to win this season, picking up their only point of the campaign so far on August 16th drawing 3-3 with Croesyceiliog.
MERTHYR TYDFIL: Penydarren Park-based Merthyr play host to Hampshire side Sholing in Calor League Division One (South and West) action on Saturday (3.00pm). Merthyr are fourth in the table with four wins and a draw from their first five games while last season’s Wessex League Premier Division champions Sholing visit South Wales having won only one game of their six so far this term.
Our neighbours BARRY TOWN UNITED
& MERTHYR TYDFIL
face off in the ‘Word Cup’ First Round at Jenner Park on Tuesday evening (7.45pm). Both teams entered the cup via wild-card entries, with the tie being earlier postponed due to adverse weather conditions. For details of each Welsh League game visit www.welshleague.org.uk
There are also a good number of quality Welsh Premier League
games on the weekend schedule, namely Bangor City
v Airbus UK Broughton
, Gap Connah’s Quay
v The New Saints
v Prestatyn Town
, Port Talbot Town
v Cefn Druids
v Aberystwyth Town
and Bala Town
v Carmarthen Town
. For details of each WPL game visit www.welshpremier.co.uk