Bala Town v Carmarthen Town

JD Welsh Premier League. Kick off 19.45 Friday 10th August. Live on SC4 Facebook.

BALA Town enter the new season in high spirits following a summer of excellent recruitment.

Unfortunately for Bala, Andy Mangan has moved to Accrington but they should still have the quality to see off Carmarthen Town.

Mangan was playing as high as League One in 2016 with Shrewsbury before a mixed spell with Tranmere in the National League ended with his release. Still just 31, his signing represents a move back up the pyramid and Mangan should do well with Stanley.

Also returning to this level is midfielder Henry Jones, after a one-season stint at AFC Fylde in the National League. The former Wales Under-21 international and Swansea City trainee was named young player of the year in his last spell in Wales with Bangor City, netting an impressive 14 goals and 10 assists in 32 appearances.

Carmarthen Town finished just outside the relegation places last season and have only triumphed over Bala once in the last 10 meetings between the two.

A handful of players have come and gone, nothing anywhere near as impressive as Bala's signings however, and Bala should be much sharper after playing competitively much more recently than their opponents, a 3-1 aggregate defeat in the Europa League wualifying round against Ttre Fiori of San Marino. For these reasons I'm tipping them to win on Friday and to win well.

Recommended Bets

  • Bala win and over 1.5 goals (5-6, betfair)
  • Half-time/Full-time Bala/Bala (7-5, betfair)
  • Bala 2, Carmarthen 0 (6-1, betfair)
  1. rjones891 9 months ago

    *Team news update* unfortunately for Bala, Andy Mangan left the day after this preview was written, moving to Accrington Stanley. Bala should still have the quality to see off Camarthen Town however. I’m new to the site, any questions/comments/feedback on my first post would be greatly appreciated :)

    • Mr Fixit 9 months ago

      Cheers, I’ll update the post. Good luck with the tips.

    • rjones891 9 months ago

      Thank you ?

    • elvis parsley 9 months ago

      Do you support a team in the league of Wales ?.
      I’m a Bangor fan, I suppose you know our story.
      Finished 2nd, qualified for Europe and irn bru cup, then we were thrown out of the league because our dodgy Scouse owners cooked the books and failed to get a licence to play in this league.
      We are now one tier down and playing Buckley town tomorrow in the cymru alliance.
      These same owners have bust barrow, Chester, Widnes rugby league and a team in Malta previously, dynion cachu aye.

      2-0 sounds about right, Bala tend not to hammer teams and Carmarthen teams are usually based on rugby style players throwing their weight around with little skill which doesn’t usually work on 3g pitches like Bala.
      Bala have pinched some of our better players and should win.
      If they didn’t have a poor start last year they could have pipped us for 2nd.

      Think aber v Llandudno could be a low scorer, 1-0 1-1 or 2-1.

      Students v Newtown depends on what players are still studying there, best wait and see what they have before getting on their games.

      Good luck

    • rjones891 9 months ago

      Hi, i would probably say i have an affection for Llandudno over the other teams in the league, although Bala is not too far from where i live either. I like to keep an eye on the Welsh league in general, would be nice if the profile of it could be raised, our national team has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years so its unfortunate the domestic league ranks so low in UK. Yeah i did hear Bala took a couple of decent defenders off Bangor? terrible what happened to the club but i’m sure you will walk the 2nd tier having kept a lot of good players.

    • elvis parsley 9 months ago

      Hope so, though we might not get a licence if these owners are still here.
      Look out for afc Bangor sometime soon in the Welsh alliance.

      henry is the best young player I have seen here in a while but didn’t cement a regular place at Fylde which was a big move given their ambitions.
      He should have gone to npl or similar to build up his profile first.

      With tns creaming the euro money every year and taking it out of Wales the league will never grow.
      Can’t stand what they stand for and they represent nowhere.
      How the Welsh fa let this continue baffles me, but the fa are so out of touch with club football it’s laughable.

      Basically players come to north Wales clubs because they pay more than npl north/south etc which is same standard.
      Not often players move from wpl to league, Jason Oswell moved from Newtown to Stockport and did well and has progressed but not many others.

      Don’t upset me Ryan now and tell me you are a Wrexham fan ?.
      That’s the nearest decent football to Bala.

    • rjones891 9 months ago

      Haha Manchester United fan through and through, the family do follow Wrexham quite keenly though, well guessed!

  2. rjones891 9 months ago

    2/3 tips winners, denied the 6/1 correct score by a late Camarthen goal.

    • Mr Fixit 9 months ago

      Two out of three is well played.

    • rjones891 9 months ago

      Thanks, hope a few people were on it

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