Cambrian & Clydach Vale v Ton Pentre
Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One
Saturday, 8th February 2014
at King George V Field
Kick off: 2.00pm
There may be two south Wales derbies this weekend, however, the only one that matters is the Rhondda Derby, well, at least to Cambrian & Clydach Vale and Ton Pentre.
Fans of both clubs are looking forward to this latest encounter between the two Rhondda clubs and while the Bulldogs will be hoping for their first win in eight matches, Cambrian will be looking to overcome FAW Welsh Cup heartache following defeat in extra-time at Caersws last weekend.
Cambrian recently held an official opening of their new 3G pitch at the King George V Field that was attended by Wales manager Chris Coleman and Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM.
It truly is an excellent facility that can be played on in most weather conditions, and this is likely to tested on Saturday as a heavy storm is forecast to sweep across the country.
This will also be the first time that Ton Pentre has ever played on a 3G pitch, so the Bulldogs can look forward to a perfect playing surface in this Rhondda Derby.
Dean Morris has several injury concerns ahead of the match with Cambrian, as he will be without striker Ross Fowler, midfielder Lloyd Toghill and goalkeeper Neil Collins.
With Jarred Harvey’s departure to Welsh Premier League outfit Port Talbot Town as Head Coach in January, Cambrian will have former Cardiff City and Ton Pentre midfielder Chris Ingram at the helm for his first Rhondda Derby as a manager.
Before that Welsh Cup defeat mentioned above, Ingram enjoyed victory in his first two games in charge of Cambrian with excellent wins over Haverfordwest County and Pontardawe Town.
Cambrian will be the out and out favourites for this Rhondda Derby game and the Bulldogs will have to be at their best to deny their hosts.
We will have our Bulldogs Live Score service available from kick off here on TonPentreAFC.com and our regular updates over on Twitter and Facebook.