Both Ton Pentre and AFC Porth will be hoping that Friday 13th will not bring them bad luck as the teams prepare to clash in a Rhondda Derby at Ynys Park.
They may be rooted to the foot of the table but AFC Porth will hope that despite Friday 13th being the unluckiest day of the year, it may actually give them respite from a seasons-worth of bad luck. The winless Black Dragons have just a single point from 22 games.
Ton Pentre are fully aware of their current league position and know that the Rhondda Derby against AFC Porth is one that they are expected to win. However, the Bulldogs are without midfielder Leon Young and goalkeeper Neil Collins, both of whom are serving suspensions.
Speaking to tonpentreafc.com ahead of the match, Bulldogs Manager Lee Phillips said: “Derby games are always tough and there’s often an unpredictability about them.
“Although we are missing Leon and Neil, the rest of the squad have been working hard in training ahead of this key match. Despite losing against Monmouth Town last week, we demonstrated how dangerous we can be.”
The Bulldogs lost 2-0 to the Kingfishers last Saturday but the game pivoted on the sending off of Young, which allowed Monmouth the one man advantage to break the Bulldogs down.
This Rhondda Derby will be played under the floodlights at Ynys Park with a 7:30pm kick off.