Bulldogs News

PREVIEW: TON PENTRE v AFAN LIDO

Ton Pentre v Afan Lido l Welsh League Division One l Wednesday, 19 April 2017 l KO 7:30pm l Ynys Park

The Bulldogs play their penultimate home match of the season at Ynys Park on Wednesday (19 April) as they welcome Afan Lido to the Rhondda.

Both teams have been looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone, along with Port Talbot Town and Monmouth Town. That was until Barry Town United confirmed their promotion to the Dafabet Welsh Premier League with their 3-0 victory over Goytre United on Tuesday.

With Barry Town promoted and no team replacing them coming in the opposite direction, (Airbus UK Broughton and Rhyl were relegated from the Welsh Premier League and will enter the Huws Gray Alliance League in North Wales) it means that only two teams will be relegated from Division One. The fates of Caldicot Town and Risca United have been sealed for several matches.

Therefore, both Afan Lido and Ton Pentre can play this match with the freedom of knowing that both will be playing Division One football next season.

The Bulldogs are determined to end the season as strongly as possible and with the four games they have left to play, want to finish in as high a position as they can.

Ton Pentre come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Haverfordwest County and an impressive 4-2 victory over Taffs Well last Saturday. Meanwhile, Afan Lido are on a runĀ of three straight defeats.

For this match at Ynys Park, the Bulldogs will welcome back Phil Clarke and Liam Hutchinson from suspension and Corey Shephard will also be available for selection. However, Steve Williams is likely to be missing for the remainder of the season following his injury at Haverfordwest County last week.

Follow updates from the match on the Club’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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