Secretary's Scribe for the Bala Town home game
Good evening and welcome to this WPL clash with Bala
Town. Greetings to all those who have made the journey here tonight from
the Maes Tegid outfit for what will be our first meeting in the premier
league. Enjoy your brief stay with us and have a safe return journey.
This evening we welcome as guests of the club five football
supporters from Germany who are fans of SV Waldhof Mannheim and have picked us
as one of their games on a tour of the UK. Andy I hope you and your friends
enjoy your brief stay with us and take back some good memories with you.
Bala had an excellent start to this campaign, but have tailed
off recently, but got back to winning ways Tuesday last with a 2-1 victory at
home to Welshpool which arrested a run of seven games without a win, while we
have a run of three successive victories without conceding to our name. Last
Saturday looked as if it would be one of those days, total domination after the
first fifteen minutes and missing a hatful of chances, but eventually the
pressure told with a helping hand from a Porthmadog defender putting through his
own goal. The previous Saturday we beat Newtown here in atrocious conditions by
two goals to nil. I think the score line was a little harsh on the Mid Wales
team as they had plenty of play in the second half but lacked any punch in the
Next weekend we travel to Neath for a Sunday fixture. We
travel down on the Saturday with an overnight stop and will take in the Swansea
City v Nottingham Forest game on the Saturday afternoon.
This week with had our pre licence inspection and everything
is going ok towards getting the licence with off field matters so we hope we can
cement our place in the top ten with on field matters. The floodlights have been
checked for their lux level which has to be 500. Plenty of paperwork and
accounts have to be submitted and the seating capacity has to be upped to a
minimum of 500 which we do not have a present, but with a new stand to be built
at the runway end of the ground the capacity will then exceed 500. On the back
of this the club has been recommended to hold the Loosemore’s League Cup Final
in the spring between Rhyl and The New Saints and the FAW are interested in
holding a Women’s International here in 2010.
Finally it would be remiss of me not to congratulate both
Ashley Williams and Ryan Edwards on representing the Wales U23 against Northern
Ireland in Portadown last week, though Ryan had the misfortune of getting red
carded for deliberate hand ball on the line in stopping a goal scoring
opportunity and will therefore miss a trip to Portugal next year.
Enjoy the game.