This Tuesday Barmouth will look to build on their current form, when they travel to Felinheli in what will be a true test for the lads. The decision to play this fixture at 18:30 on a Tuesday night has puzzled many, and Barmouth’s attempts to get it rearranged fell on deaf ears. Iolo Owen will take his side to the small village on the Menai Straits, many of the players having to leave before 16:00 due to distance, they will also have to contend with heavy holiday traffic, and the ongoing work to the new Bontnewydd bypass.
Nevertheless the Magpies come into this game in good spirit. Unbeaten in their last 3 outings, that will look to push on again and claim another 3 points. Last time out Manager Iolo Owen played an unchanged side and this stability in the team has been key. The return Joey Jones has been instrumental, his composure in the middle of the park has given the opportunity for youngsters Andrew Papirnyk and Ben Fisher to express themselves and this was clear for everyone to see as the lads went through the gears on Saturday to overturn a one goal deficit at half time.
The 2015/16 Gwynedd League champions CPD Felinheli come into the game following a good 4-2 away win at Gwalchmai 4-2. The home side took the lead on 21’ but Felinheli reacted immediately with Rhys Parry equalising on 27’. Carwyn Dafydd then put the visitors in front on 36’ and Rhys Parry bagged his second just before half time to extend the lead. In the second half the home side pulled one back, when Deion Evans netted on 64’. However, the visitors secured the 3 points when Owain Roberts scored their fourth with a minute to spare. Felinheli’s results this season to date has somewhat mirrored ours. Both teams suffered 6-0 defeats on the opening day and have recovered with Felin currently sitting just above the Magpies in the table with an identical points tally.
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