Tag: Carmarthen Town

Relegation Looms for Carmarthen Town (…Or Does It?)

The close of a football season usually brings about some interesting ties. These can come in the form of title deciders or battles to avoid relegation. One such clash that took place on the last day of regular fixtures in the Welsh Premier League was between Port Talbot and Carmarthen Town. Carmarthen need to take points from this game to give themselves a chance of finishing outside the bottom two and thus avoid relegation, but things are never that straightforward in the Welsh Premier League. Just as last season, the title will be decided in a fixture between The New Saints and Bangor City. Once again, this fixture will be played on the last weekend of regular fixtures, only this time around, TNS have the advantage of being at home. Bangor have had another brilliant season and the part-timers will be looking to retain their title against their full-time opponents from Oswestry. As a brawl for the title takes place in the north, Port Talbot is host to a scrap for safety as Carmarthen aim to avoid the drop zone. Exactly how far up the table that drop zone extends is yet to be determined, but Carmarthen won’t want to tempt providence. Since Tomi Morgan’s departure from Richmond Park, the club has improved on its early season form. The twenty-two games before the league split saw them take only...

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A Welsh Premier League Odyssey: Part Three – Carmarthen Town vs Bangor City

With my Welsh Premier League virginity now only a distant memory, I make my way west to Carmarthen for my third match of the season. Carmarthen Town are the perennial mid-table finishers of this league, although recent seasons and form so far suggests they could be in the midst of a relegation battle. Despite this they have displayed their ambition in signing Jack Christopher over the summer; Christopher was relegated Haverford West’s top scorer and arguably the best asset in that team. His inclusion in the squad has not slowed a slide towards the relegation zone as Carmarthen have only won a single game, losing their other five fixtures.Carmarthen’s opponents today are a Bangor team that is not quite hitting the heights of last season. Bangor went on an unbeaten run last year which lasted from August until the new year, a run which included sixteen wins. They haven’t been able to reproduce that incredible form this season, much to the disappointment of the Bangor faithful. With Neath looking a stronger outfit, The New Saints being as strong as ever and Bala Town exceeding all expectations to top the league at this stage, it’s going to be harder than ever for Bangor to break into one of those coveted positions. Bangor will want to make amends for their three–nil home loss at the hands of The New Saints prior...

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