PREVIEW: Barry Town v Newtown – JD Cymru Premier

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Dafydd Jones November 20, 2020

Author: Dafydd Jones

Publisher: Y Clwb Pêl Droed

Barry Town will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Newtown at Jenner Park on Saturday.

The Linnets are without a victory in their previous four games, having been defeated by The New Saints and Bala Town, whilst being held by Connah’s Quay Nomads and Newtown.

Manager Gavin Chesterfield will be buoyed by their most recent performance however, a 2-1 defeat against league leaders The New Saints, in which Nathaniel Jarvis got his second goal for the club to halve the deficit.

Despite succumbing to a defeat, the Linnets competed well with the Saints and looked fresh in their return to action after the firebreak lockdown.

Visiting Jenner Park will be Newtown, who will be looking to build on their 3-2 victory over Flint Town last time out.

The result at Latham Park was the Robins’ second win of the season, as they currently sit in ninth place with nine points.

A win for Chris Hughes’ side on Saturday could see Newtown rise into the top six, as they trail Caernarfon Town by just two points.

Newtown’s record at Jenner Park in recent times has been positive, as the Robins picked up two 1-0 victories at the ground last season, knocking Barry Town out of the Welsh Cup in the process.

In the reverse fixture between the two sides this season, Newtown looked to have sealed a valuable three points through James Davies’ chip, only for Kayne McLaggon to net a penalty in the dying minutes to secure a 1-1 draw.

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