THE Seagulls are hoping for another big Friday night home crowd when they entertain bottom of the table Aberystwyth Town (Sept 15th, 7:45pm kick-off), aiming to make it two wins on the bounce in the JD Cymru Premier.
The game is not all-ticket and admission is by payment on the gate.
Last week’s victory at PenyBont will have been a huge booster for the Bay lads and they will want to follow that up with a similar performance in front of their home fans to secure a second league win that could move them above Haverfordwest county who face a tough trip to TNS on Saturday.
It’s been a tough start to the season for Aberystwyth who are still without a win in the league, with five defeats and one draw, although they have reached the third round of the Nathaniel MG Cup thanks to a 2-1 away victory at Barry Town United.
Their only league point so far came from a 0-0 draw at Newtown, but Seagulls boss Steve Evans knows his side cannot afford to take them lightly.
They have some experience in their squad with Alex Darlington, who made over 230 appearances for TNS, scoring 94 goals and playing a part in them winning seven league titles, four Welsh Cups and five League Cups.
Another experienced squad member is Mark Cadwallader, was a big player for Flint Town United.
Also in the squad is Llandudno-born former Seagulls player Beau Cornish. He made a couple of really promising appearances for the Bay in the curtailed 2019/20 season, before taking up the offer a pro contract with The New Saints. He then went out on loan and helped Airbus UK win the JD North title in 2020/21.
Looking ahead to the game, Seagulls boss Steve Evans forecast: “Another really tough test, but we’ll do the work and we’ll be ready, and as long we show that level of commitment, work ethic and desire (as against PenyBont) we won’t go far wrong.”