Aberystwyth University F.C aim to improve against Welshpool

Aberystwyth University Football Club crest.ABERYSTWYTH University will aim to improve their fortunes in the evening fixture against Welshpool on Wednesday 24th October after a mixed start to their season. They started brightly, with a fantastic 3-0 victory over Dolgellau Athletic at a sunny Vicarage Fields back on 6th October, with Gareth Thomas getting a brace via the penalty spot and a shot which clipped the post on its way into the goal.

Since then, they have failed to build on their opening-day win. They suffered a 3-0 away defeat at Berriew on Wednesday 10th October and were beaten at an away game against Llansantffraid Village by a single goal on 17th October. However, chairman and first team player Dan Moore wasn’t flustered by the mixed start.

“We started badly against Llansantffraid. Before the game, I thought we would have got a draw, but we couldn’t. It was 0-0 at half time, although we had hit the post after five minutes and Tom Sparks and myself had chances to put ourselves ahead.”

Llansantffraid got their goal following a misdirected back header, which was picked up by their striker who passed two players before slotting the ball past Phil Draper. Sparks, who was a constant thorn in the side of the Llansantffraid defence, hit the post from five yards out on his debut before the game petered out.

Speaking to Moore before the Four Crosses game on Saturday 20th, he stated that he thought they would pick up their game to play the Powys side as, historically, they have always put on a better performance when they are playing a better side, with Four Crosses sitting third in the Spar Mid-Wales Division One league.

However, his pre-match prediction was proved wrong as Four Crosses hit three goals past the University side, ending up as 3-1 winners. This result keeps Aberystwyth University in 15th position, three points from the team above them, Dyffryn Banw.

Welshpool have accrued six points from 10 games this season, and should be a fixture that the University team can walk away from with at least a point.

The team for the game against Four Crosses was as follows:

Draper, Warren, Perry, Moore, Jenkins, Dyment, Iwan, Tonks, Sparks, Court, Williams, Subs: Wheatley, Zabala, Gracia