All roads lead to The Broadway next Wednesday night with Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells clashing in the Ardal League North East. The local rivals met on Boxing Day when Llandrindod pulled off a 2-1 victory on The Lant Field in front of a bumper crowd and Jason Samuel’s Bulls are chasing revenge. That was Builth’s only home defeat of the season while Llandrindod remain unbeaten on The Broadway in the league.

Firstly both are on the road on Saturday with Llandrindod travelling to Penycae while Builth visit Llanuwchllyn with both looking for an improvement on home draws at the weekend.

Kieran McCarley scored the only goal when Llandrindod won 1-0 at home against Penycae in November but he is a doubt for the trip after coming off in the first half last week. But good news saw Daryl Nicholls replace him for his first taste of action since before Christmas while Will Cleaton was also on the bench last week following injury. Llandrindod still have Zak Baker, Samed De Groot, Bob Kear and Fin Francis on the injured list.

Builth won on penalties in the League Cup at Llanuwchllyn and are expecting another close affair on Saturday. Rhys Thomas and Joe Wozencraft return from suspension but Lee James still has two of his three-match ban to run while Ryan Powell is also suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card last week. Jamie Evans faces a spell on the sidelines with his broken arm and manager, Jason Samuel admitted that “injury and suspension are taking its toll on us at the moment”.

Radnor Valley were gearing up for the visit of leaders and title favourites, Penrhyncoch but they now have no game with Penrhyn playing their FAW Amateur Trophy tie which was postponed last weekend. Radnor have enjoyed a fantastic Februaryn with four wins from four despite their squad being stretched to the limit on times but manager, Adam Jones had expected to be at full strength for the top of the table clash.

Our two Ardal League South East clubs play on tonight (Friday) with Brecon Corries away at Aberbargoed Buds looking for a fourth straight win. Luke Roughley returns from his one-match ban but Jack Bain and Declan Gaydon are suspended with Joel Evans likely to don the keeper’s jersey.

Hay host Blaenavon Blues and will be keen to forget the first meeting between the teams this season when The Saints crashed to a 12-1 defeat. Brendan Hackett returns for Hay who hope to include a couple of new signings in their squad.


Friday, February 23

Ardal League South East (7.30)

Aberbargoed Buds v Brecon Corries

Hay St Marys v Blaenavon Blues

Saturday, February 24

Ardal League North East (2.00)

Llanuwchllyn v Builth Wells

Penycae v Llandrindod Wells

MMP Central Wales League (South) (2.00)

Penparcau v Knighton Town

Penybont United v Machynlleth

FAW National Reserve League Central (2.00)

Builth Wells v Hay St Marys

Llandrindod Wells v Llanuwchllyn

JT Hughes Montgomery Amateur League (2.00)

Felindre v Four Crosses Res

Llanfair United Res v St Harmon

Llangedwyn v Rhayader Town Res

Llansantffraid Village Cup (2.00)

Newcastle v Trefonen

Gwent Central Open Cup (1.30)

Pontnewynydd v Talgarth Town

Tuesday, February 27

Montgomery Amateur League Town Cup semi-final (7.30)

Presteigne St Andrews Res v Rhayader Town Res

Wednesday, February 28

Ardal League North East (7.45)

Llandrindod Wells v Builth Wells