Radnor Valley will be looking for a reaction to their defeat at Penrhyncoch when they visit Dolgellau in the Ardal League North East on Saturday.
Manager, Adam Jones had no complaints with last week’s result at Penrhyn who he labelled the best side Radnor have played this time. He felt the fact Radnor had not played for a month was a contributory factor in the loss against The Roosters.
This weekend's opponents, Dolgellau are on a good run themselves having lost just one of their last nine and in striker, Gerwyn Williams, they have the division’s leading goalscorer. The 20-year-old has bagged 17 goals in the league and Radnor will have to keep a close eye on him. The Goats are without the suspended Matt Croose but Ieuan Price and Jack Williams should return to the squad.
Llandrindod Wells are at home against Llanrhaeadr and will be looking to extend their seven match unbeaten league run but are without influential captain and central defender, Shaun Nicholls who starts a three-game suspension. Rhys Davies is also unavailable but Kieran McCarley, Daryl Nicholls and new signing, Gavin Rowlands are all pressing for places in the starting line-up.
Builth Wells visit Llangollen keen to pick up points against a side level on points with them. Having played just once in the league since October, The Bulls have slipped down the table and only goal difference keeps them out of the relegation places although they do have games in hand.
Builth have selection problems this weekend with Rhys Thomas and Danny Ives suspended while Chris Roff is also missing. Gavin Rowlands has switched to local rivals, Llandrindod Wells while Sean Powell has surprisingly joined Pegasus having only recently returned to Builth from Westfields. Adam Farmer however returns.
It is the first of five consecutive away league games for Builth and when you throw in away ties in the FAW Amateur Trophy and Ardal Northern League Cup, they might not be back at The Lant Field until March.
Builth now know they will have to visit Seven Sisters Onllyn in the 6th Round of the FAW Amateur Trophy with the Ardal League South West outfit having triumphed 5-2 at Menai Bridge Tigers in their delayed 5th Round tie.
Brecon Corries face another tough afternoon when they welcome Newport City to The Rich Field. Jack Bain snatched a late winner when Corries triumphed 2-1 at Newport Stadium earlier in the season – probably their best performance of the season. But Newport gained their revenge with a 6-1 FAW Amateur Trophy victory over The Chisels. Player-manager, Damien Daniels is boosted by the return of Bain and Dale Evans from suspension but Paul Keddle completes his three match ban.
Local football action starts on Friday night when Hay St Marys host Aberbargoed Buds at Forest Road. The Saints’ only league win since stepping up to the Ardal League came back in August when goals from Jack Biggs and Matty Tong earned them a 2-1 success at Aberbargoed and what they would give for a league double. Manager, Steve Jenkins, who feels Hay are improving, hopes to be at full strength with Brendan Hackett, Greg Preece and Curtis Bounds set to return while Will Goodwin is fit again having made a brief cameo appearance from the substitute’s bench at Abercarn.
Knighton Town face a massive test in the MMP Central Wales League (South) when leaders, Penparcau, who are yet to drop a point, arrive at Bryn-y-Castell.
The other Radnorshire sides are also at home on Saturday with Rhayader Town taking on Machynlleth on The Weirglodd with their opponents having strengthened with three new signings in the transfer window. Presteigne St Andrews welcome Llanilar to Llanandras Park while Tregaron are Penybont United’s opponents at The Racecourse where The Polecats are aiming for a third straight league win.
Friday, January 12
Ardal League South East (7.30)
Hay St Marys v Aberbargoed Buds
JT Hughes Montgomery Amateur League (7.30)
Berriew Res v Newcastle
Saturday, January 13
Ardal League North East (2.00)
Dolgellau v Radnor Valley
Llandrindod Wells v Llanrhaeadr (2.30)
Llangollen Town v Builth Wells
Ardal League South East (2.00)
Brecon Corries v Newport City
MMP Central Wales League (South) (2.00)
Knighton Town v Penparcau
Penybont United v Tregaron
Presteigne St Andrews v Llanilar
Rhayader Town v Machynlleth
RTM Brickwork Merthyr League (2.00)
Aberfan Rangers v Brecon FC
FAW National Reserve League Central (2.00)
Builth Wells v Dolgellau
Candour Talent Gwent Central League Division 2 (2.30)
Talgarth Town v Forgeside FC Reserves
FAW National Reserve League Cup (East) (2.30)
Llanidloes Town v Hay St Marys
JT Hughes Montgomery Amateur League (2.00)
Felindre v Churchstoke
Llanfechain v Presteigne St Andrews Reserves
Trefonen v St Harmon
Wednesday, January 17
FAW National Reserve Central League Cup (7.30)
Llandrindod Wells v Builth Wells