Radnor Valley make the journey to Penrhyncoch in the Ardal League on Saturday for a real top of the table clash. Radnor currently head the table by a point from Penrhyn and both go into the game at Cae Baker bang in form.

The Goats are unbeaten in 10 in the league since their one defeat at Builth Wells back in August. Penryncoch, who have lost against Llanuwchllyn and Cefn Albion, have put together a five-match unbeaten run in the league as well as impressing in the FAW Amateur Trophy competition.

Whoever wins on Saturday will put themselves in a strong position but there is still a long way to go in what is an extremely competitive league with a number of teams looking capable of taking points off one another.

Llandrindod Wells welcome Bow Street to The Broadway in an Ardal Northern League Cup 2nd Round tie with the winners facing a home tie against Builth Wells in the quarter-final. The Spa men are on a good run which has elevated them to third in the league table and were well pleased with their Boxing Day win at Builth considering they were without Jack Evans, Bob Kear, Will Cleaton and Kieran McCarley.

Builth Wells themselves frustratingly have no game on Saturday with The Bulls next in action on January 13 when they visit Llangollen Town in the league.

Brecon Corries face possibly their toughest away trip of the season when they travel to title favourites, Trethomas Bluebirds in the Ardal League South East. And Corries will again be without the experienced Paul Keddle and Dale Evans who are both still suspended while Jack Bain is also serving a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card last week. The early New Year fixtures have not been kind to Corries who after Trethomas face Newport City and Risca United who are second and third in the table.

Hay St Marys are away at Abercarn United looking to start the New Year with a bang.

The Saints picked up a point at Treharris Athletic in their last outing and will be keen to build on that.

Chairman, Steve Jenkins, who is also doubling up as manager since Gareth Jenkins stepped down, sent this New Year’s message to his players: “Keep believing and expressing yourselves and keep battling” with The Saints currently at the foot of the table.

Hay are in a real struggle to maintain their Ardal League status but are not yet half way through their league fixtures and there is time, but they do have to start winning sooner rather than later.

There is MMP Central Wales League Cup action for Knighton Town and Presteigne St Andrews to greet the New Year.

Both are at home in the 2nd Round with Knighton taking on Bishops Castle. The Radnor Robins recorded a narrow 3-2 verdict over their border rivals in the Emrys Morgan Cup prior to Christmas when Jack Brindley headed a late winner after Knighton had been on the defensive for much of the second half.

Presteigne St Andrews welcome Carno to Llanandras Park with manager, Mark Weiland hoping the New Year can bring a change of fortune although he will have been heartened by their Boxing Day performance at Knighton.

Penybont United are away at Llanilar in the MMP Central Wales League (South) while Rhayader Town are without a game. The Red Kites host Presteigne next Tuesday night.

Saturday, January 6

Ardal League North East (2.00)

Penrhyncoch v Radnor Valley

Ardal Northern League Cup (1.45)

Bow Street v Llandrindod Wells

Ardal League South East (2.00)

Abercarn United v Hay St Marys

Trethomas Bluebirds v Brecon Corries

MMP Central Wales League Cup Round 2 (2.00)

Knighton Town v Bishops Castle

Presteigne St Andrews v Carno

MMP Central Wales League (South) (2.00)

Llanilar v Penybont United

JT Hughes Montgomery Amateur League (2.00)

Llangedwyn v Felindre

Newcastle v Kerry Reserves

Rhayader Town Res v Waterloo Rovers Res

St Harmon v Presteigne St Andrews Res

Tuesday, January 9

MMP Central Wales League (South) (7.30)

Rhayader Town v Presteigne St Andrews