Brecon Corries welcome Tredegar Town to The Rich Field this weekend as our four National Ardal League teams return to league action.
Corries, looking to bounce back from their Welsh Cup defeat at Pencoed, have only played four games in the Ardal League South East to date, winning two and losing two. The Rich Field outfit are currently mid-table with a game in hand over most of their rivals.
Builth Wells visit Llanuwchllyn in the Ardal League North East. Llanuwchllyn played in the Ardal North West last season where they finished in the top six and they have made a decent start this time with three wins from four league games and last week won at Llanfair United in the JD Welsh Cup.
Builth fielded a rather inexperienced looking side against Rhos Aelwyd last week and should be boosted by the return of Chris Roff, Danny Ives, Jamie Evans, Tommy Rowlands and Ryan Powell while new goalkeeper, Zeke Vivian, could be handed his debut.
Rhayader Town are at home against Penycae with their spirits lifted after last weekend’s victory.
The Red Kites have been hit by a three-point deduction relating to last season but their win against Corwen means they are now unbeaten in three across league and cup games. Joe Wozencraft should return to face Penycae, who are yet to win in the league.
Llandrindod Wells take on second-placed Cefn Albiontill, seeking their first league win of the term.
It is second round day in the prestigious Emrys Morgan Cup and Hay St Marys will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record this season when they host Llechryd.
Radnor Valley are heavy favourites to progress against Dewi Stars, who are also from the Costcutter Ceredigion League First Division. Radnor lost at the semi-final stage last season, beaten on penalties by Brecon Corries, who went on to lift the coveted trophy.
It will be an early start for Knighton Town and Felindre who face long journeys into West Wales.
Knighton’s bright start to the term will be put to the test at Felinfach who are the early leaders in the Costcutter First Division while Felindre visit Bargod Rangers, who are mid-table in the same league as Felinfach.
Penybont United have conceded their tie at MMP Central Wales League South rivals, Aberaeron. But league secretary, Gareth Lloyd has confirmed that, despite rumours, Penybont are still in the league but have been given time off to assemble more players.
The Polecats are due to resume their league campaign at home against Llanilar on October 1.
There is one all-local tie with St Harmon taking on Presteigne St Andrews - but that tie takes place a week on Saturday - while Talgarth Town host Aberporth looking to kick start their season following a difficult start to life in Tier Four.
Newcastle are at home against Welshpool Town Reserves, from the FAW National Reserve League Central. Builth Wells Reserves are the first team through to Round Three, The Bulls were drawn against Newcastle Emlyn who have unfortunately folded.
Saturday, September 24
Ardal League North East (2.30)
Builth Wells v Llanuwchllyn
Llandrindod Wells v Cefn Albiontill
Rhayader Town v Penycae
Ardal League South East (2.30)
Brecon Corries v Tredegar Town
Emrys Morgan Cup Round 2 (2.30)
Bargod Rangers v Felindre
Felinfach v Knighton Town
Hay St Marys v Llechryd
Newcastle v Welshpool Town Res
Radnor Valley v Dewi Stars
Talgarth Town v Aberporth