Vale of Glamorgan Football League Preview – 30/3/19
It’s a massive weekend in the Vale football league with several big games on Super Saturday, but we start on Sunday.
This Sunday at Jenner Park it’s the first silverware of the season up for grabs, as Division Two’s Dockers Cup will be contested. Penarth Town B go in as favourites against the cup underdogs Vale Madrid. Vale Madrid have thrown league form out of the window to arrive at Jenner, they saw off Barry Athletic B and Island Marine B, while Penarth B’s route to Jenner saw them defeat the top two sides in the division, Barry Vikings and AFC Rhoose B. It should be an excellent game and a fine afternoon.
In the ASRS Cup the second semi final will be played as AFC Rhoose take on Penarth Town in what should be an absolute cracker of a game, which is just too close to call. Island Marine await the winners.
In league action Barry Athletic can seal the Premier Division Championship for the second successive year with a victory over Island Marine in the Island Derby, although Marine will be looking to spoil their rivals party and a win will send them second. Meanwhile, Barry Cup finalists Cowbridge Town travel to St Athan knowing a win could send them level on points with third if Marine lose.
The big game in Division One is the race for promotion to the prem match between Cadoxton Imps and Tynewydd. An Imps win will put them second on goal difference with a game in hand and two games to go. But a Tynny victory would more or less hand them promotion, sending them six clear with one game left. It’ll be a tense affair. Holton Road take on in form Cardiff Airport, Holton have lost their last three league games since clinching the title in January but are clearly focusing their efforts on obtaining a treble, with the Supporters Cup final coming up next week and the SWFA Intermediate Cup Semi final in two weeks. Airport, however, have won three out of their last four and will be eying third if Imps slip up. Cogan Coronation are in a similar position to Airport and will be waiting to pounce on any slips from the teams above, they play SP Billy. It will be a very interesting run in for Division One.
Only one game in Division Two but it’s huge. Barry Vikings host AFC Rhoose in a game that could go along way to deciding the Division Two title. Rhoose B are starting to slightly stutter as they have only won two of their last five league games and sit five points ahead of Vikings but have played two games more. Third place Vikings have won seven league games on the bounce and know a victory puts the title race in their hands. St Athan B will watch on with an interested eye in second.
What a weekend it will be, Super Saturday and a Cup Final on Sunday. Check back Sunday evening for a full round up.