Preview: Aberavon v Pontypridd
On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Aberavon will host Pontypridd at the Talbot Athletic Ground in the Indigo Group Premiership.
Pontypridd secured the 10th spot in the Premiership last season, winning 5 out of 22 games.
This season, Pontypridd faced a draw at home against Cardiff and losses away to Ebbw Vale and at home to Llandovery. They then rebounded with victories against Neath (away) and Bridgend (home, earning a bonus point). However, setbacks followed with losses away to Pontypool and Newport. Last weekend, Pontypridd concluded on a positive note with a bonus-point win at home against Swansea.
In the Premiership Cup, Pontypridd suffered a 27-30 defeat to Merthyr in September.
Reviewing the history between Aberavon and Pontypridd in the Welsh National League, they’ve met 43 times, with Ponty leading by 26 wins to 16, and one game drawn. At the Talbot Athletic Ground, the Wizards hold a narrow lead of 11 wins to 10, but Pontypridd emerged victorious in their last encounter at the ground last season.
This Saturday’s game will be officiated by referee Elgan Williams, supported by Simon Rees and Martyn Jones as assistants.