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Fixture Preview - Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

1 year ago By Barry Williams

Six teams in action over the weekend

After suffering a narrow away defeat at Rhyl (6th, P5 W2 L3, 9pts) last weekend, Welshpool 1st XV (9th, P5 W1 L4, 6pts) will be looking for an upset as they take on Wrexham (5th, P4 W2 L2, 13pts) at Maesydre tomorrow.

Despite being at the bottom end of the leading pack, Wrexham have been on a good run of form recently, with a narrow loss to leaders Dinbych (1st, P5 W5, 24pts) being a prelude to a thumping victory over them in the Swalec Bowl the following weekend, and a 33-3 win over COBRA (3rd, P4 W3 L1, 15pts) last weekend.

Placed just below Welshpool in the league, Abergele (10th, P5 W1 L4, 4pts) will be glad to be sitting out this round of fixtures after a nightmare start to the season. COBRA will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend's defeat as they host Bangor (7th, P4 W2 L2, 8pts), who will not be relishing the trip to Montgomeryshire after a heavy home defeat against Dinbych last weekend.

Newtown (8th, P4 W1 L3, 7pts) will hope that last weekend's strong performance against Abergele will stand them in good stead for their trip to Dinbych, but it is hard to see anything other than a home win, whilst Llangollen (11th, P5 L5, 2pts) will face an uphill battle to record their first win when they host Rhyl.

In an important fixture for the top end of the table, Llanidloes (5th, P3 W3, 13pts) will be looking to extend their unbeaten league start when they host Shotton Steel (2nd, P4 W4, 19pts), with one of three unbeaten sides in the league destined to lose their record.

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Unfortunately, the 2nd XV fixture with Church Stretton 1sts has been called off, due to the Stretton pitch being waterlogged.

After a good start to the season, with four games played by the end of September, October has been a disappointing month for the 2nds, with two games called off for reasons beyond their control. They host Luctonians 3rds next weekend at Maesydre.

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Following two wins in their opening three fixtures, Welshpool Women will be looking to keep up their challenge for top spot in the Game On league when they host Holyhead Women at Maesydre on Sunday.

The Women currently sit second in the table behind local rivals, with Llangollen close behind in third place.

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On Sunday morning, our Under 15s look to show what they have learnt from their defeats to Luctonians and Wrexham last weekend when they travel to Glyn Ceiriog, who they beat in their opening game of the season.

The Under 14s are also in action, as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they take part in a festival at Dolgellau.

Our Under 8s and Under 10s will also be playing, as they take part in a festival at Bala.

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Fixtures

Saturday, 21st October
Welshpool 1sts v Wrexham 1sts (League, 2.30pm)

Sunday, 22nd October
Welshpool Women v Holyhead Women (League, 2.30pm)
Glyn Ceiriog Under 15s v Welshpool Under 15s (11am)
Under 14s Festival @ Dolgellau (10.30am)
Under 10s Festival @ Bala (10.30am)
Under 8s Festival @ Bala (10.30am)

Updated 22:08 - 20 Oct 2017 by Barry Williams

Where next?

Results for Saturday, October 21st The full list of results for games involving the clubs of North and Mid Wales.
Fixture Preview - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October Important away game for the Firsts and Junior action on Sunday

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