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Forget Andy Carroll, we’ve got Chris!

 
Created on 18/02/2011 @ 17:08

 

Andy Carroll may have cost Liverpool a small fortune but Chris Carroll, no relation, could prove priceless to Abermule.
 
The Chester-based student can only make limited appearances due to his studies but proved with a two-goal salvo last week that he could help the club pass a tough examination this weekend in the Spar Division Two.
 
“He was with Newtown last season but has only played a handful of games for us due to uni but he was the difference last weekend,” said team mate and club treasurer Bryan Jarman (right), who started his long road back from injury this week with a major operation.
 
“I have been told that it could be six months until I am playing but it’s got to start somewhere!”
 
Abermule entertain league leaders Tregaron hoping to do their neighbours Montgomery a favour, although their manager Clive McNamee has mounting problems ahead of their match at Four Crosses.
 
The title favourites are short staffed with Shane Kirkham (away), Ross Harris (away), Tony Meredith (knee), Mike Cockram (split Toe) and Ryan Davies (Chest infection) all giving McNamee headaches.
 
“We are in a great position now and in the middle of a 12-game unbeaten run and we want to keep it going. We'll be confident no matter what 11 we put out,” said McNamee.
 
Meanwhile Llanfair United could have up to six players missing for the trip to Rhosgoch. Kerry look to boost their promotion bid at home to Bont.
 
Division One title chasing Berriew and Llanrhaeadr are both at home this weekend with Llanrhaeadr facing a tricky match in hosting giant killing Llanidloes.
 
The Daffs beat Alliance side Rhayader in midweek to reach the fifth round of the Central Wales Cup but their league form has been indifferent.
 
Meanwhile, Neil Pryce’s Berriew will need to dust themselves down after a credible midweek showing at Caersws when they were undone by two late goals. They take on Tywyn Bryncrug.
 
Carno will try and stay up with the leading pack when they play Penparcau.
 
Huws Gray Alliance
 
Caersws will be desperate to get some points on the board this weekend when Ruthin Town visit the Recreation Ground.
 
Mike Evans’s side suffered a bad day at the office with a 5-1 mauling at Flint last week but still believe they can pressure the leaders and they avoided a banana skin midweek by seeing off Berriew in the Cup.
 
Meanwhile, Guilsfield manager Russell Cadwallader has a big 10 days with four matches coming thick and fast which could dictate his team’s destiny.
 
Cadwallader’s outfit takes on Rhos Aelwyd for the fourth time this season in a crucial Huws Gray Alliance encounter and with the ‘business end’ of the season approaching, the boss says the pressure is on.
 
“We’ve got four league games in 10 days now – it’s a vital period,” he said. “We have played really well against top sides with no reward this season. We have got to sustain a winning mentality from cup games into the league. We have had three close games already with Rhos this season and there little between us. It doesn't matter how we play now, winning is all that matters to take a bit of pressure off!”
 
Cadwallader will be without suspended Rich Astley and John Jones who is unavailable.
 
Meanwhile, team-of-the-moment Technogroup Welshpool will again be looking to upset established league opposition with a trip to Porthmadog.
 
Buoyed by a vital win last week and a morale in the squad not seen for some time, manager Chris Herbert is understandably confident and welcomes winger Andy Stockton from Buckley Town to the squad. Sean Kilgannon will make way.
 
“Stocky has impressed at training and looks very sharp with bags of ability,” said Herbert. “He will be another good edition to the squad, so we are at full strength. The lads are champing at the bit for Saturday. We have nothing to fear and feel we are good enough to beat anyone in this league.
 
Fixtures
 
Huws Gray Alliance
 

Caersws
v
Ruthin Town
Guilsfield
v
Rhos Aelwyd 2pm
Porthmadog
v
Technogroup Welshpool

 
Spar Mid Wales League
 
Division 1
 
Aberystwyth Uni v Llansantffraid Village
Berriew v Tywyn Bryncrug (ko 2.30pm)
Bow Street v Newbridge-on-Wye
Carno v Penparcau
Dolgellau v Waterloo
Dyffryn Banw v Presteigne
Llanrhaeadr v Llanidloes
 
Division 2
 
Aberaeron v Llandrindod
Abermule v Tregaron
Four Crosses v Montgomery
Kerry v Bont
Llanfyllin v Talgarth
Rhosgoch v Llanfair Utd
 
Sunday (ko 2.15pm)
 
Division 1
 
Builth Wells v Aberystwyth Uni