Pay What You Like as Town eye top-six finish
January 4, 2013
Port Talbot Town will be offering a ‘Pay What Like’ deal as the Steelmen look to close in on top-six qualification against Bala Town at the GenQuip on Saturday (2:30).
In a bid to boost matchday attendances at the GenQuip, spectators can simply pay what they like on the gate for match entry.
On the field, convincing back-to-back victories against rivals Afan Lido over the festive period have powered the Steelmen into fifth-place in the table, but Port Talbot manager Scott Young has mounting selection worries to content with ahead of the Lakesiders’ visit to south Wales.
Returning former Swansea City striker Chad Bond could go straight into the Port Talbot line-up for the visit of top-six hopefuls Bala – but he’ll face competition from Adam Wright to get the nod up-front, following the dismissal of Jeff White in last Saturday’s 6-1 demolition of Afan Lido.
Scott Young will be forced into making a total of three changes with Lee John and Daniel Sheehan joining White on the suspension list as the trio all serve one-match bans.
Young is however boosted by the availability of defender James Bloom, who makes a timely return from suspension.
Meanwhile, club chairman Andrew Edwards is hoping that Saturday’s ‘Pay What You Like’ offer will see an improved crowd following disappointing recent attendances.
We’ve been disappointed with the lack of support so far this season and the players and management deserve better. We’re playing a good standard of football and it’s disappointing that the public don’t support the Welsh Premier League and its clubs,” he said.
“Port Talbot Town are a family-friendly club, we do a lot of work within the community and by running this initiative, we hope to get people in and change their perspective.”
Andrew Edwards will be speaking live on BBC Radio Wales discussing the club’s ‘Pay What You Like’ initiative at 8:25am on Saturday morning.
The Opposition: Bala Town
Manager: Colin Caton
League form: LDLLD
Record: (WDL)6-5-8 Away Record: 2-3-5
Last WPL encounter: Tuesday 8th November 2011 –Two goals inside seven second-half minutes saw an inspired Port Talbot comeback from a two goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Martin Roses’ double splitting the points. Flashback.