With four out of the six games in matchday 12 ending in draws, it’s one of the two away victories that I’m going for as result of the week.
Taking the lead with just 8 minutes on the clock, Barry Town United held on to take all three points at Maes Tegid.
A win would have lifted Bala Town into third spot, instead it’s now occupied by the south Walians. On the same number of points as second-placed Connah’s Quay Nomads, Barry are just one point off top spot, which is occupied by reigning champions, The New Saints FC.
It’s great to see Barry Town United not only back in the top flight but also challenging at the top of the table. Followers of the domestic game in Wales will know that a couple of decades ago they were the dominant side.
Much-publicised off the field circumstances meant that The Dragons’ roar was reduced to a whisper. However, they not only halted the slip into oblivion that is so often the fate of teams in that position, but rebuilt and returned to the top flight.
If you’re not a follower of the domestic game in Wales, and you live in the country, why not check out your local club. You may be surprised at what you find.
Likewise, if ever you are on holiday, check out the fixtures and take in a game. One thing is guaranteed, in a day and age where people complain about the cost of football, a visit to a JD Welsh Premier League game will most definitely not break the bank.