WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Colin Caton BALA Town can clinch a top six spot for the first time with a home Boxing Day draw against Airbus UK Broughton at Maes Tegid.
"We’ve been close for a couple of weeks now, we’ve just got to get over the final hurdle," said Lakesiders' boss Colin Caton (pictured) to the Daily Post.
Bala are hopeful today's game goes ahead after heavy rain washed-out last Sunday's visit of Afan Lido in what will be the first of four games against the Wingmakers over the next month - the duo are set to meet again on New Year's Day, followed by two first round clashes in the League Cup.
Midfielder Mark Connolly could return to the home ranks following a knee ligament injury while Ross Jefferies is back from a hamstring strain. But former Wrexham ace Mark Jones is missing through a one match suspension as is wideman Stephen Brown.
Airbus also have notable absentees with midfield playmaker Danny Desormeaux away on holiday and striker Craig Whitfield hospitalised last week after suffering a blood loss.
But Gavin Cadwallader should be back after a hamstring strain while Glenn Rule has shaken-off an injury.
The visitors have not given-up on a top six spot and coach Gareth Owen says: “"Ideally we need two wins, but maybe a win and a draw would do it, however we know that Bala will be a difficult proposition, they have had an excellent season so far.
"I am just glad to be in the position we are in, after not such a good start."

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21 September 2017

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