WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

Newtown v Bangor

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NEWTOWN head to Bangor City on Friday night looking to complete a Welsh Premier double, but the club has been rocked by yesterday's news that match day secretary John Annereau has died.

A Robins' stalwart who was well-known across the league, John was not feeling well on Saturday and pulled out of his match day role at the last minute, but other than that was not thought to be seriously ill.

Despite his illness, John was thinking of his club responsibilities all the time and was speaking to the club secretary about registered players late on Tuesday evening.

Bangor lost 3-2 at Latham Park earlier in the season and manager Nev Powell is well aware of the threat posed tonight by a Newtown outfit which has already won on The New Saints’ artificial pitch this season.

"It won’t be easy for sure," he says. "Newtown have become a bit of a bogey side for us, although our problems against them have been more at their place than ours.

"We hope that with a good crowd behind us tonight and a positive performance we can pick up three welcome points."

Damien Allen and Jamie Brewerton required fitness checks at training last night but Les Davies is expected to start despite a troublesome ankle injury.

Meanwhile, Robins' manager Bernie McNally is hoping to sign at least one player on loan.

Photo (left): The late John Annereau.