It’s been a while since I last wrote something resembling a blog – something I might have a little more time to do as MatchPoint Live tracks the dying stages of the season.
There’s still plenty of loose ends to tie up before we get our weekends back for the summer. On a local level, the Lillywhites are still on standby to restart their season with 48 hours’ notice, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s Welsh Cup final. That’s withstanding a Newtown victory over The New Saints, if you’re wondering…at least that’s the easiest explanation.
Not quite hanging in doubt is the march of St Asaph City in the Welsh Alliance – already assured of promotion to Division One next season. Victory over Nantlle Vale and Llangefni Town over the Bank Holiday should steer them towards the Division Two title, to add to their Take Stock Cup triumph.
Prestatyn Sports have already chased down their own league and cup double. The Gamlins League champions won the NWCFA Intermediate Cup on Friday night, beating Gwynedd League outfit Waunfawr 5-1 at Bangor City. Even after their latest showpiece at Nantporth, they still have the Presidents Cup and Clwyd Cup titles to play for as the month wears on.
Alas, the Premier League title race is due an early finish this season, should Chelsea see off Crystal Palace this Sunday, but the race for top four finishes and survival should tide us over for our last two Saturday shows this term. Before that, personally one of my favourite days of the season – the last Saturday of the Football League – where our main focus will be who joins Burton and Shrewsbury in going up to League One.
It’s been a long season – and somehow, I’m expecting one or two final twists. But whatever happens, hope you’ll stick with us for the next few weeks as all becomes clear. We’ll certainly miss it when it’s gone.
MatchPoint Live, Saturdays 2-6pm on 103.1 Point FM