Barry Town start new season on Saturday: See full 2012-13 fixtures
8:40am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
Barry Town start their 2012/13 MacWhirter Welsh League campaign with a home game this Saturday against Cwmbran Celtic at Jenner Park (kick-off 2.30pm).
Gavin Chesterfield’s fan-funded side will look to hit the ground running in what has been described as the most competitive division in a number of seasons.
Then on Tuesday evening, Barry travel to Cold Bath Road to play newly-promoted Caerleon (6.30pm) in the first of two league matches in a month against the Romans.
From there, the games come thick and fast; starting with a visit to the newly-renamed Aberdare Athletic (previously Aberaman).
On Saturday, September 1, the Barry Town Supporters' Committee will run a coach to the match against former Welsh Premier opponents Haverfordwest County.
Due to the expected demand, friends and supporters are encouraged to book their seats early via the BTSC’s online ticket shop at www.ticketsource.co.uk/BarryTownSC
Among the highlights of later fixtures, Barry will be in action over the festive period for the first time in recent years - with a trip to Bryntirion Athletic followed by a home match against AFC Porth between Christmas and the New Year.
Town’s historic rivalry with Ton Pentre will be renewed in October, while enterprising newcomers Monmouth Town will make their Jenner Park bow the following weekend.
November’s match with Bridgend Town should see a side keen to avenge Barry’s last-gasp 4-3 triumph at the Brewery Field on the final day of the last campaign.
Meanwhile, a visit to champions Cambrian & Clydach in the final weeks of this season might whet the appetite of a Barry following keen to assess whether their side’s outstanding run of form can now translate into title-challenging credentials.
The full fixture list can be found here, with the addition of another marquee friendly scheduled tentatively for November.
Tickets for each home match will remain at £5, with concessions for children and OAPs, and all gate takings going to the non-profit Barry Town Supporters' Committee.
The independent BTSC is the primary user of Jenner Park for 2012/13, and will be using its custodianship to maintain family-friendly football at the highest possible level for the community.
Taking the initiative for affairs on and off the field, BTSC members and supporters were on hand on Sunday to paint and undertake other tasks, as part of their second Community Action Day - ahead of last night's fixture against a Cardiff City side (Wednesday, August 8).
For a report from the Cardiff City game, see next week's Barry & District News.
BARRY TOWN FIXTURES, 2012-2013:
11 Cwmbran Celtic (H)
14 Caerleon (A)
18 Aberdare Athletic (A)
25 West End (H)
1 Haverfordwest County (A)
4 Caerleon (H)
8 Bryntirion Athletic (H)
15 Goytre United (H)
22 AFC Porth (A)
29 Tata Steel (H)
20 Ton Pentre (A)
27 Monmouth Town (H)
2 Taffs Well (A)
10 Bridgend Town (A)
17 Cambrian and Clydach (H)
24 Cwmbran Celtic (A)
1 Aberdare Athletic (H)
8 West End (A)
15 Haverfordwest County (H)
22 Bryntirion Athletic (A)
29 AFC Porth (H)
5 Tata Steel (A)
12 Pontardawe Town (H)
19 Goytre United (A)
26 Ton Pentre (H)
2 Monmouth Town (A)
8 Taffs Well (H)
16 Bridgend Town (H)
23 Cambrian and Clydach (A)
9 Pontardawe Town (A)