SEASIDERS AIM FOR EURO PLAY-OFFS

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Cambrian News photographer - Aberystwyth Town assistant manager Gavin Allen.

ABERYSTWYTH Town’s assistant manager Gavin Allen is looking for his side to push on for a place in the play-offs for Europe when they welcome struggling Llanelli to Park Avenue on Friday night.

Cambrian News reported “The Seasiders are just two points behind Cardiff Met at the top of the Play-Off Conference, and with just four league games left, they are looking to finish their campaign on a real high.

With their 2-1 win at Llandudno a fortnight ago, Aber have picked up 13 points from a possible 18 since the league split, and are looking to maintain momentum.

“I’m really not that fussed about performances at this stage, it’s all about the three points on the night,” said Allen, who will be assistant to recently appointed first team manager Matthew Bishop.

“We ground out a result against Llandudno after going a goal down just before half-time, and overall I think we deserved the points.”

The Seasiders have already beaten Llanelli three times this season, but there will be no room for complacency when the two sides meet again under the floodlights at Park Avenue.

“We have been working the boys hard in training, and we are just trying to put ourselves in the mix,” said Allen. “We’ve got Llanelli at home next, and we’ll be looking for the three points again. We are going game by game, and we’ll see where it gets us.”

Meanwhile Aberystwyth Town Football Club has been awarded UEFA European and Tier One Domestic Licences for the upcoming 2019/20 season.

The Domestic Tier One Licence is a prerequisite for admittance into the JD Welsh Premier League in 2019/20, while the UEFA Licence is needed by Clubs who have qualified for European Competitions in 2018/9.

Club Licensing Officer Thomas Crockett said: “These awards accredit hundreds of hours of sterling work carried out by Club Volunteers.

“I would like to publicly thank Donald Kane, Tony Bates, David Evans, Dr Richard Edwards and Jimmy Edwards in particular for their significant contributions to the process this season.”

Park Avenue saw an electric atmosphere and possibly its biggest crowd for 20 years when it hosted the 2019 Varsity university challenge match between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities on Saturday.

An estimated crowd of 1,500 attended the Men’s match, which saw Bangor register a 6-0 victory, following on from Bangor University Ladies’ 5-0 triumph earlier in the day.

Aberystwyth’s Under-19s had to put the champagne on ice in their efforts to win the Welsh Premier Development League (South) title for the second year running, as they lost 2-1 at Cardiff Met on Sunday.

A win away at Haverfordwest County next Monday, in their penultimate league match of the campaign, will secure Bari Morgan’s talented young side the trophy.

Aberystwyth Town Ladies saw their hopes of winning the South Wales Women’s League Cup end as a late winner sentenced them to a 1-0 semi-final defeat at Caldicot Town, after they travelled with a depleted squad.

The Seasiders, who are five points clear of Barry Town United Ladies at the top of the South Wales Women’s League, will be looking to close in on the title against the same team on Sunday” here.

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