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From Latham Park to... Wembley Stadium!

Published date: 27 February 2013 |
Published by: Shaun Davies
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WHILE Bala Town boss Colin Caton has the Welsh Premier League on his mind, he is also thinking about Wembley!

Wrexham’s nerve-wracking 4-3 semi-final victory over Gainsborough Trinity has booked the Dragons’ first ever visit to Wembley.

In the final of the FA Trophy, Wrexham will take on Blue Square Premier title rivals Grimsby Town on Sunday, March 24, with kick-off at 3pm.

“I’m going to Wembley! The tickets are booked and the hotel is booked,” said Caton this week.

“My son Charlie plays for Wrexham’s Academy.

“I have never really followed Wrexham, but because Charlie plays for the U-10s it’s been a massive interest for me.

“I think I have watched six-or-seven Wrexham games this season.”

Twenty four hours before Wrexham players step out on to the turf at Wembley, Bala Town travel to Mid Wales for their fourth meeting of the season with Newtown.

There have been plenty of thrills-and-spills in the previous three matches, kicking-off with an unbelievable 4-4 draw at Maes Tegid on the opening night of the season back in August.

Ten-man Bala secured a point in a 1-1 draw at Latham Park in October and just a few weeks ago, the Lakesiders secured a 3-1 win at home to Newtown to kick-off their Welsh Premier League play-off conference campaign.

That victory was the catalyst for Bala’s current three-match winning run in the league - and Town have triumphed in four of their last five games.

“The lads have responded massively well from previous results,” said Caton.

“They have just done really well.

“We changed the way we play a bit and we had a team meeting.”

Bala now have a decent eight-point cushion between themselves and the Welsh Premier League’s relegation zone and the target now is to finish the season in seventh spot to make sure Bala are involved in the end-of-season Europa League play-offs.

With Welsh Cup action taking centre stage this weekend, Bala’s next match is at home to Llanelli on March 10.

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