SUPPORTERS at Maes Tegid this weekend will be well advised not to leave the ground early!

Bala Town will be looking to strengthen their push to qualify for Europe on Saturday when they play host to Cardiff Met.

Both meetings between the sides this season have ended in 2-1 wins for the Lakesiders - and these clashes have seen late goals.

The last game between the teams was in the capital in mid-December, when a superb injury time strike from Chris Venables gave Bala the three points.

Late winners have been a feature of Bala's meetings with Cardiff Met this season and the clash at Maes Tegid towards the start of the campaign was settled by Venables' penalty with just four minutes to go.

Looking for a 14th JD Welsh Premier League win of the campaign, Bala have been boosted by the return from injury of Stuart J Jones, who returned to action in last weekend's friendly triumph over Rhyl.

At present, fourth-placed Bala trail second-placed Connah's Quay by just two points, with the business end of the campaign fast approaching.

Saturday will be an extra special occasion at Maes Tegid, with the day being designated to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease, in addition to raising money for charity.

The reason behind this initiative is that this Saturday's match sponsor Rich Edwards, who played for the Lakesiders for many years, is currently suffering from a form of Alzheimer's.

Football was and still is Rich's passion and those at Maes Tegid want to make his day at the ground a memorable one.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, fund research, campaign to improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Around Maes Tegid on the day, banners and flyers will be on show with information regarding Alzheimer's and dementia to raise awareness of the conditions.

Money from this weekend will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.

The pavilion bar will be open from 3pm in the pavilion, with food and refreshments available for Rich's friends and family.

The club is keen to see as many of his friends and former teammates there as possible.

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