CPD Bangor 1876 FC welcome Bethesda Athletic to Bangor University's Treborth Playing Fields for a midweek Gwynedd Football League fixture under the floodlights on Tuesday evening (7:45pm Kick Off).
The visitors from Meurig Park have registered four points from eight starts in the Gwynedd Football League so far this term. Last Saturday saw Bethesda share the points and eight goals with CPD Llanystumdwy in a 4-4 stalemate. Goals from Kieron Jefferies and Shaun Morris (2) saw the home side 3-1 ahead at one stage but they had to rely on a late Kieran Barnett strike for a share of the spoils.
Bethesda Athletic's season started with five straight defeats in August against Nefyn United (0-3), Trearddur Bay Bulls (1-6), Talysarn Celts (4-5), Menai Bridge Tigers (1-5) and local rivals Ogwen Tigers (3-5) before recording a 2-0 win at Bontnewydd for their first success. September was restricted to a solitary outing at Caergybi FC and a sixth League defeat by a 1-3 margin.
Bethesda, like Bangor 1876, have also progressed through to Round Two of the North Wales Coast FA Junior Cup courtesy of a 5-3 win on the road against Anglesey Football League side Holyhead Town Reserves on 5 October.
Saturday's re-arranged North Wales Coast FA Junior Cup tie against Llanelwy Athletic saw a much-changed Bangor 1876 line-up leave Rhyl FC's Belle Vue ground with a 3-1 win over their Vale of Clwyd & Conwy Football League opponents. Despite taking the lead on 25 minutes through Dylan Williams, Bangor 1876 were pegged back at the interval but further goals from Luke Steele and Benn Lundstram were sufficient to seal the win.
Team selection on Tuesday night will be bolstered by the return of Les Davies and club captain Michael Johnston who were both ineligible on Saturday. The management team of Mel Jones and Dylan Williams should have a fully-fit squad at their disposal and difficult decisions as to which players make the final cut for the starting eleven.
With a 100% record in all competitions so far this season, Bangor 1876 will be looking to maintain the pressure on the leading Gwynedd Football League clubs. Last Saturday's fixture programme saw Menai Bridge Tigers comfortably beat bottom of the table CPD Llanerchymedd by 6-0 to remain in second place on 22 points behind leaders Trearddur Bay Bulls (24 points). Bangor 1876 currently sit in third place in the table on 18 points but with several games in hand on the leading duo.