The Ynys Môn men’s football squad will continue their preparations for this summer’s Inter Games championship with another test against Welsh Premier opposition.
Campbell Harrison’s team travel to Caernarfon Town for a friendly on Wednesday night (27th March).
It’s now less than three months to go until Anglesey plays host to the unofficial tournament, which replaces football at this year’s Island Games in Gibraltar.
Following two trial matches in Holyhead last year, Ynys Môn kicked off a big year for island football with a 2-1 friendly win at Llandudno in January.
With the Canaries already assure of a top six finish in the WPL this season, the visitors are gearing up for a even tougher test at The Oval as Harrison continues to fine tune his squad before their own showpiece occasion.
The former Holyhead Hotspur manager said on Monday: ”Caernarfon Town are one of the biggest football clubs in Wales and we’re delighted to be able to continue our preparations for this summer’s Inter Games tournament on Anglesey against such a fantastic side.”
”You can see in the Welsh Premier this year how fantastic a job Sean Eardley and his staff have done in guiding the Cofis back to the top of the Welsh game.”
”We thank Sean and all at The Oval for their help in organising this fixture and look forward to a great game.”
Even with such praise from the other side of the Menai, Caernarfon have struggled to make headway during the season run-in, having won just one of their last six competitive games. Last Saturday saw them lose 4-0 at Barry Town United, with Joe Williams sent off.
The Welsh Cup semi finals mean a free weekend for Eardley and his side, hence the need for a run out before they meet title chasers Connah’s Quay for the last time this season on Friday 5th April.
The Cofis’ boss said: ”As a group we were disappointed and deflated after Saturday. The goals we conceded were unacceptable and we were left gutted. We’ve had a fantastic season whatever happens from now until the end of the season but dropping below our standards set can be frustrating.”
”Having built a good friendship with Jamie Thomas we were in contact about a possible friendly against the Island Games squad and feel this week would be an ideal opportunity for both sides to have a decent run out.”
Kick off at The Oval is at 7.45pm, entry is £2 for adults and free for under 18s.