Match Preview: Bala Town vs Queen’s Park

The Spiders make the long journey south to Bala in Wales for this afternoon's SPFL Trust Trophy Third Round Tie against Cymru Premier side Bala Town. It's the third time in just five years that Queen's have been drawn away to teams outside of Scotland and everyone in the Spiders camp will be hoping it's another victory on the road.


“It’s an interesting tie and one which we are looking forward to. It’s certainly different to be travelling to another country in a domestic competition and we will be up against a Bala Town side who are used to playing at a different standard to ourselves. We need to approach the game correctly and ensure we deal with the challenge in the right manner.

“We have done our analysis work well I believe and from this we have put in place what we think is a good game plan. With that though is an onus on ourselves to hit the standards that we expect each week.

“Preparation for the match has went well and the squad has adapted well to the good weather we have been working in. Training this week has been very good and we have prepared as best we can going into the tie.

“As with any cup competition the aim is to get through and ensure we are in the draw for the next round. Progression is an important objective for us and in doing so we want to not only win games, but continue to develop our identity. With recent performances and the way we are continuing to build and develop as a team, we go into this game looking for a victory.

“We will of course be without the services of Callan McKenna and Ben McPherson with both players on international duty at U19 and U21 level respectively. Ben had played previously in this competition for Celtic before joining on loan so would have been unavailable anyway, but their absences provides an opportunity for others to come in and show what they are capable of.

“We have included a number of Young Queen’s Park players in the travelling squad including Ricky Waugh, Liam Russell and for the first time, Alex Fairlie. This is a great opportunity for them as young players to experience in all that is involved in travelling and being away with the team, that can only be a positive for them.”


Admission prices are Adults £10, Concessions £5 and U12s free.

It’s pay at the gate with both cash and card accepted.

There will be no segregation in force at the game.

There is no bar at the stadium however the Plas Coch Hotel will offer a warm welcome to travelling supporters.

There will be a digital programme online, as well as some printed programmes available at a cost of £2.00

Flags are not an issue at the stadium.

The game is being broadcast live on Welsh TV channel, S4C. Information on how to find this channel is available HERE.

S4C will also be streaming the game via YouTube with English commentary and the link for this is HERE.

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