As we know the WPL clubs play each other twice in the first phase of the 2015/16 competition (22 matches) and the league then splits into Top Six (Championship Conference) and Bottom Six (Play-Off Conference), with the clubs in those groups playing each other twice again (10 matches) to make a 32 fixture league season.
During the second phase no club in the bottom six may finish higher than seventh, no matter how many points are gained during the split stage. Our clubs finishing in third to seventh place will then take part in a Play-Off to determine who gains the third UEFA Europa League spot in 2016/17. Should the JD Welsh Cup Winners be amongst those clubs, the eighth placed club would be invited into the Play-Offs.
If any of the clubs are level on points to determine the final two places for the Championship Conference it will come down to goal difference, then goals for and if need be matches won.
Live on S4C
Eighth place Aberystwyth Town welcome Newtown to Park Avenue in front of the Sgorio cameras live on S4C this Saturday knowing that they must win (by a number of goals too) to have any real chance of securing a Top Six spot for Phase Two. Last time out the Seasiders lost out to Port Talbot Town 1-3 which means the club have lost their last three matches at home.
Newtown realistically need a point to guarantee their Championship Conference position for Phase Two (unless there is a massive win by Carmarthen Town). The Robins have failed to win in their last two away matches with their recent outing amounting to a 3-0 defeat to Bangor City last Friday night.
Earlier in the season Aberystwyth and Newtown played out a 0-0 at Park Avenue back in October.
The previous six encounters at Park Avenue has seen Aberystwyth win three, two draws being played and Newtown winning once. It was a 1-0 win for Aberystwyth back in October 2014 thanks to a Chris Venables penalty. In Phase Two, Aberystwyth edged it with a 3-2 win in January 2015 thanks to goals from Mark Jones, Ross Stephens and Sion James.
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MBi Llandudno were the second side this season to confirm their Championship Conference status (behind TNS) following a fantastic first ever season in the top flight of Welsh domestic football. Tudno latest display was live on Sgorio when they defeated Bangor City 0-3 on New Years Day with Marc Williams, Danny Hughes and Alan Bull getting on the scoresheet.
Earlier in the season they met at Parc MBi Maesdu with the game ending 0-0 in the clubs first ever WPL fixture.
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Haverfordwest County could have found themselves out of the bottom two last weekend if they could have won at Bala after leading them 2-0 at one stage. The Bluebirds already know that they are fighting it out in the Play-Off Conference for Phase Two and currently find themselves in 12th position six points from escaping the bottom two.
Earlier in the season it was Haverfordwest who won 2-1 in West Wales with Jack Christopher and Kieran Howard getting on the scoresheet.
The previous six encounters at Bangor University Stadium has seen Bangor win four, one draw and Haverfordwest County winning once. The last time both clubs met on Bangor territory was in January 2011 ended 6-0 to the Citizens including a Les Davies brace.
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Rhyl are on a run of nine matches without a win and know they are definitely fighting a relegation battle in Phase Two. Their last fixture saw another point gain away at Maes Tegid against Bala Town.
Earlier in the season Carmarthen travelled to Rhyl beating them 1-4 as Mark Jones, Chris Thomas, Kyle Bassett and Liam Thomas scoring for the Old Gold.
The previous six encounters at Richmond Park has seen Carmarthen win three and Rhyl win three. It was a 1-0 win for Carmarthen back in August 2014 thanks to a Luke Cummings effort. In Phase Two, Rhyl got the better of Carmarthen winning 1-3 with goals from Ashley Ruane, Ryan Astles and Rob Hughes.
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The New Saints are still unbeaten in the 2015/16 campaign, secured their Championship Conference status a long time ago and are currently nine points clear at the top of the table. They pushed aside Newtown on New Years Day 4-1 as Adrian Cieslewicz, Jamie Mullan, Ryan Edwards and Mike Wilde all scored.
Earlier in the season The New Saints won 2-0 at home thanks to a Scott Quigley brace.
The previous six encounters at the Deeside Stadium has seen gap Connah's Quay win once and The New Saints win the other five. It was a 1-5 win for TNS back in September 2014 including a brace from Greg Draper.
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Airbus UK Broughton are in fourth place on 33 points and are amongst Llandudno, Bala and TNS in the Championship Conference for Phase Two. The Wingmakers beat gap Connah's Quay at home on the first of the month 3-2 courtesy of Ian Kearney, James Murphy and Tony Gray on the score-sheet.
Earlier in the season Airbus UK Broughton came out on top winning 2-0 thanks to a late brace from top goalscorer Tony Gray.
The previous six encounters at the GenQuip Stadium has seen Port Talbot win four and draw the other two. It was a 2-0 with two ex players Rhys Griffiths and Keyon Reffell scoring. In Phase Two, Port Talbot snatched a 1-0 win with Liam McCreesh scoring a 90th minute goal.
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