THE bagpipes will be sounding this Saturday at the Marston’s Stadium, and not just if Afan Lido clock up another victory.
The club will be hosting Aberystwyth Town in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League, watched on by a fervent band of supporters from Scotland.
The Doonhamers, who are affiliated to Scottish Football League club Queen of the South, will be making the long trip to south Wales to continue forging a friendship that began last season.
The merry band of Scotsmen were in the area to watch their national team play their Welsh counterparts in a World Cup qualifier in Cardiff, and were invited to the Marston’s Stadium the next day to take in Lido’s clash with Airbus UK FC.
Thus began a friendship between the supporters and Afan Lido FC, which will be further cemented this weekend.
A spokesman for the Doonhamers commented: “We support Scotland home and away, and we always try to take in a match wherever we go.
“We enjoyed ourselves so much at Afan Lido FC that we’ve decided to make it a regular visit, and we hope to make it down to south Wales at least once a season.”
The Doonhamers have also sponsored three Lido players this season: Alex Gammond, Chris Hartland and Gareth Phillips, and will be the official match sponsors for this Saturday’s match.
The supporters also raise money for local charities wherever they travel, and have raised hundreds of pounds for good causes all over Europe.
They will be hoping to witness a good performance from the Seasiders; Lido’s confidence has been boosted in recent weeks thanks to victories against Prestatyn and Connahs Quay.
Manager Paul Evans will be looking for his players to continue their good form, spurred on by the visitors from Scotland.
Kick off this Saturday at the Marston’s Stadium is 2.30pm.
Gan iddynt fwynhau eu hunain gymaint ar eu hymweliad y llynedd - bydd y 'Doonhamers' - cefnogwyr Queen of the South yn dychwelyd i Lido Afan i'w cefnogi yn eu gornest yn erbyn Aberystwyth am 2.30 ddydd Sadwrn.
Maent wedi noddi tri o chwaraewyr Lido Afan y tymor hwn sef Alex Gammond, Gareth Phillips a Chris Hartland.