Basingstoke Town - Match Day Guide - Saturday 6th January 2024
4 January 2024
We welcome Basingstoke Town to Penydarren Park on Saturday afternoon, for our first home game of 2024, in the Pitching IN Southern League Premier (3pm Kick Off).
The Martyrs will be looking to continue their unbeaten run with four wins and one draw in their last five games. All the information below, including admission prices, keeps you up to date with all of the events happening around the ground on Saturday afternoon.
Arriving at Penydarren Park
The gates at PP will be open from 12:30 – two and a half hours before kick-off against Basinstoke Town. Supporters are encouraged to arrive in good time, to enter the ground as easily as possible, and arrive ahead of kick-off at 3pm.
Cash and Card payments are now being accepted on all of the Turnstiles at the entrance to the Lyn Jones Grandstand.
Adults - £12
Concessions - £9
Discounted Price - £9 (Included for season ticket holders of Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport County & Wrexham)
Children (U16) - £2
Calling all Welsh EFL Club fans don’t forget that you get the reduced entry of £9 into any Martyrs home league games, on production of a valid 2023/24 Season Ticket for Cardiff City, Swansea City, Newport or Wrexham.
There are no pre-sale tickets for the game with all payments ONLY on the gate. However, card payment is now accepted on Lyn Jones Grandstand Turnstile, as well as cash payments.
Limited parking at the ground will be available and the car park will probably be closed early, so please respect the local residents and find a convenient parking space in the town centre car park or College car park both just a few minutes’ walk from the ground.
Bar & Food Facilities
Before kick-off tomorrow, you can purchase a range of drinks from both of the club’s bars. Both Romans Bar and Webley's will be open from 12.30pm.
Romans Bar will then be closed after Half-time due to a private function in the evening.
Holveys Café will be open from 2pm serving hot food, including the famous cob and chips.
FA Cup – Live on TV
There will be full coverage of all the FA Cup televised games in the clubhouse throughout the day, starting with Sunderland -v- Newcastle United at 12:45, followed by Middlesbrough -v- Aston Villa at 17:30. Both games will be shown on the screens in Webleys Bar.
Pay a visit to the Merthyr Town Club Shop and purchase our replica kits, leisurewear, and accessories. The store will be opening its doors from 2pm, giving Martyr's fans plenty of time to visit before entering PP!
50/50 Tickets & Matchday Programme
Our usual 50/50 tickets will be available to purchase around the ground on Saturday at just £1. The draw will be made at half-time, with the winner being announced by our matchday announcer.
Pick up a copy of our matchday programme on Saturday at just £2. The programmes will be on sale around the ground prior to kick-off.
Basingstoke Town – One To Watch
The ‘Stokes striker, Dan Rowe is the club’s top scorer so far this season, with 10 league goals. The forward joined the club in the summer of 2023 from Hampton & Richmond Borough, after previously featuring for clubs such as Braintree, Oxford City and Leatherhead.
Merthyr Town – W W W W D
Basignstoke Town – D L L D D
The Martyrs are currently sitting 4th in the League table, six points off top spot. Whereas Basingstoke currently sit in 13th position on 28 points after 26 games.
The last meeting between the two sides finished in a 3-1 away victory for the Martyrs back in October as the Martyrs travelled to Hampshire in midweek, thanks to goals from Tom Handley, Frazer Thomas and Ricardo Rees.
How to Follow
If you’re not able to make it to the game, you can keep up with the action by following match updates on our Twitter / X and Facebook pages.
CymruSport will be providing Live Radio commentary of the game also from 14:50, and you can listen to that at www.cymrusport.cymru