Park Avenue, home of Aberystwyth Town, has been chosen as the host venue for this season’s Nathaniel MG Cup final between Cardiff Met and The New Saints of Oswestry Town. The final, traditionally the first of the Welsh football season, will be played on Saturday 20th January at 5.15pm, and will be shown live on S4C’s Sgorio.
The ground has a long tradition of hosting major Welsh finals, and this will be the thirteenth time that Aber have hosted the final of this competition. Their last final was four seasons ago, when Carmarthen Town defeated Bala Town on penalties.
Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions, said: “We’re pleased to be taking this season’s final to Aberystwyth. Park Avenue has a good track record of hosting FAW cup finals, from this competition to Welsh Cup and FAW Trophy. We’re expecting a good game between two of the top sides in this season’s JD Welsh Premier League, and we’re hopeful that Met fans, Saints fans and neutrals alike will come out and support Welsh football’s first major final of the season.”
Thomas Crockett, Marketing Director at Aberystwyth Town, said: “We’re delighted and honoured to be asked to host this prestigious cup final. We have a close relationship with both Cardiff Met and The New Saints, and therefore we’re excited to host this event. We’ll do everything we can to make sure it is a wonderful occasion and a celebration of Welsh football.”
On this day in 2006, Wales played a friendly match against a Basque XI in Bilbao.