Join Dylan Ebenezer, Nicky John and the red-button-boys for a historic JD Welsh Cup semi-final at the Corbett Sports Stadium in Rhyl as both Caernarfon Town and Bala Town look to reach their first-ever Welsh Cup final this Saturday at 5pm with kick-off at 5:15. History will be made in Rhyl as whoever wins this match will play in the final against either The New Saints or gap Connah’s Quay.
Caernarfon v Bala Town | Saturday – 5:15pm (LIVE ON S4C)
(Corbett Sports Stadium, Rhyl)
Caernarfon have reached the Welsh Cup semi final for the first time since 1988 and the club are considering the match as their biggest game in 29 years.
The Cofis have reached the semi final on five occasions but have never made it through to the final.
It hasn’t been through luck that the Huws Gray Alliance side have come so far as they’ve had to see off two WPL sides in the process (Carmarthen and Rhyl).
Despite their consistent success in recent years, it may be surprising that Bala have never reached the Welsh Cup final.
Bala are on a great run in the WPL and have secured a top three finish which will be enough to secure an European spot, unless Caernarfon can win the Welsh Cup.
The Lakesiders might be the favourites but it was the Canaries who won when the clubs last met in last season’s League Cup 2nd Round (2-1).
The clubs have not met in the Welsh Cup since the 2005/06 4th round, and again it was Caernarfon who were the winners on that day (Cfon 4-0 Bala).
Whatever the result may be, one team will create history this weekend by getting their club into the Welsh Cup final for the first time in their history.
Road to the semi final:
Caernarfon: Conwy (1-5), Llangefni (4-4 – won 2-4 on pens), Carmarthen (3-1), Rhyl (3-2 a.e.t), Llanfair Utd (0-7)
Bala Town: Caldicot (6-1), Pen-y-bont (4-1 a.e.t), Guilsfield (0-3)
Caernarfon v Bala Town – live on S4C this Saturday at 5pm with kick off at 5:15.
The Sgorio results service and an extended match preview from 4.30 on s4c.cymru/sgorio. English sound-track on the game available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option.
On this day in 2003, Wales lost 1-0 to Russia in front of 73,000 fans at the Millenium Stadium.