The Nomads qualify for next season’s Irn-Bru Scottish Challenge Cup

Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017, 12:51

Gap Connah’s Quay join The New Saints in next season’s Irn-Bru cup after finishing second in the Welsh Premier League.

Andy Morrison’s side clinched their highest ever finish in the Welsh football pyramid yesterday as Gap Connah’s Quay finished second in the Welsh Premier League.

The Nomads will now look forward to competing in next season’s Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup and the Europa League qualifying rounds.

The New Saints and Bala Town were invited to contest in this season’s Irn-Bru Cup competition for the first time – with The New Saints reaching the semi-final of the competition before losing 4-1 to St. Mirren.

Gap Connah’a Quay will also qualify for the Europa League qualifying rounds for the second successive season.

Last year Morrison’s men beat Stabæk of Norway 1-0 over two legs to progress to the second qualifying round – only to lose 3-1 over two legs to Vojvodina of Serbia.