Cambrian & Clydach, The New Saints, Connah’s Quay and Cardiff Met are competing for a place in this season’s League Cup final.
Cambrian & Clydach v The New Saints Friday – 19:45
Cambrian & Clydach will welcome nine time Welsh League Cup winners, The New Saints to King George’s New Field where the second tier side have already taken three Welsh Premier League scalps this season.
Dane Williams’ side have already seen off Barry Town, Aberystwyth and Newtown in front of the Cam Army, but face their toughest test yet on Friday.
The New Saints have won each of their last 19 matches in this competition, a run going back to October 2013, keeping their hands on the cup for the last four years.
Scott Ruscoe’s Saints have sailed to 0-5 away wins at Prestatyn and Llandudno to reach the semi final and now hope to become the first club to reach double figures by winning the cup for the 10th time.
Connah’s Quay v Cardiff Met Saturday – 14:30
Connah’s Quay have reached the League Cup semi final for the fourth consecutive year – but hope to take one step further this season by reaching the final for the first time in 22 years.
1996 was the last and only time that the Nomads have reached the final, and they came out 1-0 winners over Ebbw Vale that year to carve their name into the cup.
The Nomads have knocked out Airbus UK and Bala Town to reach the semis, where they will face last season’s finalists, Cardiff Met who have seen off Carmarthen and Haverfordwest thus far.
Last season, the Archers reached the final for the first time in their history, but lost 1-0 to The New Saints at Park Avenue.
Could we see a replay of last season’s final this year, and could Cardiff Met get their own back on the Saints..?
They’ll have to beat Connah’s Quay for the first time ever for any chance of doing so!
The final will be live on Sgorio on Saturday, 19 January 2019.
On this day in 1994, Mike Smith started his second spell in charge of the Welsh national side.