The Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer third round tie between Connah’s Quay and Cove Rangers live on S4C this Saturday at 17:00.
Andy Morrison’s men made history in the competition last season becoming the first side from outside of Scotland to reach the Scottish Challenge Cup final. Cove Rangers from the Scottish second division visit the Deeside Stadium this Saturday.
All the action with Dylan Ebenezer and former Wales internationals, Owain Tudur Jones and Malcolm Allen, this Saturday at 17:00 with kick off at 17:15.
Andy Morrison’s Connah’s Quay side made history in last season’s Scottish Challenge Cup by becoming the first side from outside of Scotland to reach the final of the competition.
The Nomads beat Falkirk, Colerain, Queen’s Park and Edinburgh City on their way to the final – only to lose 3-1 to Scottish Championship side Ross County in the final.
Connah’s Quay have had a tough start to the Cymru Premier Season, winning only one game of their opening four – their worst start to a season in four years.
On the other hand The Nomads are yet to lose a game, with their defence keeping two clean sheets – the most in the Cymru Premier along with Cardiff Met.
Andy Morrison was full of praise for opponents Cove Rangers ahead of Saturday’s clash: “I am looking forward to it. We had a terrific run last season; we’ve been up to watch them. This is a very very good team and I’m not paying lip service – this is an exceptional team. We beat Edinburgh on penalties and these (Cove Rangers) turned Edinburgh over five nil.’’
Cove Rangers top the Scottish Second Division after four wins from five games. Cove have also scored 17 goals in their first five games, and like Connah’s Quay they are yet to lose a game this season.
Cove Rangers have never progressed into the fourth round of the competition.
Wrexham v Ayr United – Saturday 15:00
After the disappointment of losing in the National League Play-offs last year, competing in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup will be a consolation for Wrexham. However, Bryan Hughes’ men will be representing England in the competition and not Wales!
Town have failed to win in any of their last five matches and will need to up the tempo if they want to reach the fourth round of the competition. Ayr United are the visitors – an experienced side in the competition who have reached the final on two occasions.
Stenhousemuir v The New Saints – Saturday 15:00
The New Saints will be hoping for a better start to this year’s Challenge Cup campaign after losing 2-4 on penalties vs Queen’s Park in last year’s second round. Scott Ruscoe’s men will be making the long journey to Stenhousemuir, winners of the competition in 1995.
Connah’s Quay v Cove Rangers in the third round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup, live this Saturday the 7th September at 17:00, with kick off at 17:15.
On this day in 1987 Merthyr Tydfil created a little bit of European history