Irn Bru Cup Preview: Connah’s Quay v Edinburgh City

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Sion Richards

Sion Richards

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019, 16:29

It’s Irn Bru Challenge Cup weekend, as Connah’s Quay from the JD Welsh Premier League take on Edinburgh City from Scottish League Two live on Sgorio this Saturday at 19:20.

This is the third time a Welsh team has reached the semi-finals, but so far, none have managed to reach the final – Connah’s Quay and their Scottish manager Andy Morrison will be looking to change that.

Andy Morrison’s men welcome Edinburgh City to the Deeside Stadium for the semi-final of the Irn Bru cup this Saturday night.

The Nomads aim to become the first Welsh Premier League side to reach the Irn Bru cup final on Saturday night after reaching the semi-final for the first time in their history.

Connah’s Quay can still complete the treble as they currently sit top of the WPL, are through to the last eight of the Welsh Cup and will compete in the Irn Bru semi-final.

On their way to the semi-final Morrison’s men have beaten Falkirk (0-1) of the Scottish championship and Coleraine (2-0) of the Northern Ireland Premier League.

In the quarter finals The Nomads beat Queen’s Park 1-2 at Hampden Park, George Horan and Michael Wilde scoring for Connah’s Quay.

Like The Nomads, Edinburgh City top their domestic league with The Citizens aiming to reach the Scottish first division for the first time in their history.

Edinburgh City are a part side outfit from the fourth tier of Scottish football.

The Citizen’s striker Blair Henderson is the one to watch for the visitors. A tall powerful forward who has scored 23 goals in 24 games in the league this season and is the Irn Bru cup’s top scorer with six goals in four games.

The Edinburgh City keeper, Calum Antell has represented Wales at under 19 level.

Ross County face East Fife in the first semi-final on Friday.