Welsh Cup Quarter Finals

Football – FAW Welsh Cup – 2nd Round Draw

Cambrian & Clydach and seven WPL clubs will take to the fields this weekend with the ambition of booking their place in the Welsh Cup semi finals.

Friday, 1 March

Caernarfon v Connah’s Quay | Friday – 19:45 (Facebook Live)
After a disappointing 0-3 defeat at the hands of The New Saints on Monday night, Caernarfon return to the Oval on Friday night hoping to knock out Welsh Cup holders Connah’s Quay live on Facebook.

Caernarfon reached the semi final in 2017, but have never reached the final, and Sean Eardley would love to be the first manager to take the Cofis all the way.

WPL table toppers, Connah’s Quay, are looking to retain the Welsh Cup after last season’s success which saw Andy Morrison’s Nomads lift the cup for the first time in their history.

Caernarfon have knocked out Prestatyn and Bangor to reach the quarter finals, while Connah’s Quay have beaten Guilsfield and Carmarthen.

Last meetings:
Connah’s Quay 6-2 Caernarfon (08/02/19)
Caernarfon 0-0 Connah’s Quay (26/10/18)
Connah’s Quay 0-1 Caernarfon (11/09/18)

Saturday, 2 March

Llandudno v The New Saints | Saturday – 14:30
Llandudno are in a real relegation battle in the WPL, but will the strugglers be able to cause an upset against the Saints on Saturday.

Scott Ruscoe’s side will be looking to beat Llandudno for the fourth time this season having netted an average of five goals per game against the Seasiders so far.

TNS have won the Welsh Cup on six occasions, but have not had their hands on the trophy since 2016.

The Saints lost in the quarter finals to the eventual winners Connah’s Quay last season, and were runners-up to Bala Town the previous year.

Llandudno have enjoed wins at Briton Ferry Llansawel and Llangefni in the cup this season, while TNS have seen off Cwmbrân Celtic and Airbus UK.

Last meetings:
Llandudno 0-4 The New Saints (22/12/18)
Llandudno 0-5 The New Saints (30/10/18) Nathaniel MG Cup 3rd Round
The New Saints 6-1 Llandudno (17/10/18)

Bala Town v Cardiff Met | Saturday – 14:30
At Maes Tegid the 2017 Welsh Cup winners, Bala Town will welcome Christian Edwards’ Cardiff Met.

Inter Cardiff won the cup in 1999, but since they joined forces with UWIC to create the present Cardiff Met FC, they have never got past the quarter finals.

Bala have already beaten Flint Town and Haverfordwest this season, while Cardiff Met have knocked out Ton Pentre and Aberystwyth to get to the quarter final stage.

Last meetings:
Cardiff Met 3-0 Bala Town (05/01/19)
Bala Town 3-0 Cardiff Met (03/11/18)

Barry Town v Cambrian & Clydach | Saturday – 19:15 (S4C)
Barry Town wil welcome lower league Cambrian & Clydach to Jenner Park on Saturday, the club who have already beaten Barry this season.

Cambrian did magnificently to reach the Nathaniel MG Cup final this season, after remarkable wins against WPL sides, Barry Town, Aberystwyth, Newtown and TNS – but eventually lost 2-0 to Cardiff Met in the final.

Barry Town have won this competition on six occasions, but have waited 16 years since they last got their name on the cup in 2002/03.

Gavin Chesterfield’s Barry have knocked out Penybont and Cefn Druids in the Welsh Cup this season while Cambrian & Clydach joined the competition in the first round and have had to see off Port Talbot, Caldicot, Denbigh and Rhyl to reach the last eight.

Last meetings:
Cambrian & Clydach 0-0 Barry Town – Cam win 3-1 on pens (28/08/18) Nathaniel MG Cup 1st Round

Highlights of all the weekend’s action will be on Sgorio this Monday night at 5:30.