The home of Cefn Druids AFC, The Rock, has been chosen as the JD Welsh Cup final venue for the first time in the club’s history. Cup-holders Connah’s Quay Nomads face reigning JD Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints in the final on Sunday 5 May, with full build-up, match coverage and reaction being shown by S4C’s Sgorio. The match gets underway at 2.45pm, with commentary available in both Welsh and English.
Nomads made it through to the final by defeating Cardiff Met 3-0 in the last four, and in doing so, secured UEFA Europa League football next season.
Prior to that, Andy Morrisons’ side’s defence of the trophy saw them beat Guilsfield (after extra time), Carmarthen Town and Caernarfon Town.
The Saints secured their place in the showdown with a 2-0 victory over semi-final opponents Barry Town United at Newtown AFC’s Latham Park.
Scott Ruscoe’s team’s cup run also includes wins over Cwmbran Celtic, Airbus UK Broughton and Llandudno.
The two sides are currently locked in a battle for the JD Welsh Premier League title, with four matches remaining.
By the fifth of May, the league champions will have already been crowned, which should add even more spice to this enthralling encounter.
Cefn Druids are one of the most famous clubs in the history of the Welsh Cup, as eight-time winners between 1880 and 1904, however this is the first time that the Druids will host the prestigious cup final at their present home, The Rock.
On this day in 1994, Mike Smith started his second spell in charge of the Welsh national side.