JD Welsh Cup Quarter Finals

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It’s the JD Welsh Cup quarter final weekend and one team from the Cymru North will book a place in the semi finals live on Sgorio this Friday night.

The Welsh Cup winners will book a place in the Europa League 2020/21 qualifying rounds.

Friday, 28 February

Caernarfon v Cefn Druids | Friday – 19:45
Caernarfon’s new manager, Huw Griffiths will face his former club at the Oval on Friday night as the Cofis aim to reach the semi final for the first time since 2017.

Caernarfon have knocked out Goytre Utd (0-4) and Ammanford (0-4) to get to the quarter finals, but it will be sterner test against the Druids who are unbeaten in their last three meetings with the Canaries.

Cefn Druids have won the Welsh Cup on eight occasions and have beaten Guilsfield (2-0) and Pontardawe (2-0) to come this far this season.

The Druids reached the 2012 final (lost 2-0 vs TNS), but since that defeat the Cefn outfit failed to get past the fourth round in each of the last seven seasons.

Last meetings:
Cefn Druids 3-1 Caernarfon (18/10/19)
Caernarfon 1-1 Cefn Druids (26/08/19)

Flint Town Utd v Prestatyn | Postponed
It promises to be some game between the JD Cymru North’s top two sides but Neil Gibson’s Seasiders will be full of confidence following Prestatyn’s 1-0 victory over Flint in the league last weekend.

Flint Town Utd have beaten Four Crosses (9-0), Greenfield (1-3), Bala Town (2-0) and Colwyn Bay (3-2) to reach this stage of the competition, and young manager Niall McGuinness who hails from Rhyl would enjoy nothing more than knocking Prestatyn out of the cup.

Prestatyn haven’t reached the semi final since they won the cup back in 2012/13 and this will be their fifth away fixture in the cup this season after seeing off Llanrhaeadr (1-4), Bangor City (0-3), Penrhyncoch (1-2) and Swansea University (0-1).

Flint have managed to reach the quarter final for the first time since 2012/13, but the Silkmen now look to clinch a semi final spot for the first time since they lifted the cup back in 1954 (beat Chester 2-0 at the Racecourse in front of 15,584 spectators)!

Last meetings:
Prestatyn 1-0 Flint Town Utd (22/02/20)
Flint Town Utd 2-3 Prestatyn (05/10/19)

Saturday, 29 February

Connah’s Quay v Cardiff Met | Saturday – 14:30
The 2018 Welsh Cup winners, Connah’s Quay, will be looking to knock Cardiff Met out of the competition for the second consecutive season.

The Nomads beat the students comfortably in the semi final at Latham Park last season (Met 0-3 CQ), but eventually lost 3-0 against The New Saints in the final.

Andy Morrison’s men haven’t conceded in the cup this season – Abertillery Bluebirds (0-3) & Afan Lido (8-0), while Cardiff Met have scraped through against Pontypridd (1-0) & Pen-y-bont (1-2).

Last meetings:
Cardiff Met 0-1 Connah’s Quay (19/10/19)
Connah’s Quay 1-1 Cardiff Met (17/08/19)

The New Saints v Newtown | Saturday – 14:30
After beating Connah’s Quay 3-0 in last season’s final, the Welsh Cup holders, The New Saints now have their sights on lifting the cup for the eighth time in their history.

Newtown have also lifted the cup twice in the past, but it’s been a while since their last cup success (1879 & 1895).

This will be the fourth time in six years that the clubs go head to head in the Welsh Cup, with the Saints winning all three of their previous cup meetings without conceding once – including the 2014/15 final at Latham Park (TNS 2-0 New).

But it was the Robins who were celebrating after the latest match between the sides less than a month ago as Chris Hughes’ side enjoyed a 2-1 away win at Park Hall in the JD Cymru Premier.

TNS won comfortably against Mold Alexandra (9-0) and Aberystwyth (4-0) to secure a quarter final spot, while Newtown have knocked out Barry Town (0-1) and Rhyl (4-1).

Last meetings:
The New Saints 1-2 Newtown (07/02/20)
Newtown 0-2 The New Saints (10/01/20)
The New Saints 2-1 Newtown (10/09/19)

Welsh Cup highlights will be on Sgorio this Monday at 5:30 on S4C.