JD Welsh Cup Semi Final Preview

Published on 29 March, 2016 
By: Mark Williams



The first match, in a feast of Welsh Cup Football, will be played between Port Talbot Town and Airbus UK with a 1pm kick-off. The second match for fans to enjoy will be between holders TNS and gap Connah’s Quay, which will kick-off at 17:15 and will be shown live on S4C’s Sgorio.
Saturday 2nd April
Port Talbot Town v Airbus UK Broughton (13:00)

The Steelmen of Port Talbot will be hoping to reach the Final for only the second time in their 115 year history. Previously, they reached the showcase in the 2009-10 season, but were beaten 3-2 by Bangor City at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli.
Airbus UK Broughton have never reached the Final, but will be hoping to go one step further than last year, when they succumbed 4-2 to eventual winners TNS at the same Latham Park venue in Newtown.

The winning manager, either Andy Dyer or Andy Preece, will then be able to sit back and watch the second semi-final play out as Craig Harrison’s Saints face Andy Morrison’s gap Connah’s Quay.

Road to Semi-Finals

Round 3: Port Talbot Town 2-1 Cambrian & Clydach Vale AET (1-1 at full time); Haverfordwest County 0-2 Airbus UK Broughton
Round 4: Port Talbot Town 3-0 Caerau Ely; Airbus UK Broughton 3-0 Guilsfield
Quarter-Finals: Cwmbran Celtic 1-2 Port Talbot Town; Airbus UK Broughton 3-0 Bala Town
gap Connah's Quay v The New Saints (17:15)

Live on Sgorio

The holders have only lost three games all season and twice to gap Connah’s Quay in January and February.

Harrison’s record in the Welsh Cup is excellent, having lost only one match to Bangor City in the 2012/13 season. He has guided his full-time outfit to Welsh Cup glory for the past two years in a sequence of thirteen unbeaten matches.

gap Connah’s Quay, who are a reinvigorated side under Morrison, will be aiming to reach their first final since they lost on penalties to Bangor City in the 1997/98 season at the Racecourse.

Road to Semi-Finals

Round 3: Prestatyn Town 0-3 gap Connah's Quay; The New Saints 3-0 Aberystwyth Town
Round 4: gap Connah's Quay 4-1 Buckley Town; Barry Town United 2-5 The New Saints
Quarter-Finals: Cardiff Met 0-2 gap Connah's Quay; The New Saints 1-0 Newtown AFC

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