The draw for the FAW JD Welsh Cup was made today and has drawn up some potentially tasty ties.
With 32 sides left in the competition, the Welsh Premier League outfit were introduced into the competition and thus has thrown up some spectacular ties where some South Wales clubs will be making the arduous journey to North Wales to attempt to book a place in the Fourth Round of the famous Cup competition.
However, with 16 ties set to take place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of December, what games should sgorio consider offering for live viewing?
Connah’s Quay Nomads v Cwmbran Celtic
One of the most intriguing ties of the round is Connah’s Quay Nomads against Gwent based Cwmbran Celtic. Cwmbran advanced past Llanelli Town in the last round to reach this stage of the competition, and are set to face one f the favourites for the competition this season. However, Nomads have been lacking in goals, and the experienced attacking threat of Josh Bull, who spent time at Aberystwyth Town, and Chris Ham, who played in the FA Cup First Round Proper last season, could prove to be a thorn in the side for Nomads’ defence. With enigmatic fans at Celtic and a character in Andy Morrison, this could definitely be one for the TV Cameras to keep a close eye on.
Bangor City v Cwmamman United
Another North v South tie, as Welsh Premier League hotshots Bangor City are set to face Welsh League Division One outfit Cwmamman United. With names such as Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Branden Shaw at Bangor City, this is a real case of a David v Goliath. However, with the Magic of the cup, everyone will be keeping their eyes peeled on the game, as the newly promoted Welsh League Division One side travel to the North to take on the favourites. But, with Bangor out of form at the moment, could this be the perfect time for the minnows from the Amman Valley to take down the Welsh Premier League side.
Caernarfon Town v Barry Town United
A tougher match to call beckons at Oval Way, as high flying Caernarfon Town take on Welsh Premier League outfit Barry Town United. The Cofis are performing as expected this season, sitting atop the Huws Gray Alliance. They have netted 44 goals so far this season and it could prove to be their attack that could be the key to breaking Barry down. However, with Kayne McLaggon in a purple patch of form, there is every chance the visitors could come away with victory to their name. Will Iwan Williams’ recent departure to Llandudno hit the Cofis hard ahead of the fixture?
Ammanford AFC v Carmarthen Town
Ammanford AFC take on Carmarthen Town in the Carmarthenshire derby of the Third Round. Ammanford have not reached the Third Round of the JD Welsh Cup competition since 1998/99, when they went on to be knocked out against Conwy United in a replay in the Quarter Finals, their best performance in the competition to date. Carmarthen Town have struggled for form this season, and have just one victory to their name in the league this season. The two have faced off previously in the top flight, so could the goals of Craig Frater and Gavin Jones bring excitement to the Sgorio viewers and cause the shock of the round?