PMQS: Mark Williams of Caldicot Town
Caldicot Town manager Mark Williams speaks to us before his sides’ cup clash against Premier League side Bala Town.
Caldicot sit bottom of Division One whilst Bala sit third, as one of the in form teams of the Premier League.
You go up against Premier League opposition on Saturday, are you relishing the chance to test yourselves against top flight opponents?
It will be a great test for the players against a top side in Bala, who are in fine form this season. We have a young squad so the experience of such as big game will only benefit them.
Definitely, overall have not performed this season anywhere near our potential so a good run in the cup will help us gain momentum. Since beating Cwmamman United in the previous round we have won 3 in 4 games so a good run can be very beneficial.
We have prepared in exactly the same way only difference is that we will be travelling up the night before and staying in a hotel so the players are fresh for the game.
As a club our main priority this season is the league and to remain in Division one. However an upset against a team that are full of quality players and flying in the Premier division would be a great achievement and no doubt to the biggest win in the clubs history
I have watched a number of highlights from Bala games and they are strong all over the pitch especially cutting from wide areas and balls in behind. Their home form is particularly impressive.
Unfortunately for us we go into the game under strength missing a number of players due to injuries and suspensions. No fewer than 6 players from the First Team squad will miss this fixture.
Over the years Caldicot have not had a great record in the Welsh Cup and the only time we got to the Third Round was a few seasons ago when we were due to play then high-flying Airbus UK at home. Unfortunately though due to a transfer technicality we were removed from the competition.