New Saints and Bala to meet in Welsh Cup final

The New Saints and Bala Town will do battle once more after winning their semi-finals over gap Connahs Quay and Caernarfon Town respectively. 

Reigning Cup holders The New Saints got the Welsh Cup action under way at Nantporth, the venue that will be hosting the final on the 29th April, against the Nomads who are 3rd in the Welsh Premier League table.

Both sides went in level at half time but The New Saints came out with all guns blazing, running out 3-0 winners as they got to their 4th Welsh Cup final in 5 years.

The New Saints could have opened the scoring earlier on but John Danby saved a Chris Seargent penalty but just a few minutes later, Adrian Cieselwicz broke the deadlock before Aeron Edwards doubled the Champions lead.

As the Nomads chased a consolation goal, The New Saints added a third through Jamie Mullan as he fired into the top right hand corner of the goal.

Bala made hard work of their route into the Welsh Cup final, after coming up against Huws Gray Alliance side Caernarfon Town. The Canaries opened the scoring as Stuart Jones J turned the ball into his own net from a Darren Thomas cross.

The Lakesiders went into Half Time trailing but after coming on for Ryan Wade at half time, Lee Hunt would equalise with a fantastic strike.

Bala would then go on to score twice in the sake of two minutes to secure their place in the Welsh Cup as fatigue told from the Caernarfon players, Kieran Smith scored with a strike that beat a few Caernarfon defenders before Lee Hunt grabbed his second goal of the game as they broke away on the counter attack, making it 3-1.

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The win means that Bala have now secured their European spot and will be playing in the Europa League Qualifying Rounds come the summer.

(Featured Image: Matty Hughes)

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