Everything you need to know about the JD Welsh Cup Round Four draw
After Caernarfon Town came out on top and comfortably beat Welsh Premier League side Barry Town United, the Welsh public knew what names would be in the hat for the Round Four draw.
A cup draw can be one of the most exciting times for a football fan, a player, a manager and a chairman, as sides lick their lips at potential matches.
Where will you be able to watch the draw?
For the first time this season, rather than the draw being broadcast on the Facebook feed of the Football Association of Wales, the draw will instead take place on S4C’S Heno, where studio guests will draw the ties.
When is the draw?
Heno is broadcast twice on S4C, but the Welsh Cup draw will take place in the evening, at 19:00, around the same time as the English FA Cup draw.
When will the ties take place?
The fixtures will take place from January 27th to January 29th, a week after the Nathaniel MG Cup final and a week before the first set of fixtures of Phase Two in the Welsh Premier League.
Are there any interesting ties that could be drawn?
There are plenty of stories that could be created, should the draw pit together sides with an interesting backstory behind them. The standout story could possibly be, former Caernarfon Town boss Iwan Williams taking his Llandudno side to The Oval after leaving last month.
Another is the remarkable cup run of unbeaten side Penydarren, who could be drawn against Welsh Premier League winners The New Saints, in a David vs Goliath clash.
Who’s left in the competition?
Only eight Welsh Premier League teams remain in the competition, as Bala Town, Barry Town United, Cefn Druids and Prestatyn Town all lost. Penydarren BGC remains the lowest ranked team in the division, as they maintain an unbeaten run stretching to nine games.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Connah’s Quay Nomads
Flint Town United
The New Saints
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