Cambrian handed TNS at home in Nathaniel MG Cup

Cambrian & Clydach’s fairytale run in the Nathaniel MG Cup will see the holders, TNS, come to the M&G 3G in the semi finals. 

The Welsh League Division One side have stunned three JD Welsh Premier Leagues in Barry, Aberystwyth, and Newtown to reach the final four.

Standing in their way of a place in the final is  Scott Ruscoe’s TNS side who are looking to win the league cup for the fifth consecutive time.

TNS stormed to the semi finals with a 6-0 victory over Llandudno, having previously toppled Prestatyn Town in the second round.

Connah’s Quay Nomads will meanwhile host Cardiff Met, after leaving it late against Bala at Maes Tegid.

With the game looking set for extra time, Andy Owens rose to head a 90th minute winner in, confirming Nomads’ fourth consecutive Nathaniel MG Cup semi final, having never progressed to the final.

Cardiff Met, who were finalists against TNS last season, travel to Deeside following a 6-0 thrashing of Welsh League Division One title challengers Haverfordwest.

Christian Edwards side will be eager to avenge their final defeat last season, but they face a stern test against a Nomads side who they have never defeated.

The draw, which was made in the company of Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts, was national, allowing any side to draw one another.

Asked about his thoughts on the JD Welsh Premier League season so far, Roberts said:

“Exciting times. You look at TNS who set the standard. Nomads are closing the gap. Bala will always be there competitively. The work Gavin Chesterfield has done at Barry, it’s going to be interesting.

“They’ve set such a high standard, they’re a team in transition. They’re still maintaining those high standards. It’s up to everyone else to raise the bar and reach the standard.”

The ties will be played on the weekend of 24th November.

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