Sully aiming to make community proud says manager Nurton

Sully Sports manager Nathan Nurton says his side aren’t finished yet in the JD Welsh Cup as they aim for scalp against Cwmbran Celtic.

The Vale of Glamorgan side have so far beaten Brecon Corries, Cardiff Draconians and Rogerstone to reach this stage.

On Saturday, their toughest test come in the form of Division One side Cwmbran Celtic, with three divisions separating the two teams.

The Sully manager added: “I don’t think our story in this cup is over yet.

“We have shown some great character in our three games so far in this competition beating some very good teams from our division.

“We feel that we deserve this chance and we are going to take it with both hands and do the club and our community proud.”

Sully’s opponents Cwmbran Celtic have Nana Baah assisting manager Lee Challenger at Celtic Park.

Baah is a former Division One title winner with Caerau Ely, winning silverware against all the odds, as one of just two Cardiff teams to win the title in forty years.

Nurton who will be in the opposition dugout this weekend has leapt praise on both Lee Challenger and Nana Baah, for their work with Cwmbran Celtic.

“Being involved in football in South Wales you get to hear the names of many players and managers.

“One name that does come up regularly is Nana Baah, he has been very successful in what he has done and that is why we know on Saturday we are in for a tough game.

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“His teams are always well organised and you can’t not respect what he has done in the past especially with Caerau Ely, added Nurton.

I don’t know to much about Lee but he is fairly new to management but again he wouldn’t be in charge of a Division One side doing as well as they are if he didn’t know what he was doing.”

With three divisions separating them and Cwmbran Celtic going strong in the league, Sully Sports will go into the game as firm underdogs.

They currently sit mid-table of the South Wales Alliance League Premier Division. Sully have spent most of their history in the fifth tier of Welsh football.

“We have seen already in this seasons competition and in previous years this type of game can be just as difficult for the higher ranked teams.

“I think them being the higher ranked team and doing so well in their division the pressure has to be on them to get the result.”

Sully will be aiming to emulate their success in the Welsh Cup from five years ago.

They reached Round Three of the competition, only to lose narrowly to former Welsh Premier League side Porthmadog.

Along the way, they defeated sides like Dafen Welfare, Penygraig United, Llwydcoed and 1922 Welsh Cup finalists Ton Pentre.

Nurton who wasn’t at the club at the time said: “Unfortunately there aren’t many if any of our current squad who were involved in that cup run, but this cup run has been very special for us.

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It will be a massive test for our boys, one which we will hit head-on.

This is why we entered the Welsh cup to get games against the top teams in the Welsh league. The Welsh League is ultimately where we want to be so we get games like this week in week out.”

(Featured Image: Will Cheshire)

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