Pontyclun relishing Goytre United test in JD Welsh Cup
Welsh League Division Two outfit Pontyclun are ‘relishing’ the challenge of taking on Division One outift Goytre United in the JD Welsh Cup this weekend.
The fourth tier side are set to take on the second tier side from Port Talbot in the second round of the Welsh Cup on Saturday, with the side looking to cause a major upset.
Manager Barry Quinn is not underestimating the uphill task his side face in attempting to progress to the next round of the national competition, but has insisted that his side are excited about the opportunity.
” It will be another extremely tough game for us. Goytre Utd have been one of the most successful teams in the Welsh League over the last 12/13 years. It’s a big challenge for us, but one that we will relish,” Quinn said.
But, Pontyclun can take hope into the game after their result in the last round of the competition.
Quinn’s charges toppled Division One outfit, and last season’s Division Two winners, Llantwit Major 3-1, and Quinn believes his side can take confidence into their game against Goytre United this time out in what he believes is a special competition.
“We will take heart from how we have performed against the likes of Afan Lido & Llantwit Major in the cups this season and hopefully our performance will be of an even higher level. The boys have been fantastic so far and they can’t wait for Saturday.
The JD Welsh Cup is the biggest cup competition in Wales and everyone wants to be involved in it. Great chance for underdogs like ourselves to test ourselves against higher ranked teams,” Quinn stated.
However, despite their success in the last round, the club aren’t looking beyond the current round of the competition, with Quinn acknowledging the difficulty of overcoming Lee John’s men.
“We aren’t looking any further than the Goytre United tie at the moment. We have a big task on our hands, but will be delighted if we can manage to get into the hat for the next round,” he said.
The two sides face off at 2:30pm on Saturday at Glenhafod Park.
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