Bangor’s VSM Stadium braced for bumper derby crowd
Attendance records are set to be broken on Saturday evening as Bangor City and Caernarfon Town meet in the JD Welsh Cup fourth round.
The arch rivals, who last met in a 2015/16 Nathaniel MG Cup match, will lock horns for a place in the quarter finals in front of more than 2,000 spectators.
JD Welsh Premier League side Caernarfon have sold out their 1,300 allocation, meaning the Cofi Army will be make up more than 10 per cent of their town’s population at Nantporth.
And despite a current boycott of the club due to off-field issues by some Bangor fans, the Citizens have sold more than 700 tickets, bringing the stadium close to its full capacity.
Welsh football author Phil Stead put the expected crowd into perspective on Twitter ahead of the game.
The game kicks off at 7:30pm and will be broadcast live on Sgorio, with segregation in place for the match.
Caernarfon Town will be full of confidence heading into the game, having enjoyed a strong phase one to seal a place in the JD Welsh Premier’s Championship Conference, guaranteeing them a place in the Europa League Play Offs at the end of the season.
For Bangor City there will be a role reversal, as for the first time they face Caernarfon as the lower-league opposition after their relegation due to a FAW domestic licence refusal last April.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s Citizens are in good form having won their last three games in the Huws Gray Alliance, with Caernarfon beating both Carmarthen Town and Bala Town 3-1 in their final phase one fixtures.