Nomads to face Met as TNS meet Barry in last four of Welsh Cup

Connah's Quay Nomads a goal in their Welsh Cup quarter-final win against Caernarfon Town

Connah’s Quay Nomads a goal in their Welsh Cup quarter-final win against Caernarfon Town. (NCM Media)

Reigning champions Connah’s Quay Nomads will play Cardiff Metropolitan in the semi-finals of the JD Welsh Cup, as six-time winners The New Saints face Barry Town United.

The draw for the last four was made on S4C’s magazine programme Heno earlier this evening.

Andy Morrison’s Nomads edged past Caernarfon Town on Friday night, as a Michael Wilde goal just after the hour mark clinched a 2-1 win at the Oval.

The Nomads will be looking to avenge their Nathaniel MG Cup semi-final defeat to the Archers earlier in the season, as Christian Edwards’ side won 1-0 at Deeside, and went on to claim a maiden League Cup title.

An Eliot Evans goal in extra time gave the Students their first win at Maes Tegid in Saturday’s quarter-final.

The Archers were able to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered to the Lakesiders in Phase One.

The New Saints breezed into the last four with a convincing 8-1 win against strugglers Llandudno.

The result means that in the four meetings between the sides this season, Scott Ruscoe’s side have netted 23 goals and conceded just once.

Striker Greg Draper continued his fine season in front of goal, netting five times in the rout at The Giant Hospitality Stadium.

The Saints’ reward is a tie with this season’s surprise package Barry Town United, who won a thriller against Welsh League side Cambrian & Clydach Vale.

Gavin Chesterfield’s side opened the scoring, but then fell behind after goals from Mark Crutch and Sam Jones.

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Two goals however from forward Kayne McLaggon, who scored a hat-trick on the day, saw the Linnets through to their first Welsh Cup semi-final in six years.

The ties will be played on the weekend of 29/30/31 March, with neutral venues to be confirmed.

 

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