Latham Park to host both JD Welsh Cup semi-finals
The Football Association of Wales has chosen Newtown’s Latham Park as the venue for both semi-finals of the JD Welsh Cup.
The two ties will be played on the 30th and 31st of March.
Sgorio will broadcast the first semi final on Saturday evening (7:30pm) between The New Saints and Barry Town United.
The New Saints met Barry Town United in 2015/2016, beating them 5-2 at Jenner Park Stadium, as they claimed their sixth Welsh Cup win at the Racecourse Ground against Airbus UK Broughton.
Barry are in their first semi-final in seven years, after losing to eventual winners Prestatyn Town at the same venue, Newtown.
Cardiff Met and Connah’s Quay do battle again, having previously played in the Nathaniel MG Cup semi-final at Deeside Stadium. The Archers came out on top in that one thanks to Adam Roscrow, before winning the competition at Jenner Park in January.
Met and the Nomads will do battle on Sunday 31st March (12:30pm) which will be broadcast on Sgorio’s Facebook page and Clic service.
Connah’s Quay are already in one final, having beaten Edinburgh City to become the first non-Scottish side to reach the final stage of the Irn-Bru Cup. The Nomads will be defending their Welsh Cup, having won it for the first time in their history last season against Aberystwyth Town.
Andrew Howard who is Head of Competitions at the FAW said: “An enthralling weekend of JD Welsh Cup action lies ahead at the end of the month and given the unpredictable drama that we have already seen this season, it’s too difficult to call who will win a place in the 132nd JD Welsh Cup Final.
“I’m delighted that both JD Welsh Cup Semi-Finals will be shown live by our broadcast partner S4C. The draw has provided us with two mouth-watering ties between the top two teams from the north and the top two teams from the south and we are able to showcase both matches in an excellent stadium in central Wales.
“Due to blocked transmission hours on the Saturday and the possibility of extra-time and penalties, we are restricted in terms of possible broadcast slots, so the opportunity of a live stream on the Sunday, enables those that cannot attend the match, to watch the drama unfold.”
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