Cardiff Metropolitan University FC
JD Sports FAW Welsh Cup
|31.03.19 | 12:30pm|
|Latham Park, Newtown|
Connah's Quay Nomads are aiming for a second successive place in the JD Welsh Cup Final this Sunday as we face Cardiff Met at Newtown's Latham Park.
Latham Park was the site of The Nomads' first ever Welsh Cup win last May as goals from Andy Owens, Michael Bakare and a Michael Wilde brace saw off Aberystwyth Town to give The Nomads the 4-1 victory on the day.
And it is Latham Park which hosts a double header of Welsh Cup action this weekend with Barry Town United facing The New Saints in the other semi final on Saturday afternoon, meaning The Nomads and Cardiff Met will know their opponents in the final depending on the winner.
The Nomads and Met have met twice previously in Welsh Cup action over the years with The Nomads coming out winners on both occasions. In 2011, whilst then known as UWIC, the students travelled to Deeside Stadium, only to be convincingly seen off 4-0 thanks to goals from Gary O'Toole, Stuart Scheuber, Dean Thurston and Ben Collins.
Then, in 2016, goals from Callum Morris and Nathan Woolfe were enough to give The Nomads a 2-0 victory at Cyncoed Campus. The two sides have also already met in a semi final this campaign with the Met gaining their first ever victory over The Nomads in a 1-0 victory en route to their Nathaniel MG Cup success. Adam Roscrow pounced on an unlikely defensive error to nick the victory for the students before they went on to beat Cambrian and Clydach in the Final earlier this season.
Andy Morrison will be looking to book The Nomads' second successive final place and ahead of the game said; "No sooner has a season defining game passed and we begin the preparation for the next. As the current holder of the JD Welsh Cup, we will be doing all we can to get to the final again and to do that we will have to beat a very good Cardiff Met team who knocked us out of the League Cup at the same stage.
Up until that result, our record against Met was fantastic and on our last encounter we put six past them - for me, none of those stats make any difference - it will come down to the day and the team who make it happen." The game kicks off at the earlier than usual time of 12:30pm and will be streamed live on Sgorio's Facebook page as well as being covered by our usual fantastic Twitter team.