The Last Time We Met – The New Saints FC v Penybont FC And Some Welsh League Cup Memories

Newly formed just the year before, the one and only encounter between the sides to date was in theWord.Cup, which is now known as the Nathaniel MG Cup*. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, saw the team borne out of a merger between Bridgend Town and Bryntirion Athletic, make their way from south Wales to Park Hall for the quarter-final tie.

The New Saints reached the last eight courtesy of wins on the road against Porthmadog FC (2-0) and at Park Hall against Airbus UK Broughton (2-1), while the then Welsh Football League Division One side beat Llanidloes Town (4-0) at home and top flight Carmarthen Town (3-2) at Richmond Park, with an extra-time winner from Jack Delve.

The game at Park Hall Stadium saw the eventual winners of the competition, TNS FC, win 3-0 with goals from Alex Darlington, Mike Wilde and Scott Quigley.

From the starting XI, just the newly-signed Adrian Cieslewicz remains at Park Hall. The bench consisted of five who are still active at the club: Scott Ruscoe, Aeron Edwards, Greg Draper, Chris Marriott and Simon Spender.

In the semi-final, The New Saints edged past Port Talbot Town 2-1, before beating Bala Town 3-0 in the final, with a brace from Scott Quigley and one from Chris Seargeant securing the win for Craig Harrison’s side.

* The Welsh League Cup.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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