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.