The New Saints Beat Denbigh Town To Lift The Welsh League Cup – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Due to sponsorship, it’s now known as the Nathaniel MG Cup, but back in 2015/2016 it was theWord.Cup. The New Saints reached the final courtesy of convincing 7-1, 3-1 and 4-1 victories, against Holywell Town, Haverfordwest County and Carmarthen Town respectively.

Opponent, Denbigh Town, who at that time played their football in the second tier of Welsh football, also had an impressive journey on their way to the final.

Beating Rhyl 4-2 on the road in the first round, they then travelled to Holyhead Hotspur. Once again they hit four, this time without reply.

A 2-1 win against Airbus UK Broughton saw them earn a semi-final tie with Connah’s Quay Nomads, which they won 1-0.

The final was played at Maesdu Park, the home of Llandudno FC. A crowd of 1,158 saw The New Saints lift the trophy, courtesy of goals from since-departed players Matty Williams (25 minutes) and Mike Wilde (56 minutes).

From the match day squad, just Paul Harrison, Simon Spender, Chris Marriott, Adrian Cieslewicz, Jamie Mullan, Chris Seargeant and Greg Draper are still at Park Hall.

The lead image is the programme from the day, signed by the goalscorers.


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