PILL AFC will attempt to cause a huge upset when they host Cardiff Met of the Cymru Premier in the second round of the Welsh Cup on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).
The Gwent Premier side landed a cracking draw – said by those at the club to be the biggest in their 40-year history – as a reward for wins against Cefn Hengoed (1-0), RTB Ebbw Vale (5-3) and Caldicot Town (4-0).
Pill, who sit fifth in their league with five wins, a draw and a defeat, will now try to at least give a scare to Met, who are fifth in the top flight.
The Cymru Premier is Welsh football’s top tier while the Gwent Premier is tier four.
The students head to Pill Park while over the bridge there is another intriguing clash when Newport City try to upset Cymru South Carmarthen Town at Spytty Park.
Saturday we not only host @CarmarthenAFC but we also have @sgorio at the stadium recording. It’s a first at the club for years and we can’t wait to have the cameras at Newport Stadium.
We need all the support (and luck) we can get Saturday. 2:30pm ko WCRnd2 #upthecity pic.twitter.com/xK2cRzcsSL
— Newport City FC 🇺🇦 (@NewportCity_FC) October 3, 2022
The Steelmen have endured a tough start to third tier Ardal SE with seven straight losses but the cup has provided some cheer with successes against Undy Athletic and Cefn Cribwr.
They will attempt to put on a good show for the Sgorio cameras at the International Sports Village in a tie that led to Newport RFC’s Premiership game against Bridgend being postponed.
Chepstow Town are going great guns in the Ardal SE with five wins and a draw to set the pace with Undy.
They attempt to take that form into the cup against Cymru Premier opposition when hosting Pontypridd United, who have the Newport County AFC duo of Joe Woodiwiss and Lewys Twamley on loan.
Risca, fourth in Ardal SE, are also hunting an upset when they entertain Penybont, who are currently fourth in the top flight.
Gwent’s two Cymru South sides have home advantage with Abergavenny hosting Goytre United while Cwmbran Celtic entertain Llantwit Major.
Croesyceiliog of Ardal SE entertain a Briton Ferry Llansawel side going well in Cymru South.
Welsh Cup: Aber Valley v Barry Town United, Aberfan v Trefelin BGC, Abergavenny Town v Goytre United, Canton Liberal v Llanelli Town, Cardiff Corinthians v Newtown, Chepstow Town v Pontypridd United, Croesyceiliog v Briton Ferry Llansawel, Cwmbran Celtic v Llantwit Major, Hakin United v Taffs Well, Newport City v Carmarthen Town, Pencoed Athletic v Aberystwyth Town, Penydarren BGC v Swansea University, Pill v Cardiff Met University, Pontardawe Town v Cambrian & Clydach, Risca United v Penybont, Trethomas Bluebirds v Haverfordwest County.
Ardal SE: (Friday) Goytre v Abertillery Bluebirds, Blaenavon Blues v Brecon Corries, Caldicot v Lliswerry, RTB Ebbw Vale v Treowen Stars, Undy Athletic v Monmouth Town.