FOOT­BALL

Glamorgan Gazette - - Football -

PEN­COED Ath­letic have been given a favourable draw in the South Wales Foot­ball Al­liance WJ Owen Open Cup quar­ter­fi­nal draw, writes Tony Poole.

The Felin­dre Road boys have been paired at home with Di­vi­sion One strug­glers Clwb Cym­ric on March 3.

On pa­per at least Mark Pow­ell’s side should make progress, but that said the side from the Welsh cap­i­tal will no doubt go flat out to cause a cup shock against their Premier Di­vi­sion hosts.

In the other ties, two for­mer Welsh League clubs will lock horns when Di­vi­sion Two lead­ers Blaen­rhondda en­ter­tain Cwm Wel­fare.

Caer­philly Ath­letic, who handed high-fly­ing Cor­nelly United a 4-0 past­ing in the last round, once more have home ad­van­tage.

On this oc­ca­sion the club for­merly known as Dy­namo Aber play Premier ri­vals Grange Al­bion.

How­ever, the fi­nal tie - in­volv­ing Peny­dar­ren BC or Porth­cawl Town v Merthyr Saints – has yet to be re­solved.

Porth­cawl Town have ap­pealed against a de­ci­sion to re­move them from the cup for play­ing Adam Jones as an in­el­i­gi­ble player in a 5-0 home win over AFC Bar­goed in the last round back in Novem­ber.

So, it’s pos­si­ble Peny­dar­ren BC, who have reached both the J D Welsh Cup quar­ter-fi­nals and Welsh Tro­phy semi-fi­nals, will host AFC Bar­goed with the win­ners then en­ter­tain­ing Merthyr Saints.

Full W J Owen Open Cup quar­ter-fi­nal draw (ties to be played on March 3): Blaen­rhondda v Cwm Wel­fare, Caer­philly Ath­letic v Grange Al­bion, Pen­coed Ath­letic v Clwb Cym­ric, Peny­dar­ren BC or Porth­cawl Town v Merthyr Saints.

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