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.