Rivals’ Welsh Cup fourth round tie is set to be televised live on S4C
THE JD Welsh Cup fourth round tie between arch-rivals Bangor City and Caernarfon Town will be shown live on S4C.
The match will be at Bangor’s Nantporth on Saturday, January 26, kick-off 7.30pm.
S4C commissioner for sport Sue Butler said: “This tie is undoubtedly the standout match in the JD Welsh Cup fourth round. It has all the ingredients of a classic.”
Coverage on S4C’s Sgorio will start at 7.20pm, with English subtitles available. English soundtrack on the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option.
Caernarfon have won the last two meetings between the sides, beating the Citizens 1-0 at Nantporth in the 2015/16 Word Cup and prevailing on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the 2013/14 NWCFA Challenge Cup Final, also played at Bangor. The teams last clashed in the Welsh Cup in 1997/98, when Bangor won 2-0 at Farrar Road. The two clubs swapped places over the summer – Town promoted to the Welsh Premier and City demoted to the Huws Gray Alliance.
LES DAVIES has left Bangor City for the second time in his football career.
The striker (inset, in blue), affectionately nicknamed “The Truck”, has joined Llandudno FC’s bid to save Welsh Premier League status.
Davies, 33, initially spent 10 seasons at Bangor, netting 88 goals in 252 Welsh Premier starts, before joining Connah’s Quay Nomads in 2015-16.
The 33-year-old moved to Bala Town last term but was released in the summer. Davies returned to Nantporth in May 2018 as then new manager Craig Harrison’s first signing. His form in the Huws Gray Alliance had been mixed and rumours circulated for some weeks that he was unsettled, but the “Maesgeirchen Mountain” is hugely popular with Bangor fans and will be sorely missed. City supporters were dealt a further blow with the news leading scorer Alex Darlington and key defender Anthony Stephens could also be on their way, the subject of a substantial offer from Mosta FC of Malta, where Bangor’s ex-director of football Stephen Vaughan Jr now holds a prominent coaching position.