TNS will travel to Carmarthen Town in the fourth round of the JD Welsh Cup.

The draw pitted Anthony Limbrick’s JD Cymru Premier table toppers against Carmarthen Town.

Carmarthen – now back under the leadership of ex-Wales international Mark Aizlewood following his release from prison after a 2018 fraud conviction – upset the odds at Newtown in the last round and will look to repeat that feat at home to TNS on October 14/15.

Meanwhile Limbrick praised Conwy Borough who were narrowly put to the sword in the last round.

“All credit to the opposition, I thought they were fantastic, full of energy and running and absolutely pressed us for 90 minutes,” said Limbrick.

“We did dominate the ball and had plenty of chances but they made it difficult for us.”

However Limbrick was less than impressed by the performance of the referee who failed to award the Saints a spot kick following a handball despite strong claims.

“It was a very poor refereeing performance,” said Limbrick. “It was a blatant penalty.

“However in saying that we should do better and have scored second and third goals by taking our chances with the dominance that we had.

“It was a case of job done in difficult circumstances.”

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Limbrick accepted the pitch was “very narrow and quite bobbly” but praised his players for maintaining their passing principles despite lacking quality at times.

“We got into the right areas but the final end product, whether the decision making or the final quality of the finish let us down.”

Limbrick also praised the home fans for providing a great atmosphere.

“Their fans were fantastic, they were behind their team all night and provided a good atmosphere to help make a great cup tie for themselves and the neutral if no so much ourselves.”

Meanwhile Limbrick praised captain Jon Routledge who took over the arm band and goalkeeper Connor Roberts.

“Jon is a low maintenance player, a really good pro who works hard, trains well and has been superb for me this season and the last 10 games of last season,” said Limbrick.

“Connor really saved the game for us at the end, make no mistake about that.”

Meanwhile Limbrick hoped the match would be a springboard for further clean sheets in coming weeks,

“We have worked hard on our defending and it was a pleasing clean sheet.” said Limbrick