AFTER three consecutive JD Cymru Premier games, it’s JD Welsh Cup action this Saturday for The New Saints as the Oswestrians welcome Trethomas Bluebirds to Park Hall.

The Bluebirds, based in the village of Trethomas in the traditional county of Monmouthshire, play in the Floodlighting & Electrical South East League, which is in the regionalised third-tier of Welsh football.

They are currently leading the way with a 100 per cent record, having won all nine of their games to date, scoring 27 goals and conceding just two in the process.

Chirk AAA travel to Llandudno in a huge JD Cymru North fixture with both sides firmly in the relegation zone.

Coach Gary Jones said: “We’re close to welcoming back a lot of our injured players with eight missing the previous weekend. 

“It’s a game both clubs will be desperate to win, especially Llandudno opening their new pitch, but we have been taking leaps forward in recent games and feel confident we can turn it into results.”


Llanrhaeadr host Brickfield club Cefn Albion with manager Mike Barton calling on his side to start picking up points following a tough Ardal North East League season.

He said: “It will be an extremely tough game against a top team. We will need to dig deep and fight for the points. There has been improvements over the last few games but no points. We need to start picking up points.”

Gruff Evans is suspended while Glenn Evans, Tom Evans, Jack Tyrrell and Dave France continue to be out injured.

Llansantffraid host Dolgellau AA on Friday night with Sean Griffiths set to make his debut following his arrival from Midlands Premier League side Whitchurch Alport last month.

Defender Tom Bailey also returns from long-term injury.

Player-manager Marc Griffiths said: “We are looking forward to getting back to league action and Dolgellau will be a big test for us.

“We are happy with the start we have had and we are looking to continue our unbeaten run and keeping up the pressure on the teams at the top of the table.”

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Four Crosses will once again hit the road for Corris United in the third round of the Emrys Morgan Cup.

Manager John Reid said: “The lads have been working tirelessly and this is showing in our results and position in the league. We are hoping to carry the momentum from last weekend and progress as far as possible in the Emrys Morgan.”

St Martins host Dawley Town in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League.

Manager Liam Braidsell said: “We’re hopefully back at home on Saturday providing the weather improves and we’re looking forward to playing the best team in the league.

"We need to stay concentrated on the task at hand and a little bit of luck on the way. We’re looking forward to it.”

Morda United travel to Church Stretton Town with manager Mike O’Reilly saying: “It will be a  very tough away game against one of the best teams in the league. 

“They’ve played a couple of games in the last month so they’ll be more match fit but we’ve trained very hard and very well.

“It’s sure to be a fiery encounter after beating them in the first game of the season which they didn’t expect and certainly didn’t like.”

Weston Rhyn host Morda United Development in a first division derby.

A club spokesman said: "This weekend we finally get back to league action after last week's unfortunate postponement and what a game it is to come back to - our first local derby of the season.

"This is set to be a great game. With both teams being bottom and second from bottom, both teams are still looking for the first win of the season.

"Whoever comes out of this one with the three points is set to give themselves some breathing room in the league standings.

"If your going to attend one of our games this season, make it this one. Come down and support the lads and your local club."

Llanymynech are also in first division action when they take on Brown Clee.

A club spokesman said: "Brown Clee have started the season well but we are looking to avenge the cup final defeat from May.

"We are in good form and had a great result last weekend after a couple of defeats on the bounce but the new signings are now gelling so it’s looking positive for the rest of the season."