Colwyn Bay takes on Airbus UK in 3rd round draw


November 11, 2019

The Seagulls have a home tie against JD Welsh Premier League side Airbus UK Broughton in the third round of the JD Welsh Cup scheduled for December 7th.

Airbus who were runaway winners of the Cymru Alliance last season, are currently 10th in the Premier League table having won only three of their 14 league fixtures so far and have the second worse goal difference in the division.

But manager Craig Hogg commented: "It is a tough draw. Airbus are a good side and pretty much walked the Cymru Alliance league last season.

"They have a top group of players and a really good management team, so we know it is going to be a big ask for us - but we will have a go at them and see what happens.

"From the outset the hope was to be drawn at home, and we have.

"It has been some time since we've had a home draw in a cup competition, be that in England last season or Wales this campaign, so that is great for everyone.

"It will be a big occasion for our fans and we will certainly need them there in very big numbers.

"If a 1,000 or so people turned up to watch this tie I don't think I'd be surprised at all with a place in the last 16 at stake.

"We will need every one of them to get behind us for 90 minutes as they always do.

"The focus right now, however, has to be on the games we have in the league before hand - and it will be."

The full third round draw is:

Abertillery Bluebirds v Connah's Quay Nomads

Aberystwyth Tn v Ruthin Tn

Afon Lido v Llandudno

Barry Tn Utd v Newtown

Cardiff Met v Pontypridd Tn

Carmarthen Tn v Ammanford

Cefn Druids v Guilsfield

Colwyn Bay v Airbus UK

Flint Tn Utd v Bala Tn

Goytre Utd v Caernarfon Tn

Penrhyncoch v Prestatyn Tn

Penybont v Porthmadog

Pontardawe Tn or Croesyceiliog v Buckley Tn

Rhyl v Chepstow Tn or STM Sports

Swansea University v Cambrian & Clydach

The New Saints v Mopld Alexandra