Nathaniel MG Cup gets domestic season underway in Wales; Briton Ferry through after Friday night win
Swansea Uni can set up a juicy second round home tie with Cardiff Met if they can advance past Cymru South rivals Llantwit Major in the Nathaniel MG Cup this afternoon at Sketty Lane.
A home win for the University side would secure the visit of Nathaniel MG cup holders Cardiff Met next week ahead of the Cymru South opener against Cwmbran Celtic the following weekend.
Briton Ferry are already through to the second round and will face the Llanelli Town next round after overcoming Taffs Well last night.
Summer signing Mark Jones opened his goal account for the Ferry, converting a third-minute penalty at Old Road.
The scoreline remained unchanged until three minutes into the second-half when Rob Thomas added to the home team’s lead.
Jason Bertorelli briefly halved Briton Ferry’s with Taffs Well getting awarded a penalty of their own, before Scott Hayward deflected the ball into his own net.
Colwyn Bay will play their first competitive game since realigning back into the Welsh system on Sunday. They travel to Gresford Athletic with Bala Town awaiting the winners.
This year’s wildcard entrants Berriew entertain Corwen.
ROUND 1 – NORTH
Buckley Town v Rhyl, Ruthin Town v Guilsfield, Prestatyn Town v Llanrhaeadr, Gresford Athletic v Colwyn Bay (Sunday), Conwy Borough v Bangor City (postponed), Llanfair United v Llangefni Town, Berriew v Corwen
ROUND 1 – SOUTH
Afan Lido v Cwmbran Celtic, Pontypridd Town v STM Sports, Undy Athletic v Cwmamman United, Swansea University v Llantwit Major, Goytre United v Caerau (Ely), Ammanford v Penrhyncoch, Briton Ferry Llansawel 3-1 Taffs Well