The draw for the First Round of the Nathaniel MG Cup competition for the 2020/21 season was conducted this evening by Wayne Griffiths, the Managing Director of Nathaniel Cars.
Due to Welsh Government Regulations, clubs from Tiers 1 & 2 of the Welsh Domestic Pyramid were eligible to participate, as well as Newport County and Cardiff City who were afforded the two wildcard spots for the current season.
The wildcard entrants were both placed in the Southern section of the draw and joined 13 JD Cymru South teams, and Penrhyncoch from the JD Cymru North, whilst the Northern Section compromised of twelve teams to complete the First Round.
The top two unpromoted teams from the Tier 2 leagues last season, the 2 relegated JD Cymru Premier Clubs and the 12 teams currently playing in Tier 1 will join the competition in the Second Round later in 2021.
These matches, which will be played on the weekend of December 11th/12th, will be the first competitive matches for all JD Cymru North and South clubs since the domestic season was curtailed in March this year.
One of the most interesting ties sees Michael Flynn’s Newport County host Undy Athletic – the club which gave him his first managerial experience in 2015.
A full list of the ties for Round One can be found below.
Nathaniel MG Cup – Northern Section
Holyhead Hotspur v Llandudno
Buckley Town v Colwyn Bay
Bangor City v Gresford Athletic
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant v Llangefni Town
Holywell Town v Llanidloes Town
Conwy Borough v Ruthin Town
Nathaniel MG Cup – Southern Section
Newport County v Undy Athletic
Goytre United v Penrhyncoch
Pontypridd Town v Cwmbrān Celtic
Ammanford v Trefelin BGC
Risca United v Afan Lido
Cardiff City v Taffs Well
Port Talbot Town v Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC
Llanelli Town v Llantwit Major
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