Rhyl FC
Rhyl FC
The Lilywhites

Date Added 06/10/2017

Rhyl start their JD Welsh Cup campaign away to Llandudno Albion on Saturday afternoon (kick off 2.30pm).

Llandudno Albion are one of the youngest clubs taking part in the JD Welsh Cup having only been established just over three years ago. Llandudno Albion were formed in 2014 and have risen through the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance clinching the 2nd division title last season. The Llandudno based side currently play their games in the 1st Division at Maesdu Park, home of WPL side Llandudno.

Recent History

This will be the first time we have played Llandudno Albion and the day for Albion will arguably be their biggest in their short history.

Current Form

So far this season Albion sit in 11th place in the 1st Division, although they have played 2 or 3 games less than most of their rivals. The first game of the season saw a 4-1 win at Trearddur Bay before a 3-1 defeat away to Llanrwst United. This was followed up by a 7-4 defeat at Mynydd Llandegai. Last time out in the league Albion won 3-0 away at Pwllheli.

To reach the 1st Round of the JD Welsh Cup Albion have already played two qualifying rounds. In mid August a 3-2 win away at Llanberis FC put them into the hat for the second qualifying round. Their reward was a home draw against CPD Llannefydd. The score remained 1-1 after extra time and Albion progressed 5-4 on penalties.

Team News

New signing Jordan Barrow is expected to go straight into the reckoning following his signing from Cefn Druids. However Tom Walsh is cup-tied due to his previous appearance for Conwy whilst the the International Transfer Clearance is to be confirmed for Dimitrios Christou who has also picked up a knock. Also missing will be Tony Davies who starts a 2 match suspension.
Back into the squad is likely to Alex Titchiner after missing recent matches, whilst Tom Rowlands will come into contention after missing the draw at Penrhyncoch.

Manager’s View

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Welsh Cup match we know it’s going to be a tough test with the opposition being a group of local lads wanting to challenge themselves at the highest levels. We have to be at our very best and make sure we take the game to Albion.

The JD Welsh Cup is a huge competition and something I hold close to my heart. After our harsh exit last year we will be looking to go further this year and make a real go of it.”