Welsh Cup draw - 2017
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
The draw has been made for the Welsh Cup.
In the 'North' section, 17 clubs are listed resulting in Colwyn Bay, winners in 2015, playing Brymbo in a preliminary round at Penrhyn Avenue. The winners then entertain Pontblyddyn.
In other matches involving Liverpool Competition clubs, Prestatyn host Gresford with Northop Hall travelling to Mold.
The draws are:
COLWYN BAY v Brymbo
or Brymbo v
Panteg v Merthyr Tydfil
Panteg or Merthyr Tydfil v
Gorseinon v Mumbles (holders)
Aberaeron v Talybont Rachel's
The draws for subsequent rounds will be made on the Wednesday following each round's completion date.
The change of method of the draw is surely a retrograde step as clubs will no longer be able to check on possible opponents after their match with a view to playing the next round on the following Sunday. With clubs having to wait until Wednesday for the draw, they will say it's too short notice to arrange a match for Sunday which could lead to a wasted date.
This gets worse when clubs have 3rd XIs that play league matches on Sundays. Matches may have to be rearranged at short notice or even conceded.