top of page

JD Welsh Cup Final Preview: The New Saints vs Bala Town

The day has almost arrived for both The New Saints and Bala Town to battle it out in the JD Welsh Cup Final once more, at the same venue and on the same date as our previous meeting in the JD Welsh Cup Final in 2017.

Once again the odds are stacked up against the Town, with The New Saints comfortably winning the JD Cymru Premier this season with only one defeat in 32 fixtures, whereas on the other hand the Lakesiders were unable to pick up a single win in the second half of the season, meaning we would finish 5th in the league.

The New Saints will be looking for revenge after their bitterly disappointing defeat in the 2017 JD Welsh Cup Final and will look to make it eight JD Welsh Cup wins (as The New Saints). Bala Town will be looking to repeat their miraculous feat of 2017 and lift the JD Welsh Cup for a second time in our history, and will also look to make it a domestic cup double this year having already lifted the Nathaniel MG Cup.

The Match

The New Saints vs Bala Town

JD Welsh Cup Final

Nantporth Stadium, Holyhead Rd, Bangor LL57 2HQ

Sunday 30th of April, 4:45pm kick-off

For more information regarding the final, head to the following link - CLICK HERE

Insight into our opponents


(H) Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(A) Bala Town 0-2 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(A) Penybont 2-5 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(A) Newtown 0-5 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(H) Cardiff Met 0-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(A) Connah's Quay Nomads 0-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

Danger Man

Declan McManus - The league’s Golden Boot winner this season with 29 goals has once again tore up the Cymru Premier, collecting the Golden Boot once again. The Scotsman took the Cymru Premier by storm after signing for the Saints in the summer of 2021, collecting both Golden Boots available to him in the past two seasons and helping his side retain the Cymru Premier league twice. The 28 year old is currently in great form, having been involved in 11 goals in his past five appearances, with 10 goals and one assist. He will most definitely be the biggest threat for the Saints in Sunday's Final!

Previous Meetings

The past results do not read well for the Lakesiders, with no victory in our past 14 meetings while the New Saints have been victorious on ten occasions. The most recent meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Town as Declan McManus and Ryan Brobbel both scored in the second half to give the Saints their victory. The last time we were able to pick up all three points was in August 2019, as two goals from Chris Venables and one from Louis Robles collected maximum points at Maes Tegid.

Match Officials

Referee - Nicholas Pratt

Assistant Referee 1 - Daniel Beckett

Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Hendricks

Fourth Official - Thomas Owen

Additional Assistant - Connor Eoin Fowler

Keep Up To Date

Unable to make Sunday's Final? Sgorio have you covered! Sgorio will be televising the game live on S4C with the programme starting at 4:15pm.

Otherwise make sure to follow us on our Twitter and Facebook handles to check out our match updates throughout the Final.


bottom of page