Cymru Premier club boss bemused by Nathaniel MG Cup final venue

PEN Y BONT, WALES - JUNE 10 2020, Pen-y-Bont F.C, The SDM Glass Stadium, Bridgend, Stadium Images. (Pics by John Smith/Same Old Smith Photography/FAW)

By Adam Evans

CONNAH’S Quay Nomads head coach Craig Harrison is bemused by the FAW’s decision to choose Penybont’s SDM Glass Stadium for the venue for the 2022 Nathaniel MG Cup final.

The Nomads take on Cardiff Met on Sunday 6th February, with Met only having to travel 27 miles and the north walians travelling 220.

Usually the Nathaniel MG Cup final venues are strategically selected being between the two finalists, but this year seems to be an anomaly.

And Harrison feels for the supporters of the two-time winners.

Speaking to, Harrison said: “It is a strange one. It’s down south, 20 minutes from Cardiff Met. It is what it is.

“The league have decided in its integrity that is where the final is going to be played at and the best place for whatever reason, only they will know.

“It will be tough for our supporters to travel down with it being a 12:30 kick off.

“Obviously we are going to have travel down the day before and stay in a hotel because we can’t travel north to south on the day of the game with a 12:30 kick off.

“The logistics are going to be tough but take that all out of it, it is a cup final.”

But, despite the nuisance of travel, Harrison isn’t intending to be distracted by the distance with his sights set on lifting the trophy for the second time in a row.

“The club has been in a lot of cup finals lately and it is something that we want to continue.

“It is a fantastic trophy to win because it is so early in the season, it is gives us the opportunity to get a trophy under our belts, gain confidence and move forward to win more football games.

“It is going to be a tough game against Cardiff Met. We know a lot about each other, they have always been tight games.

“But for this football club winning trophies is important and it is important for me and the players.”