THE Seagulls will bid to lift their second trophy in eight days when they play Porthmadog in the Northern Final of the Welsh Blood Service League Cup at Bala Town’s Maes Tegid stadium on Saturday (2:30pm).
The Bay have already recorded a league double over Craig Papirnyk’s side this season, but Porth ended their league campaign with a solid 3-0 win over Llanidloes last weekend, just missing out on a top 10 finish, and will be up for this game against the newly crowned champions.
Southern section winners Barry Town United, who have already completed their first league and cup double in 20 years, will play the victors in the National final (date and venue to be decided).
This Saturday will be the Colwyn Bay club’s first cup final since Dave Challinor’s side lifted the North Wales Coast FA Senior Cup in 2010-11 – nine days after beating FC United of Manchester to clinch promotion to the Conference North.
A little reminder of that final against Flint Town United, played at Llandudno, John Newby gave Bay a first half lead from Danny Grannon’s long ball out of defence, only for Flint’s John Davies to equalise with a deflected shot into the top corner of the net in the second half.
After a goalless extra time, Bay won the cup on penalties with Anthony Sheehan hitting the winning spot kick after Flint’s Shaun Beck had hit the bar with his effort.
Luke Denson, Jon Newby, Steve Aspinall and Karl Noon (some legendary names from the past there!) were the other successful penalty takers for the Bay.
Ticket for Saturday’s game against Porthmadog at Bala will be available on the day: £5 for adults and £3 concessions.