SATURDAY’S Welsh Cup tie at Connah’s Quay Nomads will evoke memories of our quarter-final win last season at Deeside Stadium.
But it’s one of several encounters with Nomads in the Welsh Cup.
1968-69 – Third Round: Colwyn Bay 1-4 Connah’s Quay Nomads: Forward superiority proved crucial as Nomads saw off the Bay at Eirias Park in November 1969. Johnny Samson had put Bay ahead but Ritchie Jones, Johnny Jones and two Brian Strong goals secured Nomads’ progression.
1990-9 Third Round: Connah’s Quay Nomads 0-1 Colwyn Bay: Bay’s win at the Halfway came at a cost as goalkeeper Lee Williams suffered a broken arm as he made a brave save and defender Bryn A Jones needed six stiches after a clash of heads. Mark Williscroft scored the only goal after eight minutes.
1991-92 Second Round: Connah’s Quay 1-1 Colwyn Bay (Replay: 0-6): Nomads managed by former Bay boss, the late Ray Jones, went ahead through Andy Edwards but Steve Jones levelled to set up a replay at Llanelian Road. In the replay, Nomads’ Dave Skillen was sent-off for handball and Dave Brett scored the spot-kick – the first of two goals by the Bay skipper. Mark Williscroft (2), Graham Roberts and Timmy Williams were also on the scoresheet.
2020-21 Quarter Finals: Connah’s Quay 0-2 Colwyn Bay: Having beaten Cardiff Met of the Cymru Premier in the previous round, Bay caused another big shock with victory at the reigning Cymru Premier champions. After a goalless first half Nomads were awarded a penalty after Lewis Sirrell was adjudged to have handled the ball but keeper Andy Coughlin saved Callum Morris’ spot kick before goals from Ryan Edwards and James Kirby sealed Bay’s place in the semi-finals for the first time since 1992.