Sunday, June 10, 2012

Valentine's Day drinks offer for League Cup

SUPPORTERS can take advantage of a Valentine's Day drinks offer when The New Saints begin the defence of the League Cup trophy at Park Hall on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Two drinks for the price of one is available to all spectators as director of football Craig Harrison faces his former side for the first time since switching from The Airfield in the New Year.
Winners of the trophy for the past three years, the Saints received a bye into the quarter-finals, while the Wingmakers defeated Bala Town 5-3 on aggregate in the first round.
Both sides will give a run-out to their young guns, with Sam Finley, Marcus Giglio and Charlie Proctor among those likely to feature for TNS.
New Airbus director of football Andy Preece has a number of injury problems, with Gavin Cadwallader (cheek), and Glenn Rule (knee ligaments) definitely ruled out of contention.
The sides have met over two legs four times previously in the competition with TNS winning every time, including an 11-0 thrashing of a young Airbus side at Treflan in 2006.
Last seaon's meeting at the same stage ended with a 2-0 win at Park Hall and a 2-2 away draw at The Airfield as the Saints went on to win the cup for the third season running.

Highest attendance

On 9 August 2002, Treflan saw a record crowd of 1,996 for the pre-season friendly visit of Chelsea.
The record Welsh Premier attendance was 1,042 for the visit of Rhyl on 23 January 2005.