Sgorio breaks new ground with live broadcast from Denbigh Town in the JD Welsh Cup second round.
Friday, 3 September
Denbigh Town v Caernarfon Town | Friday – 19:45
Sgorio will broadcast a live football match from Denbigh Town’s Central Park for the first time ever, as Dewi Llion Jones’ side of the third tier host the JD Cymru Premier’s most followed club, Caernarfon Town.
It promises to be a special occasion for Denbigh Town Football Club, who have not played a home game since January 2020 due to the pandemic, followed by a pitch renovation project.
In 2015/16, Denbigh Town reached the Word Cup final after knocking out Rhyl, Holyhead Hotspur, Airbus UK and Connah’s Quay, but eventually lost out 2-0 to Wales’ most successful club, The New Saints.
It was the first time that a club from outside the top tier had reached the League Cup final and Denbigh will be eager to cause another upset in front of the cameras on Friday night.
In 2017/18, Denbigh Town enjoyed their highest ever finish, as they ended runners up in the Huws Gray Alliance, five points behind Caernarfon Town who secured promotion to the top flight.
Since then, Denbigh Town have dropped into the third tier, but after investing in a new stand and a fantastic new pitch, the club is certainly moving in the right direction.
Caernarfon Town will be determined to leave their mark on this competition after coming so close to reaching the final for the first time in 2019/20.
The Cofis had secured a place in the semi-final where they were scheduled to face Cardiff Met, but the competition was cancelled due to Covid-19.
This will be the Canaries first match in the Welsh Cup this season, while Denbigh Town have already knocked out two teams to reach the second round.
Denbigh Town put up an unremorseful display against lower league Rhuddlan Town in the second qualifying round and secured a remarkable 12-2 away win with captain Mark Roberts scoring five of those goals.
But it was a tighter game against Llanuwchllyn in the following round where Denbigh Town came away from Cae Gwalia with a 4-2 victory.
Both managers will be well aware of each other’s styles and tactics after working alongside each other for a spell at Bala Town, and before then, Huw Griffiths coached Dewi Llion as a youth player at Wrexham’s centre of excellence.
There are Welsh Cup winners in both squads as Denbigh Town’s experienced defender, Stuart Jones, lifted the cup with Bala Town in 2017.
But Caernarfon Town’s new signing, Steve Evans can boast three Welsh cup medals as a player with The New Saints.
It’s certainly going to be an exciting night of football and the live coverage will begin at 7.30 on Sgorio’s Facebook and Youtube pages, as well as S4C Clic.