The draw for the 1st round of the JD Welsh cup has thrown up some interesting ties, none more so than Trethomas Bluebirds AFC v Llanelli Town. This cup match will see Lee Trundle attempt to be victorious over the Bluebirds for not the first time in his career.
Trethomas Bluebirds AFC will host the eagerly anticipated cup tie and are flying high. For the first time in over 100 years, this season the club finally achieved a remarkable achievement in obtaining Welsh league football status and now play in Division Three. A testament to the hard work that everyone at the club has put in over recent seasons. Trethomas were in terrific form last season and gained promotion in emphatic style by winning the league by over 11 points and a huge goal difference of +49.
The troubles at Cardiff City FC have been well documented, but a few miles away there has been no rebrand issues or badge problems for Trethomas. The club were originally founded by Cardiff City fans and Trethomas Bluebirds AFC will be hoping for a good crowd for the cup tie against Llanelli Town.
The visitors may be slight favourites for the game due to their seemingly superior playing squad and club stature, but a cup weekend always throws up a few cupsets and one could be on the cards here.
Trundle, who will be turning 40 in October, recently rolled back the years on his debut for Llanelli and fired in a superb hat-trick against Aberdare Town. Trundle is no stranger to Welsh league football and played several seasons at Neath being signed back in 2010 where he scored 26 goals in 59 appearances prior to the club being dissolved. Magic Daps, in conjunction to playing for Llanelli, works for the Swans where he is still adored by the fans and I’m sure will receive some stick if he bows out with Llanelli to the Bluebirds, albeit not quite Cardiff City but nonetheless the cry of ‘Bluebirds’ will be shouted by the Trethomas faithful.
The game is scheduled to be played the week commencing 1st October 2016, in what promises to be a great tie.