Local Sport, Point FM Sport — June 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm — Updated: June 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Tough tests ahead in Word Cup openers

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Rhyl and Prestatyn Town once again face tough coast derbies in the opening round of next season’s FAW Word Cup.

In the draw made last Saturday in Ewloe, the Lillywhites were given an away trip to reigning Huws Gray Alliance champions Caernarfon Town. Last season saw Rhyl knocked out by eventual finalists Denbigh Town in one of their worst performances under short-lived manager Gareth Owen.

Prestatyn Town will also be heading west to face old foes Bangor City, where a Cheshire-based group of businessmen, led by chairman Ivor Jenkins, took control on Monday. Last time out, the Seasiders lost to Gap Connah’s Quay in the second round, having been given a bye.

After their heroics which took them all the way to the showpiece, runners-up Denbigh Town are straight through to round two this season, along with holders The New Saints and beaten semi-finalists Carmarthen Town and Gap Connah’s Quay.

The other ties in the North see Bala Town entertaining Flint Town United while Airbus UK go to Guilsfield, Holywell Town meet Cefn Druids and Llandudno playing host to Holyhead Hotspur.

 

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