Local Sport, Point FM Sport — July 14, 2016 at 12:19 am — Updated: July 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

Welsh Cup dreams dawn as season nears

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As the countdown to the new football season begins to gather pace, three of the region’s Welsh league clubs have learnt their first opponents on the road of the Welsh Cup.

Next month’s first qualifying round – drawn in Cardiff on Wednesday – sees Meliden entertain Pentraeth while Prestatyn Sports host Gwalchmai.

Llandyrnog United make the trip to Y Felinheli in the other North West tie – last week, Dyrny were reinstated to the Welsh Alliance’s Division One. They were relegated at the end of last season, but handed a reprieve after Gwalchmai resigned due to a lack of players.

The other local grassroots clubs who have entered the cup have been handed byes to the second qualifying round. Prestatyn Town and Denbigh Town enter the fray in the first round proper, followed in the third round by Rhyl and the rest of the Welsh Premier League.

The first qualifying round will be played on the weekend of Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August.

Meanwhile, the first round of the FAW Trophy sees Llansannan at home to Beaumaris Town while Old Colwyn take on Sychdyn, alongside four other Northern ties on Saturday 13th August. Other local clubs in the Trophy will join the competition in the second round.

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