Can we expect a classic Euro Play-Off final this Saturday ?

Bala Town celebrate winning the 2012-13 Euro Play-Off final

Saturday will bring the 10th staging of the annual Cymru Premier Euro Play-Off final when Caernarfon Town host Newtown at The Oval.

The inaugural clash which carries Europa League qualification as the prize came in 2010-11, the opening season of the new 12-team Welsh Premier.

Neath ended up winners, pipping Prestatyn Town 3-2 in the final.

Based on past finals, it might be best not to expect a classic, with the majority having been tight affairs, but Caernarfon and Newtown are more than capable of putting on a good footballing show.

Only Bangor City have managed to win more than one play-off final.

Here is a list of all the finals

2010-11

May 21, 2011
Neath 3 (Chad Bond 1, Andy Hill 55 & 84)
Prestatyn Town 2 (Lee Hunt 24, Jon Fisher-Cooke 90+2)

2011-12

May 19, 2012
Llanelli 2 (Rhys Griffiths 4, Lloyd Grist 19)
Bala Town 1 (Lee Hunt 74)

2012-13

May 18, 2013
Port Talbot Town 0
Bala Town 1 (John Irving 88)

2013-14

May 17, 2014
Bangor City 2 (Les Davies 63, Chris Jones 74 pen)
Rhyl 0

2014-15

May 17, 2015
Aberystwyth Town 1 (Chris Venables 28 pen)
Newtown 2 (Tom Goodwin 9, Matthew Hearsey 43)

2015-16

May 14, 2016
gap Connah’s Quay 1 (Wes Baynes 80)
Airbus UK Broughton 0

2016-17

May 15, 2017
Bangor City 1 (Dean Rittenberg 32)
Cardiff Met University 0

2017-18

May 20, 2018
Cefn Druids 1 (James Davies 16)
Cardiff Met University 0

2018-19

May 19, 2019
Bala Town 1 (Henry Jones 20)
Cardiff Met University 1 (Eliot Evans 24)
(after extra time – Met won 3-1 on pens)

2019-20

Play-offs not held as Covid-19 terminated the season early

Play-Off Final wins

2 – Bangor City
1 – Neath, Llanelli, Bala Town, Cefn Druids, Cardiff Met University, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Newtown

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