First Welsh Cup draw of 2022-23 throws up some very interesting ties – who has your club got?

Abergele have landed a plum tie at CPD Y Rhyl 1879 in the Welsh Cup first qualifying round

Abergele have landed a cracking tie at CPD Y Rhyl 1879 in the first qualifying round of the 2022-23 JD Welsh Cup.

The pairing of last season’s North Wales Coast East League Division One champions and the undefeated Premier Division title winners at Belle Vue is undoubtedly one of the eye-catching tussles of the opening stage.

FC United of Wrexham enter the cup for the first time and will travel to CPD Y Glannau of North Wales Coast East Division One.

And what a thrilling derby Kinmel Bay v Rhuddlan Town promises to be!

Llandudno Albion of tier 3 and tier 4 St Asaph City have an uncanny knack of being drawn together in cup competitions – and it has happened again. Maesdu Park will be the venue for the meeting of familiar foes on the weekend of July 30.

Connah’s Quay Town v Flint Mountain is another exciting match-up for the Deeside-Flintshire area.

The last 16 heroes of 2021-22, Saltney Town, are away to Penycae first up.


The 2022/23 JD Welsh Cup was launched today as the draw for Qualifying Round 1 was made at the FAW HQ in Hensol.

The competition has achieved another record-breaking year with the 253 entries surpassing last season’s previous record, with an increase of 10.

The National Cup Board have made some notable Rule changes for the new season with the introduction of the use of up to five substitutes, within three substitute periods for all rounds.

Additionally, and following the success of the Round 2 seedings last year, this procedure has been maintained, but all of the 28 seeded clubs from the JD Cymru Premier (12), JD Cymru North (8) and JD Cymru South (8) will be drawn away from home in Round 2.

There were 194 clubs in today’s draw with 15 Tier 3 clubs receiving byes into Qualifying Round 2, based on their league positions at the end of last season.

Matches in Qualifying Round 1 will be played over the weekend of Saturday 30th July 2022 with the QR2 draw taking place on Monday 1st August.

Northern Draw

The JD Welsh Cup Trophy. Pic by John Smith/FAW

Amlwch Town v CPD Aberffraw
Bangor 1876 v CPD Llanberis
Barmouth and Dyffryn Utd v Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs
Bodedern Athletic v CPD Gaerwen
Bontnewydd v CPD Mountain Rangers
Bow United v Betws-Y-Coed
Brickfield Rangers v Mynydd Isa Spartans
Caerwys v Hawarden Rangers
Castell Alun Colts v Corwen
CPD Cefni v Menai Bridge Tigers
CPD Cerrigydrudion v CPD Llansannan
Coedpoeth United v Ruabon Rovers
Connah’s Quay Town v Flint Mountain
Glantraeth v Bethesda Athletic
CPD Gronant v Greenfield
Kinmel Bay v Rhuddlan Town
Llandudno Albion v St Asaph City
Llandudno Junction v Meliden
Llandyrnog United v Llandudno Amateurs
Llanfairfechan Town v Llanfairpwll
CPD Llannefydd v Llysfaen
Llanuwchllyn v NFA
Llay Welfare v Lex XI
Mochdre Sports v CPD Bro Cernyw
CPD Mynydd Llandegai v Gwalchmai
CPD Nefyn United v CPD Pwllheli
Penmaenmawr Phoenix v Llanrug United
CPD Penrhyndeudraeth v Caergybi
CPD Pentraeth v Talysarn Celts
Penycae v Saltney Town
Prestatyn Sports v Rhyl All Stars
Rhostyllen v New Brighton Villa
Rhydymwyn v Rhos Aelwyd
Rhyl Dragons v CPD Caer Clwyd
CPD Sychdyn v FC Queen’s Park
CPD Y Fali v CPD Llannerchymedd
CPD Y Felinheli v Llanystumdwy
CPD Y Glannau v FC United of Wrexham
CPD Y Rhyl 1879 v Abergele
Trearddur Bay v Nantlle Vale

Ties to be played over the weekend of Saturday 30 July 2022.

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