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Carmarthen face might of Dragons

CARMARTHEN TOWN will face a first-choice Wrexham side in their FAW Premier Cup quarter-final tie at Richmond Park (6.55pm) tonight.

CARMARTHEN TOWN will face a first-choice Wrexham side in their FAW Premier Cup quarter-final tie at Richmond Park (6.55pm) tonight.

Red Dragons manager Denis Smith has named the same squad which drew 0-0 with Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend, with the addition of striker Lee Trundle who has completed a three-match suspension.

League of Wales champions Barry Town also enter the competition at the quarter-final stage with a tough trip to Mickey Evans's Caersws (7.30pm).

Carmarthen are hoping for revenge against Wrexham after the Second Division club beat them twice in the qualifying stages of last season's competition.

"We lost 1-0 at home and they beat us 3-0 at The Racecourse," said club secretary Alan Latham.

"It's going to be a tough game, but who knows - we might just be able to spring a surprise.

"Wrexham have always taken the competition seriously and it looks as though they'll put another strong side out against us.

"But that's what you'd expect when there's a carrot of £100,000 for winning the competition."

Meanwhile, Caersws entertain Barry at the Recreation Ground having gone through the qualifying stages unbeaten.

"We're going into the quarter-final with confidence, but we know we have a difficult game in front of us," said former Wolves and Wrexham defender Evans.

"The club is only 90 minutes away from the semi-final and the financial rewards for getting there would be a massive boost.

"This is a small club with a small squad, so nobody needs reminding of the incentives on offer for progressing in the competition.

"And, of course, if we beat Barry there's the incentive of playing one of the league clubs." Carmarthen Town: Fitzgerald, Meredith, W Jones, W Thomas, O'Brien, Barnhouse, Summers, Johnston, Nicholls, Chapple, Evans, Miller, L Jones, Hicks, Fayers, O Thomas, Rossiter Wrexham: Rogers, Whitley, Holmes, Blackwood, Roberts, Carey, Thomas, Ferguson, Barrett, Phillips, Morrell, Sam, Walsh, Lawrence, Gibson, Edwards, Chalk, Trundle Caersws: M Griffiths, A Thomas, Jehu, A Griffiths, Clarke, Howells, D Williams, G Jones, G Evans, A Marsell, A Davies, A Fletcher, J Davies, G Williams, C Richards, J Sillitoe Barry Town: Forde, Jarman, Pratt, Morgan, York, Phillips, Kennedy, Jenkins, French, Ramasut, Morralle, Tumey, Flynn, Johnson, Brown, Edwards


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