Builth Wells will try again this weekend to play their big Dragon Signs FAW Amateur Trophy 6th Round tie at Seven Sisters Onllwyn.
The original tie failed a pitch inspection last Saturday morning.
The Bulls have recorded wins at Undy Athletic, Caerleon and Canton to reach this stage and another away success at the weekend would see them into the quarter-finals. And Builth are handed a timely boost with captain, Chris Roff, Danny Ives and Rhys Thomas all returning after missing the league win at Llangollen Town a fortnight ago. New signing, Mark Jones is included in the squad after completing a transfer from Knighton Town last week. The experienced striker starts his second stint at The Lant Field following two spells with Knighton, two with Newcastle and one at Rhayader Town since his last appearance for Builth back on Boxing Day 2019.
Builth have been a little short on numbers with Ollie Woods and Greg Preece having joined Hay St Marys back in November while Gavin Rowlands and Sean Powell departed during the recent transfer window.
Builth manager, Jason Samuel feels with home advantage Seven Sisters, from the Ardal League South West, start slight favourites but knows if Builth can play to their capabilities their Cup run can continue.
Radnor Valley and Llandrindod Wells are both in action in the Ardal League North East after their local derby was called off at the last minute last weekend.
Radnor Valley will be aiming to get their title challenge back on track at home against Llangollen Town. Top of the table going into The New Year, The Goats’ title chances have been compromised by defeats away from home at Penrhyncoch and Dolgellau. Radnor surprised everyone, except themselves, during the first half of the season and at the start of the term, if you had told manager, Adam Jones, Radnor would be where they are in the league table he would have bitten your hand off. Radnor are unbeaten in the league at The Bypass and will be keen to maintain that record to halt their dip in form but will be without the suspended Ieuan Price. Matt Croose returns from his one-match ban
Llandrindod are away at Rhos Aelwyd looking to complete a league double over the Wrexham area side but have to do without influential captain, Shaun Nicholls who is in the middle of a three-match ban.
Daryl Nicholls, Zak Baker and Will Cleaton remain on the injured list but on the plus side, last season’s topscorer, Jack Evans is set for his first start since August. Assistant manager, Tom Martin will take charge of the team with Gareth Jones missing the trip as Llandrindod look to extend their recent unbeaten league run to eight.
Having just endured fixtures against the top three sides in the Ardal League South East, Brecon Corries will be hoping it gets a little easier when they welcome Treharris Athletic Western to The Rich Field. And The Chisels will be in confident mood on the back of last week’s outstanding success against second placed Risca United.
Player-manager, Damien Daniels has been delighted with performance levels in recent games and should be at full strength apart from Jack Bain who is suspended.
Corries are in the top half of the table after last Saturday’s result while local rivals, Hay St Marys, who entertain Tredegar Town on Friday night, remain rock bottom and in need of a miracle.
The Saints are some 13 points from safety and look set to be relegated after just one season in Tier Three.
Knighton Town carry local hopes in the prestigious Emrys Morgan Cup with a home tie against Bargod Rangers in the quarter-finals.
The Radnor Robins will be in good spirits having defeated previously unbeaten MMP Central Wales League (South) leaders, Penparcau last time out.
Opponents, Bargod are in the bottom three of the Costcutter Ceredigion League first division but have recorded wins against Presteigne St Andrews and Rhayader Town in earlier rounds of the competition.
Rhayader Town can strengthen their hold on second spot in the league table away at Aberystwyth University while Penybont United host Presteigne St Andrews.
Both teams are at the wrong end of the table and both will be targeting three points from this local derby.
Friday, January 26
Ardal League South East (7.30)
Hay St Marys v Tredegar Town
Saturday, January 27
Dragon Signs FAW Amateur Trophy Round 6 (2.00)
Seven Sisters Onllwyn v Builth Wells
Ardal League North East (2.00)
Radnor Valley v Llangollen Town
Rhos Aelwyd v Llandrindod Wells
Ardal League South East (2.00)
Brecon Corries v Treharris Athletic Western
Emrys Morgan Cup Round 4 (2.00)
Knighton Town v Bargod Rangers
MMP Central Wales League (South) (2.00)
Aberystwyth University v Rhayader Town
Penybont United v Presteigne St Andrews
FAW National Reserve League Central (2.00)
Builth Wells v Penrhyncoch
FAW National Reserve Central League Cup (East) (2.30)
Hay St Marys v Llandrindod Wells
JT Hughes Montgomery Amateur League (2.00)
Felindre v Newcastle
St Harmon v Rhayader Town Res
Candour Talent Gwent League Division 2 (2.30)
Talgarth Town v Panteg Res
RTM Brickwork Merthyr League (2.00)
Brecon FC v Heolgerrig Red Lion Community FC