Central Wales FA Cup action for Presteigne

Presteigne St Andrews FC
Central Wales Cup action this weekend

Presteigne St Andrews FC will make the short trip ‘over the hill’ to take on Knighton Town FC on Saturday, 2 October.

This is a first-round tie in the Central Wales FA Challenge Cup and it will be a good chance for John Haycox’s side to pit itself against our neighbours.

Knighton Town have made a very solid start to their Mid Wales League (East) campaign with a record of five wins and one draw from their seven league matches so far this season.

They don’t appear to have played a league match throughout the whole of September – their last league outing came on Bank Holiday Monday – 30 August – when they slipped to their only defeat of the season.

On that occasion it was Builth Wells who headed home from Bryn-y-Castell with all three points after a two-nil victory.

Goalscoring doesn’t appear to have been an issue for the Robins – they opened the season with a three-one win over Brecon Corries and have since variously put four past Churchstoke, five past Bishops Castle and six past Newtown Wanderers.

So, this will obviously be a very good test of John and his squad but here’s hoping the derby nature of the game will serve to lift Presteigne and ensure they give a good account of themselves.