Penrhyncoch make the journey to Newtown’s Latham Park on Saturday for the final of the Dragon Signs Amateur Trophy.

Standing in the way of a place in the history books will be Ardal South East League side Newport City.

The entire population of the Ceredigion village is expected to head east to cheer on their side who are unbeaten since October and closing on promotion as Ardal North East League champions.

Penrhyncoch’s long-serving chairman Kevin Jenkins, popular known as Bones, passed away last year and the club aims to lift the silverware in his memory.


Club secretary Sarah Thomas said: “He would be so proud of what we have achieved so far this season, especially with his son Leigh back between the sticks. We will try and win for him and celebrate after in his memory.”

“We have been on an amazing run since before Christmas. We strengthened the squad in January with hungry youth players which has lifted the team massively.

“I think the key to the consistency has been the work we do in training.

“Every training we start off with a horrible hard run, but in games this season it has shown how important the fitness has been especially in the latter stages of the games.”

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Manager Gari Lewis said he was looking forward to the challenge of Newport City.

“The lads and everybody within the club committee plus the supporters are excited for Saturday but also very nervous,” he said. “I just hope we turn and play our normal game and it’s a great day for everybody. I’m very proud of our achievements for such a small village club so let’s see what happens on the day.”