NEWTOWN Football Club’s Latham Park will host the 131st J D Welsh Cup Final.

The Robins lost last week’s semi-final to Aberystwyth Town who will now meet Connahs Quay Nomads at Latham Park on Sunday, May 6.

The match will be the fifth final hosted by the Robins with the last in 2015 when Newtown took on TNS.

Chairman Howard Ellis said: “We are very proud of our club facilities and extend a warm welcome to the finalists, their directors and supporters.

“It will not only be a great occasion for our club, but also for Newtown itself.”

The Seasiders will see the venue as a good omen with their last major honour won at Latham Park in 1900.

Andrew Howard, FAW head of competitions, said: “The club were excellent hosts in the 2015 final and the venue showcases the best of facilities in Mid Wales.

“We also hope that the local communities in Newtown and throughout Powys will also embrace the occasion.”

Meanwhile the Robins unbroken top flight status has been confirmed with the club receiving a domestic license for next season.

The club is one of 14 successful applicants with notable absentees including European hopefuls Bangor City and Connahs Quay as well as South Wales League One side Llanelli.

Should the clubs fail to overturn the decision on appeal then Bangor and Connahs Quay would be demoted while potentially sparing Carmarthen Town from relegation.

Manager Chris Hughes said: “I know there have been people doing tireless work off the pitch to make sure we have gained our licence at the first instance, and I want to congratulate them for their hard work.

“The volunteers at this club do fantastic work off the pitch, and they deserve a huge amount of credit following this news.”