CONNAH’S Quay Nomads and Cardiff Met return to JD Cymru Premier action this weekend after booking their places in the Nathaniel MG Cup final.

The Nomads, holders of the trophy after their 3-0 victory over surprise package STM Sports in February 2020, came from a goal down to beat Bala Town 4-1 in the semi-finals.

Anthony Stephens gave Bala the lead in the first of the League Cup semis, but Paulo Mendes (2), Craig Curran and Jamie Mullan completed a comfortable win for the Nomads.

“We knew it was going to be a very tough task after beating them 4-0 in the league two weeks ago,” said Nomads boss Craig Harrison.

“The first half was really tight but we scored the equaliser at a really crucial time, just before half-time.

“It gave us an opportunity to come in with our tails up and maybe they were disappointed not to see the half through.

“In the second half, I thought we were excellent. Every single player was fantastic.”

He added: “If you can get that trophy under your belt mid-season it builds momentum and kicks everyone on.

“It’s our trophy, we’re the holders. We’re all here to win trophies and we all want to get to cup finals.”

The Archers, winners of the competition in 2019, defeated four-time winners and 2017 runners-up Barry Town United 3-2 in Cyncoed.

Jordan Cotterill put Barry in front in Cardiff, only for Adam Roscrow, Emlyn Lewis and Eliot Evans to secure a come-from-behind triumph for the Archers. Nathaniel Jarvis scored a late consolation for Gavin Chesterfield’s men.

The final takes place at 12.30pm on February 6, although a venue is still to be confirmed.

The focus switches back to the league for the Nomads on Friday when they go to in-form Aberystwyth Town.

And the bread and butter of the Cymru Premier awaits the Archers on Saturday with a trip to bottom side Cefn Druids.