2007–08 FAW Premier Cup

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The 2007–08 FAW Premier Cup was the 11th season of the tournament since its founding in 1997. Newport County were the eventual winners, beating Llanelli 1–0 in the final to win the competition for the first time in the club's history.

2007–08 FAW Premier Cup
Country England
 Wales
Teams16
ChampionsNewport County
Runners-upLlanelli
Matches played15
Goals scored45 (3 per match)
Defunct

To date, the season remains the last time the tournament was played after the BBC withdrew sponsorship in 2008.

CalendarEdit

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs Prize money[1]
First 2 October 2007 4 8 £5,000
Second 6 November 2007 4 8 £7,500
Quarter-finals 8 January 2008
9 January 2008
4 8 £15,000
Semi-finals 19 February 2008
26 February 2008
2 4 £25,000
Final 11 March 2008 1 2 Winners: £100,000
Losers: £50,000

First roundEdit

Connah's Quay Nomads1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Carmarthen Town
White   69' Palmer   59'
Penalties
2 – 3
Attendance: 127
Referee: Kevin Parry

Porthamadog2 – 7Port Talbot Town
Owen   84'
Roberts   86'
McCreesh   7'
Rose   19'39'
Morgan   64'73'89'
Bond   76'
Attendance: 136
Referee: Ceri Richards

Haverfordwest County3 – 1Airbus UK Broughton
Woodrow   35'73'
Christopher   43'
Wright   87'
Referee: Phil Southall

Bangor City3 – 0Aberystwyth Town
Edwards   16'
Stott   63'
Davies   82'
Referee: Huw Jones

Second roundEdit

Haverfordwest County0 – 2Welshpool Town
Rogers   4'53'

Newport County1 – 0Bangor City
Griffin   90'
Attendance: 403
Referee: Ceri Richards

Llanelli4 – 1Rhyl
Jones   1'
Williams   55'
Griffiths   82'
Holloway   84'
Moran   83' (pen)
Attendance: 432
Referee: Mark Whitby

Carmarthen Town2 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Port Talbot Town
Easter   90'
Cotterrall   102'
Rose   33'
Attendance: 214
Referee: Steve Hames

Quarter-finalsEdit

All three Welsh sides competing in the Football League, Cardiff City, Swansea City and Wrexham, entered in the quarter-finals along with reigning holders The New Saints.[2] Due to heavy rain, several of the quarter-final ties were postponed on more than one occasion resulting in the round lasting more than one month.[3]

Newport County1 – 0Swansea City
Griffin   90' Report
Attendance: 816
Referee: Steve Hames

Llanelli4 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Wrexham
Griffiths   24'89'
Holloway   94'96'
Report Llewellyn   12'23'
Attendance: 427
Referee: Mark Whitby

Welshpool Town0 – 1Cardiff City
Report Brown   85'
Attendance: 700
Referee: Lee Evans

Carmarthen Town3 – 1
(a.e.t.)
The New Saints
Hicks   41'96'116' Report Toner   36'
Referee: Dean John

Semi-finalsEdit

Cardiff City1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Newport County
Thompson   115' Report Bowen   113'
Penalties
Sinclair  
Blake  
Loovens  
Wade  
Thompson  
Carlile  
4 – 5 Bowen  
Alsop  
Evans  
Fowler  
Searle  
Jarman  
Attendance: 1,960
Referee: Lee Evans

Llanelli1 – 0Carmarthen Town
Pritchard   22' Report
Referee: Mark Whitby

FinalEdit

Newport County1 – 0Llanelli
Hughes   82' Report
Attendance: 1,889
Referee: Lee Evans

Top scorersEdit

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1.   Rhys Griffiths Llanelli 3
  Tim Hicks Carmarthen Town
  Chris Holloway Llanelli
  Kerry Morgan Port Talbot Town
  Martin Rose Port Talbot Town
2.   Charlie Griffin Newport County 2
  Chris Llewellyn Wrexham
  Steve Rogers Welshpool Town
  Nick Woodrow Haverfordwest County

ReferencesEdit

  • Thomas, Mel. "FAW Premier Cup Season 2007-08". wfda.co.uk. Welsh Football Data Archive. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  1. ^ "FAW Premier Cup 2007/8". welsh-premier.com. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "FAW Premier Cup 2007/08". BBC Sport. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Welshpool is on". Cardiff City F.C. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]