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CARMARTHEN Town have surrendered home advantage in the Nathaniel MG Cup semi-finals to avoid fixture congestion.

The Old Gold were due to meet Barry Town United on Wednesday November 16, sandwiched between two Welsh Premier fixtures at home to Cefn Druids on Sunday November 13 and home to The New Saints on Friday November 18.

Club chairman Chris Edwards says this was a "headache" as the club must take the wellbeing and the welfare of players into account.

As a result, Barry have agreed to move the game to Tuesday November 8, but with the compromise that the game be switched to Jenner Park.

"It is not ideal to yield home advantage, but Town officials felt this was in the best interests of our players," Edwards says.

"It will enable us to have players with less game fatigue. Hopefully, there will be less chance of injuries in all three games. We will also be at our competitive best in all three games."

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30 March 2017

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