THE weekend's Welsh Cup action includes several potential banana skins for Welsh Premier clubs facing lower league opposition.
High on the list of potential upsets is the clash between Penybont of Welsh League Division One and the WPL's bottom club, Airbus UK Broughton, who have not experienced a victory since a 4-2 win at Newtown in late September. Low in confidence, the Wingmakers can expect a tough test at Bryntirion Park, where the WPL's second-highest all-time goal scorer Rhys Griffiths is now in charge.
Carmarthen Town will not relish their trip north to The Oval, where Caernarfon Town's recent Welsh Cup record includes a narrow 3-2 home defeat at the hands of The New Saints two years ago.
There is eager anticipation in the Rhondda where Ton Pentre crave a return to their glory days in the top flight with a win over Bangor City in Sgorio's live TV game. The Citizens will arrive on the back of a surprise home defeat at the hands of Carmarthen but the Bulldogs are also smarting after crashing 5-0 away to Goytre United last weekend.
Elsewhere, Huws Gray Alliance Holywell Town visit Aberystwyth Town and have a decent record against the Seasiders, who needed penalties to see-off the Wellmen in round four two seasons ago and triumphed 3-1 in the semi-finals after their opponents, who were in the Welsh Alliance, had taken an early lead.
Llandudno host current Welsh League leaders Goytre who have only lost twice this season while Gap Connah's Quay, who host Goytre United, will want to avoid a repeat of their first-half performance in the third round two years ago when they trailed 3-0 to Welsh League Monmouth Town before recovering to win 5-3.