CAERNARFON Town boss Iwan Williams has challenged his side to make history as they embark on one of the biggest games in their history.
The Cofis will take on Bala Town in the JD Welsh Cup semi-final on Saturday, April 1, at the Corbett Sports Stadium in Rhyl, and the talented young manager is confident that his side can cause another shock and reach the end of season showcase.
The manager will not be taking part in the clash due to a three-match ban from the Welsh FA, which will will restrict him on match day and refrain any media activity in the lead-up to the clash.
He said: “There is no doubt in my mind that this is the toughest test I’ve had since becoming manager, as Colin has built a fantastic squad at Bala and the success he’s brought over recent years is testament of the work he’s done at the club in order to make it grow the way it has done.
“Unfortunately I’ll be suspended from tomorrow onwards which means I’m unable to even enter the dressing room before, during or after the match or even conduct any interviews to any means of media. This is something that I’m bitterly disappointed about given the circumstances that led to the decision made by the Welsh FA.
“That being said, the game isn’t about me, it’s about the players. We are massive underdogs which means we can go to Rhyl to enjoy the occasion as the pressure is well and truly off.
“The key word for the next week is belief. We have to believe and we will believe. There is no doubt that when the players arrive at the ground and see the support we’re taking that it will give us an added lift.”
Williams also praised the Town supporters, who are expected to travel in huge numbers to lend their support for the highly anticipated contest.
“The amount of tickets and coaches we’ve already sold is testament to the support we have and myself, my management team and the players are thankful of this,” he added.
“We’re going there to win the game and to win the game for everyone connected to Caernarfon Town.”