TWO Gwynedd footballing giants will lock horns in the JD Welsh Cup at the fourth-round stage.

Huws Gray Alliance side Bangor City will host top-flight rivals Caernarfon Town as both look to reach the last eight, with the game expected to draw a significant crowd to the VSM Stadium in the new year.

The two sides have enjoyed contrasting fortunes over the last 18 months, with the Canaries securing an elusive promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League and after an outstanding season to date find themselves in contention for a top six place at the split.

Things have not gone according to plan for the Citizens, who were demoted to the second tier after failing to obtain an FAW Licence and struggled to make an impact in the second tier under Craig Harrison, but there have been signs of life of late and the club has been buoyed further by the appointment of Gary Taylor-Fletcher as manager and the prospect of new owners arriving in the coming weeks.

Giant-killers Llangefni Town have been rewarded for their landmark win over Llanelli Town with another home tie against Llandudno.

Chris Roberts’ side will be aiming to knock off another formidable scalp to continue their fairytale journey through the competition.

Rhyl have been presented with a great chance to reach the quarter final stage after being drawn at home to fellow giant-killers and Nathaniel MG Cup finalists Cambrian and Clydach BGC, with second tier pacesetters Airbus Broughton welcoming TNS.

There are also three all-WPL affairs with Carmarthen Town hosting Connah’s Quay Nomads, Cardiff Met travelling to Aberystwyth Town and Barry Town United at home to Cefn Druids.

JD Welsh Cup fourth round: Carmarthen Town vs Connah’s Quay Nomads, Haverfordwest County vs Flint Town United/Bala Town, Bangor City vs Caernarfon Town, Barry Town United vs Cefn Druids, Airbus Broughton vs The New Saints, Cambrian and Clydach vs Rhyl, Aberystwyth Town vs Cardiff Met, Llangefni Town vs Llandudno.