TNS make Shropshire Senior Cup history

Delighted Shropshire Senior Cup winners The New Saints made history as they lifted the county’s premier cup competition at the first attempt.

TNS captain Paul Harrison receives the Shropshire Senior cup from Reg Mason, life member of Shropshire FA
TNS captain Paul Harrison receives the Shropshire Senior cup from Reg Mason, life member of Shropshire FA

Delighted Shropshire Senior Cup winners The New Saints made history as they lifted the county’s premier cup competition at the first attempt.

The Oswestry-based Saints – who play in the Welsh Premier League – were invited to take part in the ancient cup competition by the Shropshire FA, who had expanded it to a four-team event.

And they justified their inclusion by dumping a young Shrewsbury Town team out in the semi-finals before defeating AFC Telford United on penalties in Saturday’s final at the New Bucks Head. [24link]

Comments for: "TNS make Shropshire Senior Cup history"

david

How can this be history winning the competition at the first attempt, didn't Wolves win the Shropshire senior cup at their first attempt when invited as guests. So The New Saints were also GUESTS as they are not members of the Shropshire FA are a WELSH club !! Yes please don't come up with all this rubbish about them being an Oswestry club. The only reason they moved acroos the border was to get a new ground that was funded by the English football foundation.

But congratulations to them anyway they were the better side on the day as it seemed most of the Telford players didnt seem interested, one thinks one friendly too many and they have their sights on next week. Will be the last time i ever go to a Shrops senior cup game, it's outlived it usefulness

Dave

Is anyone able to confirm if TNS are a 'Welsh' side?

I'm an Oswestry lad and want to support my local team.

However, being from Oswestry, obviously means i'm ENGLISH, therefore I don't want to support a Welsh team in a Welsh division. Can anyone please clarify?

Furthermore, how on earth has this situation come to be?