1979–80 Welsh Cup

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1979–80 Welsh Football Association Challenge Cup
Country Wales
England
Champions Newport County
Runners-up Shrewsbury Town

The 1979–80 Welsh Cup was the final of the 93rd season of the main domestic football cup competition in Wales, the Welsh Cup.

Qualifying round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Llandudno Town 1–3 Rhos United
2 Conwy United 11–1 British Steel
3 Llandudno Amateurs 1–2 Abergele United
4 Llanfair Caereinion 5–1 Ffostrasol Wanderers
5 Barmouth & Dyffryn United 0–2 Aber AC
6 Rhayader Town 4–3 Montgomery Town
7 Abergavenny Thursdays 1–2 Spencer Works Newport
8 Talgarth 1–8 Taff's Well
9 Trelewis 1–3 Brecon Corinthians

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Pwllheli & District 2–0 Porthmadog
2 Connah's Quay Nomads 6–2 Abergele United
3 Rhos United 0–6 Colwyn Bay at Colwyn Bay
4 Conwy United 1–0 Caernarfon Town
5 Courtaulds Greenfield 0–3 Flint Town United
6 Blaenau Ffestiniog 0–1 Nantlle Vale
7 Llay Welfare 1–2 Gresford Athletic
8 Ruthin 2–2 Chirk AAA
Replay Chirk AAA 0–2 Ruthin
9 Mold Alexandra 0–5 Brymbo Steelworks
10 Denbigh Town 1–3 Druids United
11 Bridgnorth Town 0–1 Kidderminster Harriers
12 Stourbridge 2–1 Brierley Hill Alliance
13 Newtown 8–0 Rhayader Town
14 Caersws 1–1 Towyn Towyn dismissed – ineligible player
15 Presteigne St Andrews 6–2 Knighton Town
16 Machynlleth 2–0 Welshpool
17 Llanfair Caereinion 2–1 Aberystwyth Town at Aberystwyth
18 Berriew 4–2 Aber AC
19 Llanidloes Town 3–2 Llandrindod Wells
20 Brecon Corinthians 2–3 Afan Lido
21 Taff's Well 1–5 Bridgend Town at Bridgend
22 Sully 0–3 Barry Town
23 Cardiff Corinthians 0–0 Ferndale Athletic
Replay Ferndale Athletic 3–1 Cardiff Corinthians
24 Caerau Athletic 2–1 Abercynon Athletic
25 Aberaman Athletic 2–0 Caerleon
26 Ebbw Vale 0–2 Pontllanfraith
27 Newport YMCA 2–4 Maesteg Park Athletic
28 Spencer Works Newport 7–0 South Glamorgan Institute
29 Merthyr Tydfil 2–1 Briton Ferry Athletic
30 Pontardawe 1–4 Pembroke Borough
31 Haverfordwest County 4–1 Morriston Town
32 Milford United 4–0 Llanelli
33 BP Llandarcy 1–0 Ammanford Town

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Rhyl 2–3 Colwyn Bay
2 Connah's Quay Nomads 5–0 Gresford Athletic
3 Flint Town United 0–3 Brymbo Steelworks
4 Ruthin 1–1 Druids United
Replay Druids United 1–3 Ruthin
5 Conwy United 2–6 Oswestry Town
6 Pwllheli & District 0–3 Nantlle Vale
7 Machynlleth 0–1 Berriew
8 Newtown 4–0 Llanfair Caereinion
9 Caersws 1–2 Kidderminster Harriers
10 Presteigne St Andrews 2–1 Llanidloes Town
11 Maesteg Park Athletic 3–2 Haverfordwest County
12 Bridgend Town 3–0 Spencer Works Newport
13 Merthyr Tydfil 3–1 Aberaman Athletic
14 Stourbridge 2–3 BP Llandarcy
15 Ferndale Athletic 0–1 Caerau Athletic
16 Ton Pentre 2–1 Pembroke Borough
17 Milford United 1–1 Barry Town
Replay Barry Town 4–0 Milford United
18 Afan Lido 2–4 Pontllanfraith

Third round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Oswestry Town 6–0 Berriew
2 Bangor City 3–0 Presteigne St Andrews
3 Nantlle Vale 3–0 Newtown
4 Druids United 1–2 Connah's Quay Nomads
5 Brymbo Steelworks 4–0 Colwyn Bay
6 Merthyr Tydfil 4–0 Caerau Athletic
7 Kidderminster Harriers 2–1 Maesteg Park Athletic
8 Worcester City 7–0 BP Llandarcy
9 Pontllanffraith 3–1 Ton Pentre
10 Barry Town 4–1 Bridgend Town

Fourth round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Wrexham 5–0 Connah's Quay Nomads
2 Nantlle Vale 2–1 Brymbo Steelworks
3 Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Oswestry Town
Replay Oswestry Town 1–6 Shrewsbury Town
4 Chester 1–1 Bangor City
Replay Bangor City 0–2 Chester
5 Swansea City 2–0 Pontllanffraith
6 Newport County 2–0 Cardiff City
7 Kidderminster Harriers 1–0 Worcester City
8 Merthyr Tydfil 4–2 Barry Town

Fifth round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Merthyr Tydfil 1–0 Chester
2 Wrexham 0–1 Newport County
3 Swansea City 2–0 Kidderminster Harriers
4 Nantlle Vale 1–4 Shrewsbury Town Played at Shrewsbury

Semi-finals[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Notes
1 Newport County 3–1 Merthyr Tydfil
2 Swansea City 2–2 Shrewsbury Town
Replay Shrewsbury Town 2–2 Swansea City Shrewsbury Town win 6–5 on penalties

Final[edit]

Main article: 1980 Welsh Cup Final

First Leg[edit]

6 May 1980
19:45 BST
Newport County 2–1 Shrewsbury Town
Tynan 2 Goal Report Own goal Goal
Somerton Park, Newport
Attendance: 9,950
Referee: R Bridges (Deeside)
Newport County
Shrewsbury Town

Second Leg[edit]

12 May 1980
19:45 BST
Shrewsbury Town 0–3 Newport County
Report Tynan Goal
Lowndes Goal
Gwyther Goal
Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Attendance: 8,993
Referee: R Bridges (Deeside)
Shrewsbury Town
Newport County

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