The SPFL has today confirmed the details of The New Saints’ IRN-BRU Cup semi-final tie with Dumbarton.
IRN-BRU Cup Semi-Final
Saturday February 17th 2018
The New Saints v Dumbarton
Park Hall Stadium.
Live on S4C, kick-off 7.35pm.
The Saints have reached the semi-final for the second successive season since being admitted into the Competition. Last season, the League Champions lost in Paisley against St Mirren at this stage. The tie will be the Saints’ 4th home match in this season’s campaign, having already defeated Livingstone, Elgin City and Queen of the South at Park Hall.
Their opponents Dumbarton defeated this season’s other Welsh entrant Connah’s Quay Nomads in the 2nd Round. The Nomads took the lead in that tie in September through a Callum Morris penalty, before David Wilson equalised (81′) and Dimitris Froxylias struck the winner in injury time of extra time after George Horan had been sent off.
Dumbarton have subsequently defeated Rangers U20, Stranraer and Raith Rovers. Stephen Aitken’s side are currently 8th in the ten-team SPFL Ladbrokes Championship.