Dec 23 2010 by Alec Doyle, Flintshire Chronicle
SALTNEY Town are preparing for the biggest game in their history – against Welsh Premier League side The New Saints.
The Welsh National League club has been drawn against the Welsh Premier giants in the second round of the North East Wales FA Challenge Cup.
The tie is scheduled for Monday, December 27 and was originally a home match for Saltney.
But it has been switched to TNS’ home of The Venue in Oswestry, partly due to potential capacity requirements and partly down to the fact TNS play on a synthetic surface, giving the game more chance of surviving the recent cold snap. The match is scheduled to be morning kick-off at 11.00.
Last time out Saltney defeated Hawkesbury 11-0 so confidence within the squad is high, although a repeat against even a second-string TNS would go down as the biggest shock in domestic Welsh football history.
The Deeside Sunday League was wiped out by the wintry conditions bringing their Christmas break forward.
The League will restart on January 9.
Christmas also came early for the Clwyd Junior League as they too were frozen off.
Junior football is scheduled to return on Saturday, January 8.