SWALEC Cup Memories

On this day 11 years ago the Quins embarked on a journey from Carmarthen to the Brewery Field in Bridgend for one of the biggest games in the clubs history. The opponents were not Bridgend but Pontypridd and it was the SWALEC cup Semi Final on a neutral ground. The weather was set fair just like it is today and with a game against a team who were no strangers to cup success Quins supporters left town to just enjoy the occasion.

It was pretty obvious from the outset that the Quins Squad that day were not there to make up the numbers and were there to make a game of it. With a try for the quins after 28 seconds it was a day to remember for all the right reasons.

Semi Finals of cup competitions are usually very tight affairs but on this occasion everything the Quins tried just went their way. With a final score of 41 – 12 to the Quins it was a history making day as we made our way to the first ever National Cup Final.

Previous ties in the round saw us play:

Carmarthen Athletic where we ran out winners 29 – 8

Blackwood in a tight game we edged 23 – 22

Glamorgan Wanderers another tight game where we emerged victorious 31 – 26

Unfortunately we fell short that season against Llanelli in our first appearance in the then Millennium Stadium. National cup success has eluded us so far on one other occasion when we lost to our Towy Valley rivals Llandovery.

Who knows what would have happened last season in the season that was cut short due to coronavirus when we were due to play Cardiff in the semi final. Notwithstanding that you can be assured that the squad is chomping at the bit to get back together and when conditions allow take to the park in a game for you all.

For the moment we have included the link to  the Wales Online report to our semi final game against Pontypridd in 2010. Credit to Wales online