Ton Pentre AFC will play Football League 2 outfit Newport County at Ynys Park on Wednesday, 6 July at 7.15pm in the Brian Lomax Supporters Direct Cup.
Supporters Direct announced the fixture in a press release issued on Monday, 13 June:
The Supporters Direct Cup and SD Shield are annual invitational competitions held between community-owned football clubs to celebrate the role fans play in owning and supporting their own football clubs up and down the country.
The trophies are sponsored by Supporters Direct and are kindly funded by fans from all over the country that helped raise the money to purchase them.
This year the Supporters Direct Cup has been renamed “The Brian Lomax SD Cup” in memory of the former SD Managing Director, considered to be the “founding father” of the Supporters Trust movement, who sadly passed away last year.
These two summer fixtures are a celebration of supporter-ownership and designed to show appreciation to the commitment and dedication of those fans who, like Brian, would brave the wet and cold of our British climate and travel hundreds of miles to support their clubs.
Supporters Direct are pleased to announce the fixture details for the 2016 Brian Lomax Cup and Shield below:
BRIAN LOMAX CUP
Teams: TON PENTRE AFC VS NEWPORT COUNTY
Date: Wednesday 6th July 2016
Location: Ynys Park, Llanfoist Street, Ton Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF41 7AF
Teams: PEACEHAVEN FC VS LEWES FC
Date: Wednesday 20th July 2016
Location: The Sports Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8RH
This is a fantastic match for the Bulldogs and the Rhondda footballing public in general and Ton Pentre will look forward to hosting the Football League club.