Behind the media scenes as The New Saints beat Penybont FC in JD’s Welsh Cup

The pre-game media for Penybont v The New Saints began during the week with the writing and publishing of the match preview.

That included reference to last season’s JD Welsh Cup final between the two, when The New Saints beat Rhys Griffiths’ side 3-2 in the final.

In addition, last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Park Hall got a mention as well.

With the semi-final being played at Richmond Park, Carmarthen, that involved a Friday night hotel stay at the Village in Swansea.

An hour after breakfast and I was on the team bus, as the game was a 12.45 p.m. kick-off.