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Jones aims to cause problems for his old side.

CARDIFF-based Port Talbot Town manager Mark Jones makes his first return to Richmond Park tomorrow since being sacked by Carmarthen Town two years ago.

Jones wasd is missed two weeks after steering Carmarthen to Welsh Cup success - and he returns to his former club in the same competition.

Current Carmarthen Town manager Deryn Brace knows tomorrow's quarter-final against a Port Talbot team rejuvenated under Jones is going to be a huge test for his team.

"Everybody knows Port Talbot were in a false position before Jonah (Mark Jones) went there," said Brace.

"He seems to have put things in order and the players have the appetite again.

"They are moving rapidly up the Welsh Premier League table and, when you look at form, they are not far behind the top three or four in the league.

"We will be rated favourites, but this is going to be our toughest game of the season.

"Port Talbot have still got the same side that finished fourth in the league and they are a far better side than their league position suggests.

If we're going to win, it's going to be our hardest, most competitive 90 minutes of the season.

"All around they are experienced, solid and streetwise."

Port Talbot earned a 1-1 draw at Carmarthen earlier this season, before Jones took charge, and the teams shared the points when they met at the Gen Quip Stadium a few weeks ago.

The match will be the main feature game on S4C programme Sgorio Cymru on Saturday night.

Spectators at the Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City quarter-final at the Airfield will be segregated tomorrow.

Bangor City fans have been allocated the new main stand opposite the pavilion.

The measures come after problems at last season's Welsh Cupfinal, when City fans invaded Newtown's Latham Park pitch, and trouble which flared during are cent league game against Rhyl at Farrar Road.

There are three all-Welsh Premier League quarterfinals, which all kick-off at 2pm, plus the clash between two MacWhirter Welsh League teams, Newport YMCA and Bridgend Town.

That tie starts at 1.30pm.

Welsh Cup quarter-finals: Aberystwyth Town v Prestatyn Town, Airbus UK Broughton v Bangor City, Carmarthen Town v Port Talbot Town, Newport YMCA v Bridgend Town.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 27, 2009
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