RUTHIN Town are all set to make history on Saturday.

For the first time ever, the Memorial Park Fields club will be appearing in a live televised match.

Ruthin's trip to top flight Llandudno in the fourth round of the JD Welsh Cup has been chosen by S4C's Sgorio show as its live match on Saturday, with kick-off at 5.15pm.

It is a terrific reward for Chris Williams' side, on the back of their brilliant 3-0 win at Welsh Premier League Prestatyn Town in the last round.

For team boss Williams, he is just happy that the tie has finally arrived.

"It's been the elephant in the room, really," he said.

Preparations for the clash have been affected by last weekend's awful weather.

Ruthin were scheduled to tackle FC Queens Park last Saturday in a key Huws Gray Alliance clash.

Although the game was switched to the Maes Tegid 3G pitch in Bala, heavy snow resulted in a postponement, with the match being rearranged for last night (Tuesday).

"Saturday being called off was disappointing, because we wanted a whole week to concentrate on Llandudno," said Williams yesterday.

"With the lads, it's not been mentioned, but with there being a game tonight, Llandudno is still on the back-burner."

Looking ahead to Saturday's Welsh Cup tie, Williams added: "I think we have got the quality to cause them problems.

"I went to watch them against Cefn Druids and what surprised me was their big lads.

"That's something we will have to be careful of.

"Our play is about pace and work rate and the lads will be busy, but I'm under no illusions about how hard it will be.

"If they take us lightly and we are at the top of our game, who knows?"

Saturday will evoke memories of a tie that occurred more than 30 years ago.

Back in 1987, Ruthin travelled to the Racecourse Ground to tackle Wrexham in the Welsh Cup and great credit went to the visitors, who were only beaten 3-0 on the night.

Ruthin general secretary Bryn Jones said: “We have talked for many years about the Welsh Cup game against Wrexham and it will be nice to have another game to talk about.

"It’s doubly pleasing to go into the game with so many local players and we are very proud of what the squad has already achieved this season.”

The club is anticipating a large amount of support at Maesdu Park, with a organised a supporters' bus being filled, in addition to a bus from town pub The Park Place.

Proud Ruthin Town chairman Paddy Carney has prised the progress the club has made in the last three years, due to the "huge amount of volunteer support".

"This is also running throughout the town in levels of match day supporters and, of course, our very valuable sponsors who have helped with the current redevelopment work and the huge weekly cost of running four senior football teams - including the vets," said Carney.

"In essence, I just (want to say) a huge thank-you to everyone involved in the most extraordinary journey we are on."

Saturday's Sgorio, presented by Dylan Ebenezer, will begin on S4C at 5pm this Saturday.

have another game to talk about. It’s doubly pleasing to go into the game with so many local players and we are very proud what the squad have already achieved this season.”