COLWYN Bay will take on top-flight opposition for the first time since their return to the domestic scene in the JD Welsh Cup third round.

The in-form Seagulls’ welcome Airbus UK to the Four Crosses Stadium for what promises to be a mouth-watering test for Craig Hogg’s side.

The Wingmakers’ returned to JD Cymru Premier level after securing the Huws Gray Alliance crown in convincing fashion last term, and they currently sit in tenth spot after winning three of their opening 14 league games.

Llandudno will face a stern test of their credentials during a long trip to Afon Lido as they look to reach the fourth round stage once again.

Matthew Jones’ men comfortably beat Llanfair United to book their place in the hat and are now pitted against a side that occupy eighth position in JD Cymru South.

Mold Alexandra have been handed a plumb tie at The New Saints, with Flint Town United and Ruthin Town looking to take a top-flight scalp when they take on Bala Town and Aberystwyth Town.

JD Welsh Cup third round draw: Abertillery Bluebirds v Connah’s Quay Nomads, Aberystwyth Town v Ruthin Town, Afan Lido v Llandudno, Barry Town United v Newtown, Cardiff Met v Pontypridd Town, Carmarthen Town v Ammanford, Cefn Druids v Guilsfield, Colwyn Bay v Airbus UK, Flint Town United v Bala Town, Goytre United v Caernarfon Town, Penrhyncoch v Prestatyn Town, Penybont v Porthmadog, Pontardawe Town v Croesyceiliog v Buckley Town, Rhyl v Chepstow Town/STM Sports, Swansea University v Cambrian & Clydach, The New Saints v Mold Alexandra.