Monmouth Town's historic game in the last 16 of the Welsh Cup against Porthmadog has been switched to north Wales as the second attempt to play the game fell victim to the waterlogged pitch.

Under Welsh Cup rules, the Kingfishers must now travel to Porthmadog next week as Town officials rued the loss of revenue but remained upbeat about their chances of progressing to the quarter final in their quest to lift the world's oldest football trophy, where they will face the winners of the tie between Welsh Premier outfit Newtown FC and Holywell Town in another away fixture.

Town chairman Lee Robson said: "So many people have helped us this week to try to make sure we could play the game but unfortunately the weather just got the better of us.

"It's a shame because we've worked hard to get a big tie here over many years, we anticipated a big crowd and our match sponsors and other companies have been brilliant.

"Ladbroke's have agreed to sponsor the away match now, which means that we can travel on Friday to give us the best chance of winning the game.

"Our junior section have been fantastic too with over 75 dads and lads tickets sold – mums too of course – and the Academy were going to be mascots for the game.

"There was a real buzz about the game and yes; it does leave a big hole in our finances so we'll just have to make sure we win.

"We can see a clear route through to the semi-finals and although it will be tough it is achievable and as we've had to play every game away we may as well try it the hard way."

The winners of the trophy qualify for the Europa League.

If any local businesses would like to help out with the cost of travel and accommodation, they should contact Mark Smith on 07976 189833.