SO for the third time in six seasons, Tenby United and Aberystwyth will meet in the Pembrokeshire KO Cup final.

In 2012 The Seasiders, playing in Division Three West at the time, went in as underdogs against an Aber side playing a league above them.

But Aber, who arrived notably late for the game in Cardigan, were blown away by an early hat trick from Tenby winger Simon Stanford, which set up a 23-14 win for his side.

Two years later in Fishguard, the divisional gap between the sides was the same, but this time around Tenby went in as firm favourites after a superb campaign that eventually saw them promoted - and sure enough, Gareth Thomas’ side dominated throughout to win 38-5.

And come Friday, it will be ironically be the same situation, as despite Tenby winning promotion this season, they have played their campaign in Division Two West, a league below their Mid Wales opponents.

Regardless, Andrew Morgan, Richard Rossiter and Chris James’ Tenby go into the final with a great deal of momentum on their side. In their title run in they have been rampant, notching five successive league wins in which they amassed almost 300 points.

Indeed, if their pack can get parity, and they have a more than capable set of forwards led by Luke Hansford at No 8, they have the firepower out wide to put any team to the sword.

Tenby's outside half Ashley Sutton is available, with Matthew Morgan at scrum half, brother Johnny at full back, and the likes of Scott James in the centre and Jordan Asparassa on the wing, they have the power and pace to strike from anywhere.

However, this time around they will face an Aber side more in far better shape than the ones who lost the two afore mentioned finals.

They are set to finish fourth in a tough Division One league, notching a double over reigning Pembrokeshire Cup KO champions Crymych along the way.

It has been good to see them travel down to play cup ties against Fishguard and Cardigan this season and treat the clashes seriously - as whilst their travelling difficulties are understandable, all too often they have come unstuck in this competition through late arrival or an unwillingness to make a long journey.

And they shouldn’t need any motivation to prepare properly and put in a committed display come Friday.

The venue of Crymych suits them in terms of distance, and this is a prime opportunity for them to round off a solid season with silverware.

Their two previous final losses to The Seasiders, not to mention defeat to Crymych at the same stage in 2011, should leave them desperate not to miss out this time around.

Personally, I still think The Seasiders will have the edge.

It is a dangerous prediction to make, having only watched Aber once this season, but Tenby have the bit between their teeth at the moment and have shown few signs of weakness in the latter half of this campaign.

I don’t think we will see anything like the one sided mauling of 2014, but I’ll go for The Seasiders by 7-10 points.