JD Welsh Premier League
|22.09.18 | 7:30pm|
This Saturday night will see Connah's Quay Nomads face Llandudno, live on Sgorio in the JD Welsh Premier League.
The televised game kicks off at he later time of 7:30pm from Llandudno's Maesdu Parc and will see the first meeting between The Nomads and Llandudno since another live televised game, last October at a sodden Deeside Stadium. That game saw both sides battle against the elements as Storm Brian provided a continual downpour throughout the game, with the scores ending 1-1 - Nathan Woolfe opening the scoring in the first half, before Danny Hughes equalised for Llandudno in the second.
The Nomads come into the game having not played since last Friday night, in a 3-1 victory over Newtown at Deeside Stadium, where goals from Jay Owen, Ryan Wignall and Callum Morris gave The Nomads the three points to keep a grip on second place in the league. Llandudno were in action on the Sunday with an away victory over Cardiff Met, thanks to a Toby Jones goal in the 70th minute. The result saw Llandudno climb to 8th in the league table on 8 points from six games played.
There will of course be a number of familiar faces in the Llandudno squad on Saturday evening as former defensive duo, Kai Edwards and Mike Pearson alongside former striker Matty Williams will likely feature for Iwan Williams' (another ex-Nomad) side.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "After the demanding schedule of three games in six days, it's been great to have an eight day gap from our last game until we play Llandudno on Saturday night. We have a fully fit squd to pick from, so go into the game in a strong position numbers-wise. With us fighting on four fronts, it is important we keep the strong squad.
After a slow start, Llandudno have won back-to-back games - I said at the start of the season that after their massive financial outlay, any team that finish above Llandudno will be in a European football position - I have no idea what their budgets are, nor do I wish to know, but I do know it is healthy for the league that teams like Llandudno now have the financial ability to offer deals to players that we as a club refused to match. With that outlay comes expectations and after tasting European football and being in a very healthy position when their previous manager left, I'm sure that Llandudno will be one of the four clubs playing in Europe come the end of the season."