Bangor City FC
Dafabet Welsh Premier League
|25.03.17 | 2:30pm|
Saturday afternoon's match sees The Nomads host fourth-placed Bangor City following an outstanding result over already crowned champions, The New Saints earlier in the week.
The Nomads will be coming into the game full of confidence having overcome a tough challenge at Carmarthen the previous Saturday, before handing TNS only their second defeat of the season this past Tuesday. These victories, along with the victory over Cardiff Met and late point at Bala has seen The Nomads leapfrog the Lakesiders into second place in the league table as the race for Europe intensifies.
Bangor City are far from out of the European picture however, currently sitting in fourth position on 45 points, 10 points clear of fifth-placed Carmarthen and eight points behind both The Nomads and Bala Town, and will be coming into the game looking for a bounceback performance having lost 2-1 to Bala Town last weekend.
The last time that The Citizens came to Deeside Stadium saw a fantastic advert for the Dafabet Welsh Premier League as the sides shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with some fantastic attacking football on show.
Ahead of Saturday's game, Andy Morrison said "We head into the game in great form. I was pleased with so many key areas of our play on Tuesday night - firstly to restrict TNS to a couple of long distance shots in the second half with only one shot on goal in the first half tells me my team are working extremely hard out of posession. In posession, we created numerous opportunities to score and on another day it could have been a much wider margin.
We must take that form into Saturday's game which we know is going to be a real test against a very talented Bangor team who are no longer a surprise package - with massive investment in the playing budget this season, Bangor are rightly on course for Europe, but as I've said many times, if we do what we do, to the standards we have shown over the last month, it will be very difficult to beat us."
The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 2:30pm.