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The Nomads


Carmarthen Town AFC


JD Welsh Premier League
19.08.17 | 2:30pm

MATCH PREVIEW: JD WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE RETURNS TO DEESIDE STADIUM

Saturday afternoon will see the first home game of Connah's Quay Nomads' 2017/18 JD Welsh Premier League Campaign as we host Carmarthen Town.

The Nomads sit at the top of the newly named league following a strong 4-0 victory over newly-promoted Prestatyn Town last Friday night, but know that Saturday's challenge will be a tough one with Carmarthen coming into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Llandudno.

Carmarthen's last visit to Deeside saw them leave with all three points following a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the first game of last season's second phase, so Andy Morrison will be looking to ensure that doesn't happen again today. Following the arrival of Mathias and Michael Bakare last week, we are hopeful that both could feature in Saturday's match squad following international clearance, while a number of our new faces from the summer will also be making their first competitive appearance at Deeside Stadium for the Club.

Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "After a great performance and result away at Prestatyn, we are back at home for the first time this season against Carmarthen. Friday's game was a very tough encounter against a good Prestatyn team and we had to be at our best to get the result as they will be a hard team to beat at their place.

I watched the Carmarthen game last week and they can feel very unlucky to be on the end of a 3-0 defeat - the game turned on a penalty decision and the game could have gone their way. We are all well aware of how tough Carmarthen will be and that they beat us 1-0 here last season - we always have very close games.

In our last pre-season game against Flint, we started to look like the Connah's Quay Nomads of last season - organised, disciplined and hard to score against. We carried that into the Prestatyn game and if we maintain those standards we will be a very difficult team to beat."

The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon.

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