Bangor City FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|15.09.17 | 7:45pm|
Friday evening will see one of the biggest games of the JD Welsh Premier League campaign take place at the Bangor University Stadium as third placed Connah's Quay Nomads travel to fifth placed Bangor City.
The sides currently both sit on nine points, along with two other sides, and are only separated by a goal difference of plus three in favour of The Nomads. Both sides have had the exact same start to the season, picking up three victories and tasting defeat once thus far, with The Nomads' victories coming over Prestatyn Town, Carmarthen Town and Bala Town, while Bangor's have come against The New Saints, Prestatyn Town and Carmarthen Town. Bangor's only defeat of the season so far came against second-placed Cardiff Met where a 3-1 victory gave the students all three points.
The last time that The Nomads were at Bangor was a very different affair with our home UEFA Europa League tie against HJK Helsinki being plaed there which saw a memorable 1-0 victory for the club, however our last league visit against the Citizens was a different story with a frustrating 2-1 defeat thanks to a brace for Henry Jones.
Heading into the game, Andy Morrison said "We head into Friday's game at Bangor on the front foot after a fantastic victory over Bala last week. Our game against Bangor will be a totalcontrast to the game against Bala - one of the beauties of the JD Welsh Premier League is the variety of styles.
Bangor play a very controlled, passing through the thirds based game whereas Bala are direct and play from back-to-front. For me, there is no right way to play - any manager who says we play the right way is either arrogant or ignorant in my opinion. I have been fortunate enough to captain teams managed by Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Joe Royle and Sam Allardyce - they all had their distinct ways and identity - none of them ever said 'I do things the right way'.
The responsibility of a Manager/Coach is to try and find a way to be successful with the players you are working with - both Bangor, and to a greater degree, Bala have been successful in recent years, so both clubs are getting things right."
Morrison concluded by saying "We are one game into a very tough September fixture list - the important thing for me was to get off to a good start and that we have done. Having watched Bangor last week, we know we will have to be right at the top of our game. After our last two performances, we go there full of confidence and the players can't wait to test themselves against a very good Bangor outfit."
The game kicks off at the Bangor University Stadium at 7:45pm on Friday night with ticket prices at £9 for adults, £6 for concessions and £2 for children under 12.