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The NomadsvsCardiff Metropolitan University FC


The Nomads


Cardiff Metropolitan University FC


JD Welsh Premier League
23.09.17 | 2:30pm

MATCH PREVIEW: TOP FOUR CLASH AS STUDENTS VISIT DEESIDE

Saturday's game at Deeside Stadium sees fourth placed Nomads take on second-placed Cardiff Met in an early battle at the top of the table.

The Nomads come into the game in somewhat stop-start circumstances following the abandoned game against Bangor City last week.  The game was some 41 minutes in when three of the floodlights at the Bangor University Stadium failed, and the game has now been rearranged for Tuesday 26th September.  The Met come into the game full of spirit, currently sitting second in the league following an impressive 0-0 draw with champions, The New Saints, last weekend.

The Met's last visit to Deeside saw the game end in a 2-0 victory for The Nomads thanks to goals from Les Davies and Matty Williams before Emlyn Lewis was shown a second yellow in the second half.  The clubs went on to meet again in the final fixture of the season last year in a game which secured The Nomads' place in the Irn Bru Cup and a record highest finish of second in the Welsh Premier League.

Going into the game, Andy Morrison said "After the frustration of the abandoned game last Friday, the players can't wait for this weekend's game.

Having had a great start to the season, Cardiff Met cemented that start with a great point against TNS last weekend.  If anyone wants to go back to my interview after the Prestatyn game, they will hear me say 'Cardiff Met will be a major force this season'.  Their only defeat so far came away at Bala in a game they dominated. 

The key to their success is continuity, spirit and that key ingredient that all teams need - good players.  Christian Edwards is someone I have a lot of respect for - the way he has adapted to the different demands, week-in week-out of the JD Welsh Premier League shows he has great knowledge of the game."

Morrison concluded; "If we are to continue our good run against the Met, where we haven't been beaten in five games, we will need to be right at the top of our game."

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

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