JD Welsh Premier League
|30.09.17 | 5:15pm|
This Saturday evening will see The Nomads take on Newtown in this weekend’s televised S4C game, live from Latham Park at 5:15pm.
Andy Morrison’s side will be looking to bounce back from the defeat at Bangor City on Tuesday night – a game which saw a late Gary Taylor-Fletcher strike take The Citizens to the top of the table. Despite the defeat, The Nomads still sit fourth in the league with the best defence in the league, having only conceded three goals in the opening six games thus far. Newtown sit two places behind The Nomads on eight points thanks to two victories and two draw from their opening six games in the league.
The Nomads’ last visit to mid-Wales last November saw a frustrating afternoon as The Robins came out 2-1 victors, inflicting The Nomads’ second defeat of the season at the time. Nick Rushton started for The Nomads in that game, however will potentially be in the starting eleven for Newtown this time round having left Deeside Stadium permanently at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
Ahead of kick off, Andy Morrison said “Saturday’s visit to Latham Park can’t come quickly enoughfor everyone connected with the Club. Tuesday’s defeat to Bangor is a result we can have no complaints about – yes, we had 6-7 key players missing but the starting eleven was strong enough to give a very good Bangor team a game – we all came up short and must bounce back quickly.
Everyone looks forward to live games – it’s an opportunity for players to show what they are about and make an impression in a league which is more competitive this season than ever before.
Newtown teams are always organised, big, strong and very hard to play against at home. Chris Hughes is a manager I have a lot of respect for – we’re all great managers when things are going great – qualifying for Europe, winning games in Europe like Chris has done, but you learn a lot more about football, life and yourself when things are tough and going against you. The way Newown came back last season and stormed into the playoffs after a very rough start was testament to Chris and his staff – those experiences are invaluable.”
Morrison concluded by saying “Yet again, I come up against a player who did a fantastic job for me in his time at the club – I can’t speak highly enough of Nick Rushton – I will always be indebted to him for the hat-trick he scored against Carmarthen in my first game and the key goals he scored for me.”
The game kicks off at Latham Park at 5:15pm and will be live on S4C from 5:00pm this Saturday. The Nomads will be without the suspended George Horan and Ryan Wignall.