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The NomadsvsThe New Saints FC


The Nomads


The New Saints FC


JD Welsh Premier League
10.10.17 | 7:45pm

MATCH PREVIEW: TOP OF THE TABLE AT STAKE AS SAINTS COME TO DEESIDE

Tuesday night's game sees a potential place at the top of the JD Welsh Premier League for either team should they pick up all three points as The Nomads host last season's champions, The New Saints.

TNS come to Deeside following a 4-0 victory over Elgin City in the Second Round of the Irn Bru Scottich Challenge Cup on Saturday night, while The Nomads also picked up a recent cup victory with a 2-0 win over Bangot City on Tuesday night.  TNS will come into the game full of confidence having only lost one game in the league so far this season, a 5-2 opening day defeat at Bangor City, while The Nomads sit just one point behind the side from Oswestry with a superior goal difference - the best in the league in fact.

The last time that TNS came to Deeside Stadium saw The Nomads come from one down to pick up a crucial victory on the way to securing second place in the league, with a Declan Pool wonderstrike giving The Nomads the victory on the night.

Ahead of the game, Nomads Manager Andy Morrison said; "After a weekend off, we trained last night in preparation for our biggest test of the season so far.  Last weekend's win away at Newtown - a ground where we have had little joy in recent seasons - was a fantastic victory.  Down to the bare bones and Ian Kearney playing his first full 90 minutes in over a year, it would have been easy to crumble under the pressure we faced in the last 20 minutes.  I was proud of the courage the players showed and again reinforced the spirit and togetherness we have in our changing room.

As it stand, TNS are again the team that everybody has to try and match this season, such are the standards they have set in recent seasons, including setting world records - it would be impossible to keep raising the bar, but in recent weeks they have begun to look back to the outstanding team in the league."

Morrison finished by saying "In recent season's we've had a great home record against TNS and we know that if we are right at the top of our game and every player is focused, we can get the right result."

The game kicks off on Tuesday night at 7:45pm from Deeside Stadium.

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