Carmarthen Town AFC
JD Welsh Premier League
|14.10.17 | 2:30pm|
Saturday afternoon will see The Nomads travel to south Wales as they face Carmarthen Town for the first time since the Richmond Park surface was recently renovated into a 3G facility.
The Nomads go into the game following a positive ten-day period which saw the side progress beyond Bangor City in the Nathaniel MG Cup, followed up by a 2-2 draw with reigning champions in a game which left many Nomads fans and management feeling they could and perhaps should have won.
The Nomads’ last trip to Richmond Park came in March as the side charged towards Europa League football and came out 3-1 winners in a dominant display thanks to goals from Ryan Wignall, Kai Edwards and Lewis Short. That scoreline was again repeated The Nomads’ opening home game of the 2017/18 campaign as an impressive performance saw Callum Morris and Michael Wilde score for The Nomads before Matty Williams came on to score from the bench to round off a game which Andy Morrison hailed as an excellent performance.
Going into the game, Carmarthen will be looking for their first points on their newly laid turf following a 5-0 defeat at the hands of TNS at the end of September. They have since gone on to knock Haverfordwest County out of the Nathaniel MG Cars Cup before succumbing to a late winner at Prestatyn, meaning they left north Wales without anything to show in a thrilling 3-2 encounter.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said “We travel to south Wales on Saturday to face a Carmarthen side who have had a tough start to the season. Previous seasons have shown that teams waiting on their pitch to be laid and ready, having to play away from home in the early part of the season have found results difficult to come by. I have no doubt that when Carmarthen settle into their new surroundings they will go on a run up the table.
In what’s been a very difficult period for everyone connected with our Club, I thought the players’ response on Tuesday against TNS was first class and the performance lifted the spirits of everyone who was present. I can’t speak highly enough of the squad I have and also the staff I work with.
We will collectively continue to set the very highest standards and only worry about the things we can control.”
The game kicks off at Richmond Park at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon, and as always, full Twitter updates will be available on matchday.