JD Welsh Premier League
|21.10.17 | 5:15pm|
Saturday evening's live televised game will see The Nomads welcome Llandudno to Deeside Stadium as Andy Morrison's side look to avenge their first defeat of the season, handed to them by Alan Morgan's side back in late August.
The Nomads were unfortunate at Parc Maesdu as Mike Pearson was shown an early red card - despite this, they went on to have great spells in the game only to find themselves on the end of a losing scoreline after a defensive mix up between George Horan and John Danby.
Since then however, The Nomads have been on a good run of form in the JD Welsh Premier League, picking up 16 points from a potential 18 available, with their only loss coming at Bangor City, and feeling unfortunate to have not taken all three points against TNS here recently.
Llandudno were the early pace-setters in the league, topping the table after their victory over The Nomads in August, however their fortunes have taken a turn for the worse recently, having won just once since our previous meeting. That victory came at home to Barry Town United, but they have since lost out to TNS, Cefn Druids, Cardiff Met and this past weekend to Aberystwyth Town, so there is no doubt that Alan Morgan will be looking for a response from his players.
Ahead of Saturday's game, Andy Morrison said "There were many positives to take away from the Carmarthen game and will will show that a win there won't be easy to come by. Every manager will rightly say that the first target in the JD Welsh Premier League is to secure a top six finsih in January, and we are no different. As it stands, we need 11 points to reach the 30 point mark, which has secured the tope six in recent seasons and that is our only focus.
Following on from his performance against TNS, Ryan Wignall again proved to be the difference in our victory away at Carmarthen and I believe we are now seeing the form and qualities that Ryan has to offer.
By staying fit and maintaining the standards he has set to date, I have no doubt that he can be the stand out player in the league this season."
Morrison concluded; "After a terrific start to the season, Llandudno have had a tough run of late - every team this season will have these blips such is the quality of the league this year, and again I will reinforce the need to be right at the top of our game to get the right result. We are in good form and there are signs in recent games that as we get closer to a fully fit squad, it will take a very good team to beat us."
The game kicks off at 5:15pm at Deeside Stadium with live coverage starting at 5:00pm on S4C.