Cardiff Metropolitan University FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|26.11.17 | 2:30pm|
This Sunday will see Connah's Quay Nomads travel to the Cyncoed Campus to take on second-placed Cardiff Met in a top of the table clash in the JD Welsh Premier League.
The game will be the last played on the weekend with the other games in the league being played on Friday and Saturday, meaning that The New Saints could potentially open up a three point gap at the top of the league before The Nomads and Cardiff Met kick a ball, while Bangor City could leapfrog both sides as they face Bala Town on Friday night.
The Nomads go into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats, against The New Saints in the Nathaniel MG Cup and Bangor in the league, so will no doubt be looking to bounce back on the road. The Met meanwhile are unbeaten in four since a 2-1 away defeat at the hands of TNS in late October. The game is the second meeting of the sides with the season with The Nomads winning the early season encounter at Deeside Stadium, picking up a 1-0 victory thanks to a Jay Owen strike. The Nomads' last visit to Cyncoed saw Andy Morrison's side secure second place in the league in last season's final game.
Ahead of the game, Morrison said "We travel to an in-form Cardiff Met this weekend looking to get back to winning ways. The Met have a terrific home record and this season they have matured and developed into one of the top teams in the JD Welsh Premier League. We will go there and show the utmost respect but we are also going there confident as we have an excellent record against them over the last couple of seasons.
Having made seven changes against TNS in the League Cup Semi Final, only losing 1-0 to a 30 yard wonder-strike and being the dominant team for large periods, many would think we would be happy with the night's work - I most certainly was not happy - when you play against TNS, you are always up against it and you need things to go your way, but for me they were there for the taking and the opportunity to get to the final was in our hands and we didn't take it. Against the best teams like TNS, Bangor, Bala and Cardiff Met, you must take your chance - you must be ruthless and find a way to win - hopefully when the opportunities arise on Sunday we will take those chnces and the result reflect with the performance."
The game kicks off at Cardiff Met's Cyncoed campus on Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm