Prestatyn Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|03.11.17 | 7:45pm|
Friday night will see second-placed Connah's Quay Nomads host Prestatyn Town, who currently sit eighth in the league table.
The game marks Prestatyn's first visit to Deeside in the Welsh Premier League since April 2015. The game was an all-important one for both sides, as The Nomads' 3-1 victory not only confirmed their place in the UEFA Europa League Playoffs, but also sealed Prestatyn's fate as they were relegated from the top flight
of Welsh Football.
Fast-forward eighteen months, and many of the same squad who were here back then are still integral parts of the Prestatyn squad, which Neil Gibson still manages, and has brought them back into the JD Welsh Premier League. Despite losing 4-0 to The Nomads on the opening weekend back in August, Prestatyn have gone on to impress in the league, perhaps most impressively just two weeks ago with a 4-2 victory over big spending Bangor City.
While Presatyn will be looking to bounce back from their defeat last weekend at the hands of Aberystwyth Town, The Nomads will be looking to build on their outstanding recent form, which has seen Andy Morrison's side not lose throughout the whole of October, their last defeat coming at Bangor at the end of September.
Since then, the side have won three and drawn two in the League, while winning twice in the Nathaniel MG Cup.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "Everyone connected with the Club can't wait for Friday's night game. After a terrific win and clean sheet away at Barry, we find ourselves second in the JD Welsh Premier League and we will look to cement that position on Friday night against a very good Prestatyn Town.
In their recent win against Bangor, they showed that, on their day, they are more than a match for anyone in this league - they have a great mix of youth and experience and a great spirit which comes from their promotion and time spent together. It's no secret I'm a big admirer of Neil Gibson and his hunger and desire to win - the way he sets his teams up and the job he has done at Prestatyn over the years has been commendable."
Morrison concluded; "We all know that we will have to be at the top of our game to get a result on Friday night, but I will remind my players that if they produce the same intensity, desire and discipline that they showed against Barry, it will take a very good team to beat us."
The Nomads will once again be without Declan Poole who is currently rehabbing from groin surgery, while Nathan Woolfe is likely to miss out following the hamstring he suffered against Llandudno two weeks back.
The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 7:45pm.