JD Welsh Cup
|02.12.17 | 2:30pm|
Saturday afternoon's JD Welsh Cup third round game sees The Nomads host Cwmbran Celtic.
The game marks the first meeting between the two clubs, despite both sides having been established for over 70 years in Wales. To reach this stage, Cwmbran have already overcome Caerau Ely and high-flying Llanelli, so there will be a tough challenge for Andy Morrison's side. Celtic currently sit 10th in the Nathaniel Cars Welsh League after 10 games and come into the game on the back of a defeat to Cambrian & Clydach last Saturday.
The Nomads come into the game following a 0-0 draw at Cardiff Met, a game which saw the two best defences in the JD Welsh Premier League negate each other's attacks. Andy Morrison will no doubt be looking to go one better than the past two seasons where his sides runs in the JD Welsh Cup have ended in the semi-finals at the hands of The New Saints.
Ahead of the game, Morrison said "Cwmbran Celtic have been on a great run and Saturday's game, which I attended, could have gone either way. After playing Goytre United last season from the same league where we needed 89th and 92nd minute goals to get through, we are well aware of the standard of the league and the challenge that lies ahead of us."
Morrison continued; "All that you can ask from a cup game going into the draw is that you come out first, and we must use our home form to take us to the next round. I was really pleased with our performance last week at Cardiff Met - I thought tactically we dominated the game and allowed Met to only play in the areas we wanted. With 4-5 big players not available who could have made a difference offensively, it becomes so important not to concede. Without the ball, I felt we looked the best have looked this season."
The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon.