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The NomadsvsCardiff Metropolitan University FC


The Nomads


Cardiff Metropolitan University FC


JD Welsh Premier League
31.03.18 | 2:30pm

MATCH PREVIEW: STUDENTS COME TO DEESIDE AS EURO BATTLE CONTINUES

Saturday afternoon's clash at Deeside will see The Nomads entertain Cardiff Met in yet another important game in the battle for automatic European qualification continues.

It was against Cardiff Met last season that The Nomads secured their second place finish with a 0-0 draw at the Cyncoed Campus, and today could prove another massive step forwards securing European football.  Ahead of the game, The Nomads sit second, two goals ahead of Bangor City and two points ahead of Bala Town.  Friday night sees Bala Town face Cefn Druids while later on Saturday, Bangor City visits The New Saints so it could all change by the end of the day.

The last time the Met were here, a solitary Jay Owen strike gave The Nomads the victory in late September and a similar result would be greatly welcomed here today.

Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "We head into the game in great form having knocked TNS out of the Cup, the comeback victory over Druids and Friday night's victory at Bala making March a great month for us so far.  As we head into the final furlong of a long season, we have to keep the work rate, intensity and desire at the levels we have shown since the split.

Cardiff Met were serious contenders for the league up until a catastrophic injury list hit them before Christmas - now they have most of their key players available again and having watched them totally dominate Bangor at the weekend, they could have been 3-0 up before Bangor scored, so we know we are in for a serious test."

Morrison concluded by saying; "To continue our excellent record against Cardiff, every one of us will have to be right at the top of our game - we are down to the bare bones numbers-wise, but I have no doubt that the players who are available will be ready to give their all come Saturday afternoon."

Team News
Nomads will be without the suspended George Horan, Jay Owen and Michael Wilde.

Match Officials
Referee: Lee Evans
Assistant Referees: Dan Beckett and Ashley Davis
Fourth Official: Tom Williams

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Nomads put three past Archers in Deeside victory
Nomads put three past Archers in Deeside victory

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