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JD Welsh Premier League
20.04.18 | 7:45pm

MATCH PREVIEW: EUROPEAN HUNT CONTINUES AT PARK HALL

Friday night will see Connah's Quay Nomads continue our quest to secure second place in the JD Welsh Premier League as the side travel to Park Hall to take on The New Saints.

The Nomads come into the game in a true purple patch, having won the last six consecutive games, scoring 15 goals in the process and only conceding three - all of which started with a 2-1 victory over TNS in the JD Welsh Cup Quarter Finals, so no doubt the already crowned JD Welsh Premier League champions will be looking for some form of payback for knocking them out of the cup.

Since their exit to The Nomads in the Welsh Cup, TNS have gone on to secure the league title, however they have dropped points at Cardiff Met, a game in which they were lucky to grab an injury time equaliser, and against Bangor, a weakened side saw Dean Rittenberg score the only goal of the game to give the Citizens the victory.  Scott Ruscoe's side bounced back last week however with a convincing 4-1 victory away at Bala Town.

Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "We head to Park Hall in great form having won our last six games - there is a great energy and focus at the club.

Having watched TNS in their last game, I couldn't help but be impressed.  They dominated the game, won 4-1 and coul have scored many more."

Morrison continued to say; "Our destiny is in our own hands - that's all we wanted going into the final two games of the season.  We should fear no one.  If we maintain the high standards we have set since the split, they we will rightly get the rewards we deserve.

Team News
The Nomads will be without the suspended George Horan. In regards to fitness, Ryan Wignall has been ruled out for the remainder of the season having left the game early against Bangor Cit last weekend while Rob Hughes will face a late fitness test.

Match Officials
Referee: Tom Williams
Assistant Referees: Gareth Wyn Jones and Aaron Wyn Jones
Fourth Official: Mark Petch

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Nomads lose out in top of the table clash to TNS
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