Caernarfon Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|11.09.18 | 7:45pm|
Part two of Connah's Quay Nomads' busy week of fixtures continues tonight as Caernarfon Town come to Deeside in the Welsh Premier League for the first time since April 2009.
The Cofi Army have visited Deeside since then in the League Cup, leaving defeated following an extra time 5-3 victory for The Nomads which saw goals from Callum Morris, Les Davies, a Nick Rishton brace and a strike from youngster Tom Bibby.
Last weekend saw a fantastic effort from The Nomads as we progressed in the Irn Bru Cup with a 1-0 victory over Scottish Championship side, Falkirk at their impressive stadium north of the border. We have today learned who our opponents will be in the third round and an announcement will be made during the game in regards to the date and time of the game.
Andy Morrison will be looking to carry his side's good form back into the league following the previous weekend's defeat away at Barry Town. Despite the defeat, The Nomads still sit second in the league only on goal difference and will have the opportunity to regain top spot should we better TNS' result this evening as they face Llanelli Town.
Caernarfon come into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat to TNS, having not played since August 31st, some 12 days ago, as opposed to our last competitive game being less than 72 hours ago. There will be a number of familiar faces in the yellow and green with ex-Nomads Jamie Crowther and Noah Edwards likely to feature for Sean Eardley's side.
Following The Nomads' victory over Falkirk, Andy Morrison said "The victory over Falkirk was the icing on the cake to a great week's work - my staff and players must take a massive amount of credit for their preparation and professionalism. Regardless of the result, the face that Connah's Quay Nomads are playing in these games reinforces how far far we have come as a club - the victory makes it that much sweeter.
I said to the players ahead of the game last Saturday, 'You need a platform in life to showcase your talents and today is one of those opportunities - whatever happens, make sure you leave an impression, make sure the Falkirk players remember your name after the game and make sure that Falkirk Football Club know Connah's Quay Nomads have been in town.'
Now, ideally, you make a lit of friends, exchange addresses, keep in touch, send Christmas Cards and everyone thinks what a super little club Connah's Quay Nomads are... a good impression left. That rarely happens in life and it usually happens when you've lost. For me, win lose or draw, you must leave an impression - the wrong impression is better than leaving no impression at all."
Ahead of the Caernarfon clash, Morrison added; "Tuesday night's game will be our toughest of the season. Caernarfon on any other day would have beaten TNS in their last outing - how the result ended up the way it did is beyond me. I knew how strong Caernarfon were before that game and that performance reinforced my opinion.
We will have to be right at the top of our game to get the result we are looking for, with us playing on Friday against Newtown as well, our squad will be fully used over this period - again I will tell the players that if they reach the standards we have set over the past three seasons, it will take a very good team to beat us at home."