Carmarthen Town AFC
JD Welsh Premier League
|29.09.18 | 2:30pm|
Saturday afternoon sees Connah's Quay Nomads face Carmarthen Town with a potential place at the top of the table at stake.
The Nomads go into the game currently sitting second, just one point behind leaders, TNS, who play on Sunday at Cardiff Met, so a draw or a victory for The Nomads today would see us leapfrog the champions at the top of the table until at least Sunday afternoon.
Andy Morrison's team come into the game in fine form having won three of their last four games, including an emphatic 4-0 victory over Llandudno last Saturday evening, thanks in no small part to Callum Morris' hat-trick.
The game will also likely mark the 100th Welsh Premier League start of goalkeeper, John Danby for The Nomads, who currently sits third in The Nomads' Welsh Premier League appearance records for goalkeepers behind Terry McCormick on 107 and Phil Collister on 266.
The Old Gold come into the game currently sitting 10th in the league having won just two of their opening seven games in the league, and dropping a two goal advantage at Aberystwyth Town last time out.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said; "We go into the game on the back of a very good performance away at Llandudno - we were as good as we've been since I came to the club and we set a standard that we must strive to match in every game going forwards.
Carmarthen over the years have always been difficult games and this game will be no different. Neil Smothers has put together a very strong, athletic team who are scoring goals. There are a group of talented young managers coming through in the Welsh league and my staff and I must match that enthusiasm and energy in every game that we play - we cannot go into any game where the opponent's desire is greater than ours - at a minimum we must match it.
We have a run of difficult fixtures coming up, playing Saturday/Tuesday for the next fortnight, so every player will play a major part if we are to get the results we need."