Cefn Druids AFC
JD Welsh Premier League
|14.12.18 | 7:45pm|
Friday night will see Connah's Quay Nomads head to The Rock to take on Cefn Druids in the JD Welsh Premier League.
The Nomads head into the game sitting atop the JD Welsh Premier League following a convincing 3-0 victory over Llandudno in our last outing, while Druids currently sit ninth in the league, having drawn 2-2 in their last league encounter with Bala Town, having trailed 2-0 after just 20 minutes in that game. Goals from James Davies and Jordan Evans dragged Huw Griffiths' side back into the game to earn a point, a result which kept them just one point about Carmarthen Town.
Druids' form of late has seen them win just one of their last seven games, drawing on four occasions, while The Nomads head into the game having lost just one of their last seven games. Both sides progressed in last weekend's JD Welsh Cup action with The Nomads picking up an extra time victory at Guilsfield while Druids defeated Ynysddu Welfare 3-1.
Our last visit to The Rock in league action saw an anticlimactic end to the 2017/18 campaign, losing 2-0 in a game of little meaning, having just found out that Bangor City had been unsuccessful in their Domestic Licence appeal, meaning we had already qualified for the UEFA Europa League. We did however visit again in a pre-Europa warm up game which saw us come out 2-1 victors in a good warm up match as part of our preparations for our clash with Belarusian's Shaktyor Soligorsk.
Our earlier meeting this season saw The Nomads run out 3-1 victors having gone behind early before John Danby, who was making his 100th Welsh Premier League start, saved a penalty before Michael Bakare, Rob Hughes and Callum Morris all netted for The Nomads.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "After a terrific win in the cup last week where we yet again had to show our spirit to come back from a difficult position, we get back to league action this Friday night.
We have always had tough games against Druids with small margins being the difference. After a heavy turnaround in players, Druids are now showing the form that took them into Europe and we will have to be right at the top of our game on Friday night if we are to get the result we are looking for."
The game kicks off at The Rock at 7:45pm on Friday night and will as always be covered live on our Twitter feed.