Bala Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|01.01.19 | 2:30pm|
Tuesday sees the first game of 2019 following an outstanding 2018 at Connah's Quay Nomads.
For the first time in the Club's history, we won the Welsh Cup, qualified for the UEFA Europa League for the third consecutive season and defeated Falkirk, Coleraine and Queen's Park on our route to our Irn Bru Cup Semi Final meeting with Edinburgh City.
Hopefully we can continue to build on the excellent progress being made at the club over the past calendar year and make 2019 another one to remember in the history of the club.
Onto today's game, and we face Bala Town for the second time in a week as part of the standard festive fixture double-bill, and will no doubt be looking for some retribution for the 2-1 defeat at Maes Tegid. The last time that The Lakesiders visited Deeside was in Early February in a game streamed live on Facebook, which saw Michael Bakare give The Nomads the lead before ex-Nomad, Lewis Short rifled in a left-footed equaliser, with the game ended 1-1.
We have of course faced earlier in the season in the Nathaniel MG Cup at Maes Tegid where an injury time Andy Owens header gave The Nomads the victory and qualification to the next round of the cup.
Today will see Andy Morrison's side continue to push at the top of the league having sat atop the league table for much of the campaign thus far, and hopefully we can see out phase one at the top of the pile, which would give us a great standing going into the second phase of the season.
Ahead of the game, Morrison said "We will have to wait until the last minute on New Year's Day to name the team with Callum Morris, Michael Parker and Laurence Wilson all doubts along with Danny Harrison - all of which will be having late fitness checks before we can name the team.
After the initial 20 minutes on Boxing Day, I thought we did well and deserved at least a point - if we can reach the standards we showed in spells against Bala and maintain them for 90 minutes, we will give ourselves a great chance to win the game."
The game kicks off at Deeside Stadium at 2:30pm and will be covered live on our Twitter feed.