Aberystwyth Town FC
JD Welsh Premier League
|04.01.19 | 7:45pm|
Friday night will see Connah's Quay Nomads make the long trip to Park Avenue to take on Aberystwyth Town in the JD Welsh Premier League just three days removed from the 4-1 thumping of Bala Town.
The Nomads head into the game top of the table and will be looking to gain maximum points from the remaining two games of the first phase to gather as much momentum as possible heading into what will quite possibly be one of the most hotly-contested second phases in the history of the league.
Sitting one point ahead of Barry Town United and two above TNS, Andy Morrison's side have the opportunity to open up a 24 hour gap over Barry, who play at Cefn Druids on Saturday afternoon, while TNS play at the same time as The Nomads, at home to Newtown, who recently secured their place in the top six for the second phase.
There will be a number of familiar faces in the Aberystwyth Town team at Park Avenue with ex-Nomads including Terry McCormick, Wes Baynes and Ashley Ruane all likely to feature for the green and blacks. The side from Park Avenue currently find themselves one point outside of the top six and ex Nomads player and manager, Neville Powell will no doubt be going all out in the hopes of leapfrogging Caernarfon Town, having beaten The Nomads 4-2 in the final game of Phase One last season.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "We must carry on from the New Year's Day performance against Bala and maintain those same high standards if we are to get the result we need against a very dangerous Aberystwyth team.
Having watched Aber play ever so well against Newtown, I am under no illusions as to just how difficult of a game this is going to be.
Again, we will have to wait until the final minutes to name the team as we have so many players playing with knocks and strains and with Aber getting 48 hours more rest than us, we will have to dig extremely deep to get the result we need to stay top of the league."
The game will be covered live on our Twitter feed and will also feature on Sgorio's Facebook live page.