Airbus UK Broughton FC
Nathaniel MG Cup
|02.10.18 | 7:30pm|
This evening sees a change of competition for Connah's Quay Nomads as we host local neighbours Airbus UK in the Nathaniel MG Cup.
This is already the fourth competition that The Nomads have competed in this season having already played in the JD Welsh Premier League, UEFA Europa League and Irn Bru Cup. Following a fantastic weekend for the club, Andy Morrison's side currently sit atop the Welsh Premier League following a 3-1 victory over Carmarthen Town and a 4-1 defeat for The New Saints at Cardiff Met, where we head this coming Sunday as we aim to better the champions' result at Cyncoed Campus.
Our opponents tonight come into the game in fine form, having the only 100% record in the Huws Gray Alliance, having won their opening nine games of the season. The Wingmakers have scored 26 and conceded just five as they currently sit nine points clear of second placed Flint Town United in the Alliance.
The fixture itself needs no introduction with a great history between the two clubs with both Managers tonight having managed the opposition, while we currently have no less than four ex-Airbus players in our squad. The rivalry even goes down to family with Nomads' Head Therapist Gemma's brother, Joe Palmer likely to feature for Airbus tonight.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "We will get a chance to give game time to players who have not started all the games this season. There will be 10 changes either to personnel or positions from our great with against Carmarthen on Saturday.
Airbus have had a great start to the season with a very impressive 100% win record in the league while they also took a Welsh Premier League scalp in the last round, so it's going to be a really tough game, but one we can't wait for.
Evening games at this time of the year are great occasions - the pitch is always quick and with it being a derby game, there should be a great atmosphere."
The southern half of the round has already been played out with Cambrian & Clydach knocking our Aberystwyth Town while Cardiff Met, Haverfordwest County and Newtown all progressed. Elsewhere tonight, Prestatyn Town host The New Saints, Flint Town United face Bala and Llandudno make the short journey to Rhyl.