Barry Town United
JD Cymru Premier
|23.02.19 | 7:30pm|
Connah's Quay Nomads return to JD Welsh Premier League action this Satruday night with a trip to Jenner Park to face third placed Barry Town United in an all-important clash at the top of the league.
The Nomads come into the game following a fantastic result in the Irn Bru Cup last weekend, knocking out Edinburgh City to become the first non-Scottish team in the competition's history to make the final, where we will face Ross County at a yet to be announced venue on Saturday 23rd March.
Gavin Chesterfield's Barry will also come into the game full of confidence having scraped a last-ditch point at TNS, thanks to a Jonathan Hood thunderbolt in the 97th minute to earn a 2-2 draw at Park Hall to keep the side from Jenner Park just three points off top spot in the league standings.
Our last encounter with Barry also ended with the same scoreline of 2-2 at Deeside Stadium back in early November in a ding-dong battle which saw The Nomads go ahead early on, and dominate most of the game, only to be undone by two Modou Touray strikes just before half time before a Rob Hughes wonderstrike meant the game ended level.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "Everyone has come back down to earth after last Saturday's historic win over Edinburgh City which has taken us to a national cup final. Training on Tuesday was spot on and the players are firmly focused on going to Barry and getting the result we need to maintain our challenge for a European spot come May.
Barry are no longer a surprise package - the quality they have in depth and performances this season have shown just how good of a squad they have put together - put with that an outstanding management team and you can see why they are pushing hard along with us to challenge TNS for the title.
Games are coming thick and fast and we will need to get our players back ASAP to help with the load. Three of our outstanding players in the first phase of games, Declan Poole, Michael Parker and Ryan Wignall have missed the last six weeks but it goes unnoticed as we don't make a big deal of it and we find a way to maintain our standards.
We will need everybody back and challenging each other if we are to achieve the goals we have set this season."
The game kicks off at 7:30pm at Jenner Park on Saturday night and is live on S4C from 7:25pm