The New Saints FC
JD Cymru Premier
|09.03.19 | 5:15pm|
Saturday's game is potentially one of the biggest games of this season's JD Welsh Premier League as well as one of The Nomads' biggest games in recent history as The New Saints come to Deeside Stadium.
The match will no doubt have a big bearing on where the trophy goes come the end of the season with The Nomads currently sitting atop the league standings, two points ahead of TNS in second, who have a game in hand. A victory for The Nomads would see Andy Morrison's side go five points clear of The Saints at the top of the league with Barry also still in close contention.
The New Saints' last visit to Deeside saw a solitary Andy Owens strike give The Nomads all three points in our first home game of the season, and we will be looking to continue our good home form against the side from Park Hall with our last two games against The Saints at Deeside ending in home victories.
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "We head into Saturday's live game in great form and still fighting on three fronts. I've been really pleased with our structure, shape and organisation in the last three games - when you are playing top six sides and you can limit them to three shots on target in the last three games, you're doing the basics very well.
When we're not scoring the 7s against Llanelli and the 6s against Cardiff Met, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon and again Llanelli, you have to make sure the other side of your game is bang on to enable you to win those tight encounters like Bala and Caernarfon - if you score seven all you can get is three points, if you score one and keep a clean sheet you get the same. Stating the obvious I know, but I still believe the final standings in the top six is decided by your goals against column and not the goals for.
Training this week has been outstanding and we've had to step in more than once to calm the intensity as the players are peaking at the right time and are all desperate to get that starting position in the team. With Wignall and Poole back and available, we have a full squad to pick from."
The game kicks off at 5:15pm at Deeside Stadium with live coverage of S4C starting from 5:10pm.