JD Welsh Premier League


MATCH PREVIEW: Nomads head south in search of three more points

PenybontvsConnah's Quay Nomads

Penybont vs Connah's Quay Nomads
JD Cymru Premier
Saturday 30th November 2019 | 2:30pm
SDM Glass Stadium, Bridgend

Saturday afternoon will see Connah's Quay Nomads head south to face Penybont in the JD Cymru Premier with yet another important three points at stake.

The Nomads currently sit top of the league and into the final of the Nathaniel MG Cup following last weekend's 2-0 victory over Bala Town while Penybont find themselves 11th in the league standings.

Recent Form
The Nomads head into the game currently unbeaten the the league having won nine and drawn six of our opening 15 games in the league. Our last league outing saw a 3-1 victory over Newtown at Deeside Stadium which followed an impressive 4-0 victory away at Barry Town United.

Rhys Griffiths' side fell to defeat at Jenner Park as Barry ran out 3-0 victors last Friday, however they did pick up their second victory of the season against Airbus the week earlier thanks to goals from Dan Jefferies and Keenan Patten.

Our last meeting
The two sides met earlier in the season at Deeside Stadium in a game which ended 3-1. The Nomads went 3-0 up through goals from Jamie Insall and Callum Morris before a long range Kane Owen free kick gave Penybont a consolation goal.

From the gaffer
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "I went to watch Penybont against Barry last weekend and I was really impressed with them - there was nothing in the game really, it could have gone either way - both evenly matched, both probably the same amount of possession and chances created and a set play is the difference that gets Barry in front and then after that they scored at a terrific time on 46 minutes and then really that's the game done, sugar coating at the end with a third goal, but that's football in general."

Morrison went on to say "We've got to be mindful that every game they've played this season, they've been in the games - you take the two TNS games - TNS scored in the 87th minute to get the win down there and then they were 1-0 down and they scored when Penybont were down to ten men with a man injured on the floor - that's what got them [TNS] back into the game and they went on to win that 2-1 so they've shown they can compete and they can cause problems and they've got threats all over the pitch and have some real good quality players."

You can watch Morrison's full conversation with Nik Mesney ahead of the game on our YouTube channel by clicking here >

Morrison will have to watch the game from the stands at the SDM Glass Stadium having been booked against Newtown, thus suffering a one game touchline ban.

Match Officials
Referee: Lee Evans
First Assistant: Ashley Davis
Second Assistant: Connor Thomas
Fourth Official: Teifion Cook

The match will be covered live by our Twitter account.



Nomads take a point from Penybont