Connah's Quay Nomads vs Bala Town FC
Nathaniel MG Cup
Saturday 23rd November 2019 | 2:30pm
Deeside Stadium, Connah's Quay
Saturday afternoon's game at Deeside Stadium sees The Nomads face Bala Town in the Semi Final of the Nathaniel MG Cup with a place in the final at stake.
The Nomads have reached the semi final for the past four successive season's however have unfortunately not made the final on any of those occasions, so will be looking to get that monkey off our back and reach our first League Cup Final since 1996.
Both sides come into the game in fine form with The Nomads sitting atop the JD Cymru Premier unbeaten so far in domestic competition while Bala currently sit fourth in the league just four points behind having won their past three games, having scored ten goals without reply.
Path to the Semi Final
Rhyl 0-2 The Nomads >>
Guilsfield 1-1 The Nomads (The Nomads won 5-3 on pens) >>
The Nomads 4-1 Flint Town United >>
Bala Town 7-0 Gresford Athletic >>
Bala Town 1-1 Bangor City (Bala won 7-6 on pens) >>
Prestatyn Town 1-2 Bala Town >>
The other Semi Final
On the other side of the draw, STM Sports host Aberystwyth Town. STM overcame Newtown in the Quarter Finals after drawing 2-2 at Latham Park and then coming out 4-3 victors on penalties. Aber came past Carmarthen Town as 3-0 winners at Richmond Park to book their place in the Semi Final.
From the gaffer
Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison spoke to the club's YouTube channel saying; "We're coming up against a team, similar to ourselves who are bang in form - they've really hit the ground now, results are coming, clean sheets and they're in a rich vein of form, similar to ourselves so it's got all the makings of a great game. I think over the last couple of weeks that Bala have begun to show that the changes that came in the summer are coming to fruition, the freshness as well and I've got to take my hat off to Colin on that."
Morrison continued; "It's going to be a tough game, it always is against Bala, but like I say, I've got great respect for what they've done this season and I think that respect comes from a period of years of playing against each other - you're going to fall out with managers along the way, we're all trying to win and matchdays is a battlefield and you've got to find a way to win and for there to be a winner there has to be a loser."
You can see Andy Morrison's full match preview interview below;
Referee: Rob Jenkins
First Assistant: Martin Roberts
Second Assistant: Connor Fowler
Fourth Official: Tom Owen