NOMADS U19S GET READY FOR DERBY DAY AT FLINT



Date Published: Saturday, 28th September, 2019 - 8:00pm by Will Catterall


As well as The Nomads' first team clash with Penybont at Deeside, Sunday will see the club's U19s development squad make the short journey to Flint Town United in the JD Cymru Development North league.

Gareth Richards' squad are currently unbeaten in the youth league, winning all three of their games against Airbus, Bala, and Rhyl with a dramatic injury time goal last Sunday.

The U19s' clash with Flint is traditionally one of the academy's biggest games of the season, and the young Nomads come into it hungry for a win after a narrow 3-2 loss to Fowler Academy, the reigning champions of the Category 1 Colleges league, earlier this week.

Ahead of the game, Gareth Richards said: "All in all, we are in a good moment. The boys are now settled and are familiar with the demands of the working week on a full-time football and college scholarship programme."

The derby is highly anticipated by the squad
"We are very much looking forward to this fixture and we have had a solid week of training so we look ready. There's definitely been a buzz about the place this week with the fact that we have been preparing for a local derby and we are very much looking forward pitting our wits against our neighbours."

Match marks a return to Flint for Richards and squad members
"I know from personal experience that there are some really good people at Flint Town who do lots of fantastic work behind the scenes and in addition to myself, there are a few in our camp who have Flint connections and are returning for the first time. I for one am looking forward to going back and catching up with some of the players and staff I got to know there in the short time I was there."

Our performance should reflect our quality
"Having said that, the most important thing on the day is that we go there and give a good account of ourselves and positively represent our club with hopefully produce a performance that authentically reflects the quality of the team and one we have come to expect from this group."

Squad News
Daniel Parry-Jones returns to the U19s' squad after missing the Fowler Academy clash through injury, whilst Jack Robinson (pictured) is in contention to come up against his cousin Matthew, who plays for Flint.

Jack Robinson is in contention to come up against his cousin Matthew, who plays for Flint