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Connahs Quay Nomads FC

Prestatyn Town v
Connahs Quay Nomads FC

Kick off:19:45 Friday, 11 Aug 2017
at Motion Finance Stadium
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 401

Referee: Iwan Griffith

Nomads off to winning start at new boys Prestatyn

This fixture in last season’s JD Welsh Cup Quarter Final was an absolutely epic battle, with only penalties separating the two outfits after 120 minutes of gripping football, so you can imagine the excitement that infected the region ahead of this somewhat of a local derby.

Proving to be just as competitive as that cup clash, John Danby and Carl Jones were very busy in their respective goals as The Seasiders and The Nomads both did their utmost to find the break through, however they faltered somewhat at the final hurdle.

Callum Morris had the first half-chance for the visitors, after a Danby free-kick found its way towards the edge of Prestatyn’s box, but the midfielder couldn’t control the ball before taking his shot.

Mike Pearson made a few crucial interceptions and blocks to keep Prestatyn quiet, but even so it didn’t stop The Seasiders giving The Nomads’ typically sturdy defence a few problems.

It was the visitors who got the opener, however, as Jay Owen slotted a deflected Ryan Wignall cross into the bottom left corner; a well-taken goal to give the visitors a hard-earned lead.

Noah Edwards got a shot away soon afterwards to keep the visitors on their toes, but Danby saved well and Mike Wilde had two more chances in two minutes which went begging for The Nomads, but Morris struck on the stroke of halftime to double the lead of Andy Morrison’s men.

The pace and competitiveness of the game seemed to increase further in the second half, with Prestatyn in particular looking more dangerous, but it was Mike Wilde for The Nomads who scored the next goal as Connah’s Quay went 3-0 up after an hour, with Wignall again involved in the goal as his cross set up Wilde.

Prestatyn fought hard to try and get some sort of consolation goal, but The Nomads struck again before full time as Matty Williams reacted quickest following a scramble in the box and it was 4-0 to Connah’s Quay.