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Match Preview: Bala Town vs Connah's Quay Nomads



The Lakesiders meet the Nomads for the sixth and final time this season, having already battled in three league fixtures and two cup ties! The Town will be looking to achieve their first league win over the Nomads in four meetings in the Cymru Premier, but will take great confidence from the two cup victories over tonight's opponents already this season.


The Town come into tonight's Cymru Premier fixture aiming for their first victory in the Champions Conference this season, after four draws and two defeat so far. The Nomads will be looking to further extend their advantage in second place and almost confirm their place in Europe next season.


The Match

Bala Town vs Connah's Quay Nomads

Cymru Premier Championship Conference

Maes Tegid, LL23 7UY

Friday 31st of March, 7:45pm kick-off


Insight into our opponents


Form:

(H) Newtown 2-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(H) The New Saints 0-0 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(A) Penybont 1-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(Neutral) Bala Town 3-2 (defeat) - JD Welsh Cup Semi Final

(H) Cardiff Met 2-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference

(H) Bala Town 1-1 - Cymru Premier Championship Conference


Danger Man

Michael Wilde - Wilde sits in joint-sixth in the Cymru Premier Goalscoring Charts this season, with 10 goals to his name in his 24 appearances. The Forward also recorded two goals in two appearances in the Nathaniel MG Cup this season, and three goals in four appearances in the JD Welsh Cup, taking his total tally for the season to 15. The 39 year old veteran's last goal came in the opening day of the Championship Conference, where he netted a 90th minute equaliser against Newtown as both sides shared the points. However, he did record an assist in his previous appearance against the Lakesiders on the 18th of February, as he set up Jack Kenny after just 14 minutes of the match, where eventually both teams shared the spoils following a stunner from Adam Roscrow to claw a point back.


Previous Meetings

The Lakesiders are without victory over the Nomads in the Cymru Premier in our last four meetings, however we have been on top in Cup competitions recently. The Town were victorious in the Nathaniel MG Cup Final following a penalty shootout against the Nomads just over two months ago. The last time the Lakesiders came out on top in the league was in a 1-0 victory at the Deeside Stadium back in September 2021, as a Dave Edwards free-kick collected all three points after the Nomads Captain; George Horan was sent off. The most recent meeting saw the Lakesiders edge past the Nomads in our JD Welsh Cup Semi Final tie, as Chris Venables' 86th minute winner sealed a 3-2 victory and a JD Welsh Cup Final place for the Town.


Match Officials

Referee - Thomas Owen

Assistant Referee 1 - Martin William Roberts

Assistant Referee 2 - Ceri Louise Williams

Fourth Official - Aaron Wyn Jones

Referee Observer - Nathan James Brearley


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