Match Preview: Connah's Quay Nomads vs Bala Town


It's mid-week action for the Lakesiders on Matchday Four, as we head to Deeside to take on Connah's Quay Nomads in the first mid-week match of the season, as we look to go for back-to-back wins following our 3-0 victory against Newtown on Friday evening.


The hosts have faced a tricky start to the season, with one win in three, and currently sit just below the Lakesiders in 8th place. With the Nomads now looking to return to European Football this season, we expect a tasty game between the two sides who will look to be in the top three come the end of the season.


The Match

Connah's Quay Nomads vs Bala Town

Cymru Premier MD4

Deeside Stadium, CH5 4BR

Tuesday August 30th, 7:45pm kick-off.


Insight into our opponents


Form:

(A) The New Saints 2-1 - Cymru Premier MD3

(H) Airbus UK 1-0 - Cymru Premier MD2

(A) Cardiff Met 2-0 - Cymru Premier MD1

(H) The New Saints 1-1 (5-4p) - Nathaniel MG Cup

(H) Nantwich Town 3-3 - Pre-Season Friendly

(H) Wingate & Finchley 0-1 - Pre-Season Friendly


Danger Man

Michael Wilde - After spending a season at local rivals Flint Town, Wilde has returned to the Nomads at 39 years of age, looking to push his side back into European football once again. His threat inside the box is will documented, with 14 league goals in 21 appearances for Flint last season, and is already off and running this season with two league goals in three appearances. The Forward grabbed a first half goal against the Town in the first league fixture between the two sides last season, but thankfully a Dave Edwards goal in the 92nd minute snatched the points away from the Silkmen. There's no doubt the Bala defence will be on high alert with the presence of Wilde this evening, and will look to pull out all the stops to contain the Forward.


Previous Meetings

The Lakesiders will be looking to turn the tide this evening, as the Nomads have the edge over the Town in recent meetings. In the previous six fixtures in all competitions, the Nomads have won four of the six, with eight goals scored in the previous two fixtures, including a 4-1 away win in last season's Nathaniel MG Cup Semi-Final. However, the only meeting at the Deeside Stadium last season was a 1-0 win for the Town, as Dave Edwards provided a stunning free kick goal after George Horan's red card in the first half.


Officials

Referee - Iwan Arwel Griffith

Assistant Referee 1 - Daniel Beckett

Assistant Referee 2 - Harry Hendricks

Fourth Official - James Robert Walker

Referee Observer - Ray Ellingham


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