5-star nomads full the primary section on the prime
Connah’s Quay Nomads completed the primary section of the JD Cymru Premier with a 5-1 victory over Newtown AFC at Latham Park on Good Friday.
A objective from Jamie Breese gave the hosts an early lead, however a formidable efficiency from Connah’s Quay noticed them take the win with 5 completely different objective scorers.
The match was a part of the ultimate map of section one within the JD Cymru Premier, with all 12 groups dealing with off at 5:00 p.m. throughout Wales.
Whereas the Nomads’ destiny within the prime six has lengthy been sealed, the journey to Newtown marked an opportunity for Andy Morrison’s facet to remain forward after 22 video games, an indicator of champions in recent times.
Connah’s Quay arrived at heart Wales on a 13-game unbeaten streak, having gained 4 and a draw since resuming towards Newtown at Deeside on March 6, the place they missed the winners 2-1.
Andy Morrison named a really unchanged roster from their final sport two weeks in the past – a 2-0 win over Haverfordwest – solely changing John Disney with Kris Owens, whereas Aeron Edwards returned from damage to begin on the bench.
His counterpart Chris Hughes has in the meantime launched gamers like membership mainstay Shane Sutton, former Nomads striker Nick Rushton and captain Kieran Mills-Evans.
After the kick-off it was the Nomads who pushed ahead first, however Newtown fought again to attain with their very first probability on objective within the third minute.
Jamie Breese acquired a deep ball after Newtown countered a Nomads press, and was cleared on objective to attain from round eight yards.
Having fallen behind early on, Nomads pressed for an equalizer urgently, pinning the hosts in their very own half. Within the tenth it virtually paid off when Neil Danns despatched an effort to the fitting put up from the sting of the penalty space.
After quarter-hour, gamers like Aron Williams and Danny Davies have been inflicting issues for the Newtown protection with their runs and deliveries to the zone.
Within the twentieth, Nomads lastly discovered the breakthrough when Aron Williams hit the objective mouth with a protracted throw-in, the place Craig Curran acquired the ball, rotated and hit from shut vary.
With the extent of play as soon as once more, each groups have been attempting to regain the lead at halftime, with Breese making one other harmful run within the twenty second solely to be stopped by Nomads captain George Horan.
By the twenty fourth minute, Breese was again within the combine as he seemed to transform a Rushton cross, nevertheless, Danny Harrison was there to cease him, slamming into the objective put up whereas doing so, however staying on the pitch after remedy.
After half an hour, the nomads have been having fun with nearly all of the possession as they plotted their means via the Newtown space. Within the thirty fourth, that they had a free kick try 20 yards from Kris Owens, however goalkeeper Dave Jones went out of his line to retrieve it.
Within the thirty ninth, Connah’s Quay seemed to counter a transfer from Newtown with a thunderous run down Curran’s left wing, passing Davies whose first effort went removed from objective.
The interval arrived and with the extent of scores Nomads got here out within the second half and continued to dominate the proceedings.
They shortly entered the Robins’ remaining third and gained a free kick and nook, the latter being known as off with the referee awarding a free kick from Newtown in their very own space.
After 50 minutes, the Nomads utilized stress with aerial balls into the Newtown space, with Wilde selecting up a yellow card for a foul towards the keeper within the 54th.
Newtown had a uncommon probability within the 56th, however Horan and Harrison related to stop Tyrone Ofori from breaking free simply on the sting of the Nomads’ zone.
After 60 minutes of play, Connah’s Quay was within the lead however nonetheless searching for a second objective to take the lead. Andy Morrison then made his first modifications in a double substitution, introducing Jamie Insall and Aeron Edwards for Danny Harrison and first-half goalscorer Curran.
Within the 63rd, the Nomads’ a lot sought-after objective got here because of the fast wit of Neil Danns, who opened his membership account alongside the way in which.
After a collection of aerial challenges in and across the Newtown space, the ball rebounded in direction of the goalkeeper, however Danns managed to grab the ball out of attain and made its means down the crossbar.
Again from 0-1 on the head, Nomads didn’t quit and was quickly searching for a 3rd. Within the 72nd, Davies despatched a wonderful cross to the higher left nook of the objective the place Wilde took the lead simply off.
However simply two minutes later, they sealed a chance for a 3rd, when referee Alex McInch pointed the finger on the spot in a crowded Newtown neighborhood.
Nomads serial killer Callum Morris stepped up and was proper, giving his facet a 3-1 lead as the sport entered its remaining quarter-hour.
As the ultimate 10 minutes approached, Andy Morrison made his remaining sport change, bringing in Johnny Hunt instead of Danny Davies.
After combating after Newtown opened within the third minute, Nomads handed the ultimate phases of the sport in full management and prolonged the result in 4-1 through Wilde within the eighty fifth who led a cross from Aron Williams.
With the likes of Danny Holmes within the Nomads’ protection nonetheless working exhausting to undo any late makes an attempt by Newtown, the sport seemed virtually over as further time approached.
However Jamie Insall discovered time so as to add a fifth within the ninetieth, going after a ball from Edwards to ship a deft header into the decrease left nook.
After three minutes of added time, the victory and the place of the Nomads on the prime of JD Cymru Premier for the top of the primary section have been confirmed.
Out of the 22 video games of the season to this point, they’ve taken 57 factors with 18 wins and three attracts, dropping simply as soon as.
Andy Morrison’s facet will now take their 14 unbeaten video games in section two, with video games for JD Cymru Premier’s final 10 to be introduced shortly.
Match report by Will catterall
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