Friday night football is upon us for the Robins as they get set to travel to Deeside Stadium to face Connah’s Quay Nomads in the JD Welsh Premier League.
Newtown’s last outing on Saturday was a memorable one as Chris Hughes’ men put three past league contenders Barry Town United.
The win at Latham Park now puts the reds six points behind United with five games remaining making every upcoming game a cup final scenario as the team fight for third place.
Connah’s Quay Nomads FC
|Full name||Connah’s Quay Nomads Football Club|
|Founded||July 1946(as Connah’s Quay Juniors)|
|Capacity||1,500 (500 seated)|
|League||Welsh Premier League|
|2017–18||Welsh Premier League, 3rd|
The squad is expected to be fully fit but January signing of Matty Williams is a doubt ahead of Friday night’s match who is still yet to make his debut for the Robins.
Williams had a season long spell at the Nomads in the 2016/17 campaign, he made 34 appearances and scored eight times for Andy Morrison’s men.
Goalkeeper Dave Jones is expecting to be back in-between the sticks again after achieving a clean sheet against Barry Town last Saturday.
Connah’s Quay Nomads
- The Nomads have only lost twice at Deeside in the league this season.
- Callum Morris and Michael Bakare are the Nomads’ top goal scorers with 14 & 13 goals to their names this season.
- The Robins have not won at Deeside Stadium since August 2015 when they won 0-2 thanks to Neil Mitchell opening the scoring before the Nomads’ Paul Linwood scored an own goal.
- Newtown have only beaten Connah’s Quay once in the last six meetings.
- Porya Ahmadi has four goals in his last five appearances for the reds.
Head to Head
Connah’s Quay Nomads wins – 16
Newtown wins – 11
Draws – 5
LAST TIME WE MET
JD Welsh Premier League – Phase Two
February 2nd 2019
Newtown AFC 1-2 Connah’s Quay Nomads
MATCH DAY 28
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs Newtown AFC – 19:45
Barry Town United vs Bala Town – 16:00