Match Preview, As The Top Two Go Head-To-Head On MD22 In The JD Cymru Premier

In the final game before the JD Cymru Premier splits into the Championship Conference (top six) and Play-Off Conference (bottom six), we welcome Connah’s Quay Nomads to Park Hall. Anything other than defeat would ensure that The New Saints goes into Phase 2 as league leaders, whereas currently sitting in second place means that Andy Morrison’s side need a win to be in pole position, as we enter the business end of the season.

Although we have lost four games compared to Nomads’ one, the draw statistic of two and seven respectively means that the reigning champions have a slender lead of just one point at the top.

The league’s leading goalscorers, our sixty-three is considerably more than the thirty-eight times that Connah’s Quay have found the net. However, the tightest defence in the JD Cymru Premier sees the visitors with an impressive fifteen in the goals against column. The New Saints, having conceded a third more, find themselves with a figure of twenty.

Of course, all that will mean nothing on the day, as both sides will be looking to establish themselves from the off, and ultimately take all three points.

The game, on Saturday, January 18, has a 5.15 p.m. kick-off time, and especially if you are a first-time visitor to Park Hall, you may find our fans’ guide useful.

You can watch Scott Ruscoe’s pre-match press conference here.

The officials are as follows: Rob Jenkins (referee), Ashley Davis and Lewiss Edwards (assistants) and Mark Petch (fourth official).

The New Saints will be in the home kit of green and white shirts, white shorts and white socks. The goalkeeper will be wearing all blue.

You can follow the game via our Twitter account, as well as commentary courtesy of TNS Radio. We will playing our Word Plant game as well while on air, so if you fancy winning a prize, then make sure you’re listening in.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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