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WHO’S WHO Honorary Club Patrons Lord Barry Jones, Roger Speed Life Presidents Richard Jones, Bill Dudley

DEESIDE STADIUM Coleg Cambria Kelsterton Road Connah’s Quay Deeside Flintshire CH5 4BR

Chairman John Gray

Ground Capacity 1500

Club Secretary and Licensing Officer Trevor Green

Matchday Telephone 01244 816418

First Team Manager Andy Morrison Assistant Manager & Director of Football Jay Catton Club Doctor Dr. Brian Johnson Goalkeeping Coach Neil Ebbrell Head of Logistics Mal Latter Emergency Aid Officer Colin McGivern (Events Medical Team) Head Therapist Gemma Bamford Assistant Physiotherapist Matt Steel Media Officer Nik Mesney Supporters Liaison Officer Will Catterall Hospitality Roma Gray

MATCHDAY PARKING Players, playing staff, matchday staff and fans are allowed to park on the Coleg Cambria grounds where designated parking spaces are outlined. Please note that vehicles parked in non-allocated parking spaces may be subject to a fine or clamping.

EVACUATION PROCEDURE In the event of an emergency requiring the evacuation of the whole or part of the stadium, spectators are requested to leave the stadium by the identified exits. These will be identified in the evacuation announcement. Stewards will assist the evacuation.

GROUND SAFETY CLUB HONOURS League of Wales League Cup 1996 Europa League Play Off Winners 2016 Welsh Intermediate Cup 1981 Welsh Amateur Cup 1953 North Wales Coast FA Cup 1994 North Wales Intermediate Cup 1981 North Wales Amateur Cup 1952, 1953, 1955 Welsh Youth Cup 1948 North Wales Coast FA Youth Cup 1986, 2009 Cookson Cup 1988 Barritt Cup 1995 Clwyd League 1980, 1981 Clwyd League Challenge Cup 1981 President’s Cup 1981 Huws Gray Alliance League 2011, 2012 Welsh Premier League U19 2013 U19 National College Champions 2015, 2016

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In the interest of safety, spectators are asked to co-operate with the Club Stewards in keeping all gangways and emergency exits clear. In the interest of safety, spectators are asked to co-operate with the Club Stewards in keeping all gangways and emergency exits clear. Spectators are reminded that they must observe all ground regulations. Persistently ignoring these regulations may lead to possible further action by the club, including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of any ticket (without reimbursement) and other benefits.

PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM (Ground Safety Announcements) All ground safety announcements will be made on the public address system. Spectators are asked to listen carefully to those announcements and follow any instructions given.

EDITOR’S WELCOME Good evening and welcome to Deeside Stadium. As everyone else states in their articles today, I can't quite get my head around how we beat Goytre United last week in the cup, but what a feeling when Les scored that third goal! It's been a busy week for me personally, compiling our first ever Goal of the Month competition video, which if you haven't already seen, go and check it out on YouTube - there are some great strikes in there. This is the largest programme we've made this season so far, including some great content including previous results against Druids, a roundup of the Cup and some quick fire questions with Wes Baynes. Hopefully tonight won't see Druids hold out as well as they did when we played them at TNS earlier in the season! Thanks for reading and enjoy the game. Come on The Nomads! Nik

Editor and Designer Nik Mesney Contributors Andy Morrison Jay Catton Will Catterall Trevor Green Nik Mesney Mark Rowlands David Rapson

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DRUIDS COME TO DEESIDE AS NOMADS LOOK TO SECURE SECOND AHEAD OF SPLIT A look at this evening's league game

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DAVIES HAT-TRICK INSPIRES LAST GASP CUP WIN Match report from The Nomads' 3-2 victory over Goytre United

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A VIEW FROM THE STAND Will Catterall takes tonight's game

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GREEN'S PIECE Trevor Green looks at today's game as well as our season-long injury battle

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CLUB GOAL OF THE MONTH A look at our first ever club goal of the month award winner

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JD WELSH CUP ROUNDUP A look at the results and fixtures in the JD Welsh Cup

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NOMADS' ARCHIVE Dave Rapson looks at the 2006/07 Welsh Premier League season

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CEFN DRUIDS' CLUB HISTORY The back story of the team from The Rock

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CEFN DRUIDS' PEN PICS A look at the squad at Druids

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS A look at the results and numbers behind the matches between The Nomads and Druids

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PLAYER STATISTICS Appearances and goals for The Nomads in the 2016/17 campaign

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NOMADS PEN PICS Headshots, names and numbers for all The Nomads' first team

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FIXTURES AND RESULTS Full match information for the 2016/17 season

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THE LAST WORD - WES BAYNES Quick fire questions with the play-off winner The Nomads vs Cefn Druids

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MATCH PREVIEW

Druids come to Deeside as Nomads look to secure second ahead of split Tonight's game sees The Nomads welcome 10th placed Cefn Druids to Deeside Stadium as The Nomads look to stamp their claim on second place in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League. The Nomads currently sit second, three points ahead of third placed Bala Town who have had a resurgency of late, climbing the table dramatically over the last six weeks following a fine run of form. A win tonight could see The Nomads open up a six point gap over Bala, and a nine point gap over fourth placed Bangor City. While The Nomads are looking to secure a place towards the top of the table, Druids are currently sitting tenth on sixteen points with just five points separating the bottom five teams. The last time that we faced Druids was at TNS earlier this season and a strong rearguard from Druids kept The Nomads at bay in a frustrating 0-0 draw. Ahead of tonight's game, Andy Morrison said "We have had ten days to rest ahead of tonight's game and that rest period was needed after two very tough games against Rhyl and Goytre United. There are times in football where you have to find a way to win - when it feels like everything that could go against you is going against you and yet time and time again, this group of players find a way to win. The final three minutes against Goytre United yet again showed me that it's not a coincidence that the lads find a way to overcome adversity. Down to ten men and a goalkeeper standing on one leg, to not only find an equalizer but to somehow score a winner with ten seconds to go and win the game was quite remarkable. The five day rest was well deserved. Thursday night was a tough session working on cardio and some different formations going forward - Saturday morning, we focused on tonight's game against Druids. After their win against Newtown, who had beaten us in the game before, we know we are in for a real test. Huw's teams are always organised and disciplined. We will have to be right at the top of our game to get the right result. What we do have is a fantastics home record and as last Saturday has shown, we are never beaten until the final whistle - it will take a very good team to leave Deeside Stadium with all three points." The Nomads vs Cefn Druids

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MATCH REPORT

Les Davies celebrates his dramatic 94th minute winner

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Hicks (43'), Blain (53') JD Welsh Cup | Saturday 3rd December 2016 Deeside Stadium, Connah's Quay | Attendance: 82

Davies hat-trick inspires last gasp Cup win In a dramatic JD Welsh Cup third round game at Deeside, The Nomads beat Goytre United 3-2. Despite trailing by two goals to one in the 91st minute, a Les Davies hat-trick sent The Nomads into the fourth round. The game began and although both sides enjoyed early chances via Nick Rushton and Martin Rose, the opening stages were largely uneventful as The Nomads and Goytre United looked to get a hold on the game. 6

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In the 16th minute, a melee occurred in the Goytre United area from a Les Davies cross, with Woolfe and Rushton unable to get a shot on goal. The visiting side came to Deeside aiming for an upset, and this showed in their surging runs into The Nomads’ area. Goytre United came close to taking the lead on 20 minutes, when a free kick bobbled and went off the post in a lucky escape for The Nomads. From this point in the game the half was largely a subdued affair, with The Nomads enjoying a lot of possession but failing to convert it into serious chances against a battling Goytre United side. The game was to become more difficult for The Nomads, when John Danby had issues with a leg injury in the 30th and 38th minute but managed to continue with Wes Baynes taking goal kicks.


Goytre United went ahead in the 43rd minute, when Tim Hicks sent a great header into the bottom left corner of The Nomads' net, forcing the home side to go in at half time both trailing and frustrated with an ineffective performance. In the second half, The Nomads came out to try and avoid an upset, with Les Davies scoring the first of what would come to be a dramatic hat trick in the 49th minute. Davies scored from yards out after connecting with a slick cross into the United area from Lewis Short. Yet The Nomads were on level terms for just four minutes, with a Dylan Blain strike for Goytre United beating the injured John Danby to go neatly into the bottom left corner of his goal. With The Nomads’ place in the JD Welsh Cup under serious threat, changes were made with Chris Rimmer replacing Wes Baynes to join Declan Poole who had replaced Nick Rushton at the start of the second half. Minutes later, Ashley Ruane replaced Jay Owen, as The Nomads put their faith in fresh legs to give the side a much needed boost. Despite this, The Nomads remained frustrated with series of attacks on the Goytre United end being blocked and wasted. Time began to run out and with ten minutes to go the game was Goytre United’s to lose, with the Welsh League Division One side coping well with The Nomads’ pressure and still able to make darting runs into the home half. In the 88th minute, The Nomads were reduced to ten men, when Tom Field was shown a straight red card for violent conduct. Losing 2-1 and down to just ten players, it looked as if The Nomads were on their way out of the JD Welsh Cup, but a dramatic four minutes of injury time saw them make a remarkable comeback. With four minutes added, Les Davies equalised in the 92nd minute when he got on the end of a Nathan Woolfe cross, looping a header from the edge of the box over Luke Martin in the United goal to bring Nomads level at death. Many at Deeside presumed extra time was on the way, but Davies completed his hat trick in the most dramatic of fashions with a 94th minute header which went high into the Goytre United goal. This stunning end to the game saw two goals for The Nomads in two minutes, which handed them victory after a largely disappointing performance during which Goytre United looked deserved of a cup upset.

MATCH STATS The Nomads: Danby, Baynes (Rimmer), Disney, Harrison, Short, J.Owen (Ruane), N.Rushton (Poole), Field, Morris, Woolfe, Davies Goytre United: Martin, Hicks, Waters, Williams, D.Griffiths, Francis, Hyden, Blain, Rose, L.Grffiths, Orme Goals: Red Card:

The Nomads - Davies (3) Goytre United - Hicks, Blain The Nomads - Field

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A VIEW FROM THE STAND

BY WILL CATTERALL Hello and welcome to a view from the stand where we’re braving this December evening for yet another hard night of Welsh Premier football. Christmas is nearly here, but for us it just means even more hard work as we look to finish phase one on a high. We all needed a break over the weekend after the drama that was our third round JD Welsh Cup tie against Goytre United. With 90 minutes gone, we were 2-1 down and heading out of the competition, but two inspired goals in injury time from Les Davies kept us in it by the skin of our teeth. This game was yet another example of us not being at our best, but finding a way to win. It still feels strange to be not fully satisfied with victories, as a poor show for The Nomads used to mean we were fighting relegation – now it’s holding onto second in the league. Going back a further week, the 2-1 victory over Rhyl showed how not only how we can cope with pressure, but come from behind to end up on top - a compulsory quality if we’re going to be successful this season. It’s nice to be localised for our run in until the New Year – we’re home tonight, on Saturday, and then taking the short trip to Airbus on Boxing day before coming back to Deeside for the 30th December. These games will be tough, but we take them one at a time. Tonight, we welcome Cefn Druids, who are one of a handful of clubs to have frustrated us since the start of the season. Playing them at TNS’ Park Hall back in August, we dominated only to be held to a 0-0 draw. That will no doubt be on our minds going into the game, and we hope it will be fully behind us by the end of the evening. You’re no doubt a hardcore follower of our scene if you’re here tonight, so thanks for supporting the lads as we brace ourselves for a cold evening, but hope the football will have us warm in no time. Nomads Ultras Prediction: The Nomads 3-0 Cefn Druids Nomads Ultras' Player of the Week: Les Davies Les’ hat trick heroics of the cup tie against Goytre United gets him player of the week. Just when we were set to be dumped out of the competition, he stepped up where it mattered most to rise up and send two headers in to win us the game. An ever present member of the team this season, Les’ strength and power upfront is pivotal for us, and we hope to see him add more goals to his tally tonight.

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GREEN'S PIECE

BY TREVOR GREEN Good Evening. Welcome to the Deeside Stadium. Tonight we welcome Cefn Druids. Matches against Druids are never easy, for the oldest club in Wales are resilient and know how to fight for a result. Earlier in the season, we played them at TNS and we put them on the backfoot from start to finish but could not score. If it was a boxing match, the referee would have stopped it to save them further punishment. It was hard not to admire their effort. They earned the point. We welcome everyone from Cefn Mawr tonight, Huw and his players, Mark and his officers and their supporters. That we are playing them Tuesday and not Saturday is a little bit of football history. They were due to meet Llantwit Major in the Welsh Cup on Saturday 3rd but they had three players called up to participate in the Futsal Home Internationals. This season, for the first time, UEFA have recognised Futsal Internationals as full representative matches and therefore with three players on duty they requested the statutory postponement. This meant they were the first side to have a Welsh Cup tie postponed for Futsal call ups. As Llantwit Major are south-Walians, the cup tie needed to be played last Saturday and so we became the first postponement to allow for Futsal call ups. We talked earlier about Druids' determination and resilience, but those are not qualities we lack either. Goytre United had played very well here on the third in the Welsh Cup and just about deserved what looked like a winning lead as we entered stoppage time. We were two one down, had huffed and puffed without creating much for twenty minutes and were down to ten men after Tom Field's kick out saw him see red. Everyone, except the ten playing, were certain we had been giant killed. Andy has been talking all season about this side’s ability to snatch wins by sheer guts. Well, we did it again. Two Les Davies headers in the 92nd and 94th minutes saw us commit a mugging. Our reward was a fourth round match against another non Welsh Premier League side. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s away and at the furthest possible opposition, Haverfordwest. 10

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But we obviously have a great chance of further progress. When we started out, we were on the back of the tide of joy that our European success brought us. We had a great squad and were ready to take on all comers. By September we had lost all four of our centre-backs to injury. We had three others out too. The window was shut and it looked as though we might struggle for a top six berth. We reckoned without the spirit and determination that is the heart of this club under Andy Morrison. At one point or another, we have been without skipper George Horan (only 135 minutes played). Ian Kearney and Michael Pearson (both out for the season) , Chris Rimmer, Wes Baynes, Lewis Short, Nathan Woolfe, Callum Morris, Shelton Payne, Michael Wilde, Tom Field and Matty Williams. For the match here with Rhyl, John Nixon turned to me and said; ”Look, there are more first teamers in the stand than on the pitch!” Despite setbacks that would have done for anyone else we have made it. Llandudno’s win over Carmarthen on Saturday made our top six place at the split mathematically certain. We now push on to hold second place from a resurgent Bala Town. Why have Bala come on like a train in recent weeks? They have got Lee Hunt, Kieran Smith and John Irving back from injury. Our turn soon. Skipper George and striker Wilde are near to re-taking the field and we are weeks from the transfer window re-opening. Today we have Mark Petch refereeing and he is assisted by Cheryl Foster and Liam Gray; with Iwan Griffith as fourth official. Thank you for giving us your time, skill and experience. Enjoy the game everyone, and see you back on Saturday for the big battle. We have won the last two home league games against TNS. They come here on the back of eighteen straight league wins. Can lightening strike for a third time? Well, join us at 5:15pm in front of the Sgorio cameras to find out. Trev

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CLUB GOAL OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Luka Salvatore of our under nine team, who was recently selected by First Team Manager, Andy Morrison as the winner of the first ever Nomads Club Goal of the Month for November. Luka's effort saw him use strength and determination to avoid the challenges of two Chester players before hitting a left footed strike in to the top corner beyond the Chester goalkeeper in a game played on November 4th. In second place behind Luka was Junior Scott of the U16 team who drove from the half way line and hit a powerful strike from around 25 yards past the Flint Town United goalkeeper. Third place went to Noah Sumner of the under 11's for his strike against Airbus UK. He controlled the ball on his thigh before volleying the ball over the goalkeeper. A full review of the goals will feature in the TNS match programme where the winners will also receive an award from Andy Morrison ahead of kick off. If you haven't already seen the goals, simply visit The Nomads' YouTube page. 12

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JD WELSH CUP UPDATE

THIRD ROUND RESULTS Cefn Druids

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Llantwit Major

Ton Pentre

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Bangor City

Caernarfon Town

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Carmarthen Town

Llandudno

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Newtown

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Cardiff Met

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Porthmadog

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Goytre United

Bala Town

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Caldicott Town

Rhyl 6-0 Penrhyncoch Prestatyn Town

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Holyhead Hotspur

Haverfordwest County 1-0

Afan Lido

Penybont

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Airbus UK

Llanfair United

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Corwen

Greenfield

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Guilsfield

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Holywell Town

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NOMADS' ARCHIVE

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE 2006/07 BY DAVID RAPSON Following the traumas of the previous campaign, The Nomads began 2006/07 in different surroundings – at Cae-Y-Castell, the home of our Huws Gray Cymru Alliance neighbours Flint Town United. After several years of postponed games at the Deeside Stadium courtesy of a poor drainage system, the pitch there was dug up and the problems solved. Playing all your home games at a neutral ground can have a detrimental effect upon a team but that fact seemed to have escaped The Nomads who were to enjoy one of their best ever seasons in the Welsh Premier League. Apart from a 0-4 defeat at the hands of The New Saints, Connah’s Quay did not lose another league match until the last weekend in October when Welshpool Town were our visitors. Up to then, we had accrued 18 points (five wins and three draws) from nine league games and sat in fourth place only four points behind the leaders, TNS. Three goals in seven first-half minutes from The Lilywhites ‘burst our bubble’ but it was to be another five games before we lost again in the league, also to a team nicknamed The Lilywhites – Rhyl, who gained a 2-1 victory over us at Belle Vue on Boxing Day to go top of the league. While disappointment at Christmas was hardly unusual for Connah’s Quay Nomads, as previous seasonal reviews have proved, the first half of the 2006/2007 season had given plenty of cause for optimism. Indeed, there was talk of the team gaining a place in European competition for the first time. Having managed to escape relegation the previous year, Neville Powell set about adding some quality players to his squad. In came the likes of Adam Dickinson, full-back Dave Swanick and two former Everton players in Craig Garside and Christian Seargeant, the latter a member of today’s ‘unbeatable’ TNS outfit. Despite the loss at Rhyl, The Nomads went into the New Year in fifth position in the Welsh Premier League. It was a sign of the team’s all-round improvement that two squad members had been chosen as the League’s ‘Player of the Month’ - Marc Limbert (August 2006) and Tommy Mutton (November). Mutton and Dickinson had scored seven league goals apiece helping to negate the loss of Stuart Rain who moved back to Mold Alexandra (where typically he netted a hat-trick on his debut) after 399 games and 150 goals for The Nomads in all competitions. Our interest in the Loosemores League Cup ended with a 2-0 defeat at Rhyl in the quarter-final with another nemesis of ours, Lee Hunt, scoring both goals. Previously, we had qualified from Group B along with The New Saints and at the expense of NEWI Cefn Druids and Airbus UK. Both The Nomads and TNS won five of their six games, losing the odd one to each other. We beat Airbus UK 6-1 away and 7-2 at home while The New Saints thumped Airbus 11-0 in their first meeting when Nick Ward, John Toner and Michael Wilde each scored hat-tricks.

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On New Year’s Day 2007, we were set to entertain Rhyl at Cae-Y-Castell and a big crowd was anticipated, quite possibly a league record for The Nomads. Both teams were in good form and more than 700 had witnessed the Boxing Day game along the coast. Sadly the weather put paid to that and we had to wait until Haverfordwest County came north on 6th January to play our first ‘home’ game for six weeks. Yet it was well worth the wait for The Nomads, who coasted into a 4-0 lead inside the first 35 minutes. County pulled a goal back before the break and that man Tim Hicks added another early in the second-half. Two more strikers entered the fray as The Bluebirds sensed something from the game and when Jack Christopher scrambled a third goal they were in the driving seat. Fortunately, a late penalty kick allowed our centre-back Chris Williams to complete his hat-trick and we scraped through 5-3. A 2-0 win at Caernarfon Town and a goalless draw with The New Saints kept us in the frame at the top before a disappointing 1-3 defeat at the hands of mid-table Bangor City, a side that had already lost five times at Farrar Road. The Nomads had been pretty solid at the back all season with Paul Smith in goal, Swanick and Gary Lovell the full-backs and Williams alongside Gary Pinch at the heart of the defence. Another defeat followed as lowly Airbus UK, without an away win for almost twelve months, beat us 2-1 on a horrendously wet night at Flint. By early March, The Nomads’ interest in the Welsh Cup was still alive following victories over Aberystwyth Town, Newport YMCA and Llandudno but with Rhyl and TNS already out of the competition we were drawn away to the full-timers of Llanelli in the last eight. Despite their professionalism, the Reds lay three places behind us in the league table but found cup football to their liking and beat us 6-2 in the quarterfinal before themselves losing 1-0 in the semi-final to Carmarthen Town, the eventual Welsh Cup winners. Thankfully The Nomads’ league form improved after the cup loss although we were finding it hard to score goals. Chris Williams struck his fifth goal of the season in a 1-0 success at Newtown before our defence held firm in gaining a point from a goalless draw at high-flying Welshpool and then another three points came our way thanks to Tommy Mutton’s strike against NEWI Cefn Druids. Suddenly The Nomads were on the up and despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home by Cwmbran Town the players fought hard for that point having been twice behind. Craig Garside scored both our goals and Chris Seargeant was on the scoresheet in each of the next two fixtures, scoring the game’s only goal at Port Talbot Town and the first of two at Porthmadog four days later. Tommy Mutton added a second before Les Davies netted Porth’s consolation. With four games remaining, we found ourselves in third place two points behind Rhyl and seven ahead of Llanelli in fifth. Eight minutes from the end of the home game against Aberystwyth Town on 7th April and the score at 0-0, Adam Dickinson was hauled to the ground and The Nomads awarded a penalty kick. Sion James was rightfully red-carded joining team mate Luke Sherbon for an early bath. Limbert scored but only from the rebound off goalkeeper Richard Morgan and Aber’s gallant nine men were defeated. That left us with home games against top sides Llanelli and Rhyl and a visit to lowly Caersws. A top three spot was ours for the taking given the right results from those three games but we failed. Llanelli won 1-0 at Flint and Caersws beat us 2-1, only their second home win of the entire campaign and the first for seven months! We battled hard against Rhyl and there was no score going into the last 20 minutes. Then Andy Moran found the back of our net and as if to seal our own fate a Dave Swanick own goal confirmed Rhyl as runners-up. That we finished fifth was to the great credit of players and management considering every game was an away match that season. Then, the bombshell came as Neville Powell left the club to take up the reins at Bangor City after 14 years with the Nomads. The Nomads vs Cefn Druids

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Les Davies celebrates his dramatic 94th minute winner Photo: NCM Media

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CEFN DRUIDS' HISTORY

In 1872 Plasmadoc Football Club, founded three years earlier, became Druids when the various colliery and quarry teams in the hills around Ruabon and Cefn Mawr were brought together under one banner. Six Druids players were in the first Welsh international side which played Scotland on 25 March 1876 - the most from a single club ever to play for Wales – whilst the first secretary of the Welsh FA, Llewelyn Kenrick, was also an ex-Druid. In 1876 Druids entered the English FA Cup, the first Welsh club to do so, and in 1882/83 they defeated Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round, losing to eventual winners Blackburn Olympic in the quarter finals. Druids played in the very first Welsh Cup game at Newtown on 13 October 1877, just a week after playing Scottish giants Queens Park at Hampden Park, and ended up as runners-up to Wrexham in the first Welsh Cup Final in 1877/78. Druids were finalists in the first six years of the competition and became the first club to win it three times in succession by lifting the trophy from 1880-1882. In all Druids have won the Welsh Cup eight times. The club joined the first Welsh League in 1890 and rose again towards the end of the nineteenth century with more silverware. In 1920 the club left Wynnstay Park to combine with Rhosymedre to become Rhosymedre Druids, playing at Church Field. They merged with Acrefair United in 1923, becoming Druids United, but were perennial strugglers in the Welsh National League (North) until stepping down to the Wrexham & District League in 1930, moving to yet another new 22

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ground, this time in Acrefair. League form improved during the 1950s and, in 1957, Druids United reached the Welsh Amateur Cup final, losing to Porthmadog in a replay at Bangor. In that same season the club won the first of two consecutive Welsh Youth Cups. Profit from the Amateur Cup run enabled the club to fund the layout of a new ground on derelict land in the centre of Cefn Mawr, which became the club’s home for over 50 years. A young George Best was part of a Manchester United XI that provided the opposition for the first match there. But enthusiasm at Druids had waned by the 1980s when Druids were being outstripped by arch rivals Cefn Albion, who were formed in 1967. Albion played initially at The Bont, then at Rhostyllen, Ty Mawr and Church Fields before settling back at Ty Mawr, scooping numerous pieces of silverware as they climbed the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area). A merger between the two clubs was resisted until former Chester manager Ken Roberts intervened to convince the rival factions that an amalgamation was in the best interests of everyone. Thus, in 1992, Cefn Druids FC was born, playing at Plaskynaston and carrying the white and black colours of the original Plasmadoc club. The club steadily consolidated in the Cymru Alliance, helped by a renewed youth policy, and under Gareth Powell, strolled to the 1998/99 Cymru Alliance championship, scoring over 100 goals in the process.


The club marked its arrival in the League of Wales with a 1-0 win at Inter Cardiff, the previous year’s runners-up, in its very first game and, in 2001/02, reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Cup. A succession of managers were unable to prevent the Ancients from finishing in the second relegation spot at the end of the 2004/05 season but with only one team from the feeder leagues being promoted, Druids survived the drop. For several years the possibility of a new stadium for the club was touted as the Plaskynaston land was earmarked for a supermarket and the existing stadium was showing signs of its age. But delays to the start of construction to the new ground meant the club was going to struggle to meet the criteria for the revamped 12-club Welsh Premier League. The club cut its cloth accordingly as relegation appeared certain with the club battling at the wrong end of the table. When the inevitable relegation happened Druids returned to Rhosymedre in 2010 when the new stadium, The Rock, was completed. The 2011/12 season saw the club reach the Welsh Cup Final for the first time in 108 years after claiming the scalps of Premier League sides Prestatyn Town, Aberystwyth Town and Airbus UK Broughton. A 2-0 reversal by The New Saints ended the club’s fairytale story but, as the winners had also won the Welsh Premier League, Cefn Druids reached Europe for the first ever time.

The 2012/13 season started with the Europa League First Qualifying Round tie against Finnish side MyPa-47, who had previously faced Liverpool in European competition. A creditable goalless draw in the first leg at the Racecourse Stadium was followed by a 5-0 defeat in Finland. Domestically, despite a mid-season wobble, the club finished second in the Huws Gray Alliance and achieved the FAW Domestic Licence. The 2013/14 season saw Cefn Druids storm to the Huws Gray Alliance title, losing just one match in the process. And, with the Domestic Licence again awarded, promotion to the Welsh Premier League was achieved. The NEWFA Cup was again secured with a 2-0 victory over Ruthin Town in a repeat of the 2012 final, and ensured Druids repeated the double of 1999. The club’s return to the Welsh Premier League was shortlived, however, as an 11th placed finish saw the club relegated back to the Huws Gray Alliance after just the one season back in Wales’ top flight. The return to the Huws Gray Alliance in 2015/16 saw Druids finish in second place but, because of Caernarfon Town’s failure to secure the domestic licence, gain an immediate return to the Welsh Premier League. In addition to this, the NEWFA Cup was secured for the third time in five seasons.

In addition the Welsh Cup run, Druids won their first trophy since 1999 after a 4-0 win over Ruthin Town at Wrexham’s Racecourse Stadium gave the club the North East Wales FA Challenge Cup.

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CEFN DRUIDS' SQUAD

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1. Michael Jones Goalkeeper

2. Kyle Parle Defender

4. Adam Hesp Defender

5. Matthew Eckersley Defender

6. Jordan Barrow Midfielder

10. Mike Pritchard Striker

11. Aaron Bowen Striker

12. Theo Chrisokhou Defender

16. Naim Arsan Midfielder

17. Adam Eden Midfielder

19. Fisnik Hadjari Midfielder

20. Gareth Partridge Midfielder

21. Corey Roper Midfielder

23. Jordan Harper Striker

24. Jake Phillips Midfielder

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS Since the inception of the Welsh Premier League in 1992, The Nomads have face Cefn Druids on 17 occassions picking up 7 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. Our biggest victory was a 5-0 victory in October 2004 while our heaviest defeat was a 6-0 home defeat in March 2009.

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22nd Aug 2009

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14th Nov 2008

15th Feb 2008

12th Oct 2007

20th Mar 2007

8th Sept 2006

14th Apr 2006

9th Dec 2005

18th Feb 2005

8th Oct 2004

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3-1

0-6

2-3

2-1

2-5

1-0

2-2

2-2

1-0

4-0

5-0

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L

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W

D

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PLAYER STATISTICS ° Indicates player no longer with club

Player

WPL

Europa League

FAW Cup

Nathaniel MG Cup Friendlies

A G

A G

A G

A G

A G

17 0

4 0

1 0

2 (1)

0

2 (1)

0

2 John Disney

16 (1)

1

3 0

1 0

3 1

3 (1)

0

3

Paul Linwood °

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 0

4

Ian Kearney

3 0

4 0

0 0

0 0

2 (1)

1

5

George Horan

2 0

4 0

0 0

0 0

2 (1)

0

6

Danny Harrison

14 0

3 0

1 0

0 0

3 0

7 Tom Field

12 (2)

1

0 0

1 0

1 (1)

1 (2)

8

Callum Morris

6 (3)

1

4 1

1 0

1 0

3 0

9 Ashley Ruane

1 (2)

0

0 (1)

0

0 (1)

0

0 0

2 (2)

2

10 Les Davies

13 (3)

5

0 (4)

0

1 3

2 0

3 (1)

1

11 Nick Rushton

8 (3)

3

0 0

1 0

3 0

2 (2)

0

12 Matty Williams

15 (1)

3

0 0

0 0

0 (1)

0 (1)

0

14 Declan Poole

0 0

0 0

0 (1)

0

1 0

0 0

15 Sean Smith

8 (3)

2 (1)

0

0 0

3 0

2 0

16 Nathan Woolfe

17 2

4 0

1 0

1 0

2 (1)

17 Chris Rimmer

0 (2)

0

0 0

0 (1)

1 (1)

0

0 0

18 Jay Owen

17 0

4 0

1 0

3 0

4 0

19 Matty Owen

5 (9)

0

0 (3)

0

0 0

2 0

2 1

20 Wes Baynes

14 (1)

1

4 1

1 0

1 0

3 0

21 Lewis Short

12 (2)

0

4 0

1 0

2 (1)

0

3 (1)

1

22 Michael Wilde

7 (5)

3

4 0

0 0

2 2

3 (1)

2

23 Mike Pearson

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

24 Shelton Payne

0 (4)

2

0 0

0 0

2 1

0 0

26 Ben Nash ¹

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 (1)

28 Jon Rushton

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

4 0

31 Luke Blizzard

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 0

33 Jordan Manley

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 (1)

0

0 0

44 Jake Leonard

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 (1)

0

0 0

60 Jack Wynne

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

66 Conor Harwood

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 0

1

30

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John Danby

0

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0

0

0

0

0


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2. John Disney Defender

4. Ian Kearney Defender

5. George Horan Defender

6. Danny Harrison Midfielder

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12. Matty Williams Striker

14. Declan Poole Midfielder

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15. Sean Smith Defender

16. Nathan Woolfe Striker

17. Chris Rimmer Defender

18. Jay Owen Midfielder

19. Matty Owen Midfielder

20. Wes Baynes Defender

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21. Lewis Short Defender

22. Michael Wilde Striker

23. Mike Pearson Defender

24. Shelton Payne Midfielder

26. Ben Nash Defender

28. Jon Rushton Goalkeeper

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2016/17 FIXTURES JUNE

RESULT

STARTING LINEUP

TUES 21

MBi LLANDUDNO

A

2-1

J.RUSHTON

KEARNEY

HORAN

LINWOOD

HARRISON

BAYNES

J.OWEN

SHORT

SAT 25

CLIFTONVILLE

A

0-1

J.RUSHTON

DISNEY

HORAN

KEARNEY

SHORT

HARRISON

J.OWEN

MORRIS

H® 0-0

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

KEARNEY

SHORT

DISNEY

HARRISON

J.OWEN

THURS 30 STABÆK FOTBALL

JULY A

1-0

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

KEARNEY

SHORT

DISNEY

HARRISON

J.OWEN

THURS 14 FK VOJVODINA

A

0-1

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

KEARNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

WOOLFE

J.OWEN

THURS 21 FK VOJVODINA

H® 1-2

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

KEARNEY

SMITH

DISNEY

WOOLFE

J.OWEN

THURS 7

STABÆK

TUES 26

DENBIGH TOWN

A

4-1

J.RUSHTON

DORAN

NASH

COULTHON

BLIZZARD

J.JONES

FIELD

M.OWE

SAT 30

SALFORD CITY

H

1-1

J.RUSHTON

BAYNES

NASH

LINWOOD

SMITH

DISNEY

J.OWEN

M.OWE

TUES 9

FLINT TOWN UNITED

H

4-0

DANBY

BAYNES

DISNEY

HARRISON

SMITH

WOOLFE

J.OWEN

MORRIS

SUN 13

CARMARTHEN TOWN

A

0-0

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

KEARNEY

SHORT

WILLIAMS

J.OWEN

MORRIS

SUN 21

BANGOR CITY

A

2-0

DANBY

BAYNES

HORAN

DISNEY

SHORT

FIELD

WILLIAMS

MORRIS

SUN 28

NEWTOWN

H

1-0

DANBY

BAYNES

KEARNEY

DISNEY

SHORT

FIELD

WILLIAMS

MORRIS

WED 31

CEFN DRUIDS

A (T) 0-0

DANBY

BAYNES

HARRISON

DISNEY

SHORT

FIELD

WILLIAMS

J.OWEN

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER SAT 3

BALA TOWN

H

1-1

DANBY

BAYNES

HARRISON

DISNEY

SHORT

FIELD

MORRIS

J.OWEN

SUN 11

CARDIFF MET

A

2-1

DANBY

BAYNES

KEARNEY

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

MORRIS

J.OWEN

SUN 18

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN

H

4-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

TUES 20

LLANDUDNO

H

1-1

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

SUN 25

RHYL

H

2-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

OCTOBER SUN 2

CARMARTHEN TOWN

H

1-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

WED 5

DENBIGH TOWN

H

3-1

DANBY

BLIZZARD

DISNEY

SHORT

SMITH

J.OWEN

N.RUSHTON

HARWO

SUN 16

BANGOR CITY

H

2-2

DANBY

J.OWEN

HARRISON

DISNEY

SHORT

SMITH

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

SUN 23

CARDIFF MET

H

0-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SHORT

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

TUES 25

RHYL

H

2-1

DANBY

BAYNES

RIMMER

DISNEY

SMITH

PAYNE

J.OWEN

M.OWE

SUN 30

THE NEW SAINTS

A

0-3

DANBY

SMITH

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SHORT

HARRISON

WILLIAMS

FIELD

NOVEMBER SAT 5

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN

A

3-1

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

HARRISON

SHORT

RUANE

WILLIA

SUN 13

LLANDUDNO

A

2-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

HARRISON

SHORT

N.RUSHTON

WILLIA

TUES 15

THE NEW SAINTS

H

A-A

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SHORT

SMITH

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

SAT 19

NEWTOWN

A

1-2

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

HARRISON

SHORT

N.RUSHTON

WILLIA

TUES 22

THE NEW SAINTS

H

0-1

DANBY

MORRIS

DISNEY

SHORT

SMITH

J.OWEN

N.RUSHTON

POOLE

FRI 25

RHYL

A

2-1

DANBY

SMITH

DISNEY

HARRISON

SHORT

J.OWEN

WILLIAMS

FIELD

3-2

DANBY

BAYNES

DISNEY

HARRISON

SHORT

J.OWEN

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

DECEMBER SAT 3

GOYTRE UNITED

H

TUES 13

CEFN DRUIDS

H

FRI 16

THE NEW SAINTS

H

MON 26

AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON

A

FRI 30

AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON

H

JANUARY 2017 SAT 14

BALA TOWN

A

SAT 28

HAVERFORDWEST CTY.

A

KEY

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URES AND RESULTS SUBSTITUTES SHORT

MORRIS

WILDE

DAVIES

DISNEY

RUANE

RILEY

WOOLFE

NASH

BIBBY

WILLIAMS

MORRIS

WOOLFE

WILDE

RUANE

MANLEY

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

RILEY

HOLSGROVE

M.OWEN

NASH

N

J.OWEN

MORRIS

WOOLFE

WILDE

J.RUSHTON

LINWOOD

RUANE

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

M.OWEN

NASH

N

J.OWEN

MORRIS

WOOLFE

WILDE

J.RUSHTON

RUANE

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

M.OWEN

NASH

J.OWEN

MORRIS

SHORT

WILDE

J.RUSHTON

RUANE

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

M.OWEN

NASH

J.OWEN

MORRIS

SHORT

WILDE

J.RUSHTON

LINWOOD

RUANE

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

M.OWEN

NASH

M.OWEN

BIBBY

N.RUSHTON

HARWOOD

LEONARD

VAN SCHIE

BRIDGES

M.OWEN

N.RUSHTON

RUANE

DAVIES

DANBY

KEARNEY

HORAN

FIELD

SHORT

WILDE

MORRIS

SHORT

WILDE

DAVIES

J.RUSHTON

FIELD

RUANE

N.RUSHTON

MORRIS

WOOLFE

WILDE

DAVIES

MANLEY

DISNEY

FIELD

RUANE

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

S

MORRIS

J.OWEN

WOOLFE

WILDE

WYNNE

RUANE

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

M.OWEN

S

MORRIS

J.OWEN

WOOLFE

WILDE

MANLEY

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

M.OWEN

S

J.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

WILDE

MANLEY

MORRIS

N.RUSHTON

SMITH

M.OWEN

J.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

WILDE

MANLEY

N.RUSHTON

WILLIAMS

SMITH

M.OWEN

J.OWEN

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

FIELD

N.RUSHTON

M.OWEN

PAYNE

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES (2)

MANLEY

MORRIS

M.OWEN

WILDE

PAYNE

ON

FIELD

MORRIS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

WILLIAMS

M.OWEN

WILDE

PAYNE

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

M.OWEN

SHORT

WILDE

PAYNE

PAYNE

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

M.OWEN

SHORT

WILDE

PAYNE

ON

HARWOOD

M.OWEN

PAYNE

WILDE(2)

MANLEY

FIELD

WOOLFE

LEONARD

COULTHON

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

RIMMER

M.OWEN

WILDE

PAYNE

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

SMITH

RIMMER

M.OWEN

WILDE

M.OWEN

N.RUSHTON

WILDE

DAVIES

MANLEY

FIELD

WILLIAMS

SHORT

HARWOOD

FIELD

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

WILDE

MANLEY

DAVIES

N.RUSHTON

RIMMER

PAYNE

HARWOOD

HARWOOD

S

WILLIAMS

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

WILDE

MANLEY

FIELD

N.RUSHTON

RIMMER

PAYNE

ON

WILLIAMS

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

MORRIS

RUANE

SMITH

RIMMER

ON

FIELD

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

MORRIS

WILLIAMS

RIMMER

HARWOOD

ON

WILLIAMS

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

FIELD

MORRIS

RUANE

SMITH

ON

POOLE

FIELD

WOOLFE

DAVIES

HARRISON

WILLIAMS

RIMMER

M.OWEN

HARWOOD

S

FIELD

M.OWEN

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

MORRIS

RUANE

N.RUSHTON

POOLE

ON

FIELD

MORRIS

WOOLFE

DAVIES (3)

RUANE

POOLE

SMITH

RIMMER

M.OWEN

played

BOLD NAME GOALSCORER

YELLOW CARD

RED CARD

SUBBED ON

SUBBED OFF

a

AFTER EXTRA TIME

HARWOOD

PAYNE

HARWOOD

RIMMER

HARWOOD

BAYNES

HARWOOD

(4-2P) SCORE ON PENALTIES)

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LEAGUE TABLE Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

The New Saints

17

17

0

0

63

10

53

51

2

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9

6

2

24

12

12

33

3

Bala Town

17

8

6

3

28

22

6

30

4

Bangor City

17

8

3

6

26

27

-1

27

5

Cardiff Met

18

7

3

8

24

15

9

24

6

Llandudno

18

5

7

6

14

22

-8

22

7

Carmarthen Town

18

5

5

8

22

29

-7

20

8

Newtown

18

4

5

9

21

25

-4

17

9

Rhyl

17

5

2

10

21

41

-20

17

10

Cefn Druids

16

3

7

6

23

30

-7

16

11

Aberystwyth Town

16

5

1

10

19

33

-14

16

12

Airbus UK

17

3

3

11

20

39

-19

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RESULTS Saturday 10th December Airbus UK P-P Bala Town (Match postponed due to unsafe floodlights) The New Saints 3-1 Cardiff Met Rhyl 1-3 Newtown Llandudno 2-0 Carmarthen Town

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FIRST TEAM STAFF ANDY MORRISON - First Team Manager Morrison joined The Nomads in November 2015 and oversees all football development at the Club, working with the chairman and staff to create and implement the strategies that will help the Connah’s Quay club reach its’ full potential. Morrison, who left Airbus UK Broughton in July of 2015, was instrumental in helping the Broughton-based club reach the Europa League Qualifying Stages for three successive seasons, finishing 2nd twice and 3rd in the Welsh Premier League between 2013 - 2015. As a professional player, he captained the Manchester City side who won the Division 2 Play Off final at Wembley in 1999 and now represents the Etihad outfit as an Official Fan Ambassador. JAY CATTON - Assistant Manager and Director Football Previously a player with The Nomads but took on coaching role after four knee operations. Completed UEFA A license and also has UEFA B license in coaching goalkeepers and a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching and exercise Sciences. Catton is not only the Assistant Manager of the first team, but also Academy Director, over seeing all aspects of The Nomads Academy, including the scholarship programme run in partnership with Coleg Cambria, and was also heavily involved in ‘The Quay 3G project. DANNY HARRISON - Player/Coach Harrison is a product of the Tranmere Rovers youth system, having joined the side as a 13 year old, he made his first team debut in 2001 at home against Wigan Athletic. He went on to make 125 appearances for Tranmere before joining Rotherham United in 2007 where he made an additional 188 Football League appearances. In June 2012, it was announced that Harrison had rejoined Tranmere and the following summer he joined Chester FC. Harrison joined The Nomads in January 2015 and made his debut in a 1-0 victory over Bala Town, going on to make 14 appearances for The Nomads in his debut season. It was announced in May 2015 that Harrison has signed a two year deal to keep him at the Club until the end of the 2016-17 season.

MARK ROWLANDS Assistant Academy Director

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Best Manager: Brian Little when I was at Wrexham - gave me my debut and was a true gentleman

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Most memorable match: Making my debut for Wrexham in the Wrexham vs Chester derby - we drew 2-2 and I setup one of the goals - I remember all of my friends giving me a load of stick from the stands!

Biggest moment of your life: Celebrating the birth of my first baby this year Favourite artist: Either Drake or Miguel Top Film: The Green Mile or The Shawshank Redemption Biggest career influence: My dad - he taught me how to play and I ask for his advice all the time Away from The Nomads,what do you get up to? Working at spending time with the family as well as walking the dog

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THE NOMADS 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28 33 60 66

John DANBY John DISNEY Ian KEARNEY George HORAN Danny HARRISON Tom FIELD Callum MORRIS Ashley RUANE Les DAVIES Nick RUSHTON Matty WILLIAMS Declan POOLE Sean SMITH Nathan WOOLFE Chris RIMMER Jay OWEN Matty OWEN Wes BAYNES Lewis SHORT Michael WILDE Mike PEARSON Shelton PAYNE Ben NASH Jon RUSHTON Jordan MANLEY Jack WYNNE Conor HARWOOD

CEFN DRUIDS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 90

Michael JONES Kyle PARLE Max PENK Adam HESP Matthew ECKERSLEY Jordan BARROW Stuart COOK Matty COOK Steve BLENKINSOP Mike PRITCHARD Aaron BOWEN Theodorakis CHRISOKHOU Danny LLOYD Naim ARSAN Adam EDEN Fisnik HAJDARI Gareth PARTRIDGE Corey ROPER Craig WHITFIELD Jordan HARPER Jake PHILLIPS Tommy COONEY Filippo MOSETTI CASARETTO

Manager: ANDY MORRISON

Manager: HUW GRIFFITHS

Colours: Red / Red / Red

Colours: Black and White / Black / Black

MATCH OFFICIALS Referee Mark Petch Assistant Referees Cheryl Foster and Liam Gray Fourth Official Iwan Griffith

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The Nomads vs Cefn Druids (13-12-2016)  

Official match programme from gap Connah's Quay Nomads' Dafabet Welsh Premier League match against Cefn Druids.

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