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OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME £2

THE NOMADS vs DENBIGH TOWN Nathaniel MG Cup Wednesday, 5th October, 2016 - 7:45pm

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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 Gary Dewhurst

Ground Capacity 1500

Vice Chairman John Gray

Matchday Telephone 01244 816418

Club Secretary and Licensing Officer Trevor Green 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

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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Good evening and welcome to Deeside Stadium for our first Cup game of the 2016/17 season. While everything is going brilliantly in the League, we all know that Cup football is often very different and can throw up upsets and we are no strangers to that against tonight's opposition.

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This week's programme takes on a slightly different front cover to use the imagery of the competition and it provides a nice change for me. We've taken a look at the competition through articles from Trevor Green and Dave Rapson as well as an update on the results and fixtures from the competition thus far.

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CLUB HONOURS

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Enjoy the game and come on The Nomads! Nik

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

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CONTENTS

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NOMADS LOOK FOR CUP REVENGE ON DENBIGH A look at today's cup clash as The Nomads look for retribution from last season's semifinal defeat

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RUSHTON GOAL TAKES NOMADS TO TEN UNBEATEN Match report from The Nomads' 1-0 victory over Carmarthen Town

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A VIEW FROM THE STAND Will Catterall looks back at this past week and today's game

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GREEN'S PIECE Trevor Green looks at today's fixture and some potential changes to the structure of the competition

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THE NOMADS ARCHIVE A look back at The Nomads' history in the League Cup in it's various forms

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER A look back at last season's clash between The Nomads and Denbigh

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THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION A look at the results from the first round and this week's fixtures

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

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THE NOMADS' STAFF Pen pics for The Nomads' matchday playing staff

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DAFABET WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE The latest updates from the top flight including league table, fixtures and results

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MATCH PREVIEW

Nomads look for cup revenge on Denbigh Tonight's game sees The Nomads host Denbigh Town in the second rounds of the Nathaniel MG Cup. The game is the third meeting of the two sides in the past 12 months, and The Nomads will no doubt have a measure of revenge on their minds following their 1-0 defeat to Denbigh in last season's Semi-Final of the same competition. Denbigh went on to lose out to TNS in the final of last year's competition, and The Nomads rued missed chances on the night. The two sides met again in pre-season this past July where goals from Matty Owen, Jake Jones and Jake Leonard along with an own goal gave The Nomads a comfortable 4-1 victory. The Nomads go into the game in their richest vein of form in recent memory, having not lost a game in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League since late April - Bala were the victors on that day, but since Andy Morrison's side have gone on to pick up eight wins and four draws and currently sit second in the league behind also unbeaten TNS. Denbigh on the other hand are currently sitting 13th in the Huws Gray Alliance having won just two of their nine games this season, and were recently defeated 3-0 by Gresford Athletic in the JD Welsh Cup. Ahead of the game, Andy Morrison said "Tonight's game will be a welcome distraction from the league and an opportunity for players who have not had as many minutes as they would like to show why they should start against Bangor in our next league game. It also gives me an opportunity to give a few of our younger lads the chance to show they are ready to step up to the first team. Thankfully we have a free weekend after tonight's game which will give us the chance to rest up players who have been playing with knocks and also the first opportunity to mentally get away from football since the start of June when we came back in to prepare for our European games." Morrison concluded "I must stress that players will be resting up mentally and that if any player at the start of October needs to physically rest, then they are not fit enough and need extra work, not rest."

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MATCH REPORT

Nick Rushton scored the decisive goal in the 56th minute

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Dafabet Welsh Premier League | Sunday 2nd October 2016 Deeside Stadium, Connah's Quay | Attendance: 169

Rushton goal takes Nomads to ten unbeaten

second in the table, but once again had to field a makeshift side owing to injuries.

The Nomads beat Carmarthen Town by one goal to nil on Sunday afternoon thanks to a Nick Rushton header. Despite the game being evenly contested throughout, a 56th minute goal from Nick Rushton was enough to retain The Nomads’ unbeaten record and position of second in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League.

Referee Iwan Griffith got proceedings underway and both teams immediately went for goal. Liam Thomas broke free for Carmarthen in the sixth minute, but John Danby made an excellent low save off his line to deny the chance. Les Davies then counter attacked, having a wicked shot from 20 yards blocked by the Old Gold defence.

The Nomads came into game on the back of a good 2-0 win against Rhyl the previous Sunday, whilst Carmarthen had restricted TNS to a narrow 2-1 victory at Park Hall. The Nomads knew three points would help them stay

Nathan Woolfe showed his individual skill yet again on the wing for Nomads, sending a cross into the Carmarthen area which Les Davies sent just wide in the eighth minute.

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John Disney and Jay Owen took up their caretaker positions as centre backs, with Matty Williams and Nick Rushton also starting. The game also saw 16 year old academy product Connor Harwood called up to the senior squad for the first time with a place on the bench.


Carmarthen threatened at regular intervals, with Declan Carroll shooting powerfully on target from 25 yards, forcing Danby to make a solid catch on his goal line. The teams largely cancelled each other out in the first half, with both sides attacking but unable to find a clinical finish in the face of The Nomads and Carmarthen’s respective defences who performed well all game. The Nomads’ best chance of the half came in the 31st minute, when Matty Williams found himself through on goal, but as he tried to get closer for an angled shot keeper Lee Idzi came out to sweep and save for his side. The likes of Williams, Woolfe and Nick Rushton all created for Nomads at the end of the first half but to no avail, with the game still goalless at half time. The second half again saw both teams display their will for a Dafabet Welsh Premier League win, attacking each other with good movement in the midfield. Forcing a corner, The Nomads went close when Nathan Woolfe’s delivery was cleared close to the Carmarthen goal mouth in the 52nd minute. A double substitution followed with Matty Owen and Lewis Short introduced in place of Matty Williams and Sean Smith. The Nomads broke the deadlock via Nick Rushton in the 56th minute. Nathan Woolfe skilfully evaded his marker on the left wing before delivering a fantastic cross whish Rushton headed perfectly into the bottom right corner of Lee Idzi’s goal. Boosted by Rushton’s goal, The Nomads went on the offensive, having a cross from Woolfe cleared before Rushton sent another header goalwards which was this time saved by Idzi. Carmarthen, still very much in the contest despite The Nomads' lead, were then dealt a big blow when captain Lee Surman was shown a red card for a wreckless tackle on Les Davies. Reduced to ten men, they brought on Daniel Sheehan in place of Declan Carroll. Around 10 minutes after his goal, Nick Rushton’s game ended when he was substituted for Michael Wilde who helped The Nomads see the match out for its remaining 20 minutes. The game’s physicality began to climax, with The Nomads awarded a number of free kicks owing to fouls by Carmarthen, which couldn’t be converted to a second Nomads goal making for a tense finish to the fixture. Carmarthen were handed a golden chance to equalise in the 85th minute, when John Danby came out to punch a cross away and was caught off his line with Ceri Morgan in possession. Despite having an open goal 20 yards away, Morgan shot wide in Carmarthen’s last real chance. Victory was confirmed after three additional minutes during which Lewis Short and Les Davies helped hold up play in the Carmarthen half. The 1-0 win means The Nomads are still undefeated after the first ten Dafabet Welsh Premier League games of the season, an unprecedented feat in the Club’s modern era.

MATCH STATS The Nomads: Danby, Baynes, J.Owen, Disney, Smith (Short), Harrison, N.Rushton (Wilde), Williams (M.Owen), Field, Woolfe, Davies Carmarthen: Idzi, Surman, Bailey, Knott, Vincent, L.Thomas, Lewis, Morgan, Carroll (Sheehan), Bassett, M.Thomas (Jones) Goalscorers: Yellow Cards: Red Card:

The Nomads - N.Rushton Carmarthen - Sheehan, Bailey, Vincent Carmarthen - Surman

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A VIEW FROM THE STAND

BY WILL CATTERALL Hello and welcome to Deeside Stadium, where for the first time this season, we are able to take a break from the league and get stuck into some cup action. Although the prospect of a midweek game can at first seem like hassle, once you’re here and under the floodlights it’s well worth the trip. Firstly, some reflection on our season so far. Having played 10 league games, we are unbeaten, winning six and drawing four. This is an unprecedented achievement in our modern history, and even more remarkable considering we’ve had no centre backs available but still conceded just three goals all season. But we’re not happy yet. We know we can grow, continuing to build on each performance week after week, which will no doubt influence the team this evening as we put ourselves to the test against a strong Denbigh Town outfit. One of the best things about the Welsh domestic cups is they demonstrate the great quality in the feeder leagues we have. Last season, we endured tough encounters against Prestatyn, Caernarfon and Buckley and of course were defeated by tonight’s visitors in the semi finals of this same cup. That game was just under a year ago, and both sides will remember it vividly for better or for worse. For us, it was a bitterly disappointing result to deny us our first cup final in years, whilst for Denbigh it was a landmark success and rightly so, as they went onto lose respectably against The New Saints in the final. We last met Denbigh in our first post-Europa League pre-season friendly in July. On that night, a young Nomads side came out 4-1 winners and we may well see some of junior players feature tonight. Last week’s inclusion of Connor Harwood in the first team squad was a great reminder that as we chase Europe at the highest level of Welsh football, we still grow and develop our young players. A warm welcome to our visitors tonight and we hope you enjoy what should be a great midweek feast of football. Nomads Ultras Prediction: The Nomads 4-2 Denbigh Town Nomads Ultras' Player of the Week: Nick Rushton Nick was our hero last week, getting a great goal in to secure us an important win and keep our unbeaten record intact. A skilled player and great servant, Nick has enjoyed some great performances for us so far in the league this season, and we hope to see him in cup action tonight.

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GREEN'S PIECE

BY TREVOR GREEN Good Evening and a warm welcome to Denbigh Town. We are doing very well so far in 2016/17 season and Denbigh are not. They have had a tough opening and have seen players they value go elsewhere. Our pre season friendly match at Central Park was comfortably won by a side mainly composed of trialists and under 19’s. So it’s a foregone conclusion we will win tonight, right? Wrong - very, very wrong. We suffered our first defeat under Andy Morrison in the semi final of this competition last season to Denbigh Town. We hammered away at them for most of the match and chance after chance came and went. Then with ten minutes to go we won a penalty, but we missed, and given new heart they raided, scored from about their only chance of the match, and progressed to the final. They deserved to win because they played with guts and heart. I am sure they will tonight too. We welcome back former Nomads Mike Cronshaw and Alan Bull along with former Academy players Aled Reece and Abe Dobson. Gareth and his players are most welcome too, as are the officials and supporters. This is the Nathaniel MG sponsored League cup now. We thank the South Wales dealership for their support and think they have put their name to an ever improving competition. The inclusion of the best of the feeder League clubs and the Wildcard idea, (teams with the correct infrastructure can apply for inclusion despite not having qualified on Sporting Merit), have freshened it up, introduced giant killing and made it a competition we want to win. It has two major drawbacks though. Firstly there is no European place for the winners. This cannot be changed at present, without losing the idea of the play offs, and I would be amongst many who find that unacceptable. However, if Wales continue to climb as a nation in European Football and an extra berth in the Europa League becomes possible, (although unlikely at present), then this is where it should go.

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The other big problem for me is that most great competitions head for a final at a cherished venue. Playing it at Newtown, Aberystwyth or Llandudno just doesn’t make it special. More so because we play umpteen times a season at these venues already, due to our current and dull League format. So it’s time to get radical. We haven’t got a suitable venue nationally. The game is likely to draw a crowd of a couple of thousand at most. Put this into the Racecourse, The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium or the Liberty at Swansea and it’s lost, more like a training session than a cup final. Two legged finals are appalling, and in our set up inevitably processional. So how about a new way of making it different. Wales has, at least, three ideal venues, all currently used predominantly for Rugby, but all easily set up for football. My idea is that the JD Welsh Cup and the Nathaniel MG Cup alternate annually. One final is played in the North and the other in the South (alternating). The FAW would put up a travelling grant for each finalist travelling more than 100 miles funded from the competition pool. The venues in the South could be Cardiff Arms Park, or the Scarlet’s Stadium in Llanelli. The venue in the North would be Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. No other Welsh Pyramid matches would be played there; the venues would be truly neutral, and something different. Cardiff and Colwyn Bay are ideal venues, good hotels, great towns for supporters to visit pre and après match. This might be attractive to the supporters of both sides and would give the domestic cup finals a bit of a “buzz”. Let’s give it a try. So we continue to cement our position in the top six. We recorded a very good win on Sunday. Carmarthen were a very big and very physical side. They were well organised and gave us nothing all game. Without four who would be certain starters and with two others on the bench as walking wounded, we were never going to be able to trade blow-for-blow. But to quote Andy, “we found a way to win”. A dour battle of a match was illuminated with a very good goal indeed. It won’t win goal of the month - those are won by speculative long shots but it was a football goal. Nathan’s beating of his man and his great little cross being met by a very clever run and intricate header from Nick. For me that was a picture goal and worthy of winning any football match. This coming weekend we get a break, internationals and the Irn Bru Cup see no Dafabet Welsh Premier League fixtures. This gives us a chance to get some rest and recuperation before facing Bangor City here on Sunday 16th. We may just get our centre backs into action again by then. Callum Morris and Ian Kearney will take longer, but we should soon see the return of George Horan and the debut for Mike Pearson. Undoubtedly, Mike Wilde, Matty Williams and Lewis Short will be aided by the rest and it should be a fresh and fitter Nomads that meet third placed City here then. We hope you will join us. We thank our referee Tom Owen, his assistants Andy Harms and Alex Livesey and Nick Pratt as our fourth official for their time this evening. Trevor

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NOMADS' ARCHIVE

THE NOMADS IN THE LEAGUE CUP BY DAVID RAPSON We take a look at The Nomads' 81 matches in the League Cup in its various guises since 1992. The side have reached the Final once in the 1995/96 season where a 1-0 victory over Ebbw Vale saw The Nomads lift the trophy (pictured above). Since then, The Nomads have reached the semi finals once against Rhyl in the 2009/10 season, losing out 5-2 on aggregate, and in a losing effort against tonight's opposition last season, again losing out just before the final. Match 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Season 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1992/1993 1993/1994 1993/1994 1993/1994 1993/1994 1994/1995 1994/1995 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1995/1996 1996/1997 1996/1997 1997/1998 1997/1998

Round G G G G G G G G 1 1 2 2 2 2 G G G G G G QF QF SF SF F 2 2 2 2

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Opposition Location Result Result Comment Holywell Town A 3-2 Newtown A 1-4 Mold Alexandra H 2-2 Holywell Town H 3-3 Mold Alexandra A 2-1 Flint Town United A 1-2 Newtown H 0-0 Flint Town United H 3-0 Llansantffraid H 0-1 Llansantffraid A 3-2 Won on away goals Porthmadog A 1-2 Porthmadog H 0-4 Lost 1-6 on aggregate Conwy United H 0-1 Conwy United A 1-2 Lost 1-3 on aggregate Rhyl A 2-1 Flint Town United H 1-3 Holywell Town A 3-1 Rhyl H 5-4 Holywell Town H 4-4 Flint Town United A 2-1 Flint Town United A 3-4 Flint Town United H 1-0 Won on away goals Caernarfon Town A 3-3 Caernarfon Town H 2-2 Won on away goals Ebbw Vale N 1-0 Bangor City A 0-5 Bangor City H 4-1 Lost 4-6 on aggregate Caernarfon Town A 1-2 Caernarfon Town H 0-3 Lost 1-5 on aggregate


Match Season 30 1998/1999 31 1998/1999 32 1999/2000 33 2000/2001 34 2000/2001 35 2000/2001 36 2000/2001 37 2000/2001 38 2001/2002 39 2001/2002 40 2001/2002 41 2001/2002 42 2002/2003 43 2002/2003 44 2003/2004 45 2003/2004 46 2004/2005 47 2004/2005 48 2004/2005 49 2004/2005 50 2005/2006 51 2006/2007 52 2006/2007 53 2006/2007 54 2006/2007 55 2006/2007 56 2006/2007 57 2006/2007 58 2007/2008 59 2007/2008 60 2007/2008 61 2007/2008 62 2008/2009 63 2008/2009 64 2008/2009 65 2008/2009 66 2009/2010 67 2009/2010 68 2009/2010 69 2009/2010 70 2009/2010 71 2009/2010 72 2009/2010 73 2012/2013 74 2012/2013 75 2013/2014 76 2013/2014 77 2014/2015 78 2015/2016 79 2015/2016 80 2015/2016 81 2015/2016

Round 2 2 2 G G G G QF G G G G 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 G G G G G G QF G G G G G G G G G G G G QF SF SF 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 SF

Opposition Location Result Result Comment TNS A 1-1 TNS H 1-3 Lost 2-4 on aggregate Bangor City H 1-3 Rhyl A 2-1 Bangor City H 2-0 Bangor City A 3-3 Rhyl H 2-4 Oswestry Town A 0-2 Cefn Druids H 0-0 Oswestry Town A 0-1 Cefn Druids A 1-1 Oswestry Town H 1-0 Caersws A 0-6 Caersws H 0-0 Lost 0-6 on aggregate TNS H 0-2 TNS A 3-3 Lost 3-5 on aggregate TNS H 1-0 TNS A 0-0 Won 1-0 on aggregate Porthmadog H 1-2 Porthmadog A 2-3 Lost 3-5 on aggregate Newtown H 0-3 Airbus UK A 6-1 The New Saints H 2-1 NEWI Cefn Druids H 3-0 NEWI Cefn Druids A 1-0 Airbus UK H 7-2 The New Saints A 3-5 Rhyl A 0-2 Bangor City H 0-3 Rhyl A 1-6 Bangor City A 0-4 Rhyl H 1-2 The New Saints H 0-2 Prestatyn Town A 1-0 The New Saints A 0-3 Prestatyn Town H 2-1 Caersws A 0-0 Porthmadog H 3-2 Caersws H 3-1 Porthmadog A 0-4 Bala Town A 3-2 Rhyl H 2-1 Rhyl A 0-4 Lost 2-5 on aggregate Rhyl A 3-1 Airbus UK H 1-3 Prestatyn Town H 2-1 Rhyl A 0-2 Rhyl H 0-2 Guilsfield A 3-0 Prestatyn Town A 3-1 Caernarfon Town H 5-3 Denbigh Town A 0-1

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Goalscorer Nick Rushton takes on the Carmarthen defence Photo: NCM Media

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTER

Denbigh celebrate Sam Jones' late winner

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theWord Cup | Wednesday 18th November 2015 Central Park, Denbigh | Attendance: 550

Late Denbigh strike topples Nomads The last time that The Nomads faced Denbigh Town, saw The Nomads crash out of theWord Cup semi finals losing 1-0. A Sam Jones goal in the 83rd minute was enough for the home side to secure a position in the final against The New Saints. The game in November 2015 was looked upon as a landmark game in the history of both clubs, with The Nomads having last been in a league cup final in 1996. Despite wet and windy weather, the game went ahead as a crowd of 550 watched on. The Nomads started the stronger side, with Jamie Crowther having a shot saved in the sixth minute, the first chance of the game.

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Sean Smith went on a run towards goal, but the Denbigh 'keeper Elliot Power ran out and got to the ball first. Les Davies then sent a powerful volley at the centre of the goal but Power was once again on hand to save. In a half where The Nomads were largely in control, Denbigh counter attacked on a couple of occasions but were found offside both times. In the second half, The Nomads came out of the stocks first with Ashley Ruane counter-attacking from a Denbigh free kick, going round the 'keeper only to be stopped by a clearance from the Denbigh defence, who ran back in time to get rid of the danger. From a Nomads corner Davies sent a shot that looked a certain goal - but a Denbigh defender was on hand to clear the ball off the line in a goalmouth scramble. On yet another attack, Davies ran into the box and was brought down. The referee pointed to the penalty spot,


but Ruane missed the golden opportunity to get The Nomads ahead in the 65th minute as Power dived to his left to deny The Nomads' substitute. As the game went on, Denbigh grew more and more confident as The Nomads just couldn't seem to find the goal. Immediately after the penalty, the home side saw a shot sail just over the crossbar from 30 yards. The Nomads continued to press with a succession of corner kicks, but could not find the breakthrough they needed. With time ticking in the game, Sam Jones scored for Denbigh in the 83rd minute. After a break, he found himself in space inside The Nomads' area to simply pass the ball into the bottom left corner of the net and send the home support into raptures. The Nomads continued to attack, but their time and luck were out with Denbigh retaining their lead after four minutes of injury time. This was a disappointing evening for The Nomads who had played well for large periods of the game, but failed to find the target upfront.

MATCH STATS Denbigh Town: Power, Freeman, Hughes, Davies, Sharples, Williams, Pierce, Ducket, Lamb, Roberts, McIntyre The Nomads: Danby, Miller, Horan, C. Rimmer, McIntyre (Linwood), Harrison, Morris, Crowther (Baynes), Smith, Rushton (Ruane), Davies Goalscorers: Denbigh Town - Sam Jones Yellow Cards: The Nomads - McIntyre, Smith

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THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION

This year's League Cup competition has taken on a new guise with the sponsorship of Nathaniel MG Cars, thus naming the competition the Nathaniel MG Cup, having spent the last few years under the name of theWord Cup. The Nomads received a bye to the second round of this season's competition having competed in the UEFA Europa League, while Denbigh also received a bye due to their place in the final of last season's competition. Round One Results Caernarfon Town

1-5

Rhyl

Cardiff Metropolitan

5-0

Taffs Well

Holywell Town

3-5

Cefn Druids

Penrhyncoch

1-2

Aberystwyth Town

Pontypridd Town

2-4

Newtown

Prestatyn Town Abergavenny Town

4-4 (1-3 on pens)

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Bangor City

1-2

Goytre (Gwent)

Cambrian & Clydach

1-3

Barry Town

Flint Town United

1-5

Bala Town

Guilsfield

2-1

Airbus UK

Haverfordwest County

6-2

Port Talbot Town

Llandudno

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Holyhead Hotspur

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Haverfordwest County

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PLAYER STATISTICS ° Indicates player no longer with club

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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

7 0

3 0

0 0

0 0

3 0

7 Tom Field

8 (1)

0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1 (2)

8

6 (1)

1

4 1

0 0

0 0

3 0

9 Ashley Ruane ¹

0 (1)

0

0 (1)

0

0 0

0 0

2 (2)

2

10 Les Davies

8 (2)

4

0 (4)

0

0 0

0 0

3 (1)

1

11 Nick Rushton

4 (1)

1

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 (2)

0

12 Matty Williams

8 (1)

2

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 (1)

0

15 Sean Smith

5 (2)

0

2 (1)

0

0 0

0 0

2 0

16 Nathan Woolfe

10 1

4 0

0 0

0 0

2 (1)

17 Chris Rimmer

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

18 Jay Owen

10 0

4 0

0 0

0 0

4 0

19 Matty Owen

0 (8)

0 (3)

0

0 0

0 0

2 1

20 Wes Baynes

10 1

4 1

0 0

0 0

3 0

21 Lewis Short

5 (2)

0

4 0

0 0

0 0

3 (1)

1

22 Michael Wilde

5 (3)

2

4 0

0 0

0 0

3 (1)

2

23 Mike Pearson

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

24 Shelton Payne

0 (2)

1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

26 Ben Nash ¹

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 (1)

28 Jon Rushton ¹

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

4 0

33 Jordan Manley

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

60 Jack Wynne

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

66 Connor Harwood

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

1

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John Danby

Callum Morris

0

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2. John Disney Defender

4. Ian Kearney Defender

5. George Horan Defender

6. Danny Harrison Midfielder

7. Tom Field Midfielder

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8. Callum Morris Midfielder

9. Ashley Ruane Striker

10. Les Davies Striker

11. Nick Rushton Striker

12. Matty Williams Striker

15. Sean Smith Defender

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16. Nathan Woolfe Striker

17. Chris Rimmer Defender

18. Jay Owen Midfielder

19. Matty Owen Midfielder

20. Wes Baynes Defender

21. Lewis Short Defender

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22. Michael Wilde Striker

23. Mike Pearson Defender

24. Shelton Payne Midfielder

26. Ben Nash Defender

28. Jon Rushton Goalkeeper

33. Jordan Manley 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

1-0

DANBY

BAYNES

J.OWEN

DISNEY

SMITH

HARRISON

N.RUSHTON

FIELD

OCTOBER SUN 2

CARMARTHEN TOWN

H

WED 5

DENBIGH TOWN

H

SUN 16

BANGOR CITY

H

SUN 23

CARDIFF MET

H

SUN 30

THE NEW SAINTS

A

NOVEMBER SAT 5

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN

A

SUN 13

LLANDUDNO

A

SAT 19

NEWTOWN

A

FRI 25

RHYL

A

DECEMBER SAT 3

JD WELSH CUP ROUND 3

TBC

SAT 10

CEFN DRUIDS

H

FRI 16

THE NEW SAINTS

H

MON 26

AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON

A

FRI 30

AIRBUS UK BROUGHTON

H

JANUARY 2017 SUN 15

KEY

26

BALA TOWN

DAFABET WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE

A

JD SPORTS WELSH CUP

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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

FRIENDLY

® Match played at Rhyl

(T) Match played at TNS


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

ON

FIELD

WILLIAMS

WOOLFE

DAVIES

MANLEY

M.OWEN

SHORT

WILDE

PAYNE

played

BOLD NAME GOALSCORER

YELLOW CARD

RED CARD

SUBBED ON

SUBBED OFF

a

AFTER EXTRA TIME

PAYNE

HARWOOD

(4-2P) SCORE ON PENALTIES)

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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.

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LEAGUE TABLE Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

The New Saints

10

10

0

0

41

6

35

30

2

The Nomads

10

6

4

0

14

3

11

22

3

Bangor City

10

5

2

3

14

12

2

17

4

Rhyl

10

4

2

4

14

24

-10

14

5

Llandudno

10

3

4

3

7

10

-3

13

6

Bala Town

10

3

4

3

7

11

-4

13

7

Cefn Druids

10

2

5

3

13

13

0

11

8

Cardiff Met

10

3

1

6

7

10

-3

10

9

Airbus UK Broughton

10

3

1

6

15

21

-6

10

10

Carmarthen Town

10

2

3

5

9

15

-6

9

11

Aberystwyth Town

10

3

0

7

10

22

-12

9

12

Newtown

10

1

4

5

12

16

-4

7

C

M

Y

FIXTURES Friday 30th September Cefn Druids 4-3 Rhyl

CM

MY

CY

CMY

Saturday 1st October Aberystwyth Town 1-5 The New Saints Airbus UK Broughton 2-3 Llandudno Sunday 2nd October Bala Town 1-0 Newtown Bangor City 2-1 Cardiff Met The Nomads 1-0 Carmarthen Town

RESULTS Friday 14th October Cefn Druids vs Bala Town Saturday 15th October Airbus UK vs Carmarthen Town Bangor City vs Rhyl Sunday 16th October Bala Town vs Airbus UK Cardiff Met vs Cefn Druids The Nomads vs Bangor City 30

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DENBIGH TOWN

John DANBY John DISNEY Ian KEARNEY George HORAN Danny HARRISON Tom FIELD Callum MORRIS Ashley RUANE Les DAVIES Nick RUSHTON Matty WILLIAMS 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 Connor HARWOOD

Elliot POWER Billy HOLMES Guto HUGHES Iwan JOHNSON Kyle SCARISBRICK Stephen WRIGHT Matty HUGHES Rhys COOPER Brett COTTON Abe DOBSON David LAWSON-COOKE Corey SCARISBRICK Liam SMITH Sam TATE Yoann TSAMAS Warren DUCKETT Ant WILLIAMS Sam LEWIS Alan BULL Paul HART Phil MOLYNEUX Aled REECE

Manager: ANDY MORRISON

Manager: GARETH THOMAS

Colours: Red / Red / Red

Colours: Yellow / Yellow / Yellow

MATCH OFFICIALS Referee Tom Owen Assistant Referees Andy Harms and Alex Livesey Fourth Official Nick Pratt

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