A Miserable afternoon for The Nomads as they suffer a 3-1 defeat against Rhyl
A miserable afternoon at the Deeside Stadium brought a similar result for The Nomads who suffered a 3-1 defeat against Rhyl in the weekend’s live S4C broadcast match.
The Nomads’ line up was much unchanged from last week’s fixture at Newtown, as the starting 11 displayed the three strikers, O’Toole, Everall and Michael Hayes again. Rhyl displayed an ever strong lineup with the likes of Mark Cadwallader and Chris Rimmer.
Deeside was in full swing prior to kick off with 628 spectators in the stands, one of the highest Welsh Premier League attendances so far. However, torrential rain swept across North Wales, with Connah’s Quay seemingly suffering the worst with thunder and lightning above the stadium. The unforeseen circumstances postponed kick off for around 10 minutes while S4C sorted their technical difficulties caused by the storm, but once the all clear was given, Maltese official John Toner got the game under way.
Once started, The Nomads did not settle and Mark Cadwallader sent Rhyl 1-0 up just seven minutes in. The Nomads, undeterred fought back quickly with Mike Hayes equalising just two minutes later.
Eager to regain their lost lead Rhyl went 2-1 up thanks to David Forbes in the 18th minute. The Lilywhites seemed in control of the first half throughout, and their grip on the game gave them another goal just before half time thanks to an impressive shot from Paul Mcmanus.
The half time whistle was welcome to The Nomads who needed to reorganise
after being largely dominated by the visitors in the first half. With the weather clearing up, The Nomads had to come out into the second half with an urgency to try and get anything from the fixture.
The substitution of Simon Everall for Danny Dobbins was made
and the second half was underway. Rhyl looked to increase the lead rather than maintain it, with David Forbes making a great bicycle kicking effort which could only force a corner for The Lilywhites.
The Nomads began to get more of the ball and get up into Rhyl’s
area, where they created many chances but could not convert any. This was during The Nomads’ best period of the game where pressure was finally put on The Lillywhites’ defence. Goal scoring opportunities were abundant with Gary O’Toole slamming a shot just over the bar before an innovative half-volley from Mike Hayes flew just wide of the far post.
The Nomads’ fortune then took a turn for the worse when the yellow carded Jamie Wynne made a challenge the referee blew the whistle for, thus showing Wynne a second yellow and leaving The Nomads in a fragile position to attack in a last-ditch style during the closing stage of the game.
The Nomads efforts were fruitless as the full time whistle confirmed Rhyl as 3-1 winners. A disappointing game for the reds, who were really hopeful of gaining some points from the game. The Nomads are faced with the most difficult of games to bounce back from this defeat, as they face TNS away at Park Hall on Friday 25th October, 7:30pm.
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