Posted: Sat 13th Oct 2018

Coleraine “might be favourites for this one but I back Andy Morrison’s men” says former Wales striker

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Oct 13th, 2018

Welsh Premier League leaders Connah’s Quay welcome Northern Irish outfit, Coleraine to the Deeside Stadium tonight in the third round of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup.

Despite the deluge of rain overnight and throughout the day Nomads say the pitch is in pristine condition and has passed a morning inspection.

It’s the first time the Nomads have hosted an Irn Bru Cup game, formerly known as the Scottish Challenge Cup, a knock-out cup competition run by the Scottish Professional Football League.

The Nomad who are sitting at the top of the Welsh Premier League progressed to the third round of the Irn Bru Cup with a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Scottish Championship outfit, Falkirk.

Tonight’s opponents, who will bring a large following with them, come into the game on the back of their first defeat of the season, a 4-1 loss at the hands of NIFL Premiership leaders Glenavon – a result which saw the Coleraine drop from third to fifth in the league table.

Large contingent of fans from Northern Ireland expected to make the trip to Deeside tonight – Nomads and Coleraine fans enjoying the delights of Shotton ‘spoons’ on Saturday afternoon

The Nomads go into the game in a rich vain of form and Manager Andy Morrison will be looking to keep a run of five wins on the bounce going, scoring an impressive 18 goals in the process and conceding just four.

Malcolm Allen the former Wales international striker will be in the commentary box for S4C tonight, he thinks Coleraine are favourites but is backing the Deeside team to win tonight.

Allen said: “Connah’s Quay are by far the best team I’ve seen this season and will go into the Irn Bru Cup game on Saturday full of expectation.

“Coleraine might be favourites for this one but I back Andy Morrison’s men to win and to send a message to the other teams that Connah’s Quay mean business this campaign.”

Former Wales striker Malcolm Allen will be in the commentary box for S4C tonight is backing the Nomads to win. Image: WPL

Ahead of the game, Morrison said “Everyone connected with the club is looking forward to tonight’s game with Coleraine.

Having watched hem at close quarters and looked through video footage, we know we are in for a massive challenge.

Before their defeat last weekend to league leaders Glenavon, they were unbeaten in 33 games which is a remarkable achievement at any level.

I’d like to say we are going to enjoy the occasion, but that’s not what I am about or my team – I’ve never enjoyed losing no matter how well we’ve played.

The match will be covered live on S4C from 7:30pm with the game kicking off at 7:35pm.

 

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com

Public Notice Advert

CQLCP

Latest News

  • Deeside groups benefit from Anwyl Homes £5,000 fund
  • Deeside based Redrow among eight of the UK’s leading house builders facing competition probe
  • Long delays on the A55 in Flintshire due to ongoing roadworks

  • More...

    Deeside groups benefit from Anwyl Homes £5,000 fund

    News

    Deeside based Redrow among eight of the UK’s leading house builders facing competition probe

    News

    Long delays on the A55 in Flintshire due to ongoing roadworks

    News

    Police issue warning to owners of Mercedes Sprinter van following upsurge in thefts locally

    News

    Royal Mint unveils George Michael limited edition coin

    News

    Improvements made in eating disorder care across Wales

    News

    University supports Chester International Film Festival

    News

    New approach needed for mental health epidemic among young people with lower qualifications

    News

    Shoppers name favourite supermarket for 3rd year in row despite being ‘a bit pricey’, Which? finds 

    News