Posted: Fri 13th May 2016

Deeside’s biggest ever football match will net winners a cool €200,000.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 13th, 2016


It’s arguably the biggest football match to ever take place in Flintshire as gap Connah’s Quay take on Deeside rivals Airbus UK Broughton in the €200,000 match for the last place in the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Rounds.

The Deeside Stadium will be rocking on Saturday with over 1000 fans expected as the Nomads host the Dafabet Welsh Premier League Play-Off Final.

The club has also confirmed entry to the match against Airbus will be free to get in.

The Nomads made Club history on Sunday afternoon by reaching their first ever Dafabet Welsh Premier League Play-Off Final with over 700 fans turning out to watch a 2-0 win against Carmarthen Town.

Airbus boss Andy Preece watched on from the stands as goals from Nick Rushton and Wes Baynes sealed a well-deserved win.

Ahead of the game Andy Morrison said;

“We reach the final game of the season and what a final game it is! After 32 league games and a semi final play off game, we find ourselves in the final with European football the prize.

When I came to the Club back in November, we were rock bottom – if someone had offered me this scenario, I would have snapped their hand off. What we must do now is the same things that have gotten us this far – by giving everything that we have, preparing the same as we have for every game, by being brave and most importantly embracing the opportunity to show what a good player you are on the big stage.

Whatever the result on Saturday, at the end of the game, everyone connected with our Club can stand tall and be proud of what we have given and what we have achieved and know that this is just the start of a great journey.”


Airbus bounced back from their JD Welsh Cup Final defeat against The New Saints on Monday to keep their dream of securing their place in the UEFA Europa League for a fourth successive season very much alive.

The Wingmakers saw off Newtown in the Semi-Final 2-1 at Latham Park thanks to a penalty brace from man of the match Matty McGinn.

Airbus UK Broughton manager, Andy Preece shared his thoughts after the match,

“Credit to Newtown second half, I though that we dominated the first half and were really comfortable and they came out and just gave it their all and that’s what you’ve got to do in these games, you don’t want to come off the pitch wondering what you could have done”.

Head to Head

Earlier in the season it was a 1-1 draw with Ashley Ruane cancelling out Tony Gray’s opener. The reverse Phase One match ended 3-2 to Airbus UK Broughton with Ian Kearney, James Murphy and Tony Gray grabbing the goals. gap Connah’s Quay got their win over the Wingmakers winning 0-1 thanks to Nathan Woolfe’s goal. At the beginning of April the Nomads secured another win over Airbus 2-1 with a first half brace from Nick Rushton.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some original content via[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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