Posted: Sun 10th May 2015

Massive game for Nomads as they head to Aberystwyth for Europa League play off semi.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 10th, 2015

The Nomads head to Park Avenue to take on Aberystwyth Town in the Europa League play-off semi final today, Sunday 10th May.

It’s been another successful season for boss Ian Hughes’ Aberystwyth Town, they finished fourth in the league, highest placed seeded team.

However, despite the fourth placed finish Aber’s recent form of one win in six will give encouragement to a Nomads side bristling with confidence after a storming end to the season winning four out of four.

Three of Nomads previous four games at Park Avenue have seen score draws with the most recent ending 1-1 in September 2014, a Sean Miller strike put Nomads 1-0 up before a goal from Chris Venables levelled the scores.  

Ahead of the game, Nomads Manager Allan Bickerstaff said 

“After watchin TNS win the Welsh Cup last weekend, it was straight on to putting a plan in place for this week to prepare for Aber this Sunday.

We go into the game under no illusions – it will be a very tough game away to Aberystwyth who are a very good side and finished fourth for that reason. 

They have a very talented manager in Ian Hughes, assisted by the experienced Wyn Thomas and Antonio Corbisiero, and to add to that, they have the highest goalscorer in the league in Chris Venables, who has 28 goals this season, so we go into the game as real underdogs, but as always, we will give it our all.

We are expecting a great atmosphere at Aber on Sunday and I’m sure there will be a good crowd with a few of our fans amongst them to add to the occasion.

It’s been great for me personally to be involved a little more since Christmas, adding to the squad, as we have 10 new players, who are still finding their feet, even at this stage of the season, so to be in this position is a great credit to the team.”

Bickerstaff  added

“We look forward to the game and will give it our all, as we have done in every game recently.”

The 12.45 kick off is being broadcast live on S4C’s Sgorio, and will be played to a finish with extra time and penalties if needed.

Aberystwyth has reduced admission prices for the match and given 100 tickets away hoping a noisy bumper crowd to play the ’12th man.’

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