Posted: Sat 25th Apr 2015

The Nomads chase for Europa League playoffs.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015

Sunday’s early kick off sees The Nomads chase a result that could potentially see them secure a spot in the Europa League playoffs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It’s eighth against twelfth as they welcome Prestatyn Town to Deeside Stadium in what will be The Seasiders’ final Welsh Premier League game of their current top flight stint, having been already relegated for a number of weeks now. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Nomads go into the game with the knowledge that they have to better Rhyl’s result.  Rhyl currently sit in seventh on 42 points, while The Nomads are in eighth on 40 points. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The seventh place spot is still completely up for grabs with Rhyl, The Nomads and Carmarthen Town all still in with a shout of grabbing the vital position in the league.  There are many potential implications on Sunday, so here goes… ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If Rhyl defeat Bangor City, they will achieve 45 points, making them uncatchable by either The Nomads or Carmarthen.  If Rhyl draw, The Nomads need to win by four clear goals to overtake them – anything else wouldn’t be enough.  If Rhyl lose, The Nomads simply need to win by any margin. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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This is where it gets interesting… if Newtown then go on to win the Welsh Cup on Saturday 2 May, the eighth placed side will then advance into the Europa League playoffs to play the seventh placed side.  All of these options, still leave many possibilities for The Nomads, Rhyl and Carmarthen, so this could be our final game of the season, but we could have another few games to play depending on how things go! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Ahead of Sunday’s important game, Manager Allan Bickerstaff said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“After a rollercoaster of a year to say the least, we are now at the final league game of the season.  We realise that if results go our way, we may have extra games to play, so we will do what we can on Sunday, but it’s very much in other’s hands, so fingers crossed! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I would like to say a special thanks to all the people behind the scenes that in many ways do all of the really hard work to ensure the team can take to the field on matchday – they really are worth their weight in gold. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Again, a big thanks to our loyal supporters following The Nomads week in-week out – they are the best in the league!” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bickerstaff concluded ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Prestatyn come to us on Sunday, playing for their pride – they have had a great time in the Welsh Premier League, a true credit toe the town – my home town. Good luck to them next season.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The game kicks off at 1pm, and ahead of kick off, admission for ALL spectators is free. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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