The Cymru Premier is back with a bang!
On Saturday Evening, the Lakesiders will travel to the Champions Connah’s Quay Nomads for the start of the league campaign. Kick off at the Deeside Stadium is at 5:45pm with live coverage from Sgorio, on S4C, Youtube and Facebook.
The last time the Lakesiders faced off against The Nomads was back in March 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and put a halt to the league season. The points were shared in an gripping encounter, as Chris Venables grabbed an equaliser in the 7th minute following a 2nd minute goal from Michael Wilde, however late on in the game Kieran Smith struck to cancel out Jamie Insall’s 39th minute goal to steal a point.
In terms of new faces at both clubs, Nomads have only recruited 2 new players in Aeron Edwards from TNS and Danny Davies from Prestatyn. While the Lakesiders have been busy and acquired 6 new faces in, Raul Correia, Llyr Morris, Nathan Peate, Alex Ramsay, Will Evans and Antony Kay.
Recently, both clubs have featured in European Competitions, with Nomads exiting the First Qualifying Round of the Champions League, however will now face Dinamo Tbilisi in the Second Qualifying Round of the Europa League. The Lakesiders also progressed to the Second Qualifying Round of the Europa League by defeating Valletta FC of Malta just over 2 weeks ago, and now face a tough task of playing Belgium giants in Standard Liege.
Should our Summer Signing Antony Kay feature in the match tomorrow (12th of September) he will have rakced up 600 league appearances across the 4 leagues he’s played in since the season 2000/2001, having played in League One for Barnsley, Tranmere Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Milton Keynes Dons and Bury, including 2 seasons in the Championship for both Barnsley and Milton Keynes Dons, where he featured 66 times.
We look forward to kick starting our League Campaign and collecting the 3 points!