Barry Town United vs Connah’s Quay Nomads | JD Cymru Premier Preview

Tonight is our penultimate home game of the regular JD Cymru Premier season as Connah’s Quay Nomads visit Jenner Park (kick-off 7:45pm).

We suffered a 4-1 defeat to Bala Town on Saturday afternoon, which leaves us fifth in the table with three matches remaining.

It has been a difficult period for us results-wise, but performances have remained encouraging and our aim is to now finish the campaign as strongly as possible in preparation for the European playoffs.

Nomads make the trip south hoping to take a step towards a second successive league title. Andy Morrison’s side currently sit two points ahead of The New Saints.

The race for top spot is set to go down to the wire, and the two teams played out a 0-0 draw at Deeside on Saturday that made deciding the destination of the trophy no easier.

That followed Nomads’ 2-1 defeat to Bala Town – only their third loss of the campaign – and they have not gone three games without a win all season.

However all three of our matches against Connah’s Quay so far in 2020/21 have been closely-fought encounters.

A 0-0 stalemate was played out at Jenner Park in October, before Nomads came from behind to win 3-1 at Deeside the following month.

When we returned to Flintshire in April, Michael Wilde’s first half header proved the difference as the hosts won 1-0 but Barry were unlucky not to take at least a point after several second half chances.  

Looking ahead to the game, Gavin Chesterfield said:

“It’s a tough week for us. We had Bala last weekend who qualified for Europe, Nomads are pushing for the title and the same for TNS on Saturday. It doesn’t get any harder than that in the Cymru Premier, but they’re great challenges.

“We’re down at the moment, but I feel as if we’re getting somewhere that we need to be and there’s lots to like about our performances. With a little bit more care and quality in the final third, we’ve got lots to offer and can be a match for anyone.”

Due to a Welsh Government and FAW ruling, games must currently be played behind-closed-doors until stated otherwise. Your support will be hugely missed at Jenner Park, but you will be able to follow the fixture through live updates on our Twitter page and watch the action live on Sgorio’s Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as S4C Clic.