Llandudno v Connah’s Quay – live on S4C

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Rhys Llwyd

Rhys Llwyd

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018, 12:02

Two of north Wales’ giants meet in a live game from the JD Welsh Premier League, with Dylan Ebenezer and former internationals Owain Tudur Jones and Malcolm Allen.

Llandudno v Connah’s Quay | Saturday – 19:30 (S4C)
After a very slow start to the season, things seem to be picking up at Llandudno.

Llandudno failed to score in their opening three matches, but after winning their last two WPL matches against Barry and Cardiff Met, there’s more of a spring in Iwan Williams’ step.

The Seasiders have been solid at the back with ex-Nomads partnership, Kai Edwards and Mike Pearson impressing in defence since arriving at Maesdu over the summer – Llandudno have kept 4 clean sheets and conceded only 3 goals in 6 WPL games.

But they still seem to be struggling at the other end – only Caernarfon (3) have scored less than Llandudno (4) this season.

Recent WPL form:
Llandudno – ❕❕❌✅✅
Connah’s Quay – ✅❌❌✅✅

Connah’s Quay start the weekend three points behind league leaders TNS, and are ready to pounce if the champions slip up.

The Nomads started the season on fire by knocking seven past Llanelli before winning at home to TNS and Aberystwyth in August.

Then came the curse of the ‘Manager of the Month’ award for Andy Morrison as his side started September with two league defeats against Barry Town (2-0) and Caernarfon (0-1).

Connah’s Quay were back to winning ways as they eased to a 3-1 win against Newtown last weekend, and as things are beginning to click at Llandudno it’s hard to call which way this one could go in front of the live cameras on Saturday night.

Danny Hughes is set to become the first player to make 100 appearances for Llandudno in the WPL if he’s fit to play following his injury at Cardiff Met last weekend.

Toby Jones will also make his 100th WPL appearance if he features on Saturday.