Connah’s Quay Nomads vs Edinburgh City FC


Match Info

Date Time Competition Season Full Time
February 16, 2019 7:25 pm Challenge Cup 2018/19 120'


Deeside Stadium
Deeside College, Kelsterton Rd, Connah\'s Quay, Deeside CH5 4BR, UK


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
The Nomads101Win
Edinburgh City101Loss

Match Report

This week we travel to North Wales to face Connah’s Quay Nomads in the semi-final of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup.

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The Nomads come into the game in fine form having thumped Caernarfon 6-2 this past weekend, on the back of an impressive 3-1 victory away at Carmarthen in the JD Welsh Cup. Sitting at the top of the JD Sports Welsh Premier League, Andy Morrison’s side have the opportunity once again to rub shoulders with Europe’s elite, having previously qualified for the UEFA Leauge in each of the last three seasons. The North Wales outfit can boast a squad full of experienced players including the likes of Michael Bakare and Adam Barton, the latter recently joining on loan from Dundee United.


Connah’s Quay Nomads will play in their home colours, while City will wear their change kit.


Admission prices at the Deeside Stadium will be £10 for adults, £5 concessions.


For the second time this season, we will be live on TV, as the game will be screened on the Welsh-speaking channel S4C. To watch please use the following channels:


FreeSat – Channel 120

Sky – Channel 134

Virgin Media – Channel 166

Online Media

BBC iPlayer (Email sign up required)


Our injury list still includes John Dunn, Keiran Stewart and Danny Handling. Both Jack Breen and Adam Watson are cup-tied however new recruit Ciaran Diver will be in the squad travelling heading for Wales.


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Unsurprisingly we have not met the Nomads before; the Welsh side have the opportunity to become the first non-Scottish team to make the final in the history of the Scottish Challenge Cup having beaten two Scottish and one Irish side en route to the final. Their run started back in September with a 1-0 victory over Falkirk thanks to a Michael Wilde header. This setup a tie with Coleraine who visited the Deeside Stadium in October, but goals from Andy Owens and George Horan were enough to see off the NIFL Premier League runners up. Horan was again on the scoresheet in the 2-1 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden Park, along with Michael Wilde, to setup this weekend’s big semi-final.



Our cup run ended in penalty heartache after we drew 1-1 after extra time with The Nomads

The Nomads

1John Danby Goalkeeper
2John Disney Defender
5George Horan Defender
14Adam Barton Defender
15Danny Holmes Defender
19Jake Phillips Defender
6Danny Harrison Midfielder
8Callum Morris Midfielder
22Michael Bakare Forward
10Andy Owens Forward
9Michael Wilde Forward
20Lewis Brass Goalkeeper
16Jay Owen Defender
18Priestley Farquharson Defender
21Rob Hughes Midfielder
24Connor Harwood Forward
25Dominic McHugh Forward
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Edinburgh City

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Midfielder
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
22Liam Henderson Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
4Andrew Black 15 Midfielder
6Marc Laird Midfielder
8Josh Walker 14 Midfielder
7Allan Smith 11 Forward
19Scott Shepherd 29 Forward
9Blair Henderson Forward
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper
11Graham Taylor 7 Midfielder
14Gareth Rodger 8 Defender
15Brad Donaldson 4 Defender
17Calum Hall Defender
29Ciaran Diver 19 Forward
31Luke Kennedy Forward
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