FAW WELSH CUP FINAL @ LATHAM PARK
6 MAY 2018 --- 2.45PM
|CONNAHS QUAY NOMADS FAW CUP WINNERS 2017/18|
The Bank Holiday weekend brought bright sunshine and the good lady decided a trip to Mid Wales for some football would be good and avoiding the train travel off we set on the roads, is there a nicer ground at the top level than Newtown to visit? Just over two and a half hours later we were pulling into the town with a small delay on the way for the obligatory traffic jam thanks to a Bank Holiday car boot sale in the midlands.
|LATHAM PARK LOOKING GOOD|
|NEWTOWN AFC ANYWHERE BETTER IN THE TOP FLIGHT|
|BAKARE GETS AN EARLY SHOT AWAY|
The red hot afternoon saw his set right at the back of the stand but this would be a hot afternoon for all participants and although your heart backed Aberystwyth your head undoubtedly said Connah's Quay.
|WILDE  HEADER MAKES IT 2-0|
|WILDE MAKES IT 3-0 WITH HIS SECOND|
|PLEASED TO MEET YOU NOMADS KEEPER DANBY GREETS ABERS SHERLOCK|
At 3-2 it could have been game on but Connah's Quay went back to their thwarting plan and Aberystwyth seemed not to have the ability to break down the strong defending as frustrations and time wore on at The other end Bakare had a shot cleared off the line before he forced Mullock into a good save.
|STILL TIME FOR A CARD FROM IWAN GRIFFITHS|
So the cup would head back north and Connah's Quay for the first time in their history and a season and weekend to celebrate for the Andy Morrison and his club.
Time was now approaching to present the cup to Nomads captain George Horan before the bubbly was fired off at all angles and it was time to leave the celebration players and fans from north Wales after a tremendous event which as previously mentioned as superbly staged and a crowd of 1,455 was a tremendous turn out in a game that I feared would see a much lower attendance.
After a stop in the town for the much needed liquid at the big 'M's' we were back in 2 1/2 hours from a wonderful day out in Wales and a bit of history to boot.