Llanelli Town 0-7 Connah’s Quay Nomads: Reds taught harsh lesson as Nomads in seventh heaven
Llanelli Town were hit for six on their opening game back in the Welsh Premier League, as Welsh Cup winners Connah’s Quay ran riot at Steboneath Park.
Michael Bakare scored a brace, whilst Declan Poole, Michael Wilde and Ryan Wignall scored.
Laurence Wilson and Michael Parker who made their moves from Bangor City and Prestatyn Town also scored on their WPL debuts for their new club.
Andy Morrison’s men secured their highest ever league victory since Andy Morrison took over back in November 2015.
James Loveridge belted a free-kick into the wall early on, as the Reds had the games first chance.
Nomads, playing football on the deck had Wilde played through from Wignall, but he saw his effort cleared off the line from Carlos Indja.
Wilde was on the scoresheet moments later, scoring his first goal of the domestic season, after missing the Nomads European fixtures. He got on to the end of Bakare’s cross to header past debutant keeper Oliver Davies, who was unable to keep it out.
Nomads had a penalty appeal, with Chris Jones sliding Ryan Wignall for the ball, with protests waved away. Baker drilled in a corner, which almost ended up straight in the net.
Bakare turned provider after his cross for Wilde. Wignall crosses the ball in and Baker leapt up in the air to header it past Davies.
After going two down inside the first fifteen, Follows went close to clawing one back for the Reds, his effort wasn’t hit cleanly though and Laurence Wilson blocked it off the line.
Bakare crossed the ball into the box, which Llanelli failed to clear and Declan Poole drilled a low deflected afford past Davies for his third.
Llanelli were trying to use the wings to find a route into the game, but the Nomads were organised and well drilled as the first half faltered out.
It was four approaching the hour mark, Laurence Wilson crosses it in and Ryan Wignall directed a shot goalwards, taking a deflection to his delight.
Nomads skipper Horan almost made it five as he was left unmarked at the back post, but Joe Clarke made a block to deny his sneaking header.
Former Prestatyn midfielder Michael Parker did make it five, however. Ryan Wignall crossed the ball in and substitute Andy Owens had an initial effort, but Parker bundled it over for their fifth.
It was a quick-fire double for Nomads and Bakare had his sides sixth and his second. Wignall who was influential throughout the game crossed it in and the forward scored in similar fashion to his first, with a header.
Woolfs stung the palms of Oliver Davies’ as he powered a free-kick over the ball, but the Reds goalkeeper denied him.
In the last act of the game, Wignall crossed the ball into full-back Laurence Wilson and he like Parker scored for Nomads on his WPL debut for his new club, poking it home into the corner.
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