Nomads drawn at home to Coleraine in Irn Bru Cup third round

Connah’s Quay Nomads  have been handed a home draw against Northern Irish Premiership side Coleraine FC in the Irn Bru Cup third round.

It is the Nomads’ first ever home tie in the competition, which has twice seen them travel North to face Dumbarton and Falkirk so far.

The tie, which will be played on the either October 13 or 14, will see Connah’s Quay welcome Coleraine who are flying high in the NIFL Premiership, sitting second and unbeaten with three wins and two draws.

Their early season success has however come with a cost, as manager Oran Kearney has left the club to take up post at St Mirren, whose U21s remain in the Irn Bru Cup.

Although they are currently manager-less, the new man in charge should have plenty of time to prepare for the Bannsiders’ visit to Deeside.

Nomads have experience of playing Northern Irish sides, but their clash with Coleraine will be their first competitive one.

They have previously played pre season friendlies against top flight Northern Irish sides, and will take confidence from their 2-1 win over reigning champions Crusaders in July.

JD Welsh Premier League manager of the month Andy Morrison will be looking to make the quarter finals after engineering an upset at  Falkirk last week.

After a goalless first half, Michael Wilde put Connah’s Quay ahead on 46 minutes with a diving header from a Craig Jones free kick.

A typically shrewd defensive performance saw Nomads hold onto their lead to progress to the last 16, whilst TNS fell to a shock defeat on penalties to Queens Park at Park Hall.

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