Nomads to face Queens Park FC in Irn Bru Cup quarter finals

Connah’s Quay Nomads will face Scottish Championship side Queens Park FC  in the Irn Bru Cup quarter finals, following the draw on Tuesday afternoon.

It means the Nomads will be travelling to Hampden Park, the home of Scottish football, on either the 17th or 18th of November.

Queens Park are the only amateur club currently playing in the Scottish Leagues, and are currently sixth in Scottish League Two.

They are the oldest football club in Scotland, and beat St Mirren Colts by four goals to two in the last 16 on Saturday.

Although Nomads have full time players within their ranks, Queens Park will be confident after defeating The New Saints on penalties in the second round in a shock victory at Park Hall.

The Nomads progressed to the last eight after defeating Northern Irish side Coleraine FC 2-0 in an evening of high drama at Deeside.

In front of a 600-strong crowd, Coleraine enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the first half, with Nomads going close with flashes of attacks.

A defensive change from Andy Morrison at half time turned the game on its head, with George Horan rising highest in the Bannsider’s area to head Nomads in front with an hour played.

Coleraine’s evening then got worse, as Stephen Lowry was dismissed for a second yellow card offence, with captain Stephen O’Donnell then shown a straight red for denying Andy Owens a clear run at goal.

Nomads were on top against nine-man Coleraine, with Andy Owens confirming his side’s place in the quarters when he slotted in a Michael Bakare cross deep into injury time.

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