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Gap Connah's Quay

Carmarthen Town AFC v
Gap Connah's Quay

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 24 Oct 2009
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 299

Referee: Paul Thomas

Palmer strike sends Old Gold into Top Ten

A single first half strike from midfielder Nicky Palmer was enough to give Town all three points and maintain their recent run of form. The win also maintains Town's positive record against Connah's Quay at Richmond Park.

In very blustery conditions the wind made the ball very unpredictable and it took some time for both teams to adjust to the difficult conditions. Town enjoyed the early possession but it was the visitors who had two good early chances.

Town keeper Neil Thomas did well to deny Jamie Petrie in a one on one on twenty minutes and again five minutes later he got his hand to Mike Hayes' scrambled shot after Danny Forde had crossed from the left.

Town went ahead in the 34 minute. A good move down the left flank saw Paul Fowler cross back to the edge of the D for Nicky Palmer to strike cleanly and give Town a deserved half time lead.

Following the break Town pressed the Nomads' goal with Pritchard again influential and it took a superb save from keeper Terry McCormick to deny Palmer a second. Nomads lost captain Andy Alson through injury but continued to be dangerous on the break with Mike Hayes causing Town problems.

It was McCormick who again denied Town after Nathan Cotterrall had broken into the box and minutes later he did well to touch Hicks' header to safety. Then with minutes remaining Town keeper Thomas denied Nomads a share of the spoils by keeping out sub Chris Herbert after the visitors had got behind the Town back line.