Connah’s Quay made light work of Aberystwyth Town on Friday night as they kicked off the sixth round of the JD Cymru Premier.
The Nomads move up into second spot overnight following a comprehensive 4-1 win, and Andy Morrison will be delighted to have seen his side wrap up their third victory in six days.
Morrison reshuffled his pack for the visit of Aber with John Disney, Declan Poole, and Michael Bakare coming into the starting line-up.
Morrison’s early season midas touch continued as Bakare and Poole both got themselves on the scoresheet in the second-half to wrap up a comfortable win.
For Aberystwyth, manager Matthew Bishop is still trying to find the winning formula for his team after being handed their fourth defeat in six games.
Aber’s striker Marc Williams sent a dangerous header across the face of the goal in the opening exchanges before Connah’s Quay pressed ahead.
Callum Morris made no mistake from the penalty spot in the 14th minute after Jamie Insall was brought down.
Ryan Wignall fired from close range with Connah’s Quay’s looking good value for their lead going in at the break.
Michael Bakare made it 3-0 a minute after the restart. A trademark run, cutting in from the right flank preceded a thumping finish up into the roof of the net confirmed the host’s dominance.
The night didn’t go entirely to plan for the Nomads as George Horan saw red for a foul on Luke Boundford.
The numerical disadvantage didn’t affect the balance of the game with Declan Poole adding a fourth five minutes from time.
There was time for a brief consolation for Aberystwyth as Joe Phillips headed in a cross in from substitute Alex Boss.
Connah’s Quay: 1 Lewis Brass, 2 John Disney, 3 Callum Roberts, 5 George Horan, 7 Michael Bakare (16 James Owen 65′), 8 Callum Morris, 9 Michael Wilde, 10 Jamie Insall (6 Daniel Harrison 85′), 12 Declan Poole, 15 Daniel Holmes, 18 Ryan Wignall (17 Kris Owens 46′).
Aberystwyth Town: 1 Connor Roberts, 5 Ryan Wollacott, 6 Ryan Edwards (20 Alex Boss 65′), 8 Paulo Mendes (27 Joe Phillips 65′), 10 Marc Williams, 11 Luke Boundford, 14 Edmilson Vaz (3 Stefan Edwards 58′), 16 Stuart J.Jones, 17 Mathew Jones, 19 Adam Hughes, 21 Thomas Price.
BARRY, BALA AIMING TO GO TOP
With The New Saints not in action until Monday night, Barry Town and Bala Town both have the opportunity to claim top-spot.
Barry Town, third and a point off top, visit Airbus while Bala Town, fifth and two points behind, travel to Newtown.
Cefn Druids host Carmarthen Town, bottom side Penybont make the trip to Caernarfon.
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