Andy Morrison confirmed that he was happy with his side’s performance as he saw the Nomads put in a professional performance to earn a point against Cardiff Met at Cyncoed Campus on Sunday afternoon.
Cardiff Met and Connah’s Quay Nomads cancelled each other out and Morrison was particuarly pleased to come away with a point to take back home and was full of admiration for his sides efficiency.
“I thought it was a very efficient and worksman like Connah’s Quay performance. In games like this, where they’re so tight and close, you need one of their players to make a mistake, you need a bit of magic or a 35-yarder in the top bin and that’s what can decide them games and it didn’t happen today but we walk away with a 0-0 and a pleasing result, which sets us up nice for the Cup next week.
it is a good point. They’re flying at the minute, they’re winning games of football and keeping clean sheets. You come down and You’d take a point before you got here and on reflection of the game, they had a 15 minute period in the first-half where we lost our shape a little bit, but we changed something tactically and that stifled the game really and took their impetus out of it.”
The Nomads manager was also satisfied with the way his side approached the second-half and felt that they looked a real threat on the counter against the students.
“You need your centre-halves to have certain qualities if you are going to be brave and leave them two-on-two at times but in Kai Edwards and Mike Pearson you have that.
After that 10/15 minute period, I thought we were very good and in the second-half, without creating great chances, it looked like a game we could win.
We countered well and I don’t think they had a shot on target in the second-half and we had two or three opportunities to ask a question of their keeper, so all in all when you’ve got George Horan, Ryan Wignall, Ian Kearney and Declan Poole missing I think it’s a good point. I have got to be pleased with the clean sheet.”
With the injury list growing, Jake Phillips come in for the visitors and he put in an assured display, which delighted Morrison and believes, with the right development, he could turn out to be a fantastic asset for the Flintshire-based outfit.
“I was Really pleased with Jake. He has all the attributes to be a very talented footballer. Physically he’s maybe a late developer, but when he actually begins to fill out, which i have seen a difference in the last few months with his gym work and when he develops a little more physically, I think he’ll turn out to be a top player.
He’s calm under pressure, he’s got a good first touch, got a very good range of passing and makes good decisions. It is just that last little bit which will come, that physical development and I was thoroughly delighted with him today.”
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