The reserves got their first 3 points of the season with a well deserved won away at league leaders Denton Town.
Travelling to the team currently leading the division was always going to be a difficult task, and it was important to start well and work hard. Following last weeks defeat at Malpas, Manager Callum Davies had asked for a reaction and will be pleased with what he got
Nomads were busy from the start and got off the mark when a through ball found Daniel (DJ) Stevenson through in goal and he slotted past the keeper to make it 1-0. It was soon 2-0 as Harry Shipton ran down the left wing before coming inside to score past the home keeper
Denton were looking to create there own problems and got a foothold back in the game with a goal of their own to make it 2-1 around the half hour mark.
Nomads weren’t to be denied though and 2 goals before half time from Emmanuel Ujahchuku sent us into half time at 4-1.
Unfortunately Ujahchuku’s day was soon over as he was sent from the field following a reaction to one of the home players which left Nomads with 10 men for the majority of the second half.
As expected, the home team took heart from this and looked to dominate the ball with the extra man. This would eventually result in another Denton Town goal when ex Nomad Phil Yuille scored from a corner. Despite the one man disadvantage though Nomads still had opportunities and used their pace on the break to good effect.
There were no more goals though and the game finished 4-2 to the 10 men, Callum Davies gave us his thoughts after the game.
A game in which we rise to the occasion! Having players back in for who were missing due to Covid was massive for us tonight.
Performances have been consistent mostly throughout the season so far. It was just a matter of getting the balance right with and without the ball.
Tonight I saw a difference side to our game. We all know how good we are with the ball, however, our application and attitude off the ball was fantastic.
Denton had a lot of the ball , fairPlay to them in that regard.
Transition was key for us tonight and I thought going forward we were constantly a threat, defending being out Achilles heal so far.
But, not today.
The balance of the team was brilliant, we dust ourselves off and go again Saturday.
The bench mark has been set.