Nomads picked up another good 3 points yesterday away at Alsager with a 4-3 victory, but it definitely wasn’t plain sailing
The visitors started the first half well and took the lead after 3 mins when keeper Alex Fowell played one of his trademark goal kicks in behind the Alsager defence where Danny mclaughlin latched on to it to score past the helpless keeper.
The lead was doubled shortly following good build up play, Charlie Mulgrew found Wilf Riley inside the box and he finished Coolly into the corner of the net.
Nomads were dominating the game and were soon 3 up when Kyle Foley took a Dan Mclaughlin pass and stroked it into the corner with his left foot.
3 soon became 4 as Will Shawcross was back on the scoresheet with yet another quality finish into the corner of the net.
Alsager slowly began to get back into the game and were soon on the scoresheet. Nomads defence allowed a long ball to go in behind and the subsequent pass found Shaq Lewys who calmly stroked it past Alex Fowell.
Nomads worked hard to finish the half strong and Kyle Foley was unfortunate not to extend the lead when his shot got both posts but stayed out.
half time 4-1 Nomads
The second half saw a different two teams on the pitch, Alsager, as expected, came out fired up and began putting the Nomads defence under pressure. A poorly directed pass from Nomads allowed them to get another goal back, and it was that man Lewys again.
There was no doubt which team were in the ascendancy and Nomads struggled to deal with the situation they found themselves in. All the cohesion and direction seemed to have been left in the changing room and it was no surprise that the home team took the lead, although there was definite doubt about the manner in which it was scored.
The ever dangerous Lewys broke into the box and tumbled over following a “challenge” from a Nomads defender. There was definite doubt about the award of a penalty, but no doubt about the subsequent finish from George West.
It was obvious now to all that the home team were on top in the match and Nomads were struggling to hold on to their now very narrow lead. A late opportunity came the way of Nomads but substitute Max Lewens was adjudged to be offside despite a good finish
Nomads held on to take the points but huge credit to Alsager for the second half efforts which almost saw them get something out of the game. We look forward to seeing them all again at the Proseal stadium in January next year