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Nomads ended pre-season with an impressive 2-1 victory over Bury AFC.

First-half goals from Jordan Milne and Arek Posiak were enough to win the game for the home side, Bury responded with a strong second-half performance, Hunt scoring their goal.

After the game, manager Jake Davies had his say.

“A very solid performance from everyone today and I thought we earned it. We showed a great resilient character to keep the lead, showed moments of quality that proved a difference and had a hard work ethic across every moment of the game. We’re going home very happy today.

As the pre-season comes to an end game-wise for ourselves we’ve been very consistent in terms of performance other than 30 minutes against 1874. Other than that we’ve played many teams in higher divisions and battled well and performed to a high standard. We’re going into the season in good condition and are ready now to battle for 3 points consistently every week.

Today I thought Ayo and Kieran at CB were outstanding and I also thought Danny Byrnes had his best game in midfield across the pre-season so far. We created a few more opportunities today and we can do more as well to open teams up but we are getting there. Ultimately we are more solid as a group and this will help us move forward I’ve no doubt.”

The Reserves also ended their pre-season with an impressive 3-3 draw away at Cheshire Premier League side Whaley Bridge. Goals from Joel Riley, Sam Lynch and Sam Deering saw them go in at half-time 3-1 up before a second-half fight back from the home side. It did take a controversial late penalty after some odd refereeing decisions –  but was still a good result.