A FOOTBALL team with a perfect record has finally got its hands on silverware after winning all of its 20 league games this season.
Tuesday night’s 7-1 win over Johnstown Youth secured their perfect record for the season and FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay finally got to lift the trophy following the match after an internal mix up which prevented them picking up the cup last weekend.
Manager Tom Taylor admitted internal “crossed wires” had been responsible for the delay after he had accused the league of holding back the trophies for both the FC Nomads first and reserve teams, who also won their respective division, because they had not been engraved.
However, he backtracked later over the error and said: “I apologise for my last statement.
“It was a result of crossed wires and I hadn’t realised there were options we could have taken to receive the trophy before it had been engraved.
“But the lads have now got what they deserve and everything has come together.
“This is the best team the club has ever had.
“There is a mixture of talent and togetherness and many of the players are really good friends.
“The hard work of everyone at the club has paid off.
“Lifting the trophy was definitely worth the wait.”
FC Nomads of Connah’s Quay scored 140 goals in the course of the season and conceded just 11 as they romped to the Welsh National League Division One title in style.
League representative Steve Williams told the Leader: “In relation to Tom’s comments, the league were very disappointed by his unfounded and incorrect statements.
“The problem lay within the club rather than the league but the league does accept his apology.
“We are all here for the good of the game and as a league we pride ourselves on being firm but fair and would like to draw a line underneath it.”
FC Nomads will now be promoted to the Welsh National Premier League, the third tier of Welsh football.
They are now primed and ready to make it a double celebration this weekend.
They are taking on Llanuwchllyn near Bala in the Welsh National League Cup on Saturday in Mold.