WHILE it's been a goal-den start to 2022 in the Adran North League for Connah's Quay Nomads, team boss Jordan Parry has been making a case for the defence.

Nomads will be aiming to continue their positive run with Sunday's derby trip to Airbus UK Broughton.

Last Sunday, Nomads eased to a 10-0 success at bottom side Denbigh Town.

"It could have been about 30 to be honest," said Parry.

"We have prided ourselves on clean sheets.

"We have only conceded nine goals this season and it's the best in the league.

"And we aim to finish the best in the league."

Five of those goals came in a loss to Llandudno - Nomads' only league loss so far this season.

While Parry described that game as "disappointing", he was proud of the way his side "nullified what they did" in the next match with Llandudno.

Airbus are dangerous opponents in the league, demonstrated by the fact they didn't fold during last weekend's 6-2 loss to Wrexham.

The Reds raced into a 6-0 lead at the interval, but the Wingmakers hit back via Tegan Hewitt and Natalie Harrison to win the second half two-nil.

"We're not daft, we have got people who went to watch the game and I have spoken to one-or-two," added Parry.

"You see the scoreline, but you know it was two halves.

"No game is easy and it's 11 players versus 11.

"Whoever wants it more will win it on the day."

Connah's Quay anticipate being at full strength for the trip to Airbus.

Title-chasing Wrexham made it five league wins on the bounce with the success versus Airbus.

A sixth successive triumph could see the Reds take over at the top on Sunday, but it will be a tough encounter at home to fourth-placed Bethel, who are also vying for the title.

Wrexham will again look towards Rosie Hughes for goals, following on from her fifth hat-trick of the campaign against Airbus.

Sunday's remaining Adran North match sees Denbigh Town at home to Llanfair United.

Adran Trophy: Pwllheli v Cardiff City; Cardiff Met v Llandudno; Pontypridd Town v Abergavenny Town.

North Wales Women's League: NFA v Northop Hall; Llanystumdwy v Rhyl 1879; Welshpool v Trearddur Bay.

The FAW’s National League Board has confirmed that the Adran Premier will resume as planned in mid-February.

The final phase one fixture between Cardiff Met and Cardiff City will be played on January 23, with Phase Two restarting as planned on Sunday, February 13.

This weekend's Women's Super League action begins with two matches tomorrow.

Manchester United host Birmingham City, who shocked leaders Arsenal last time out.

Also tomorrow, Manchester City head to Aston Villa.

Sunday: Everton v Chelsea; Leicester City v Brighton; Arsenal v Reading; Tottenham v West Ham.