AN irresistible force will meet an immovable object as the Cymru Premier League rouses from its winter hibernation.

Following the unscheduled winter break, the best attack in the league will come up against the top defence tonight.

League leaders The New Saints have bagged a bumper 44 goals in 17 league encounters so far this season, while Connah’s Quay Nomads have only conceded nine goals in the same amount of matches.

Underlining that fact, Nomads go into their testing trip to Park Hall after seven clean sheets in a row - and the last league goal they conceded was at Cardiff Met way back on October 23.

Connah’s Quay have won the title for the last two years - and The New Saints want to end that trend.

Ex-Wrexham defender Blaine Hudson told the Saints’ YouTube channel: “It’s (the league trophy’s) been missing for a couple of years now and that’s the aim, the focus and then obviously you get your rewards for that which will be (a) better round in Europe... starting in a different round.

“So that’s definitely what the aim is and we need to get that feeling back, that winning feeling back, where teams fear us and I think that to be fair this season, we have got that back a little bit.

“I think teams have come here and sit in in previous years and they’ve sort of started to have a little go at us, but I think we’ve dominated a lot this year and I think that’s something to be proud of as well, because it’s a similar group of players to the last two years.”

Nomads will have to keep a close eye on Saints’ frontman Jordan Williams, the Cymru Premier player of the month for December.

Williams scored in each of the Saints’ three victories during the month and he told the club’s YouTube channel: “On paper, it was a pretty tough one.

“Bala away, Barry away consecutively and then Penybont at home, who are always stern opposition.

“To win all three and to get a goal in each game, I can’t really complain.

“It was a good month for me and a good month for the club.”

On the pick of the goals, Williams (pictured right) added: “Probably the one at Barry because it turned out to be the match-winner.

“It’s always nice to get that, but just the fact we were knocking on the door, we were clearly on top and we needed that second goal for a bit of a cushion.

“That game against Barry, that was probably my favourite of the three.”

Looking ahead, Williams said: “All we can do is focus on ourselves and let other people worry about us.

“If we keep winning our games, we will go on and win the title, it’s as simple as that.

“Let other teams worry about us, we don’t worry about them.”

Also tonight, Aberystwyth Town pay a visit to Penybont.

Tomorrow afternoon sees Colin Caton taking his Bala Town side south to tackle Cardiff Met.