I’m not keen on Sunday games, purely because as a committed Christian I prefer to be in church. However, I’m not legalistic and recognise that in today’s ever-increasingly secular society, you have to compromise. Not compromise your faith but compromise the situation.
The days when everything shut down on a Sunday have long since gone. That means you have to work around things and that’s definitely true for me in the world of football.
With a game at Connah’s Quay scheduled for 4.00 p.m. though it meant I could do both, so following a service at Tipton Family Church it was off to Flintshire for The New Saints’ second JD Welsh Premier League (JD WPL) game of the season.
Connah’s Quay Nomads away is the toughest league fixture for the club, and coming less than two days after arriving home from the UEFA Europa League trip to Denmark, made it even more of a challenge.
That proved to be the case as the home side triumphed 1-0. I thought they thoroughly deserved the win though and for me will be TNS’ main challengers as we look to make it eight JD WPL titles on the bounce.
The game was my 28th of the season, quite something when you consider we are still in August. With our players reporting back on June 4 though, in advance of the European campaign, I do have the edge over most groundhoppers.
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Following the game on Deeside, I interviewed manager, Scott Ruscoe, and left-back, Chris Marriott, for TNS TV.