Reaction: Andy Morrison praises Barry Town United for their efforts after resounding defeat

Andy Morrison. Image: NCM Media

by Jordan Jones

ANDY Morrison praised Barry Town United for their efforts after they were victims of a 4-0 defeat to his Connah’s Quay Nomads side. 

Jamie Insall and Mike Wilde both scored braces as the Flintshire side remained top of the Cymru Premier following a resounding victory at Jenner Park.

The Nomads are the only unbeaten team left in the Cymru Premier and Andy Morrison has yet to lose in south Wales as he celebrates four years at the helm.

Their highest-scoring away league victory was made an easier task when Jon Hood was shown a straight red card in the first half for dissent.

“The sending off changed the game. The point on that is we’ve scored at incredibly good times. It makes it very difficult for them,” Morrison said.

“I’ve been in that position myself. You want your players to stand up and be men and Barry did.

“Barry worked incredibly hard, they were working relentlessly hard and were doing the work of two or three individuals. It made it hard for us to break them down.

“At that point it’s important we’ve got a clean sheet. I’ve got incredible respect for Barry in that game.

“I’ve got nothing but respect for Gavin Chesterfield. He’s built his team from nothing, the same as me, over a period of years. With that comes through humility.”


From the sending off, Connah’s Quay were allowed more time on the ball as they saw a change in style from their usual directness to a more flowing style of play.

Bakare and Sameron Dool both provided assists from the wings as the Nomads proved dominant in aerial duels.

“It was a great performance. We had a game plan coming into today and I thought we were very good before the sending off,” added the former Manchester City defender.

“We got our noses in front. I’m pleased with the way we moved with the ball on the counter-attack to allow them to have the ball so then we could attack.

“It’s a great bit of play when we broke from midfield.”

Barry travel to Cefn Druids on Saturday (16th) while Connah’s Quay next play Newtown at the Deeside Stadium on Friday (15th).