In an eagerly awaited game Nomads and Wrexham both started well, both teams knocking the ball through midfield and looking to play out from the back. Nomads had an early chance on 6 minutes when Hughes was 1 Wrexham defender away from a free shot on goal, however the defender made a brilliant block. Nomads missed another good chance, and were then punished first on 10, and then on 15 minutes as Wrexham scored in quick succession, both goals coming from former Nomad Luka Salvatore.
Just before the end of the half Nomads had a great chance to get back into the game, a sweeping move involving Hughes and Evans eventually saw the ball played across from Whittingham on the right wing, only for McQue to see his shot brilliantly saved by another former Nomad in Jack Skillen. Wrexham started the next third very brightly, and it was this quick start which took the game out of sight for Nomads. 3 goals inside 8 minutes, 2 of them coming from the right wing put Nomads 5 goals behind with just over half an hour gone. Nomads were playing well out from the back, with Jones carrying the ball and often finding the front man or a diagonal pass to Iago Scott on the right wing, however Nomads were finding their chances hard to finish, with a good move seeing Whittingham hitting the post just as the second third came to a close. Nomads were 5-0 down to a clinical Wrexham team, who were now knocking the ball around with real confidence, compared to Nomads who lost their way slightly, this being understandable, finding themselves 5-0 down without playing poorly. Wrexham scored another to finish the game 6-0 victors, a harsh lesson for Nomads but I'm sure one they will learn from and come back stronger. Whittingham was man of the match for a brilliant and energetic display both down the right wing and at right back.
5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.