Aberystwyth Town 1 (Hughes 3)
Connah’s Quay Nomads 2 (Molyneux 73, Williams pen 85)
Welsh Premier – December 3, 2005
Last weekend he was part of an FA Cup fairy tale but 15 years ago this week Alan Morgan was sent off in a match for Connah’s Quay Nomads against the team he was to later manage.
Marine assistant-manager Morgan was overjoyed after Sunday’s last-gasp 1-0 victory over Havant and Waterlooville set up a dream home tie versus Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the world’s most famous club knockout competition.
Back in 2005, Morgan was red-carded at Aberystwyth, but his Nomads team still managed to pick up a vital 2-1 win at Park Avenue.
Aber looked set for a good afternoon when Glyndwr Hughes put them ahead in the third minute, but the game degenerated into a scrappy and niggling affair, with nine yellow cards and two reds.
Morgan’s dismissal for a late challenge on Hughes only served to motivate Nomads who drew level in the 73rd minute thanks to sub Phil Molyneux.
Home skipper Bari Morgan then got his marching orders for a second yellow card after lunging at Gary Linnard and Chris Williams’ late spot kick made it a happy day for the visitors.
Williams sent Aberystwyth keeper Richard Morgan the wrong way for only Nomads’ second win of the campaign.
The Quay had claimed their opening victory of 2005-06 at the 13th attempt the previous weekend when beating Airbus 3-0.
Nomads: Paul Smith, Alan Morgan, Chris Williams, Craig Hutchinson, Gary Pinch, Danny Jellicoe, Gary Linnard, Conall Murtagh, Martin Robinson, Gary O Toole, Ryan Crawford. Subs used: Stuart Cook, Phil Molyneux.