GUILSFIELD bid to complete a JD Welsh Cup upset when Connahs Quay Nomads visit Clos Mytton on Saturday.

The villagers host the current JD Welsh Premier leaders and will be bidding to end the Deesiders bid for a clean sweep of honours, including a potential final place in the IRN-BRU Cup.

Manager Nathan Leonard admitted his side could not have asked for a tougher third round tie but hoped to build on last week’s demolition of Flint Town United.

“It was a terrific all round performance, we scored two of the best goals you’ll see all season and could have had more near the end,” said Leonard. “We needed the points and it was very pleasing to dominate a side second in the league.”

Leonard heaped praise on Connahs Quay Nomads who look set to break TNS’ stranglehold on Welsh football silverware this season having enjoyed a superb start to the campaign.

“It’s the toughest home draw we could have had and we know they will cope with a soft pitch and all the elements that come with it,” said Leonard. “They are a very very strong team.”

Leonard has done his homework on the Welsh Premier leaders and while admitting his side would be underdogs he remained confident of a potential cup upset.

“I’ve seen them twice recently and whatever team they put out it will be a huge test for us,” said Leonard who singled out Nomads manager and former Manchester City defender Andy Morrison for particular praise.

“Andy’s built a tremendous squad and done a brilliant job at Nomads,” said Leonard. “To be top of the Welsh Premier and above TNS just shows just how good they are.

“We will need some luck on the day and hope they have a bad day at the office and who knows what could happen.

“We will just try and enjoy the day, work hard and give a good account of ourselves and I only wish I was playing in a big cup tie like this.”

The Guils go into the weekend clash with fitness doubts hanging over several key players with Chris Cathrall, Steve Blenkinsop and Robbie James expected to face late fitness checks.