Kick off:19:30 Friday, 11 Jan 2013
at Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Lee Evans
Rhys Healey's dramatic late equaliser (Photo: Connahs Quay)
What can only be described as a game that had everything saw The Nomads score an equaliser in the 12th minute of injury time as Rhys Healey bundled home a Rob Jones corner.
The Nomads took the lead on the 15th minute as Rhys Healey poked home a Ricky Evans through ball, however Prestatyn soon hit back with a header from Ross Stephens in the 19th minute. Shortly after, a goal of the season contender from Andy Parkinson saw him lob John Rushton from a good 25 yards.
As Prestatyn were getting on top, an unfortunate Danny Forde made a late tackle, for which he saw a straight red and a number of heads in the crowd dropped, however, The Nomads' heads didn't. They remained resilient and went in 2-1 down at half time.
The second half saw the introcduction of Rob Jones, and on the 59th minute, Chris Rowntree picked up a loose ball some 25 yards out and hit an absolute screamer over Jon Hill-Dunt in the Prestatyn goal to even things up.
The game took an unfortunate turn late in the second half as Ricky Evans and Jon Hill-Dunt collided in a 50-50 challenge, leaving Hill-Dunt bloodied and on the floor for some 15 minutes, requiring the call of an ambulance. Luckily, Jon got up following treatment from both the Prestatyn and Nomads physio teams and left the field of his own accord. Prestatyn Player-Manager Neil Gibson pulled on the spare goalkeeper shirt for the remainder of the game.
This led to some considerable additional time, and in the second minute of this, Andy Parkinson looked to have sealed the win for Prestatyn as he tapped home from close following good work from Jason Price inside The Nomads box.
Not to be outdone however, Nomads peppered stand in keeper Gibson's goal with a number of shots and from a resulting corner, with Nomads keeper John Rushton up for it, managed to bundle the ball home in the 12th minute of injury time, with what looked to be Rhys Healey claiming the final touch.
A truly fantastic game of football.