NOMADS enjoyed a big boost towards their European entry bid by taking the points from troubled Porthmadog, who now have to worry about being caught up in the relegation scrap.
Goals by Chris Seargeant, with a quickly taken free-kick on 14 minutes, and Tommy Mutton, typically poaching a rebound close in on 47, did the trick.
But The Traeth hosts were back in business straight away through Les Davies, who executed a quality flick over Nomads’ Paul Smith to convert a right-wing cross on 52.
Davies got within an ace of grabbing the equaliser in the closing quarter, with a surging run inside from the right flank, but Nomads’ Gary Pinch lunged in with a vital last-ditch tackle.
Porthmadog’s hopes nose-dived, when Carl Jones was shown a red card by referee Hugh Jones for an outburst of bad language and, while the hosts adjusted, Connah’s Quay almost added more goals.
The woodwork got in the way of attempts by Mutton and Phil Molyneaux as Porthmadog, who had expected so much, ended in confusion.