Tomorrow afternoon, Druids make the long trip south to play 5th placed Barry Town in another massive game for our climb up the table. This will be the first meeting with our opponents this season and Barry are coming off a poor run of form recently, with two straight losses to both Caernarfon and Haverfordwest. They will surely be looking for a reaction tomorrow and will likely be well up for it!
Barry Town have consistently been a top 6 side in the Cymru Premier and again started this season very strongly. Despite an opening day loss to TNS, they went on to win 5 straight games and made a statement to the league that they were aiming to challenge the big teams around the top. Their last home game they beat Flint Town emphatically 6-3 and have only lost once at Jenner Park this season, being on the opening day against TNS. Druids will definitely be in for a tough test tomorrow afternoon and will need to bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm if we are to get a result. Barry’s last game away to Haverfordwest resulted in defender Curtis McDonald being sent off following a second bookable offence and should be suspended for the match tomorrow.
The player to watch from our opponents is forward Kayne McLaggon. He has been a consistent figure in the Barry squad over the past few years and is known as a clinical finisher. He has 6 goals so far this season and his strength and hold up play is also an asset in bringing his teammates into the game. The Druids defence will be in for a battle tomorrow and with Phil Mooney suspended following his 5th yellow card on Tuesday night, whoever steps up into his role will need to be ready.
Druids come into this game off a massive 2-1 win against Flint Town on Tuesday night that propelled us 2 places up the table to 9th. Our recent form on the pitch has been positive, with everyone upping their work rate and encouraging one other as the results have finally gone our way. Tomorrow will be a big test for us however, against solid opposition who are very clinical, particularly at home. Results heading into the Christmas period could be massive further down the line for our season and the lads will need to make sure they are prepared and up for it tomorrow afternoon.
The player to watch for us is fullback Josh Green. Josh has been one of the most consistent players so far this season and has played the full 90 minutes in almost every match he has been involved in. Technically confident on the ball, Josh has also become one of our main set piece and freekick takers. He was unfortunate not to score one on Tuesday night after the Flint keeper pulled off a fine save. He will surely be on the ball if we get any fouls around the area tomorrow and hopefully can produce the type of whipped freekick he is becoming known for.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 related restrictions there will be no fans in attendance, but follow our Twitter page for live match updates!
Come on you Druids!
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