Druids begin two consecutive trips to South Wales for our final fixtures of the season, as we travel to in-form Cardiff Met tomorrow afternoon.
The Students are currently on a fine run of form, unbeaten in their last 7 matches and have moved up to second in the Play-Off conference. They last played on Tuesday the 4th May in a thrilling 3-2 comeback away at Newtown FC. They finished the game with 10 men after defender Emlyn Lewis was sent off midway through the second half. However, they stayed composed, getting the winner through an Eliot Evans Penalty shortly after and holding on for all three points. Lewis will be suspended for the match tomorrow, however with two red cards in our own game on Tuesday, Alex Darlington and Kieran Smith will also miss the trip to the capital.
With a bare squad already due to injuries and absences, Darlo and Smith will be missed tomorrow, however it is an opportunity for more of our younger players to step up and make a statement. As the season comes to a close, it is important to set a precedent for next season and improve on recent performances. Conceding early in the second half and from set pieces seems to be an area Druids have been analysing and working on in preparation for tomorrows match.
Some team news: Aside from the recent suspensions after last game, Josh Green picked up an injury in training last night and is a doubt for tomorrow’s match. However, Iwan Cartwright should be available after completing his own suspension, a welcome return to the squad.
Our last meeting with The Students at the Cyncoed Campus finished in a tight 0-0 draw back at the end of March. Druids defended well but were unable to catch our opponents out on the break. We will be hoping to do one better this time and earn a much needed three points.
Tomorrow’s trip marks the start of two long journeys to south Wales for our final fixtures of the season, ending at Haverfordwest on May 15. Two more chances to put in positive performances before we reset and rebuild for next season.
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