Tomorrow afternoon the 20th March, Druids make the long trip south in a massive game against Cardiff Met, in which we will be looking for a reaction after our midweek loss to TNS.
Both ourselves and the Archers are without a win since the league’s restart and both sides will be desperate to change that tomorrow afternoon. Cardiff Met come into this game off a disappointing 4-1 loss away to Newtown last Saturday, while Druids were outclassed by highflyers TNS on Tuesday night.
We last played Cardiff Met at The Rock back at the end of September 2020, which ended in a tight 1-1 draw. That match seems a lifetime ago, before the lockdown, and a lot has changed in our team since, with new personnel coming and going. Although the news of the Cymru North and South being cancelled and therefore no relegation has come in, there is still a lot to play for, and Druids are aiming to finish as high on the table as possible and put in some more encouraging performances before the end of the season.
The player to watch from our opponents is forward Eliot Evans. A known name amongst the Archers squad, Evans has been an important player for our opponents over the past few years. With four goals so far this season, his strength is reading the play and being in the right place at the right time to finish off any chances and will usually look to get shots off if given enough room around the box. Druids will need to be ready to clear crosses and be on their toes for loose balls around the area in order to keep a clean sheet.
Our one to watch is Stef Edwards, who has shown a great work rate since coming into the side at left back, including scoring a fine goal last Saturday against Bala Town. He is willing to get up and down the wing, with great levels of fitness, and will be looking to put on another impressive performance tomorrow afternoon if he is given the chance.
It is a big opportunity for Druids to put on a good display and pick up some points against a team who is also struggling in the bottom half. It may simply come down to which side wants it more tomorrow afternoon and we can’t wait to get out there and play.
The news of the Cymru North and South being cancelled makes us appreciate how lucky we are to be playing the sport we love, when so many are unable to at the moment. We will enjoy every moment of it tomorrow afternoon and 3 points would make it that much sweeter!
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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