On Wednesday the 2nd December, Druids are straight back into the thick of it when we welcome current leaders TNS to the Rock. This will be our first meeting with our neighbours this season and a massive test for the Druids.
TNS have gotten off to a near perfect start, top of the table with 11 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses. They last played on Saturday the 28th November in a convincing 4-1 home win against Aberystwyth. Looking at the statistics of the league, they boast the highest goals scored of 39 and the least conceded, 7 in only 13 matches played. It is clear Druids will have to be in top form in order to compete on Wednesday night in what should prove to be an entertaining fixture.
The man to watch from our opponents is striker Greg Draper. He was unfortunate not to net a hattrick against Aberystwyth with one of his goals being deemed to have come off a defender, however claimed a clinical brace. He is second in the league’s top scorers with 10 this season, only 2 behind leader Chris Venables. The Druids defence will have to alert on crosses and any balls coming into the box to prevent Draper getting a clear sight at goal.
Druids come into this game after a resilient performance on Sunday against Penybont, and with only 2 days’ rest, will need to recover and prepare well for their biggest test so far this season. An encouraging sign from Sunday was that our backline looked solid, restricting Penybont to mainly half chances besides their goal. Our attacking play will need to be clinical with the chances we create against statistically, the strongest defence in the league.
The player to watch for the Druids has to be defender Jacob Wise, who despite an incredible equaliser on Sunday, was also very solid at the back, winning numerous headers and second balls. Wise and the Druids defence will need to produce a similar performance if we are to get a result tomorrow night.
It will be a great night for the club to be back at the Rock after 2 consecutive away fixtures, we are all looking forward to it.
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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