Another dominant and promising performance by our EDS, who were unlucky not to come away with all 3 points.
It was another entertaining match under the lights at The Rock.
Right from the off, the EDS grabbed the game by the horns and were dominating possession, pushing our opponents back. Rhydymwn were forced to play in their own half and resort to long balls over the top to try and catch out our defence.
Druids were moving the ball very well and were breaking through our opponent’s defence, creating opportunities in front of goal. Our first big chance came only after 12 minutes, when Druids striker Brad Knight had the ball in the back of the net. With his back to goal, he spun his defender on the bounce and hit a superb volley from 25 yards passed the keeper, only for the referee to unfortunately pull it back for a foul earlier in the move.
Despite this, the young druids kept playing their football and digging away at the opposition. However on 32 minutes, one long ball finally came off for Rhydymwn. An opposition striker found himself in behind our defence and slotted his effort into the goal. A cruel blow for the EDS who had been so dominant up to that point.
However, Druids showed their resilience and didn’t let their heads drop following the goal, confident they would convert one of their chances soon.
The second half began, and Druids started extremely well and within 5 minutes, had their equaliser. A well worked move, we broke through Rhydymwn’s defence and was clinically finished off by Osian Williams.
A great start to the half, Druids pressed on in search of a winner. Eric Durnell who was superb for us on the night was causing problems for the opposition backline. However, Rhydymwn stayed organised and created a good chance for themselves in the 62nd minute which forced a great saved out of keeper Ben Edwards. The final and one of the best chances of the night for Druids was a Vinnie Cooke header which was superbly saved by Kai Suttclffe in the opposition goal who had been very good throughout the game.
Although it finished 1-1, it was an excellent performance that only lacked sharpness in and around the opposition box. Something manager Jordan Hadaway will be eager to work on and improve in training.
Another great step forward for our new EDS squad who are looking like a tough opponent for anyone in the league! We look forward for their next fixture which will be against Cefn Albion at The Muga on the 21 August!