Tomorrow March 6 at 2:30pm, Cefn Druids face Barry Town at The Rock for the highly anticipated return of the Cymru Premier League.
It is finally upon us! June 21 in England pales in comparison to tomorrow, March 6, when the Cymru Premier finally returns to The Rock! Although as expected, the match will be played without fans, we can’t wait to have you following along online and to be back playing the game we love.
Our last competitive fixture was a whopping 11 weeks ago against none other than our opponents this Saturday, Barry Town. The bottom half of the table is looking extremely tight, and with Newtown winning against Penybont on Tuesday night, Druids have slipped into the bottom two. However, 3 points tomorrow could see us jump two places into 9th. It will be a big occasion for the lads as every match in these final 6 games of Phase 1 are crucial in us escaping our current position on the table.
Saturday the 19 December 2020 was our last fixture against Barry Town in which we unfortunately returned to The Rock emptyhanded after a 4-1 defeat. Barry were the more clinical side that day, however a lot has changed in the last 11 weeks. We fielded a barebones squad back in December due to a multitude of injuries and suspensions, but with most players back fit now, they are eager for their chance to rectify that result.
Barry Town forward Kayne McLaggon scored 2 against us in the previous fixture and he will be the one to watch again from our opponents tomorrow. A clinical finisher who could have had a hattrick back in December if it wasn’t for Druid’s keeper Michael Jones who made a few fine 1 on 1 saves to keep us in the game. Our opponents are sharp when balls are delivered into the box and Druids will need to match that intensity on first and second balls tomorrow to ensure we limited Barry’s chances on goal.
Over to us now; Druids have been busy in our mini ‘pre-season,’ working hard in training and getting valuable minutes in the legs in a few friendly games behind closed doors. It’s clear that every team in the league is ecstatic to return to playing and most likely the opening exchanges tomorrow afternoon will be very intense, which we can’t wait for. The player to watch from us tomorrow is stand in captain and centre-half Phil Mooney. The Druids backline will be in for a tough test and Phil will take responsibility to ease the nerves early on and get us playing the football we all know we can.
This is the beginning of another very busy schedule for Druids to finish Phase 1 in appropriate time. It is sure to be a great occasion for the club and we can’t wait to get back out there!
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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