This evening, 9 March at 7:45pm, Druids host Newtown AFC at The Rock in a massive fixture for both sides battling within the bottom half of the table.
Three points tonight for Newtown could see them gain some breathing space between themselves and the bottom two, while Druids could move up two places, including above Newtown with a win tonight. It is shaping up to be a 6 pointer and under the lights at The Rock will surely be a memorable occasion for both sides.
We last played Newtown at the end of September last year, in a disappointing 4-1 loss at Latham Park. The lads have shown positive signs in recent trainings and fixtures and will be hoping to put on a big display this evening and prove the doubters wrong.
Some individual notes worth mentioning; three ex-Druids in James Davies, Tyrone Ofori and Jordan Evans will be returning to The Rock, now playing for our opponents. While our own Niall Flint, Sam Phillips and Iwan Cartwright, all ex-Newtown players will also be battling their former club, which should add some extra fire from each side to grab all 3 points.
The player to watch from our opponents is ex-Druids forward James Davies. A very quick player with an eye for goal. James scored on Newtown’s return to football last Tuesday night and will definitely be looking to add more to his tally this evening against his former side. Druids defence will need to be on their toes for balls over the top and in behind to prevent Davies getting in 1 on 1 on our goal.
Over to Druids; Niall Flint put in a hard-working display up front against Barry Town on Saturday and will be aiming to continue that form and add goals to his efforts, particularly against his former side this evening. Niall always brings plenty of energy when given the chance in our forward line and gets himself in good positions around our opponent’s goal. A key area Druids will be aiming to improve upon is to finish off the chances that we do create, and we’ll see tonight which side will be the more clinical.
It is proving to be a massive fixture as Druids will be desperate for 3 points to improve on their current position, while Newtown will feel the same way. Multiple players coming up against their former side should also add more excitement to the match.
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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