Flint Town v Druids Match Preview
No time to rest as Druids continue our busy Phase 2 schedule. We travel to Flint Town tomorrow night for another massive fixture that could see us move above the bottom two places!
Both sides come into this game off the back of impressive home wins on Saturday. Flint had failed to score at home since the league’s restart, however produced a much improved performance against Cardiff Met, winning 2-0 and moving above the students into 4th in the Play-Off conference. Druids also earned a hard-working win on the weekend against Haverfordwest and will be looking to continue that form tomorrow night.
Our opponents picked up numerous yellow cards and also a red to captain Alex Jones on Saturday, while Druids have also had similar actions taken against us in recent games. Both sides are clearly willing to put their bodies on the line for the team and it could be quite a feisty fixture tomorrow evening depending on how things pan out.
Looking at the table, it is extremely tight around the bottom two places. Two points separate ourselves, Flint and Cardiff Met. A win for Druids tomorrow night would see us move above Flint and out of the bottom two, which is surely a big incentive for our players to give 100% against The Silkmen.
Our last match at the Essity Stadium back in December 2020 was a thrilling affair in which two late goals saw us come from behind against Flint to win 2-1. The result was sweetened as Alex Darlington scored our equaliser in the 50th minute to mark his 100th Cymru Premier goal. Such a result will hopefully give the lads confidence travelling to a difficult venue and hopefully make for another engaging fixture.
Updates on the Druids squad coming into this game. Ryan Kershaw looks to be fit and available to come back into the side after missing out on Saturday. Josh Green and Joe Faux have also passed fitness tests over the weekend and will be hoping to be included in the travelling squad, while Cody Ruberto is still uncertain, as he recovers from a hip flexor issue.
A positive note to mention is that another of our academy players in Brad Knight was included in the first team squad on Saturday after impressing in training. Brad will be looking to continue his hard work and prove his abilities if he is given a chance for some minutes in the Cymru Premier. Another example of the trust and opportunities give to our youth system.
It will surely be a great fixture tomorrow evening and a big chance for Druids to put in another positive display and move our way up the table. We can’t wait!
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