Tomorrow evening Druids make the short trip to Flint Town in another massive game for us to continue our move up the table. Again, with only a few days rest, Druids will need to recover quickly and prepare well. We have only just leapfrogged our opponents off the bottom of the table, and they will be eager to change that tomorrow evening.
Flint come into this game with over a week’s rest, as their last match was on the 5th December away at Barry Town in a high scoring game in which they lost 6-3. A lot has happened at Flint Town since that defeat. Their manager Niall McGuinness has departed the club and they have brought in former Prestatyn boss Neil Gibson with the hope of improving their current league position and avoid relegation. Gibson’s first match in charge of the Silkmen was due to be an away trip to Penybont on Tuesday night. However, that fixture was postponed after several players in the Flint squad developed COVID-19 related symptoms. Hoping all have recovered and been given the all clear, our opponents, who haven’t played a match for 10 days will be eager to play and impress their new manager.
The player to watch from our opponents is forward Conor Harwood. Harwood signed from last season’s champions Connah’s Quay Nomads for Flint at the beginning of this season in search of more game time. He has impressed so far for the Silkmen with his direct play up front and clinical finishing with 3 goals. The Druids defence will have to be organised to prevent Harwood getting in behind and limiting his chances in front of goal.
Druids come into this game off the back of a great performance on Saturday against Haverfordwest and our first home win of the season. We were more clinical with the chances we created, scoring 4 goals and will need to continue that tomorrow night if we are to get all 3 points. Again, we will be playing on grass which does make a difference to what we are used. The ball may bounce and slide differently to the 3G at The Rock and the lads will need to adapt quickly to be able to play our style of football. However, the Silkmen last played at home on the 28th November so the surface should be in good condition for us to play.
The player to watch for the Druids tomorrow evening is winger Charley Edge. Charley scored and assisted on Saturday and has made a positive impact since coming into the starting 11. His set pieces are very consistent, assisting our goal on Tuesday night against Caernarfon with a great delivery to the back post. He can also be a threat in front of goal when cutting onto his favoured left foot. Edge will be hoping to continue his good run of form tomorrow night and help us claim all 3 points.
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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