On Saturday the 5th December, Druids make another long trip south to finally play against Haverfordwest County AFC. Our previous 2 fixtures have been postponed due to a variety of Covid-19 related restrictions but at the moment of writing this preview, the game is actually going ahead!
Our opponents have enjoyed a fine start in the Cymru Premier after being promoted from the second division last season. The Bluebirds have recently overtaken Penybont, sitting 5th on the table and have recorded back to back wins for the first time this season, beating Caernarfon, followed by a 2-0 win against Aberystwyth on Tuesday night.
The player to watch from our opponents is forward Jack Wilson who has a keen eye for goal and made the step up to the first division with plenty of confidence. He has 7 goals so far this season and currently 5th in the league’s top scorers tally. Wilson has a knack for getting in behind defensive lines and Druids will need to be weary and organised to prevent that happening on Saturday.
Druids come off a tough home loss to league leaders TNS on Wednesday night, however showed positive glimpses of our footballing style in the attacking third against arguably the best side in the league. We will need to sustain that for longer periods to have any chance on Saturday. Transitioning from the 3G surface at The Rock to Haverfordwest’s grass pitch will also be an important factor to take note of, as the ball may bounce and move in different ways than we are used to. Druids will need to adapt quickly in what is shaping up to be an entertaining fixture.
The man to watch from us is striker Jamie Reed. Reedy has already scored a couple of important goals earlier this season and made a difference when he came on at half time against TNS on Wednesday night. Depending on how Bruno decides to set up on Saturday, Reedy will be eager to make a difference and get on the score sheet if an opportunity presents itself.
It is a massive game for Druids to pick up some points and improve on our current position. Make sure to keep an eye on our live Twitter updates, you won’t want to miss this one!
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 related restrictions there will be no fans in attendance.
Come on you Druids!
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