Match Report: Druids v Cardiff Met

A disappointing result for Druids yesterday after a second half comeback. Some costly mistakes were capitalised upon by The Students as it finished 3-1 at The Rock.

Druids went into the game with confidence after positive recent performances and started on the front foot. Joe Faux got in behind the Met defence early, cutting back onto his left foot with his strike going inches wide. Both sides were battling against the wind in tough conditions at The Rock and struggled to get the ball down and play. Met were looking to play balls in behind our defence and pin us back.

We created another good opportunity just before 20 minutes when Agy broke down the left wing. A great run up the pitch, he cut inside and shot, just going wide of the far post. However shortly after, a Met ball over the top found forward Adam Roscrow in on goal and he made no mistake, finishing into the bottom corner.

Following the goal, we struggled to keep possession and create up front. The ball was holding up in the wind mostly, as both sides battled to win headers and second balls. We went into halftime 1-0 down after a disappointing first 45 from our standards. But we were still in the game and a big second half was needed.

We kicked off again and took the game to our opponents. We were using the conditions better, playing more balls in behind the Met defence. It didn’t take long to get the equaliser we were looking for! Great hold up play by Agy in the opposition half, he turned his man and played in Charley Edge on the edge of the area. He smashed his effort into the bottom corner to make it 1-1 and we were back in the game!

This was our best spell following the goal, as we were attacking the Met defence in search of a winner. We looked more confident on the ball, and it looked like we were going to create more opportunities soon. However, with 20 minutes to go, a mix up at the back gifted the ball to forward Harry Owen who headed it in to put The Student’s 2-1 up. Frustration for Druids after a costly mistake saw us go behind during our best spell of the game. Eight minutes later another mistake gave our opponents a third goal to put the game to bed. A short back pass was pounced upon by Roscrow again who finished first time to make it 3-1.

The referee blew for full-time not long after. A disappointing result and performance for Druids after playing well the weeks before. We regroup and plan ahead for next Saturday when we travel to Penybont.

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