A tough result for Druids on Friday night at Llandudno FC. Despite some good spells from ourselves, the home side showed their quality throughout and ran out 4-0 winners.
We went into the game with confidence coming off back-to-back wins in the league. However, it was clear our opponents would going to be a big test for us, unbeaten in the league so far and one of the favourites for promotion.
A really unfortunate start to the game for us as within the first 5 minutes, Druids midfielder Ben Maher was stretchered off with what looked like quite a nasty ankle injury. A key man in our midfield. We would like to wish Ben all the best in his recovery and road back to fitness. Despite this big blow for Druids, we continued pressing and battling. Credit to our young EDS players who stepped up and showed great desire to get a result out of the game.
It looked like we were settling in well and gaining confidence as time went on. However on 22 minutes, Llandudno forward Joe Chaplin gave them the lead with a tidy finish, giving Druids work to do. However again, we responded really well and were inches away from levelling the score, if it wasn’t for an excellent save from opposition keeper Shaun Pearson to keep the home side in it. We tested Llandudno’s goal a few times in the first half and were still well and truly in the game.
Moments before half time, another unfortunate injury meant midfielder Ross Weaver also had to be substituted. Another blow for Druids going into the break.
We continued battling in the second half, but as time went on, the home side’s pressure grew and grew. On 64 minutes, they got their breakthrough when Shaun Cavanagh converted a penalty. Llandudno played with plenty of confidence from then on and ended up with two more towards the end to win the game 4-0.
A tough ending for Druids after a good battle for long periods of the match. Credit to the players for continuing to press and work hard up until the final whistle. The home side steadily grew in confidence and showed their quality, particularly in the second half. We would like to wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
Time to regroup for Druids and go again on Friday night, when we welcome Holywell Town to The Rock!
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