A poor performance by Druids and a clinical one by Penybont led to a heavy defeat in south Wales yesterday afternoon. It ended 7-1 to the hosts.
Despite the end result, Druids began the game quite brightly. We were pressing our opponents well and looked confident on the ball. It seemed Penybont were going to be in for a tough afternoon. But what began the downfall was a great strike from range just before 10 minutes by Bont captain Kane Owen. Just as Druids were growing well into the match, the shot from way out flew into the roof of the net. It seemed to deflate the Druids lads and we didn’t recover from then on.
A series of set pieces and second balls in and around our box were unable to be cleared and Penybont pounced and scored off every one of them. They were clinical with their chances and punished Druids in the first half.
We went into halftime 5-0 down with the game gone, only able to keep some sort of pride with our second half performance.
The second half was an improvement but two mistakes in our half gave the hosts two more before Niall Flint got one back for Druids late on.
A poor performance from Druids and Penybont being clinical around the area led to the heavy defeat yesterday.
We move on as we welcome Bala Town to The Rock on Friday evening.
More than just a football club.