A youthful Druids side made the trip to Y Traeth last night for round 1 of the WBS League Cup. It was an entertaining, competitive match that the home side just edged out in the end, winning 3-1.
There were starts for many of our EDS players for the trip to Porthmadog. They have been excellent when given the chance in recent first team games and deserved their opportunity last night.
It was a lively start to the match. Emmanuel Lawal and Callum Roberts were looking a big threat for Druids down the wings as we tried to create some early opportunities. However, Porthmadog grew into the game and began to take control in midfield. The home side went ahead on 23 minutes when a through ball found striker Cai Jones, who made no mistake with the finish.
We went into the half 1-0 down but still well and truly in the game. Our young Druids had played some great football at times and tested the Porthmadog keeper. Just needed to keep at it and get back into the game.
The second half began and we did just that! Eric Durnell scored his second goal of the season for the first team with a composed finish in the box to make it 1-1! We kept pushing for a winner however the home side were just as competitive. It was a very tight game until around the 70th minute when Porthmadog got the breakthrough they were looking for. A long ball over the top caught our defence off guard and Meilir Williams finished it off to make it 2-1. Druids never stopped working and tried to get back into it, however the home side finished the game off just before full time with one more goal.
Despite the scoreline, a great effort from the lads, who never gave up and took the game to our opponents for the entire 90 minutes. The chairman’s man of the match went to midfielder Osian Williams who was excellent all evening. Huge credit goes to our EDS players who stepped up when first team players made themselves unavailable for the match.
Another quick turnaround for the lads, we return to JD Cymru North action this Saturday when we travel to Guilsfield FC.
More than just a football club.