A hard-fought display yesterday afternoon saw Druids earn a valuable 2-1 win at Porthmadog FC. Goals from Josh Lock and Callum Stephens moves us up to fourth.
Both sides came into the match off the back of wins the week before. As expected, it was a very closely fought affair. Adam Stephens threatened with an early strike while Porthmadog were getting some dangerous balls into our box. We opened the scoring on 16 minutes after Adam Stephens slipped through Josh Lock, who made no mistake with the finish and put us 1-0 up!
The match opened up following the goal. Phil Mooney let fly from 30 yards which just whistled past the post. Then Rhys Alun almost got the equaliser for Porthmadog, but captain Michael Jones was equal to it in the Druids goal. However, our opponents eventually got the equaliser they were looking for on 35 minutes, when Rhys Williams volleyed in an excellent cross to make it 1-1.
We went into the half all square. A tough second half was coming up but the lads were confident they could get another goal.
However it was the hosts who started better side. Really putting the pressure on Druids, looking for their second. Michael Jones pulled off some brilliant saves to keep us in the game as Druids had to ride out the storm. But the lads stayed organised and composed and on 66 minutes we hit Port with an excellent counter attack, it was eventually slipped in to Callum Stephens who calmly slotted it past the keeper to put us 2-1 up!
As the clock ran down, Port threw everything at us to try and grab a late equaliser. Druids dug deep, working hard for one another and still managed to break on our opponents late on and could have gotten another goal to put the game to bed.
We held the hosts out for the remaining minutes in an entertaining, hard-fought battle at Y Traeth. Credit to Porthmadog who threw everything at Druids towards the end and really forced the lads to dig deep.
A great result for the club which sees us leapfrog Prestatyn Town into fourth place.
We return to The Rock next Saturday, when we face Llanelli Town in the 3rd round of the Welsh Cup.
More than just a football club.