Tomorrow afternoon, Druids travel to Latham Park to play Newtown AFC in another exciting fixture for the Play-Off Conference.
If last time we met is anything to go by, tomorrow’s match could be a high scoring, entertaining affair. Newtown last came to The Rock near the beginning of March. An end to end first half led to a flurry of goals where Newtown went into the break 4-2 up, and then held on for the win.
That night, Druids showed great resilience to come back from 2-0 down to make it 2-2, only for two quick attacks by The Robins late on in the half, saw them put the game to bed.
A number of players will also be playing against their former sides which should add some fire to the match. Niall Flint and Iwan Cartwright will be hoping to get one over on The Robins, while James Davies, Tyrone Ofori and Jordan Evans would love to do the same to Druids.
Newtown have started the second phase very confidently and are unbeaten so far. Last Saturday they recorded an emphatic 5-1 win against the current Play-Off leaders Haverfordwest. The Robins are only two points behind The Bluebirds and will be aiming to finish top of our conference and secure a play-off spot.
Druids showed a lot of positives on Tuesday against Aberystwyth, only for a few lapses of concentration to ultimately cost us. Our work rate didn’t drop despite the score and we showed confidence to get on the ball and play our way out from the back. We are capable of causing issues to any team and an organised, positive performance tomorrow could surprise The Robins, who are usually very confident at home.
Some team news: Iwan Cartwright has returned to training following a hamstring strain and will be hoping to be back in the squad for tomorrow’s match. However, Sam Phillips and Cody Ruberto are still doubts with muscle injuries.
Tomorrow’s match will mark the halfway point of Phase 2 as our heavy schedule kicks on. It is sure to be an entertaining affair and we look forward to getting out there and putting on a positive display!
Come on you Druids!
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