A trip to the Capital for the Lakesiders this weekend!
Having battled against Gwynedd Rivals Caernarfon Town at the Oval on Tuesday night (1/12/2020) the Lakesiders now are on the road again, with a trip down to the Capital to face Cardiff Met. It will be the first time the Lakesiders and Met have faced each other this season, with the return fixture being the weekend after at Maes Tegid.
The hosts for today’s fixture, Cardiff Met, have had a mixed campaign so far, despite sitting in 7th place after 13 games, they do only sit three points from Barry Town who sit in 4th place. Having played 13 games so far, they’ve accumulated 15 points, and have the joint 4th best defence in the league in regards to goals conceded, however at the other end, they seem to be lacking with just 11 goals scored, with Cefn Druids the only side to score less than Met. Having already faced The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads who sit in 1st and 2nd place respecitvely, they’ve looked to hold their own, with a 2-0 and 1-0 defeat to TNS and a 2-1 defeat to Connah’s Quay Nomads. With four wins, three draws and 6 losses to their name, they sit in a comfortable position to challenge for the top 6, with Phase 1 of the Cymru Premier ending in February. Met’s previous fixture saw them hand a 2-1 defeat to Newtown AFC, with the only three goals coming in the first 10 minutes, as Met took the lead after four minutes, Newtown would go and equalise on seven minute, and only three minutes later Met scored the last goal of the game to pinch all three points.
The most recent meeting between the Lakesiders and Cardiff Met, saw what was described as one of the worst football games in a very long time! The sides met in early January of this year, with the windy conditions causing havoc and was instrumental in the game winning goal. It took until the 92nd minute for the game’s only goal, as former Cardiff Met and now current Bala Town forward Will Evans scored a freak goal, as the ball got caught up in the air from a cross, it curled into the net after looking like it was going out, to give the home side an unlikely late winner.
The Lakesiders will look to bounce back to winning ways, after the 1-1 draw in mid-week to rivals Caernarfon Town, and keep up with the top two in the league, with now a gap of 10 points being between The New Saints and Bala. Met, however will take confidence of winning their last two fixtures, and will surely look to pick up a place in the top 6 depending on other fixtures over the weekend! A familiar face will likely face his former side, as Will Evans could face his former team mates for the first time since departing Cyncoed in the summer, and since then has been touted to be the signing of the summer!
No fans will be allowed to attend the match with strict safety protocols to follow to ensure the game can go ahead.