Welsh Premier League
Phase 2 ‘Top Six’
Sunday 11th February 2018
Kick Off 14.30 Actual 14.36
Cardiff Metropolitan University 0 Connahs Quay Nomads 2, attendance 154
@ Cyncoed Campus, 3G Pitch
£1 Programme, 24 pages
Team Sheet, free.
I had visited Cyncoed Campus for a match previously, when the club were known as University Wales Institute Cardiff ( 3-2 versus Goytre United, Welsh League Division 1, 23rd October 1999). That day the match was played on a grass pitch, which is still there, with the new 3G pitch running parallel.
Back in November, these two played each other here in the league, again on a Sunday afternoon, but as it was a weekend where the M4 was closed due to roadworks, I decided to give it a miss. Good decision as it turned out as it finished 0-0 !
Today, the match was in Phase 2 of the league, being a Top Six play off. Although The New Saints will probably go on to win the title yet again, there are still places up for grabs in the U.E.F.A. Europa League for the clubs finishing behind them. These two were still in with a shout for those slots, as this was 5th v 3rd in the league table.
Nomads took the lead through Michael Bakare, who celebrated his goal by running over to the corner flag and slapping the pole with his hand. Unfortunately, he managed to snap it off at the base, earning himself a yellow card in the process and causing a delay of just over two minutes whilst a replacement was found. When Nomads scored their second, on the hour mark, it was game over. Met were pretty toothless up front and a poor day was rounded off for them when striker Adam Roscrow was sent off for dissent a couple of minutes from the end.
This once again completes visits to all the grounds in the Welsh Premier League.