Cardiff Metropolitan University vs Aberystwyth Town
Saturday 1st October
JD Cymru Premier
So …. we meet again! For the 4th time in as many months, Anthony Williams’ Aberystwyth Town face his old club Cardiff Met this Saturday.
ATFC come into the match on the back of two wins from the last three league games and spirits will be high following Tuesday night’s battling performance which resulted in a 2-1 win at home to Airbus UK Broughton, despite the Seasiders having to play the last 21 minutes with only 10 men.
This means Aber currently sit in 9th place, 3 points off the all-important 6th place which is currently occupied by Cardiff Met.
Met themselves have suffered a downturn in form since football resumed following the week-long break around the time of the Queens passing. Having won 4 of their first 5 games, Ryan Jenkins’ side have since suffered three consecutive defeats, albeit two of these were to last season’s top two: The New Saints & Bala Town. Their most recent match was a 1-0 defeat at Haverfordwest County.
Sam Jones is the students top goalscorer this season and has netted 6 times in the league so far, bettered only by Newtown’s Aaron Williams and The New Saints’ Declan McManus who have 7. The ever-reliable Eliot Evans has 3 for Met, whilst Lewis Rees has 2.
This is match number 10 between the two teams, in little over a year. So far this season, Aber have been victorious in a pre-season friendly at Park Avenue (1-0), before Met won 4-0 on their return visit in the league and then won on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Cyncoed in the Nathaniel MG Cup. Last season, Met were victorious on 4 occasions (including one pre-season friendly), Aber winning one and the other resulting in a draw.
Cyncoed Campus can be found on Cyncoed Road, Cardiff and the postcode is CF23 6XD. Parking is available on campus in the form of a Pay & Display car park. Tickets are priced at £7 for Adults, £4 for Concessions & £3 for Students (£2 for Students of Cardiff Met Uni)