Druids kicked off their pre season by welcoming Wrexham AFC to The Rock, any game between these two sides will always attract attention, two of the oldest teams in wales. This match didn't disappoint with an attendance of 1,854!
The game ended with Wrexham winning 3-1 over the ancients in a close fought encounter, Wrexham scoring the first after 28 mins (Trialist B) before increasing their lead in the 80th (James Jennings), Druids managed to pull one back with a penalty slotted away by Jonny Taylor. The game was then put to bed with a Wrexham goal at the death (Ben Barratt) - with both sides fielding a number of new trialists there will be much for fans to digest following the match.
John Hughes Chairman commented :- "Friday night was a fantastic display of local football, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank Wrexham AFC and all their supporters for the fantastic turn out and a great game. We also appreciate the patience fans showed with the wait to get into the ground and for food!All the best for the season ahead, we look forward to welcoming you all back to The Rock again soon!"
Cefn Druids AFC
Druids (first half): Michael Jones, Matt Eckersley, Stuart Cook, Michael Pritchard, Ellis Healing, Nathan Peate, Neil Ashton, IIan Parry, Theo Bailey-Jones, James Davies, Lewis Buckley
Druids (second half): Michael Jones, Kyle Parle, Adam Hesp, Neil Ashton, Corey Roper, Fisnik Hajdari, Ben Burrows, Lee Davey, Ashley Ruane, Jonny Taylor, Arek Piskorski
Wrexham (first half): Christian Dibble, James Hurst, Olly Marx, Manny Smith, Doug Tharme, Jack Mackreth, Mark Carrington, Trialist A, Leo Smith, Scot Boden, Trialist B.
Wrexham (second half): Christian Dibble, Danny Stephens, Shaun Pearson, Ben Barratt, James Jennings, Paul Rutherford, Sam Wedgbury, Trialist C, Marcus Kelly, Ntumba Massanka, Trialist B (Niall Freeman 63).
Referee: Barry Wilding