An impressive second half performance powered Cefn Druids to a 3-1 win over Cardiff Met at the Rock.
A cagey opening fifteen minutes saw little in the way of goalmouth action. Adam Roscrow’s near post effort on 3’, which was comfortably dealt with by Michael Jones, the best either side mustered until Met took the lead on 18’.
A quick break freed Eliot Evans down the right, and his deep cross was met by Jordan Lam who rose tallest to power home the header.
The goal woke the home side up, and Nathan Peate should have equalised, heading Matty Owen’s corner wide when unmarked yards out. Arek Piskorski then linked up well with James Davies, freeing him down the right and then racing forward to meet the resulting cross which he sent into the side netting.
The two combined again just after the half hour mark, and this time Davies made no mistake. Good work in midfield from Piskorski saw him evade a couple of challenges, and he played a cutting through ball for Davies who stretched to place it beyond Dan Evans.
Roscrow then got in behind the home side again, latching onto a long ball from Emlyn Lewis which he flashed wide of Jones’ goal.
If the first half was pretty even, the second belonged to Druids. Piskorski was in the thick of things early on, creating a couple of half chances and giving the Met defence problems with his quick movement. It was the forward who put Druids in front on the hour, ghosting in behind the Met defence to nudge home past the advancing Evans.
Joel Edwards went close to levelling nine minutes later for Met, connecting with a Rees free kick at the back post but unable to find the target.
Unfortunately for Edwards, he was involved in the killer goal for the home side, his slip letting in Davies, who broke to the by-line and pulled back for Alec Mudimu to seal the points and send Druids above Met into fifth, which could be the difference between a home game or away trip in the playoffs.
Cefn Druids 3-1 Cardiff Met
Druids Scorers: Davies 31', Piskorski 60', Mudimu 75'
Met Scorer: Lam 18'
Referee: Lee Evans