Cardiff Met are still without a win in phase two of the Welsh Premier league after falling to a 3-2 home defeat to Bangor but what are the three things we learnt?
Met took the lead against the run of play midway through the first-half through captain Kyle McCarthy, but Bangor responded with three goals without reply from Dean Rittenberg, Laurence Wilson and Henry Jones.
Rhys Thomas did give Met hope late on with his first goal in the Welsh Premier League, but it wasn’t enough as Bangor ran out winners at Cyncoed Campus.
So what are the three things we learnt from Bangor’s victory over Met?
Met have lost their winning mentality
The performance, like in their defeat to Bala was once again there from Met, but they just can’t seem to win. During phase one Met were winning and getting results, but they aren’t getting the rub of the green at the moment.
Adam Ruscrow spurred various chances in the second-half which could have seen Met take the lead, and they were made to pay as goals from Laurence Wilson and the excellent Henry Jones secured victory for the visitors.
Its a real shame because Met play a really attractive brand of football – but when your luck is out, your luck is out. Met will be hoping their fortunes change when they face Camarthen away, before hosting Cap Connah’s Quay on the final day of the season.
Henry Jones is some player
By some he’s been lauded as the best player in the Welsh Premier League, and this performance backs that statement up. He looked up for it from the start, and was simple but effective.
Whenever he gets the ball, you feel he can make something happen and he secured the victory with a well taken third as Bangor won just their second game in six encounters.
The problem for Bangor will now to be keeping hold of Jones – there will no doubt be a whole host of clubs who’ll be interested in his services.
Defensive lapses cost Met dearly
Although Bangor were clinical, Met were poor defensively. They gave Bangor far too much time and space on the ball, and ultimately cost them.
During phase two of the Welsh Premier League Met have conceded 23 goals in eight games, and that’s simply not good enough for a team with European aspirations.
Met will hope to put things right for their final two games of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League when they visit Camarthen, before hosting Gap Connah’s Quay.