Met will meet Bangor in play off final

Cardiff Met will face off against Bangor City in the Welsh Premier League play-off final after winning their respective semi final ties this weekend. 

The results mean Met will travel to Bangor next weekend to play Bangor in the play off final, one of the biggest games in Welsh football promising a place in the Europa League and at least €250,000 to the winners.

Both games saw drama in good adverts for the league, with Bangor hosting Newtown AFC on Saturday and Cardiff Met heading to Carmarthen on Sunday for a live S4C game.

Bangor City looked to be in the driving seat for a place in the final after goals from Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Daniel Nardiello sent the home side 2-0 up just 19 minutes from kick off. However, Newtown showed fighting spirit to make it 2-2 at half time with quickfire goals from Luke Boundford and Neil Mitchell.

A tense second half followed with extra time looking likely, but after Boundford was deemed to have fouled Miley on 73 minutes, influential midfielder Gary Roberts sent a free kick in from the edge of the area to win the game and home advantage in the final for the Citizens.

After an even first half in the semi final between Carmarthen and Cardiff Met, Mark Aizlewood’s side took the lead via a Liam Griffiths goal. But Carmarthen’s lead was short lived, as Adam Roscrow sent a chip effort over Lee Idzi to equalise.

The Cymru Tyres stadium was preparing for extra time with the game still level with 90 minutes played, but a 90+1 Charlie Corsby header from a free kick went low into the Old Gold goal to send Met into the final.

The result is a historic one for Cardiff Met, who just 12 months after winning promotion into the Welsh Premier League find themselves one game away from Europe.

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Bangor host Cardiff Met in the play off final on May 13 for a 5pm kick off, live on S4C.

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