The big match preview as Barry Town United host Cardiff MET in South Wales Derby
Barry Town United will host Cardiff Met on Tuesday evening in the Nathaniel MG Cup, after meeting the side in the same competition last season.
With both teams yet to meet in the Welsh Premier League yet to commence this season, this will be the first meeting between the two sides this season. We’ll have the all-important team news and match facts for you below.
The danger men
For Barry Town United, it has to be Kayne McLaggon, who has already buried six goals for the Vale of Glamorgan outfit since his summer move from Merthyr Town, making him the joint second top goal-scorer in the Welsh Premier League.
He has found his feet very quickly under the guidance of Gavin Chesterfield and his rapid speed, means he can be a menace against any team he comes up against.
The students on the other hand have a striker of their own who has matured into an excellent striker this season – Adam Roscrow, who also has six goals in the Welsh Premier League has been sensational thus far this season.
Roscrow has shined in a Met side which have flourished this season and he has led from the front expertly. But, this season there is more to his game than just goals and he is extremely good at holding the ball up and helping the defence out – he’s also chipped in with a few assists, too.
Barry Town United had started to pick it up in the Welsh Premier League but losses to Cefn Druids and Bala Town back-to-back mean they are winless in three and they will look to get back on track when hosting local rivals Cardiff MET on Tuesday evening.
Ironically, Gavin Chesterfield’s last win came in the Nathaniel MG Cup as they defeated old foes Afan Lido 4-2 at Jenner Park.
Cardiff MET on the other hand come into this one in a superb vain of form having won all of their last five meetings in all competitions against Newtown, Bangor City, Llandudno, Pontypridd Town and Prestatyn Town respectively.
They’ll be hoping to maintain their good form when making the short trip to Barry on Tuesday and with the confidence they’re currently playing with, there is no reason why they can’t – they have also been very defensively sound this season, having kept five clean sheets in 10 league games so far.
With Jordan Cotterill recently returning from a knee injury after a long setback, the creative playmaker could start against Met on Tuesday evening.
Cotterill has been key for Barry Town United over the years gone by and has 58 goals in 102 appearances for the Vale of Glamorgan outfit including 12 goals last season in Welsh League Division one.
Dr Christian Edwards could opt to put a strong team out at Jenner park, with Adam Roscrow leading the line. However, Jordan Lam is still injured and also missed Met’s weekend victory over Newtown.
How they both lined-up last round
BREAKING TEAM NEWS|
DVP team player @Lukedavidson_78 handed 1st team debut at left back.
DVP Captain Mikey George also makes full debut. pic.twitter.com/PLvrk5S255
— Barry Town United (@BarryTownUnited) 3 October 2017
— Cardiff Met Uni FC (@CardiffMetFC) 3 October 2017
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