MATCH REPORT: Cardiff Metropolitan University 5-0 Carmarthen Town – Five star Archers sweep aside Old Gold
A clinical Cardiff Metropolitan University claimed their biggest win of the season to date, as they dispatched lowly Carmarthen Town at Cyncoed Campus.
Neither side were able to create anything clear-cut in the opening five minutes. The majority of the game was played in the middle of the field, with both teams feeling their way into the game.
Met countered quickly in the sixth minute, with McCarthy breaking down the middle and finding Eliot Evans in space on the right, he fired a low ball into the box which Idzi collected.
Carmarthen won the first corner of the game in the twelfth minute following some good build-up play.
Met cleared the corner and countered quickly down the middle, the overlapping ball was played to McCarthy who picked out Roscrow in the box, but he could only fire over the bar.
The Students took the lead in the seventeenth minute, the ball was crossed in from the left, ricochet off Idzi onto Vincent, and the ball was sent looping into the goal.
Moments later Dylan Rees played the ball to Eliot Evans who managed to get a shot away, which went straight at Idzi.
In the twenty fourth minute, Roscrow found space down the right, and fired in a low ball which was cleared.
Carmarthen had their best chance in the thirtieth minute, when Cummings broke clear in the box and fired a right-footed shot which was well saved by Fuller.
The Archers should have doubled their lead moments later, as McCarthy found Eliot Evans who was free in the box, he had time to place his shot, but blasted straight at Idzi who turned it behind for a corner.
The home side did double their lead shortly after, when Roscrow won a free-kick just outside the box, McCarthy took a left footed and curled it brilliantly into the top left corner.
The away side appealed for a penalty in the thirty eighth minute after a skirmish in the box, after numerous players going to ground, referee Griffith awarded the Students a free-kick.
Carmarthen manager Mark Aizlewood made two changes at half time, with Griffiths replacing Thomas and Sheehan replacing Knott.
There was concern for Met in the fifty second minute when Woolridge went down off the ball holding his ankle. He looked in pain but was able to walk it off and continue.
Carmarthen’s Griffiths picked up the first yellow card of the game for his challenge on Fuller in the fifty fifth minute.
Eliot Evans made it 3-0 in the fifty fifth minute after Roscrow found space down the left, crossed the ball in which evaded Will Evans but found its way to his namesake Eliot who had the simple task of placing it into the right corner.
The Archers took a 4-0 lead in the fifty ninth minute when an underweighted back-pass played in Roscrow, who had all the time in the world to place his shot, he picked the bottom left corner and duly placed it home.
The next ten minutes was punctuated with a good spell of possession and territory for the Old Gold, however they were unable to create anything clear-cut in this period.
Roscrow tried his luck from the edge of the box in the seventeenth minute, and saw his effort go just wide of the left post.
Harry Owen replaced Joel Edwards in the seventieth minute, who had a solid game in his first outing back since injury.
Carmarthen should have pulled a goal back a minute later, they had the goal at their mercy, and somehow failed to find the net.
Kyle Williams replaced Kyle Bassett shortly after, as the away side looked to go on the attack in search of a consolation.
The frustration continued for the Old Gold as they continued to be camped in Met’s half, but were unable to fashion any clear-cut chances.
Met went 5-0 up in the eightieth minute after a quick counter-attack down the right put Dylan Rees in space, he timed his through ball to Harry Owen well, his shot was saved by Idzi, but only into the path of October’s player of the month Eliot Evans who slotted into an empty net.
The home side made their final two changes a minute later, as Barnett replaced Corsby and Bowler replaced Eliot Evans.
Minutes later, Owen nut-megged a Carmarthen defender and won a free-kick. He took it himself and stuck a lobbed effort at Idzi.
With a minute of normal time to play, Bowler had a chance to get a sixth goal when he was played through on goal, Surman did well to get a foot in the way to deny him.
This was the final action of the game, as Dr. Christian Edwards’ men maintained their unbeaten home record this season with a comfortable 5-0 victory.
For Carmarthen however, this is a tough period. They remain rooted to the bottom of the Welsh Premier League, and will need to bounce back in their next game.
Cardiff Met: 1. Will Fuller, 2. Dylan Rees, 14. Joel Edwards (Owen 70), 4. Bradley Woolridge (c), 5. Emlyn Lewis, 10. Charlie Corsby (Barnett 81), 7. Eliot Evans (Bowler 81), 8. Chris Baker, 9. Adam Roscrow, 18. Will Evans, 3. Kyle McCarthy
Unused Substitutes: 15. Rhys Thomas, 28. Rhydian Morgan.
Carmarthen: 1. Lee Idzi, 3. Jordan Knott (Sheehan 45), 6. Lee Surman (c), 4. Dave Vincent, 5. Craig Hanford, 25. Keiran Lewis, 14. Ceri Morgan, 18. Liam Thomas (Griffiths 45), 2. Luke Cummings, 9. Kostya Georgievsky, 23. Kyle Bassett (Williams 71)
Unused Substitutes: 20. Danny Thomas
Referee: Iwan Griffith