MATCH REPORT: Cardiff Met 0-0 Connah’s Quay Nomads – Students back into second following stalemate with Nomads in Welsh Capital
Cardiff Met and Connah’s Quay Nomads played out a stalemate at Cyncoed Campus with both sides cancelling each other out as the students moved up to second in the Welsh Premier League.
The hosts edged the first-half, having the better chances of the two sides, but the Nomads prove to be too defensively sound for Met as they earnt a fine point in the Welsh Capital.
The point means that Met have moved into second place, above Bangor City on goal difference, whereas the Nomads stay in fourth place.
Next up for the students is a trip to Penybont in the Welsh Cup – Andy Morrison’s side on the other hand will face-off against Cwmbran Celtic at Deeside Stadium.
Met started the game in a positive manner as Jordan Lam’s nicely fashioned run, and pass inside found Chris Baker, but the midfielder saw his effort rise over John Danby’s posts.
Chris Baker was making a nuisance of himself in midfield and it was he who won the ball back and fed through Adam Roscrow, but with the angle closing in on the target man, he hit his shot over the bar.
Met was the better team in the first-half as Kyle McCarthy found space on the left-hand side of the box, and unleashed an effort, which looked to be heading into the back of the net but a superb defensive header from Kai Edwards, preserved Danby’s clean sheet.
More good pressure from Met saw Adam Roscrow escape the Nomads backline, but his effort was superbly blocked and diverted towards Danby, who saved well to keep the score level.
Met certainly had the edge going in at the break, but the Nomads were well organised in the first-half, which helped stifle their attacking prowess, in the likes of Adam Roscrow and Elliot Evans.
The Nomads were improved after the break going forward, however, they barely threatened Will Fuller’s goals, in a quiet game for the Met goalkeeper.
The second-half was a lot like the first-half, with very little goal-mouth action for both sides. Met tried to probe for a winner, but Andy Morrison’s outfit proved to be too shrewd defensively as the partnership of both Mike Pearson and Kai Edwards worked a treat against the students as his side earned a fine point against the students.
Cardiff Met: Fuller, Rhys, McCarthy, Woolridge (C), Lewis, Bowler, Evans, Baker, Roscrow, Corsby, Lam
Subs: Thomas, Owen, James, Howell, Evans, Morgan
Connah’s Quay Nomads: Darnby, Phillips, Smith, Pearson. Owen, Edwards, Morris, Wolfe, Harrison, Williams, Wilde (C)
Subs: Micheal Bakare, Mathias Bakare, Simpson, Heath, Owen
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