The huge community effort that ensured a Welsh Premier League match would be played
Their side may have suffered defeat on late Saturday afternoon but Cefn Druids were victorious in their battle to ensure the game would be played.
Cefn Druids vs Bangor City was in considerable doubt in the days leading up to the game after the Cefn Mawr based side saw a considerable amount of snow settle on their pitch.
Nearby games like The New Saints vs Connah’s Quay Nomads were postponed but the Druids were determined to beat the elements.
After a rallying cry on social media, academy players, supporters and committee members at Cefn Druids came out to clear snow from the pitch and ensured that the televised fixture would be played.
Even Club chairman John Hughes lent a helping hand as he and volunteers shovelled the snow off the pitch over the course of the week, allowing the referee to deem the match playable.
“The club needs to be proud of the camaraderie and local support showed by all.” said Hughes after the game.
The Citizens came out on top once the community made the game happen, as Dean Rittenburg continued his fine start to the season, as well as a goal from Luke Wall in the second half.
Opposition duo Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Kevin Nicholson thanked everyone for their efforts on Saturday as they took to social media.
A mention of appreciation and thanks to everyone @CefnDruids & all the volunteers who helped to clear the pitch ahead of yesterday’s match.
— Kevin Nicholson (@kevnicholson1) December 17, 2017
— Gary Taylor-Fletcher (@GTF_12) December 16, 2017
(Featured Image: Cefn Druids AFC)