Huw Griffiths admits Cefn Druids may not be “sleeping giants” anymore following incredible European play-off final win over Cardiff Met

Cefn Druids manager Huw Griffiths was proud of his side’s efforts after securing their first Europa League spot since the 2012/2013 season, after beating Cardiff Met 1-0 in the JD Welsh Premier League final play-off.

Griffiths was ecstatic at the full-time whistle after his side earned their place alongside the European elite after James Davies’ first-half rebound was the difference between the two sides.“It is immense,” he admitted.

“You just have to look over at the boys and see the celebrations. I am absolutely delighted for them. It has not just been done on today, but it has been done on what has happened throughout. I am chuffed to bits.”

“We looked at the league and people like James Davies, Arek Pikorski and Neil Ashton coming in has helped us in heaps and bounds. I am so pleased and proud of them.”

“I have great staff and people working behind the scenes – the chairman, the board, they have all been absolutely brilliant. I am so happy.”

Arek Piskorski was influential in the middle of the park and Griffiths spoke highly of the midfielder after he set up Davies’ goal. “He has been absolutely sensational – I was delighted with him today,” said Griffiths.

“He couldn’t get in the team at first because of his futsal background and it took him time to get used to eleven aside, but now he is flourishing in that midfield role.”

The Druids manager also complemented the fans after the part they played in getting the Ancients over the line in a tense finish at the Rock Stadium.

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“When the three minutes went up, it was as loud as any ground you will go to so maybe Cefn Druids are no sleeping giants anymore and we can build from here.”

(Featured image: Jordan Jones)

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