Met boss Edwards pleased with Students’ performance against Old Gold
Christian Edwards was “pleased” with his team’s performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home with Carmarthen Town.
The Old Goal opened the scoring from the spot in the first half after Kyle McCarthy gave away the penalty from which Liam Thomas scored to make it 1-0.
Met’s Eliot Evans equalised with a well-taken finish halfway through the second half and Edwards lavished praise on his winger who scored his fifth goal of the season.
“Rhys made an instant impact as a centre-forward with a layoff and Eliot does what Eliot does best and scores wonderful goals.”
Edwards said “It was important we got that, I felt that we could have gone on to win it, but unfortunately we didn’t.”
“We pushed three at the back and went two up top and I think that’s where we got the goal from.”
“It was good, an interesting game, difficult when opposition sit behind you as they did today, frustrating.”
“Pleased, we executed what we wanted too in the team shape from training in the week and just probably could have done better in higher areas.”
“But that’s not an attack on our attack it’s just collectively we could have done and we need to do it better next week (against Bala Town).”
Cardiff Met’s Director of Football thought his side showed the character as their hard-earned point moved them into 6th place in the table.
“I thought the boys acquitted themselves well, particularly after going behind early to a sloppy goal, I was always making sure as we spoke in the dressing room after the game that we got something out of the game and that’s what we did.”
Cardiff Met next play Haverfordwest County at the Cyncoed Campus on Tuesday 30th October in the Nathaniel MG Cup and Dr Edwards, who coached his side to the final in last year’s competition, hopes his team can reach the Semi-Finals.
“We’ll prepare appropriately, we’ll train tomorrow (Monday) evening and we’ll pick a team that we believe are good enough, fit enough and able enough to win on Tuesday.”
“I think you will see on Tuesday the team selection will tell you our intentions for where we want to be and that’s in the final, that’s no disrespect to anyone else we want to pick the strongest team we can and we will go from there.”
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