A Danny Williams penalty and a strong defensive performance saw the Bluebirds take all three points against Cardiff Met at the Bridge Meadow.

On what was a sunny but cold March Saturday, Cardiff Met had the first shot of the game as they worked the ball around the box, however when a shot was finally fashioned, it was well-block by Kurtis Rees. The Bluebirds were on the front foot following this, as Danny Williams launched a counter attack down the right, before his deep cross was headed high over the bar by Elliot Scotcher.

The Bluebirds continued to attack, and just minutes later, another Scotcher header, this time from a Keetch cross, went wide of the goal. Scotcher was once again involved as his free-kick fell to Alaric Jones, who hooked a left-foot volley at Will Fuller, who saved smartly. From the resulting corner, Fuller was called into action again as he caught Scott Tancock’s header.

Danny Williams slotted the ball underneath Fuller, after being through one-on-one, but the flag was raised as Williams was ruled to have been offside. Williams was lively throughout and played a ball through to Fawcett, who struck from a difficult angle, but was again denied by Fuller.

Kurtis Rees battled hard in midfield and managed to win the ball high up the field, he fed Danny Williams down the left, but his shot didn’t trouble the Met keeper and went over the bar.

Wojciech Gajda put his body on the line in dealing with several Met free-kicks, but wasn’t significantly challenged in the opening half.

The Bluebirds pressure became too much on the 40th minute, as Williams was tripped by Woolridge in the box. Williams dusted himself off, and struck the penalty into the top right corner to give the Bluebirds the lead.

The second half started as the first ended; good work down the right from Summerfield led to a cross being headed away to the feet of Shephard, who fired over the bar. 

Shortly after, Met had a great chance to equalise as the ball was squared, however Kurtis Rees was on hand to block what would have been a certain goal, to keep the Bluebirds ahead. Elliot Evans tested Gajda after the hour mark, a long throw dropped to the Met forward at the back post, but his volley was well saved by the Polish stopper. 

Met had the majority of the possession but struggled to make it count in the second half. There a chance for Ollie Hulbert at the death, but his volley from 6 yards out was straight at Gajda in the Bluebirds goal. 

Shortly after this chance, the full time whistle went and the 3 points stayed in Pembrokeshire. 

The Bluebirds now travel to Aberystwyth on Tuesday (9th) for a 7.45pm kick off

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