Preview: Cardiff Met v The New Saints

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Rhys Llwyd

Rhys Llwyd

Thursday, 8 Mar 2018, 15:30

On Saturday the champions visit the capital as Cardiff Met go in search of their first ever win against The New Saints.

Cardiff Met v The New Saints | Saturday – 19:00 (S4C)

There was major disappointment for TNS on Tuesday as their 2-1 cup defeat at Deeside means that they will not be in the Welsh Cup semi final for the first time in eight years.

The result comes only three weeks since TNS were dumped out of the Irn Cup by Dumbarton, and Scott Ruscoe’s dream of the quadruple has been sliced in half.

But TNS start the weekend 12 points clear at the top of the WPL table and need a maximum of eight points from their remaining seven games to secure their title.

It hasn’t been an easy spell for the students recently as Christian Edwards’ side have lost seven of their last eight games in all competitions, with their only win coming against 11th placed Carmarthen.

Cardiff Met are the only club to have lost every WPL game since the league split, and the Archers have only scored once in their last six games.

Met have only scored once in the last five meetings with TNS (Roscrow penalty), and there has been 520 minutes of football played between these sides since the students scored from open play against TNS.

But following the 1-0 defeat against TNS in the League Cup final back in January, Christian Edwards will surely have his side hungry for revenge in front of the live cameras on Saturday night.

Last meetings:
Cardiff Met 0-1 The New Saints (20/01/18) Rownd Derfynol Cwpan y Gynghrair
The New Saints 2-1 Cardiff Met (28/10/17)
Cardiff Met 0-0 The New Saints (15/09/17)