Haverfordwest County will be looking to halt a three-game losing run when we take on Cardiff Metropolitan at Cyncoed Campus tomorrow evening.
The Bluebirds went down 3-1 to high-flying Connah’s Quay Nomads at the Ogi Bridge Meadow on Saturday, despite a valiant effort to keep the game tight until the latter stages. The Archers, meanwhile, suffered a 5-1 defeat at home to leaders and reigning champions The New Saints on Friday evening.
That result aside, the Students have made a solid start to their campaign, with three wins and two draws to go with three defeats so far.
The previous meeting between the teams came in the European play-off semi-final back in May, when County secured a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory after the game had ended goalless in the capital.
The Town will be without striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale, who was shown a straight red card on Saturday, while Met will be missing stalwart Eliot Evans, who was dismissed late on against the Saints.
New signing Aidan MacNamara could be in line to feature for the first time after completing his move over the weekend, with the versatile 19-year-old brought in to strengthen our defensive options for the rest of the season.
Cardiff Metropolitan – At a glance
Founded – 1984
Ground – Cyncoed Campus
Manager – Ryan Jenkins
Captain – Kyle McCarthy
Last five meetings
May 6, 2023: Cardiff Metropolitan 0-0 Haverfordwest County (3-4 pens)
December 16, 2022: Cardiff Metropolitan 2-0 Haverfordwest County
September 27, 2022: Haverfordwest County 1-0 Cardiff Metropolitan
April 23, 2022: Haverfordwest County 1-2 Cardiff Metropolitan
April 2, 2022: Cardiff Metropolitan 3-2 Haverfordwest County
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Referee: Richard Wright
Assistants: James Sheils and Jordan Christopher
Fourth official: Bryn Markham-Jones
Observer: Kim Fisher
How to follow
If you’re not able to make it to Cyncoed Campus for the game, you can still keep up with the action by following live, play-by-play commentary on our YouTube channel with #TheBluebirdsNest Live, which brings supporters closer to the action! Ryan Evans will be there to describe all the action. To listen along, simply follow this link, or click on the video link below.
There will also be play-by-play text updates on our X (formerly Twitter) page.
JD Cymru Premier MD9 fixtures
All kick-off times are 19:45
Tuesday September 26
Connah’s Quay Nomads vs. Colwyn Bay
Pen-y-Bont vs. Barry Town United
Cardiff Metropolitan vs. Haverfordwest County
Pontypridd United vs. Newtown
Caernarfon Town vs. The New Saints
Wednesday September 27
Bala Town vs. Aberystwyth Town