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By Geraint Roberts

Llandudno face Cardiff Met in the Welsh Premier League this Sunday after they picked up their first victory of the season last weekend.

“We have an honest group of lads who want to do well for themselves, for each other and for Llandudno Football Club” Iwan Williams

Goals from Leo Smith and John Owen secured all three points for the Seasiders and they now face a Cardiff Met side who have started off the season well and sit in third place after the first five games.

Llandudno’s victory managed to pull themselves off bottom spot by leapfrogging Cefn Druids and Llanelli Town.

There are lots of positives for Llandudno to look at so far this season despite only picking up one victory from their first five games. Only league leaders TNS have conceded fewer goals than the Seasiders so far this season.

The away side this weekend could have easily picked up maximum points against both Newtown and Cefn Druids recently, which would have obviously allowed a better-looking league table for the Llandudno supporters.

A lot of players seem to be picking up form when it matters, especially the on-loan Wrexham midfielder Leo Smith, who has been praised highly by the media during the past week.

Manager Iwan Williams says the squad are ready to build on last weekend’s result but that’s been the case throughout the season.

“We’re looking forward to it, but in all honesty, we’ve always been eager to get going. We have an honest group of lads who want to do well for themselves, for each other and for Llandudno Football Club.” Said Williams

“We’ve relieved a lot of pressure by beating Barry but it was only a matter of time until we got that first win. Cardiff Met will be a difficult game but there’s no reason why we can’t go there and get a result.”

Llandudno have decided to travel down the day before and Williams says it will no doubt be beneficial to the players.

“We’re going to travel down in convoy and have a meal together. That was the player’s idea which again stresses our togetherness. We’ll stay over at the Welsh Institute of Sport and hold a team meeting there Sunday morning.”

“It will benefit us greatly because travelling does take its toll. We’re doing everything right in order to achieve that positive result we’re craving.”

Cardiff Met are coming off the back of beating Cefn Druids 1-0, and Williams has high praise for their manager, Christian Edwards.

“Cardiff Met are a great team who have a fantastic manager. I get on really well with Christian especially since we’ve been on the Pro License together. He has a fantastic playing philosophy and worth ethic, so we will have to be at the levels we were against Barry.” Said Iwan.

“The margin of error in this league is so fine that anyone can beat anybody. We will be mindful of Met, but solely focussing on ourselves again.”

Llandudno have a full squad available for the game, with Mark Connolly recovering from a tight hamstring, but he has trained this week with no reaction.

Updated 17:08 - 13 Sep 2018 by Geraint Roberts

Where next?

LLANDUDNO PICK UP IMPORTANT AWAY WIN AT CARDIFF MET Toby Jones’ fantastic first goal of the season gave Llandudno all three points from the Cyncoed Campus as they defeated Cardiff Met 1-0.
Llandudno earn first win of the season against Barry Town The Seasiders scored two goals in as many minutes as they picked up their first three points of the season against an in-form Barry Town side.


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