The Lakesiders come up short of three points once again as Cardiff Met held us to a goalless draw at Maes Tegid.
Promising start for the visitors
Cardiff Met showcased why they should not be underestimated in the opening twenty minutes as they had the better start of the two sides. Roscrow went closest to breaking the deadlock early on when he found space to cut in from the left flank and unleash a powerful shot towards Alex Ramsay who did well to palm away the effort.
Cardiff Met right back Mathew Chubb was involved in every chance the visitors produced, mainly through his problematic long throw-ins that the Archers threw at Bala with every opportunity possible. Chubb also produced an excellent saved out of Alex Ramsay when he managed to find space at the back post from a corner, only for the Lakesiders’ shot-stopper to deny him.
Bala struggle for chances
With talisman Chris Venables still out with a suspension, the Lakesides struggled for chances and goals with a lack of end product on show. The closest Bala went to breaking the deadlock was through the former Cardiff Met man himself, Will Evans, whose effort in the opposition area was blocked around eight yards out.
Colin Caton opts for change
With Paul Rutherford able to make his first league appearance for the Lakesiders following the ending of his suspension, Colin Caton turned to him and Steve Leslie to produce the creativity required to spark a goal for Bala at half-time. They came on to replace Danny Walker-Rice and Chris Sang who were unable to cause the Archers any problems in the first half.
Penalty appeals for Bala, not given
With Cardiff Met continuing to keep Bala at bay, limiting them to any clear-cut chances, the Lakesiders grew more and more frustrated as the clockticked down. Alex Lang remained comfortable in net for the visitors as the Lakesiders failed to test him all game. There were appeals for a Bala penalty in the final 15 minutes, with Lassana Mendes appearing to have been caught by an opposition player when he went down in the area. However, the referee shrugged off those appeals, claiming that the midfielder had slipped. The Lakesiders looked uninspired in their efforts of finding a late winner, as the game slowly closed out for a goalless draw. A frustrating afternoon for Bala, who failed to test the Archers all afternoon who gave a good impression of themselves in their trip to North Wales.
The Lakesiders will now turn their focus towards Aberystwyth Town as they make the trip down to Park Avenue to face the Seasiders on Tuesday night August 31st at 8:00pm.
Bala Town - Alex Ramsay, Ollie Shannon, Anthony Stephens, Jonny Spittle, Callum Woods, Kieran Smith, Lassana Mendes, Dave Edwards, Danny Walker-Rice, Will Evans, Chris Sang.
Cardiff Met – Alex Lang, Mathew Chubb, Kyle McCarthy, Emlyn Lewis, Tom Price, Eliot Evans, Chris Baker, Adam Roscrow, Charlie Corsby, Harry Owen, Joe Evans.
Bala Town – Steve Leslie > Danny Walker-Rice (45), Paul Rutherford > Chris Sang (45), Bradley Bauress > Will Evans (87)
Cardiff Met – Rhydian Morgan > Mathew Chubb (49), Lewis Rees > Harry Owen (55)