University of South Wales’ Liam Edwards is delighted by his side’s impressive season

Liam Edwards - USW Men's 1st within the USW changing rooms at the Sport Park, Treforest.
Liam Edwards - USW Men's 1st within the USW changing rooms at the Sport Park, Treforest.

by Adam Evans

AHEAD of USW travelling to Nottingham for their cup final against Hartpury, Men’s 1st forward Liam Edwards revealed his thoughts on his first season.

The ex-Swansea and Hull youngster has fitted in to the new-look USW set-up well and will be looking to add to his contribution in the final match of the season.

USW will be seeking to lift the cup after they were last crowned champions back in the 2015/2016 season.

The odds sit in favour of USW after they defeated Hartpury by a two goal deficit at the USW Sport Park in the Premier South division and drew 0-0 in the return fixture.

USW are unbeaten this season; winning eight and drawing four matches.

Edwards said the season had exceeded his expectations.

“The facilities we’ve got are great and the standard of players and the team have just been phenomenal,” the exercise and sports science student said.

“We’ve taken it game by game, remaining unbeaten, taken each game in our stride and we are into the final.

“Winning (the cup) would top the season off really wouldn’t it,” said the former Wales under 17 forward.

“Winning the league clear by five points, there is no reason why we can’t win the final.

“It would be a disappointment if we didn’t win.

“We haven’t even conceded against Hartpury, so going there [to Nottingham] we should be going into it with our heads up.”

Edwards shed a light on how he thought Hartpury would approach the match.

“They would have done a lot of work on us. I don’t know what they will do, but we have our own game plan.

“Our game plans have always worked so far; we will just focus on ourselves.”

And he remains confident that the focus will result in a positive result for his side. The 19 year old was unhesitant with his score prediction:  “2-0 USW.”