Coach hails great recovery as USW men’s 5th secure point against Medics

USW 5ths in action against Cardiff Medics. Pic: Marcus Williams

By Mackenzie Thomas

USW 5ths manager James Vidler praised the determination of his players to battle back from two goals down to secure a point against Cardiff Medics at the Sport Park.  

The away side took advantage early on through goals from Elis Medha and Joseph Nash, before Wale Ayandiran and Kai Harris hit back for USW in the second half to secure a 2-2 draw. 

After a winless start to their 2021/22 Bucs Premier South campaign, Vidler’s side secured a well-earned point in a frantic affair in Treforest 

“It was a very close game, “said Vidler.  

I think we were a bit unlucky in the first 15-20 minutes to concede so early on, but that’s what’s usually happened this season. 

“We have been working on that a lot in training, but we‘ve just switched off with the goals today. Apart from that, it was a great recovery from the boys 

“I thought it was in the penalty box the tackle late in the game  definitely a red card. I think that the keeper should also have got a red card for our first penalty, but that’s what a referee is there to do, and you can’t argue with their decision at the end of the day.  

“We haven’t had the best results this season and when we played them in the second game of the season, we lost 8-2, so we will definitely take confidence out of this performance 

“I think the going into Christmas break even with a point they can’t ask for much more. Obviously, three points here would have been even better, but we’re going to go into the Christmas in high spirits as it provides us with a springboard to work on when we return. “