COMPTON IS READY – FOOTBALL VARSITY SQUAD ANNOUNCED

Skipper Dan Compton says CUFC are well prepared for their clash against Swansea this Wednesday as they battle for bragging rights at Varsity 2013. A repeat of last year’s victory […]


Skipper Dan Compton says CUFC are well prepared for their clash against Swansea this Wednesday as they battle for bragging rights at Varsity 2013.

A repeat of last year’s victory is certainly on the mind of the CUFC captain as the Varsity showdown with Swansea edges closer.

Compton sizes up the opposition

Compton sizes up the opposition

Neither side has had the benefit of playing regular fixtures against each other as Swansea have been playing in the league above Cardiff this season. However, Compton was quick to point out that Swansea have in fact recently been relegated so “it will be nice to rub salt in the wounds and beat them at Varsity”.

Compton also stated that Cardiff have greater depth in their squad. He said : “I don’t think they’ve replaced the boys that graduated  last year as well as we have this season and I think that will show on the day.”

Varsity 2012 was an abnormal affair having the fixture played on the Talybont astroturf facility. Normal service will resume this year however and Compton states this could benefit Swansea’s effective passing game.

Last year's victory on the astroturf

Last year’s victory on the astroturf

The centre back said: “The pitch will be wider than last year and it will be easier to get the ball down and play.

“It will be key to exploit the width and use the flanks as much as possible. The pitch is in decent shape so it will benefit teams looking to play a passing game, something which Swansea do well, whereas we are more direct in our play.”

ONES TO WATCH

Cardiff’s most exciting player is left winger Chris Hugh, he is our strongest attacking player and the most likely to do something special; definitely has the potential to be a match winner.

CUFC's Messi - Watch out Swans

CUFC’s Messi – Watch out Swans

 

Nick Feely is Cardiff’s top goalscorer this season. The 6 ft 4″ striker has a real aerial threat from crosses and setpieces.

Jack Mckenna (Swansea) has been playing for Llanelli in the Welsh Premiership this season so he will their biggest attacking threat and someone that Compton and co will need to watch.

McKenna is actually joined by his brother Ben on the field this Wednesday. However, whilst Jack will be sporting the Swansea green, Rob will be donning the Cardiff red so keep an eye out this centre forward sibling rivalry!

 

CUFC VARSITY SQUAD 2013

1. Nick Lewis
2. Rob Gurnett
3. Chris Scott
4. Tom Hanley
5. Dan Compton (C)
6. James McEvoy
7. Gwill Flint Roberts
8. Sam Trueman
9. Ben Mckenna
10. Nick Feely
11. Chris Hugh
Subs:
13. Alex Henderson
12. Silas Willoughby
14. George Williams
15. Will Lygo
16. Scott Chester
17. Niall Docerty

The Varsity Football Match between Cardiff and Swansea will take place at the WIS Main Pitch (Behind Glamorgan Cricket Ground) KO at 12pm. Get down there and support the boys!

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