THE visitors certainly Met their match at Maes Tegid over the weekend!

On a blustery and wet Saturday evening, Bala welcomed Sgorio’s TV cameras and Cardiff Met for lucky matchday number 13 of the Welsh Premier League season.

On the back of two defeats, Bala were eager to bounce back and keep up with the teams above them in the table, following Connah’s Quay’s convincing win and a surprise loss at Aberystwyth for The New Saints.

Bala came bursting out of the blocks, with Henry Jones’ low strike from 20 yards being saved by the Cardiff Met keeper in the opening minutes.

It only took 10 minutes for Bala to open the scoring. Evan Horwood linked up with Henry Jones, who turned Lewis and released Sean Smith to strike the ball beyond Lang from four yards to make it 1-0.

However, after going behind, Met came back into the game and they should have been level on 18 minutes as Snaith’s impressive dipping half-volley rattled Town’s crossbar.

Met continued to press, forcing Bala into a goalmouth scramble involving Evans, Snaith and Baker, while down the other end, Steven Tames’ shot from the edge of the box was blocked.

The visitors finished the half strongly as they stuck crosses into the area, with Baker going closest when he saw his chance fizz across the face of the goal.

There was an early turning point for the Lakesiders in the second half, which got them going for the final 45 minutes.

Sean Smith made a fantastic block on the line to deny Roscrow an equaliser.

Bala then grew in confidence and they took the game to the visitors, with efforts queuing up for Venables, Tames and Jones before the hour mark.

Town doubled their advantage on 70 minutes.

Good work from Henry Jones and Steve Tames set up an unmarked Horwood, who rocketed the ball with the outside of his left foot into the bottom right hand corner of the net from 10 yards.

Soon afterwards, slick build-up play between Ian Sheridan, Jones and Danny Gosset set up Tames, who saw his close range opportunity being cleared.

However, it wasn’t long before Bala added a third to their tally.

In the 76th minute, Tames was well picked out by Gosset and he drove forward to release a strong low strike into the bottom corner from just outside the box to take his total up to eight goals for the season.