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Adam Roscrow says Cardiff Met's Nathaniel MG Cup semi-final can offer his side respite after a difficult run of form in the league.

The Archers were condemned to their fourth straight JD Cymru Premier defeat by Aberystwyth Town last weekend, with their last league win coming on October 12.

Their run of form has seen Christian Edwards' side slip into the bottom two in the table, while they were also on the receiving end of a JD Welsh Cup upset at the hands of Colwyn Bay last month.

But they still have the opportunity to get their hands on a piece of silverware this season as they take on Barry Town United in the Nathaniel MG Cup this weekend.

And Roscrow believes a break from their recent league troubles will give his side the opportunity to turn things around.

"I think it's another game for us to try to put things right," said Roscrow.

"Momentum is key in football, regardless of whether it's a cup or league game. We've experienced a dip in form but it's not something that's unusual for us as a group because it's happened over previous years.

"I think during our first season [in the top flight] we lost a load of games in a row and everyone thought we would go down, but we ended up getting to the European play-off final.

"We know as a group that we're good enough to come back from this and the weekend is a respite from the league, but it's important that we get the momentum going."

Roscrow was the hero for the Archers in the 2019 competition as the striker's brace against Cambrian and Clydach Vale in the final saw Edwards' side lift the trophy for the first time.

Met had suffered final heartache against the then-defending champions The New Saints in the previous campaign, but Roscrow believes getting their hands on that elusive piece of silveware set the foundations for the seasons that followed.

"I think it showed that we could do it at this level and it gave us the building blocks to know that we could go on and achieve more in the league. We knew that as a group, but it was about physically doing it as well.

"It was a tough day [against Cambrian and Clydach] but I think it was really important for us to get that first piece of silverware because we'd come up short a few times trying to make Europe.

"It was important for us as a group to finally see something over the line having lost in the final the year before. It's a cup we take very seriously and we want to try to win it again."

Met's last league win - incidentally - came against Barry when the pair met at Jenner Park last month, and Roscrow has called on his side to deliver more of the same at Cyncoed Campus this weekend.

"We want to put in a strong, resilient team performance, but it's not about me or any individual and it's all about the group.

"If it's a 1-0 win and a 90th-minute winner from whoever, it's just important that we get the win and get the momentum back in the right direction."

 

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