IT will be a case of ‘third time lucky’ as Cefn Druids lock horns with Cardiff Met in the capital tomorrow.

The fixture has been rearranged for this weekend after the original meeting was postponed due to a kit clash with Druids’ red away kit deemed too similar to Cardiff Met’s maroon and blue home strip.

And the reverse fixture two weeks ago was also called off as snow hit The Rock and made the artificial surface unplayable.

“We expect it to be played,” said Druids’ sporting director Huw Griffiths, who joked: “We are going to pack both kits, and we may even find a third one to take.

“Although it would be good fun to turn up in our red kit.

“Seriously, I get on really well with Christian (Edwards) and we’ve both mocked each other for what has gone on.”

While the pre-match build up will be friendly, the action will be keenly contested with both teams looking to steal a march in the race for a top-six spot.

Griffiths refuses to be drawn into discussions surrounding Druids’ top-six chances, but he knows what’s at stake tomorrow for his in-form side.

“It’s always a little bit special when we play each other,” said Griffiths. “We both came up together and we’ve both been in Europe since promotion.

“There’s lots of mutual respect between the players and staff and we played each other in pre-season.

“If one of us wins the game tomorrow that team is three points behind Caernarfon in fifth, and will they be twitching slightly?”

Druids head south on the back of a club record four successive top-flight victories, while Cardiff Met have failed to win any of their last seven matches in all competitions.

But Druids hopes of making it five wins on the spin are hampered by the absence of Alec Mudimu and Ryan Kershaw, while there are doubts surrounding the fitness of Michael Jones, Nathan Peate, Ramirez Howarth and Tyrone Ofori.

“Cardiff Met are not on a great run, but that’s got to end at some point and we are on a great run, which has to end,” said Griffiths.

“We might have to put a few square pegs in round holes as well this weekend, although we had to last weekend and we beat Barry.

“It’s exciting to be at the club at the moment, everything is positive and we will be going to Cardiff Met looking to extend our run.”

One man who is set to feature for Druids is Charley Edge, who struck the only goal of the game in last week’s success over Barry.

Edge, formerly of Colchester United, has impressed Griffiths with his desire to be a part of Cefn Druids Football Club.

“It’s credit to Charley that he’s just scored the winner for the first-team against Barry,” said Griffiths.

“Other players should take a leaf out of Charley’s book. He’s been asked to play for the reserves and he’s gone and played and performed really well.

“That’s earned him a first-team chance and he’s impressed.”

Tom Reilly and Pape Diakhite will be ready if called upon after getting game time with the development side.

Elsewhere this weekend, Barry Town United can climb back up to second spot if they bounce back from the surprise defeat at Druids with a home success over Penybont tonight.