HUW GRIFFITHS is keeping his fingers crossed that the events of last weekend don’t have lasting repercussions for Cefn Druids.

Griffiths was aggrieved by a number of decisions in the goalless draw with relegation rivals Llanelli, mainly the events leading up to, and including, the dismissal of Nathan Peate.

The central defender came in for some rough treatment from Llanelli’s Lee Bevan, who landed on Peate as he lay prone on the floor after a tussle from a free-kick.

While that went unpunished, Peate was dismissed just minutes later for, in the eyes of match officials, deliberately elbowing Bevan in the head from a Druids corner.

Peate now faces a three-match ban, which starts on Sunday as Druids make their way to Cardiff Met.

Griffiths, who has had chance to watch the footage back, clips of which he has sent to the FAW in an email, said: “The challenge on Nathan is 100 per cent a sending-off offence.

“If their player gets sent-off then Nathan doesn’t elbow him in the head shortly after.

“It’s frustrating, it’s changed the game and we are now without Nathan for three games.

“He’s arguably the best central defender in the league and he’s missing at a crucial stage of the season.

“And if they had gone down to 10-men rather than us, then we could have gone on and won the game, putting us nine clear of Llanelli and six behind seventh placed Cardiff Met ahead of our match with them on Sunday.”

Turning his attentions to the trip to the capital, Griffiths continued: “Last week is gone now and we’ve got a massive game against Cardiff Met. Hopefully we can get a result against them. They were missing some players last weekend when they lost to Carmarthen and we are more than capable of getting something from the game.”

Cardiff Met boss Christian Edwards hopes that his side’s 1-0 loss to the Old Gold is a “wake-up call” after a four-match winning run, which included lifting the League Cup, was abruptly ended.

Edwards said: “We weren’t at the races and hopefully that’s a bit of a wake-up call for ourselves.

“We were on a very good run, which has come to a sudden end and hopefully that’s a kick up the backside to get us moving forward.”

Neil Ashton, Alec Mudimu or Matty Owen, who filled in last week, could replace Peate in the Druids’ defence.