So Haverfordwest County return to top flight football in Wales today - take two.

The fiasco of the weekend was a frustrating one for all concerned, and the Saturday morning statement of Chairman Rob Edwards underlined the disappointment.

The scenario is still ongoing, with the FAW’s original statement that Cefn Druids FC had breached the return to play protocols being countered by the club the following day, who claimed the fault lay with a reporting system implemented by the League.

This won’t be the last time that Covid-19 causes complications within Welsh football. It is a delicate situation and mistakes will be made, but the manner in which the Druids were hung out to dry by the FAW on the weekend should be a lesson for those in charge. When, or if, a club is in breach of guidelines then the explanation for a cancellation or any subsequent punishment must be made clear.

Certainly before Twitter gets hold of things anyhow.

Regardless, aside from the anti-climax of being denied their return to Premier action, the affair didn’t implicate the Bluebirds in any way and all attention should now be on tonight.

A difficult trip to the capital lies ahead. Cardiff Met were awarded seventh place last season and did play on Saturday, with a late brace from Ollie Hulbert giving them a 3-2 win at Aberystwyth Town.

Wayne Jones will also have a point to prove. In the 2018/19 campaign, he took the Bluebirds to Cardiff but it was the students who ran out 6-0 winners in a Nathaniel MG Cup tie. A lot can change in two seasons, not least that this is now an all top tier affair, but nine of the Haverfordwest players involved in that game will be in contention for selection tonight.

A result later on would be a good way to underline the progress made at Haverfordwest since then.

Indeed, it’s the first of many big weeks for the Bluebirds. Following the clash tonight, on Saturday they host Newtown in a game live on S4C. Newtown themselves welcome Caernarfon this evening after losing 1-0 at Flint Town United on Saturday.

It’s been a big build up to the start of this season for Haverfordwest, and if nothing else, Saturday’s fiasco should have the players even more hyped up to perform later.

The time to deliver has been delayed slightly, but now the time has arrived again.

The game kicks off 7.45pm in Cyncoed. As per Covid-19 guidelines, no spectators will be permitted.