DEFENDER Joel Edwards is preparing for a European adventure after his Cardiff Met side

won the Welsh Premier Europa League play-off on penalties.

Edwards, captained Hereford FC before leaving in 2017 to join the Archers on a scholarship while studying Sports Coaching.

He was part of the squad that narrowly missed out on a place in the Europa League last season when they were beaten in the play-off final 1-0 by Cefn Druids.

However, they were more fortunate on Sunday when after playing out a 1-1 draw with Bala Town they eventually triumphed 3-1 on penalties, resulting in wild celebrations.

"It was a really great day and unforgettable really," said Edwards.

"After playing the full 120 minutes I was cramping up myself so didn't take a penalty as it was my first game back following three months off with an injury.

"You have to stay confident but when we missed the first penalty I thought it might not be our year.

"It's the first time in history that we (Cardiff Met) have got into Europe and it was the third time we had got to the play-off final after losing the last two years.

"I can't really describe it and everybody was buzzing, it was an amazing feeling."

Edwards is looking forward to joining the European adventure in his last year at Cardiff Met.

The victory earned his side a place in the preliminary round which takes place over two legs on June 27 and July 4.

They will find out their opponents when the draw is made on June 11 and could face sides from Luxembourg, Faroe Island, Gibraltar, Andorra or San Marino.

When asked who Edwards would like to play in the Europa League, he said: "Anybody abroad.

"A nice trip away would be nice but I'm not sure who we could get. I've never really played abroad before."