Llangennech 2nds 4 Trostre 1

Wednesday 4th September 2013

Efficient Llangennech proved too strong for Trostre, as the home side clinched their first points of the new campaign.

Squad: Martin Williams (GK), Jordan Fox (capt), Llyr Parkman, Tom Dakin, Rhys Davies, Simon Davies, Richard Thomas, Alex Dakin, Chris Hickey, Lewis Williams, Sam Evans. Substitutes: Mike Jones, Dan Evans, Steven Smith

In truth the game was as good as won by the interval, with Llan taking a 3-0 lead into the half time break following an impressive first half of fluid, passing football. 

Capitalising on a bright start, Llyr Parkman found space in the area to nod in a looping header from Jordan Fox's corner to give Llan a deserved lead in the opening quarter of the game.

Experienced midfield pairing Simon Davies and Richard Thomas showed great composure as they pulled the strings and consistently broke up the visitors' play. Conversely, Trostre rarely threatened in a period which saw the hosts move the ball around swiftly on the deck.

Sweeper Rhys Davies' strike found the top corner to double Llan's lead, before Alex Dakin turned in a similarly impressive half volley after the ball had dropped kindly inside the area.

A touch of complacency, married with the warm conditions, saw Llan take their foot off the gas into the second half, allowing Trostre a greater amount of possession. The visitors made their marked improvement count too, with a well struck shot flying past Martin Williams in the Llan goal to reduce the deficit. The hosts' custodian had largely been an untroubled spectator until this point in the match.

Manager Kelt Jones responded by making two quickfire changes - Mike Jones and Dan Evans replacing Fox and Davies respectively. The fresh legs almost made an immediate impact, with Llan creating further chances to swell the tally.

Steven Smith entered the field for the hardworking Sam Evans up front late on, and within seconds of the final substitution Llan had a fourth. Wide midfielder Chris Hickey swivelled well, before unleashing a strong shot low into the bottom corner to seal a first league win of the season.

Llan could have scored a fifth in the dying moments too, Tom Dakin failing to scramble in a close range effort at the far post after Dan Evans' inswinging corner had bamboozled the away goalkeeper and cannoned off the crossbar.

Llan will be hoping for a similar performance as they welcome Drefach to Penygaer on Saturday afternoon.