Under 15s Triumph in Pengelli

Saturday 15th March 2014

Our under 15s side ended up convincing winners at Pengelli on Saturday despite the scores being level at half time.

Squad: Owen Flowers, Dafydd Williams, Alex Goddard, Liam Jones, Aled Evans, Tim Thomas, Jack Gilmore-Jones, Owen Williams, Jacob Owens, Rhys Jones, Dylan Nicholas-Clark, Rhys Tiplday, Ciaran Melly, Rhys Austin, Sam Morris.

Llan were the brighter side from the offset and were ahead after just three minutes with Tim Thomas' first goal of the game.  The move started from a goal kick played out to Thomas who played the ball back to Dafydd Williams.  Williams then played an excellent through ball into the space for Thomas to run clean through on goal and score.

Llan continued to create in front of goal but missed a number of opportunities to further their lead and as time went on some complaceny crept in to their play.

Pengelli countered from a Llan attack down the right and earned themselves a corner.  The corner was looped and curled high into the area and ended up going straight in.  That goal made it 1-1 and Llan found themselves level at the break when they should really have been out of sight of their opponents.

However the second half saw the sharp passing and enthusiastic movement off the ball return to Llan's play.  It wasn't long before the lead was restored through Tim Thomas who had again been released behind the Pengelli back line by a Dafydd Williams through ball.  This time, Dylan Nicholas-Clark was involved in a further one-two to take the goalkeeper out of play but it was Thomas who applied the finish.

Five minutes later, Llan gave themselves a two goal cushion in a move that involved players on both wings.  It was pleasing for the coaches to see the full width of the pitch being used by Llan to find the space.  After Rhys Tiplday's shot, the ball fell kindly to Tim Thomas to secure his hat-trick.

Thomas then completed his own personal scoring with a fourth of the game.  Again after neat play between himself and Dafydd Williams down the right, Thomas' cross deceived the keeper and nestled in the back of the net.

Llan weren't done at 4-1 and Dylan Nicholas-Clark added his name to the scoresheet on his return from Kenya with a cool finish after latching on to Owen Williams' exquisite through ball.

Nicholas-Clark then completed Llan's scoring with a tap-in after his initial shot from the edge of the area had been saved by the home side's goalkeeper.

Players, coaches and supporters left Grovesend very happy with the display of the team particularly in the second half where the tempo was lifted and full control was taken on the match.  Well done Llan!