A New Home At Last

Saturday 29th August 2015

Llangennech football club enjoyed their new surroundings on Saturday as they stepped out at the new Llangennech School pitch for the first time.

The club has been negotiating for much of the last two decades to secure a pitch of its own.  Players and supporters alike were impressed with the new facility on the weekend.

With the ampitheatre style banks along three sides of the pitch, the ground has quickly earned the nickname "Llan Siro" after Milan's 80,000 seater San Siro stadium.  Regulars are looking forward to watching more matches from an elevated viewpoint.

With the Carmarthenshire League season having already kicked off, Llandovery were the first opponents in a Division Two fixture.  Rhodri Parkman scored the first ever goal as Llan earned a 1-1 draw to keep their unbeaten start going.  The reserve side then defeated Drefach reserves 4-1 with Dai Lewis scoring 3 and Cody Colarusso also netting.

The club would like to thank Llangennech School's Headteacher, Gary Anderson, for making the day possible and look forward to working closely with the school to maintain and develop the sporting facilities.

Junior Club Secretary, Martin Williams said "Many people have helped us to secure this new ground and we would like to thank all of them for their input over many years.  Particular thanks go to Gary Anderson at the school who has been brilliant and also our local County Councillors who have pushed for the funding to come through.  It's a relief to finally have a designated football pitch in the village and our sides will benefit tremendously."

Llangennech First team before they drew 1-1 with Llandovery

Cody Colarusso fires Llangennech reserves into a 2-0 lead against Drefach.