Llangennech U11's V Dafen

Thursday 23rd April 2009

Team: Cai Morris, Owain Thomas, Scott Wilson, Tim Thomas, Ieuan Thomas, Lloyd Francis, Jordan Badman, Nathan Wooldridge, Daniel Breddy, Tom Roberts, Fraser Dickson

Llangennech entertained Dafen down the park in the final day of the season. This clash between two of the best teams in the division didnt dissapoint to entertain the watching crowd.

Llangenench started strongly and had the best of the play but Dafen showed why they are a top team by captilising on  every chance that came their way and were 3-0 up within 10 minutes. Llangennech showed their character and didnt let their heads go down but kept on playing football the way they now how.

The second quarter was saw a hard fought battle of high quality football from both sides, all players looked comfortable in possesion and relished in playing against opposition that enjoyed passing the ball about. Llangennech were patient and were rewarded with a goal by Tom Roberts to set Dafens nerves jangling.

The third quarter was just as relentless as the last two, with the majority of the pressure coming from Llangennech creating oppourtunites for their strikers. Cai was called upon a few times in goal, all of which he dealt with comfortably until Dafen scored thrir 4th. Llangennech again regrouped and attacked dafen from the defence of Owain, Tim, Ieuan and Scott through the hard working Lloyd, Dan, Nathan and Jordan. The quick feet of Jordan constatnlt threatened Dafen with Dan giving width on the right hand side constantly allowed strikers Fraser and Tom to attack the goal. A great individual goal came from Tom Roberts when he picked the ball up in his own half and drove at Dafen. His pace, strength and skill took him past 5 players and cooly slotted the ball in the goal.   score 3-4 

The final quarter saw the game grow even quicker and Llangenench really had the bit between their teeth. Relentless pressure by Llangenench came about due to the speed at which they passed the ball about and tackled dafen. In this form  no team in the division could have survived the onslaught of this Llangennech team, dafen held on the best they could but every time Tim had the ball he cut through dafen and to threaten the goal. A goal bame with 5 minutes left which was well deserved, but Llangennech wanted more and still went for the win. Despite the pressure on dafen to the end , time ran out and a great game finished with honours even. Both teams came out of this game with greta respect for each other and showed the very best of under 11's football in Carmarthenshire.

Well done to all involved, it really was a pleasure to watch. Final score 4-4