Under 14s 3-2 Camford

Sunday 11th October 2009

Squad: Jordan Saunders, Kieran Partridge, Nathan Baker, Bradley Hilier, Aaron Thomas, Jordan Frampton, Sean Brinn-Davies, Macauly Simon, Jack Evans, Dafydd Green, Lloyd Haines, Steffan Edwards, Leon Morris, Aaron Thomas.

Llangennech 3-2 Camford
Jack Evans 2
Lloyd Haines

With several players missing and previous results not going Llan's way, this one looked like being one of those days. However, the team showed tremendous character to earn their first league victory of the season.

In the opening exchanges there was not much to seperate the two sides with Llan welcoming three new signings into the side. On 30 minutes Llan were awarded a free kick 25 yards out centre to the goal. Midfielder Jack Evans stepped to take the free kick, and he did so brilliantly, lifting the ball up and over the wall and into the corner of the net with the goalkeeper stranded. The one goal lead was intact at the interval, but only just as Llan defender Brad cleared off the line.

Llan made the mistake of not pushing on last week but they looked to have learnt their lesson when another superb Jack Evans free kick doubled the advantage. A push in the back of a Llan striker on the edge of the centre circled seemed no danger to the opposition but with confidence from his first half strike Jack fired in his second high over the keeper. Some good defending and stops from the Llan defence kept Camford at bay, and from a Camford attack came Llan's third to put the game beyond doubt. Jordan Saunders' huge punt was latched onto by Lloyd Haines who managed to beat the goalkeeper to the ball and round him to score his first goal for the club.

Llan now looked for their first clean sheet of the campaign but with 15 minutes to play they let Camford in to score. A corner landed to a opposition player in the area who struck through a group of players from a tight angle to pull a goal back. Further pressure told when Camford got another goal with 10 mintues remaining. This time a low shot from the edge of the area crept under the goalkeeper to give Llan an uneasy finish.

However it was to be the team's first victory, showing great composure not to concede the equalisier late on and deservedly get the important three points. Excellent win and effort from all.

Managers man of the match: Jack Evans