Llangennech 2 Killay 3
Saturday 10th November 2007Llangennech Vs Killay
Saturday 10th November 2007 14:00
Llangennech Starting XI
1. Matthew Davey
2. Alex Dakin
3. Gary Thomas
4. Michael O'Mara
5. Mike Jones
6. Simon Davies
7. Curtis Roberts
8. Chris Pike
9. Thomas Harris
10. Dai Thomas
11. Paul Thomas
Following the 3-0 success against Tafarn United in the Senior Cup last week, attention was reverted back to the league as Killay were the visitors to Llangennech park. Both 1st and 2nd Team Managers were given the rare opportunity to take 14 players each and the players who turned up must be praised for this as it can only benefit the club. Well done lads.
To the match itself and Llangennech started slowly and it was no surprise when Killay scored after around 20 minutes when some neat football out-did the Llan rearguard to leave the striker one on one with Matt Davey who could do nothing to prevent the goal being scored.
Llangennech then began to come back into the game and after forcing a succession of corners, Tom Harris' delivery on the half hour was met at the far post by Dai Thomas who scrambled the ball over the line.
But the scores remained level only for a couple of minutes as Killay went straight back down the other end of the field. Some sloppy defending left acres of space within which Killay took full advantage regaining their lead.
However Llangennech were to find themselves back on even terms by half time when they were awarded a rather forturous penalty seemingly for obstruction. Curtis Roberts took on the challenge and duly scored the penalty giving Llan some optimism into the interval.
During a tightly contested second period the crucial goal was to go the way of the visitors when an obvious penalty was awarded for a foul by a Llangennech defender. With around an hour gone, Killay took the lead for the third and final time before defending amicably, thwarting all of Llangennech's vast efforts to find an equaliser.
Llangennech's Second Team were also in action at Penygaer Playing Fields with Nick Maguire getting a consolation goal in a 5-1 defeat against Llanelli Radicals.
The players will now enjoy a weekend off due to the International match between Wales and Ireland before a return to action in two weeks time against Porth Tywyn (home) and Caerbryn (away) respectively.
Manager Richard Coslett complemented his side's battling spirit and decided to split the man of the match award between Matt Davey and Mike O'Mara