Reds Run Riot Against Suburbs

Saturday 24th November 2007

Promotion outsiders Llangennech did their chances no harm with a big win against Porth Tywyn Suburbs at Llangennech Park.

The fifth placed side put 10 goals past their bottom of the table opponents to give their goal difference a major boost.

Starting XI 
Matt Davey
Richard Coslett
Alex Dakin (c)
Mike O'Mara
Mike Jones
Tom Harris
Rob Winser
Paul Thomas
Dai Thomas
Chris Pike
Jon Dakin

Substitute
Richard Thomas

Llangennech piled the pressure on the Suburbs back line straight from kick off and had numerous chances before finally breaking the deadlock in the twelfth minute.  Chris Pike's shot from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection in front of the goalkeeper to find its' way into the net.

There was no such wait for Llangennech to double the lead as Dai Thomas' trickery in the box gave him enough space to fire a left foot shot into the bottom corner less than a minute after the restart.

Two became three in the 16th minute when Jon Dakin latched onto a Richard Coslett pass before firing an unstoppable shot in off the post from the edge of the area.

The fourth goal came in the 25th minute when a Tom Harris corner was inadvertently knocked into his own goal by a Suburbs defender.

It stayed that way until half time although Richard Coslett did have a goal chalked off for offside in the 40th minute.

Five minutes into the second half good work by Paul Thomas down the left set up Rich Coslett who took on two players before applying the finish to make it 5-0.

A minute later Paul Thomas the roles were reversed.  Richard Coslett's corner was met at the back post by the unmarkerd Paul Thomas who made no mistake with his header.

In the 53rd minute Chris Pike got on the scoresheet for a second time after Paul and Dai Thomas linked up superbly down the left wing.

Llangennech then scored no goals for twenty minutes before scoring until Chris Pike secured his hat-trick.

Dai Thomas also grabbed one for himself and then Pike scored again to make in 10-0.

Manager Rich Coslett was pleased with his side's effort.

"The players did well given the conditions.  It was a difficult game playing against a team without eleven players.  We endevoured to keep the ball on the floor and play good football."

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The Reserves were also in action away at Caerbryn eventually going down 3-2 in a well contested match.

Starting XI
Craig Anderson
Gary Thomas (c)
Ian Williams
Adrian Thomas
Simon Davies
Richard Thomas
Nick Maguire
Tom Ballard
Dean Bogliani
Adam Vranjies
Richard Morgan

Llangennech took the lead on the half hour mark through veterain Simon Davies' back post header from a corner.

Despite taking the lead into the half time interval Llangennech found themselves behind by the hour.

A switch to 3-5-2 sparked a revival from Llan however and Dean Bogliani popped up with an 85th minute equaliser and it seemed Llan would take a share of the points.

However controversy is never far away from the Reserve team and a debatable penalty was awarded less than a minute after Llan equalised which was scored by Caerbryn to give the home side the three points.

Adrain Thomas felt that his players did well.

"A good battling performance, unlucky in the end as a draw would have been a fair result.  Unfortunatley a controversial penalty in the dying moments cost us a point."

Captain Gary Thomas echoed his manager's sentiments.

"It was a gutsy performance and we came close to a good earned draw.  We are looking forward to playing them again in he cup next week.  I'm very proud of the Reserves' performance."

Today's Man of the Matches were Chris Pike for the Firsts and Craig Anderson for the Reserves.