Llangennech 5 Abergwili 1
Saturday 20th November 2010
Llangennech put themselves well in contention for promotion with a win over second placed Abergwili at the Park.
Manager Daryl Panayiotiou made one inforced change from the side that beat Calsonic the previous week with Rhys Wakely coming into the side at left back and Tom Dakin moving across to fill the gap left by Ian Morgan at centre back.
Team: Martin Williams, Niall Davies, Rhys Wakely, Tom Dakin, Steffan Cook, Tom Harris, Chris Hickey, Curtis Roberts, Jack James, Dai Thomas, Antony Lewis. Subs: Tom Ballard, Rhys Davies and Paul Thomas.
After the flood in the week leading up to the game, many thought the game would be off but Llan came out all guns blazing from the first whistle and were ahead after 10 minutes.
Jack James' nifty foot work created an opening for himself and when his shot was saved by the keeper, Dai Thomas was first on the scene to tap in the rebound.
With Llan firmly on top in the game, Abergwili scored a goal out of nothing on 25 minutes after a mistake by Llan keeper Martin Williams allowed them to score an easy tap in.
But Llangennech responded quickly with Dai Thomas' cross finding Tom Harris who drew a fantastic save from the Abergwili keeper but Antony Lewis was first to follow up and put Llan back in front.
Llan made it three before half time when Dai Thomas was fouled in the box. Antony Lewis squeezed the resulting spot kick under the goalkeeper.
Lewis rounded off his hat-trick in the second half with a superb free kick. Dai Thomas was fouled two yards outside the box which saw Abergwili reduced to ten men for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity. Lewis' effort left the keeper stranded as it hit the back stanchion of the goal.
There was even time for Lewis to grab a fourth following up from another save off a Tom Harris shot. This time he cooly chipped the goalkeeper to round off the win and score his 20th goal of the season in the process.
Llan were convincing winners in this game against fellow promotion contenders and look ahead with confidence to next weeks home match against another of the promotion contenders, Trostre.