Gaerwen make Llan pay the penalty
MISSED chances cost Llannerchymedd dear as they slumped to a ninth successive home defeat in Welsh Alliance Division Two last weekend.
Gaerwen ran out 2-0 winners at Tan Parc, a result which left Llan disappointed as they had won 2-1 at Lôn Groes at the turn of the year and entered last Saturday’s return quietly confident of completing a double.
Medd went into the game with a squad of only 13 after late withdrawals due to illness and family commitments.
Good chances were created at both ends with Llan gaining momentum and carving out some great opportunities to take the lead.
Iwan Richard Williams’ left-footed strike was bound for the bottom corner, only for keeper Gwyndaf Owen to make a fantastic right-hand save.
Jerome Sillence crossed from the right side across the face of the goal and Andrew Roberts just failed to get a touch on the ball with the net at his mercy.
The second half began with Llan forced into a change, captain Callum McCormack going off with an injury to be replaced with Liam Owen.
With the weather causing havoc, both teams kept trying to play good football in a tight affair.
The visitors found the net. A cross came in from the right and there was Gaerwen’s top-scorer Liam Morris to pounce to make it 1-0.
After this, Gaerwen were finding more rhythm in their game and gaining more confidence. Llan were losing shape and it played into the away side’s hands.
Fifteen minutes from time Gaerwen were awarded a penalty, with Liam Owen adjudged to have fouled Shaun Monument in the box.
Up stepped captain Gethin Davies to net the decisive second goal.
Gaerwen’s Lee Jones challenges Jerome Sillence of Llannerchymedd