ABERGAVENNY TOWN 0 LLANTWIT MAJOR ...... 0
LLANTWIT Major captain Rhys Llewellyn was pleased to come away from the Pen-y-pound Stadium both with a point and an unbeaten record still intact, writes Tony Poole.
“It was a tough battle against Abergavenny, and basically a game of very few chances,” said the ex-Penybont star.
“But our initial aim is to consolidate in Division Two.’’
The Windmillers, who had previously carded league wins over Garden Village and Croesyceiliog, hit the ground running on a first visit to the former League of Wales ground.
Connor Goldsworthy soon had the beating of his marker, but the visitors were unable to mount a goal-scoring threat.
But with the Windmillers grinding it out in midfield and starting to get some joy, hope sprang eternal.
However, it was far from one-way traffic and it took a fine Jack Lansdown save to keep Llantwit Major on terms.
And in the approach to half-time, the Windmillers almost made the big breakthrough only to see a header from ex-Penybont star Shaun BarneyWilliams scrambled off the goal-line.
Into the second half and with pearls of wisdom from manager Karl Lewis ringing in their ears, Llantwit Major forced four successive corners.
But when push came to shove, Goldsworthy shot over the top and another good chance for the visitors had perished.
Lansdown then saved Windmill Lane bacon on the hour with a telling save, and soon after last year’s top scorer Rob Jones fired over the cross bar from 20 metres out.
Going into the closing stages, Llantwit Major went for broke, as they were now winning a higher percentage of possession.
Craig Reddy went close, as did Goldsworthy and Barney, but ultimately both sides had to settle for a point.
Llantwit Major host Aberbargoed Buds in the league on Saturday.
Sammy Snaith goes for goal against Abergavenny Town