Glamorgan Gazette - - Football -


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

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