Ti­tle rounds off an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son for Llantwit

Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

NATHANIEL CARS WELSH LEAGUE: DI­VI­SION TWO: LLANTWIT MA­JOR ...... 5 STM SPORTS ................. 2 LLANTWIT Ma­jor rounded off an­other mem­o­rable sea­son with a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive league ti­tle, writes Tony Poole.

In a per­fect end to an­other model cam­paign un­der man­ager Karl Lewis, the Wind­millers downed long-time lead­ers STM Sports to spark a night of cel­e­bra­tion in the Wind­mill Lane club­house.

Dur­ing an­other amaz­ing end to a sea­son - that was launched in midApril - they went un­beaten dur­ing their last 11 games.

The Wind­millers got 29 points out of a pos­si­ble 33 – dropped points came via 1-1 draws at Pon­tar­dawe and Am­man­ford.

That takes some do­ing, and this re­solve should hold them in good stead for Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Di­vi­sion One.

The only amaz­ing part of a night - that will go down in folk­lore at Wind­mill Lane - was the ab­sence of the Welsh League man­age­ment team to present them with de­served sil­ver­ware.

A large gath­er­ing made for a car­ni­val at­mos­phere and after just two min­utes, Sean Bar­ney-Wil­liams headed down for ex-Peny­bont pal An­thony Rawl­ings to get a 13th goal for the club.

Back came STM to level via Ben Ah­mun and after Bar­ney sent Llantwit back in front, the vis­i­tors missed a penalty.

Liam Con­teh, how­ever, atoned for drop­ping the clanger in mak­ing it 2-2 with an­other Bar­ney goal – his eighth of the sea­son – giv­ing the Wind­millers a 3-2-in­ter­val lead.

But with the game still too tight to call, Llantwit re­leased the pres­sure valve early in the sec­ond half.

Two goals in as many min­utes from top scorer Sam Snaith (his 18th this term) and Ben Cripps led to cham­pagne go­ing on ice.

This took the sting out of the STM threat and goal­keeper Jack Lands­down, who pulled off a splen­did penalty save dur­ing the first half, wasn’t se­ri­ously chal­lenged.

“To win back-to-back ti­tles is a tremen­dous achieve­ment, but we must now build to­wards an even more de­mand­ing task next sea­son in Di­vi­sion One,” said a club spokesman.


An­other goal for Sean Bar­ney-Wil­liams


Llantwit Ma­jor cel­e­brate an­other ti­tle-win­ning year

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