LLANELLI Town are up and running in the JD Welsh Premier League after Chris Jones’ penalty deep into added time secured a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory at Cefn Druids.
The Reds, back after a nineyear-absence, were thumped 7-0 at home by Connah’s Quay Nomads in their opening game – and the writing looked on the wall at half time yesterday as they trailed 2-0 at the Rock.
Dean Rittenberg put the Druids ahead six minutes in before James Davies added a second on 34 minutes.
James Loveridge pulled one back for the visitors two minutes after the re-start and it was the same man who levelled on 74 minutes after he and Jordan Follows led a counter-attack.
And the comeback was complete three minutes in the dying moments when Jones kept his cool to net from the spot.
The other game yesterday resulted in a goalless draw at Richmond Park between Carmarthen Town and Llandudno – while the game also saw Cheryl Foster become the first female referee to take charge of a Welsh Premier game.
Cardiff Metropolitan University lead the way after they made it two wins out of two with a 4-1 win at Aberystwyth Town.
Eliot Evans scored twice with Sam Snaith and Chris Baker also netting for the Archers with Wes Baynes replying for the home side.
Newtown were 2-0 winners over newly-promoted Caernarfon Town thanks to Joe Kenton and a Neil Mitchell penalty. There are two matches today. Barry Town United host Bala at Jenner Park, while Connah’s Quay entertain champions The New Saints.