HILL’S MEN FACE MUST-WIN CLASH
LLANELLI Town’s JD Welsh Premier League fate could be sealed this weekend.
Andy Hill’s side head to Aberystwyth on Friday night knowing that only victory will do if they are to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive.
The Reds are bottom of the Play-off Conference with just 16 points to their name. And defeat at Park Avenue would leave them 11 points adrift of Carmarthen Town, who occupy the safety of 10 spot, with just three games of the campaign remaining.
But a win would keep their hopes of delivering their own version of the Great Escape alive for another day when Carmarthen entertain Llandudno.
It has been a tough return to the Welsh Premier League for Llanelli. They had hoped to make an impact in the top flight after winning promotion last year but are on the verge of an immediate return to the Welsh League after winning just four of their 28 matches to date.
They will have to turn the form book upside down if they are to return from Aberystwyth with three points.
The home side are second in the Conference, just two points behind Cardiff Metropolitan, and have won their last three league games.
The match starts at 7.45pm. Carmarthen will be favourites to see off Llandudno at Richmond Park, despite the North Wales side having shown improved form since the midseason split. One of their victories came against the Old Gold, who they defeated 3-1 back in February.
And Carmarthen manager Neil Smothers will have concerns over his side’s form. The Old Gold have lost their last three league matches, a run that included a 1-0 reverse to Cefn Druids in their last game at Richmond Park, while they have also suffered defeats at Aberystwyth and Cardiff Met.
The game starts at 2.30pm.
Llanelli Town’s Chris Jones goes past Cefn Druids’ Jack Kenny in the Reds’ last league game at Stebonheath. Picture: Keith Griffiths