NEW DEAL FOR REDS KEEPER
LLANELLI goalkeeper Scott Coughlan has signed a new deal with the club.
The 20-year-old goalkeeper has pledged his immediate future to the Reds as they get ready for life in the new FAW Championship South.
Coughlan’s decision to stay at Stebonheath is a major boost to manager Andy Hill as he looks to build a squad capable of regaining their place in the Welsh Premier League.
Llanelli were relegated in April after just one season in the top flight, winning just four of their 32 league games. But despite their struggles, Coughlan emerged as a goalkeeper of real quality and Llanelli have done well to keep him on board.
Hill said: “Scott’s potential is huge, he’s a top goalkeeper and will only get better. He’s a perfect fit in what we look for.”
Other players to have agreed new deals are Ross Jones, Anthony Finselbach, Kyle Graves and Luke Morgan. The experienced quartet all figured in the squad who clinched the Welsh League title in 2018 and they all played in the Welsh Premier League last term.
They follow skipper Joe Clarke and defender Lee Bevan in signing new deals.
Meanwhile, Chris Thomas has been named as Llanelli’s new firstteam coach. He will join the backroom team in a player-coach capacity. A club statement said: “Chris brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and impressed on the sideline towards the end of last season. He’s a club legend, playing more than 350 times for the Reds and making his debut 18 years ago as a 16-year-old away to Afan Lido.”
Scott Coughlan in action for Llanelli Town last season. Picture: Keith Griffiths
Garden Village Under-13s are pictured with the three trophies they won this season. The boys were proud to win the West Wales Cup, Holland Easter Tournament and the Swansea Junior League Cup. Coached by Eric Jones, Gary Moorhouse, Lucas Richards and Richie McCarley, the team are James Havard, Kian Harmen-Luff, Joseph Hier, Benjamin Morris, Harrison Moorhouse, Oliver Toshack, William Richards, Luke Evans, Rokko McCarley, Daniel Swinford, Kyle Hughes, Alfie Phillips, Bradley Burchell, Alfie Moruzzi-Jones, Rhys Richards and Jack Evans.