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Disappointing result for Llandudno against Llanelli.

2 months ago By Geraint Roberts

Llandudno were beaten by Llanelli Town in what was a disappointing result for the Seasiders at the Giant Hospitality Stadium.

Llanelli took the lead in the first half and despite equalising before the half-time whistle, the away side came out again in the second half and got the decisive goal that Llandudno couldn’t find.

Llandudno now sit in 10th position after nine games, whilst opponents Llanelli still find themselves at the bottom but have now closed the gap between them and many other sides

The first half started with Llandudno controlling the majority of the possession and the first real opportunity came for Alfons Fosu-Mensah on his first start for the club, Webb was freed on the right by George Harry and his cross found Fosu-Mensah in the box but his half volley was well-saved.

Toby Jones reacted first to the goalkeeper’s parry but he couldn’t direct his strike goal-wards.

James Loveridge was finding space well for Llanelli and was played through by Jordan Follows, he was eventually one-on-one with the goalkeeper but the shot didn’t have enough power to beat Shaun Pearson,

It was Loveridge again who was played through on the 27th minute and this time he did put the ball beyond Shaun Pearson’s reach to give Llanelli the lead.

Llandudno almost replied on the 35th minute when Mike Pearson shot from 25 yards out but it was wonderfully tipped over the crossbar by Llanelli’s goalkeeper Oliver Davies.

The Seasiders kept pressing for the equaliser, with George Harry and Zyaac Edwards both having shots from range that was dealt with by Davies in goal.

But the pressure did pay off in the end and in the final minute of added time in the first half,
Mike Pearson was there to fire the ball home from six yards, giving Llandudno their much-needed equaliser.

Llandudno came out fighting in the second-half and it was Alun Webb with the first opportunity of the half when he cut inside from the right and fired a good shot that was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Davies.

The game was stopped soon after for at least five minutes when Llanelli’s Ross Jones was on the end of a serious injury and eventually had to be replaced.

Play resumed and James Loveridge was looking dangerous when he nearly added his second of the game when he was through on goal once again but his shot went wide of Shaun Pearson’s goal.

Iwan Williams attempted to get the winner by bringing on September’s player of the month
Leo Smith for Alun Webb, and the midfielder played a good free-kick that Danny Hughes got on the end of with his head, but it went just wide.

The danger was there for Llanelli to catch Llandudno on the break and that’s exactly what happened on the 77th minute when Jordan Follows brought the ball in to the home side’s half and scored a wonderful goal to give them the lead against the run of play.

Llandudno pressed to come back with opportunities for John Owen from close range but he couldn’t quite find the net, whilst Kai Edwards arguably had the best chance when he headed just wide from 6 yards out.

Toby Jones was creating opportunities from both sides in the late stages of the game but couldn’t quite find the net.

There was more optimism for Llandudno when Llanelli’s Kurtis March was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Mike Pearson, but the only real opportunities came from set pieces.

Despite the eight minutes of injury time, Llanelli held on to secure a key victory, and leaves Llandudno with a lot to make up for in what is a key month for the Seasiders

It doesn’t get any easier for Llandudno with an away trip up next to champions TNS next Wednesday. (17th October)

Then two important home games follow against Aberystwyth and Cefn Druids respectively.

LLANDUDNO ELEVEN
S Pearson, K Edwards, M Pearson, Connolly, D Hughes, Webb(68), T Jones, Harry, Webb, Fosu-Mensah(87), J Owen.
LLANDUDNO SUBSTITUTES
Roberts, Thomas, M Williams(87), Smith(68), Hewitt, T Williams, A Hughes

Updated 13:58 - 7 Oct 2018 by Geraint Roberts

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