Caldicot Town 3
Llanelli Town 1
ABOUT the only positive the Reds can take from this third successive league defeat is at least they scored the best goal of the contest – a superb 25 yard strike by Sam Wade which levelled the scores at that stage.
This was about the only bright spot in an otherwise below par performance by the visitors with their opponents running out fairly comfortable winners, without showing too much invention themselves considering their current lofty league position.
The Reds also did not have too much luck, with the woodwork coming to the rescue of the home side three times, but they also failed miserably to place any serious pressure on stand-in keeper, Ashley Palmer, who came off the bench when home custodian Ben Davidson was forced off injured after just 16 minutes.
An early sortie by the visitors saw Bruno Forkuoh strike the top of the bar with his attempt, and when Anton Owens broke down the left, Palmer smothered his cross to the near post.
Tony Wallis then had a chance of putting Caldicot ahead when the ballwas directed into his path, but his finish lacked power and Alex Ramsay made a comfortable catch.
The Reds goal survived another close call when Wallis directed a shot on the turn just wide, before he opened his account on 36 minutes following an Olly Smith free kick driven low to the far post which led to a scramble before Wallis got the final contact.
A Richard Lewis set piece led to Jamie Evans glancing his header wide of the home net, and the bar came to the rescue of the hosts again when it was struck by a header from Declan John after Lee Bevan had helped on a Lewis delivery.
On the stroke of half time, good play by Luke Jones gave Wade the opportunity to direct a sweet strike beyond Palmer, and the Reds were the first to threaten after the break with Lewis just failing to find the target with an audacious effort from fully 35 yards.
At the other end, the dangerous Wallis went close with a header following a high clearance into the box, before the introduction of Ben Smith by the home side certainly added a new dimension to their play, and he should have put his them ahead when Smith set up the chance, but his finish was wayward.
He was involved in the second goal on 81 minutes, showing persistence in winning the ball in a tussle on the left before finding Wallis infield whose neat finish restored the advantage.
Wade was desperately unlucky with another superb effort from distance, which beat Palmer all ends up but rebounded off the underside of the bar and out to safety.
To add insult to injury, a minute from time Caldicot extended the lead when Keenan Perrett got to the near post and poked a hopeful ball into the goalmouth where it appeared to deflect off Bevan past Ramsay to just about sum up the Reds` afternoon.
Another difficult game awaits them on Saturday when they travel to take on league leaders Undy Athletic, kick off 2 p.m.
Davidson (Palmer, 16); Gidney; Watkins; Garey; James ©; Wenzel; Ross (Perrett, 68); Smith; Wallis; Slade (Smith, 56); Sharratt. Sub not used: Harvey.
Ramsay; I. Evans; Lewis; Thomas; J. Evans; Bevan ©; Wade; John (Hughes, 70); Jones (Martin, 70); Owens (Logan, 76); Forkuoh. Sub. not used; Zola.
Three in a row for Kidwelly
KIDWELLY Town earned their third straight win in Carmarthenhire League Division 1 on Saturday (Oct 16) as they came from behind to beat Tumble 4-1.
Tumble had lost their last three matches prior to Saturday’s game and it was they who took the lead when Garin Morris scored in the tenth minute.
Chris Cray equalised for Kidwelly and it remained 1-1 until half time.
Both sides knew the next goal would be crucial but it was the home side who got it as Rob Davis set up Alex Kay to score.
And just a minute later it was 3-1 as Connor Howells scored.
That all but won the game for the home side who made sure of the points in injury time as Kay fired in his second goal of the game from the penalty spot.
Their fourth win of the season sees them stay in eighth place but they are now only three points behind third placed FC Carmarthen.
On Saturday, October 23, Kidwelly travel to Llangennech who sit just a point and two places above them in the table.
Photo by Darren Harries
Llangennech youth go top
LLANGENNECH Youth moved to the top of the South East Carmarthenshire league on Saturday (Oct 16) as they thrashed Ammanford 47-0.
The home side ran in seven tries, six of which were converted, as they earned a third bonus point win in a row.
Rhys Harris scored a hat trick of tries and Kyle North also crossed the whitewash twice.
There were also tries for Ryan Guard and Kallum Morgan as the home side ran out comfortable winners.
Cameron Mills scored four of the conversion while the other two were scored by Tyler Payne.
The win sees Llangennech leapfrog Ammanford into top spot.
Llangennech will look to keep hold of their 100% record on Saturday, October 23, when they travel to Brynamman.
Photo by Darren Harries
Felinfoel thump Llandeilo
FELINFOEL continued their unbeaten start to the season as they thumped Llandeilo Town 8-1 on Saturday (Oct 16).
Jordan Badman opened the scoring for the home side after six minutes but their lead only lasted eight minutes.
Harri Morgan set up Will Garrard to score but Felinfoel were soon ahead once more.
Badman scored his second of the game midway through the half before Chris James made it 3-1 from the penalty spot.
Seven minutes into the second half Badman made it 4-1 as he completed his hat trick to all but end any hopes Llandeilo had of getting back into the game.
Tom Roberts scored three minutes later and four minutes after that it was six as Badman scored his fourth of the game.
Matthew Ellis scored with twenty minutes to go and the scoring was complete nine minutes from time as Lloyd Francis made it 8-1.
The win for Felinfoel is their ninth in ten games and maintains their unbeaten start to the season.
On Saturday, October 23, they will put their unbeaten run on the line again as they travel to fifth placed Pwll Athletic.
Photo by Darren Harries
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