ABERYSTWYTH Town Under-19s are flying high at the top of the Welsh Premier Development League (South) after they followed up an emphatic 13-0 win over Penybont with a 1-1 draw at Llanelli on Wednesday evening.
Cambrian News reported “The Llanelli team was strengthened significantly by having three first team regulars playing, in Scott Tancock, Kurtis March and Anthony Finselbach, due to their suspensions in the Welsh Premier.
The game started frantically, with chances for both sides, but it was Aberystwyth who took the lead after 10 minutes. A lovely ball down the wing by Harry Cottam found Harri Rowe, who set up Jack Rimmer on edge of the box, and he hit a first time shot into the bottom corner.
The Reds reacted positively, but they were unlucky to find goalkeeper Oli Farebrother in fine form for Aberystwyth and the Seasiders held a 1-0 lead at the interval.
At the start of the second half, Aber had a great chance to extend their lead, but the home keeper saved well from Rimmer. Llanelli, however, equalised when a great through ball split open the Aber defence, for Jamie Owen to round the keeper and score.
The hosts pushed on for the winner, but Farebrother continued to deny them, along with some dogged defending. Aber also created some good chances, but both sides settled for a share of the spoils.
“I was a great game, fair play,” said manager Bari Morgan. “We had a couple of very good chances at the death to have won, but were denied by fine saves from the keeper.
“All in all it was a great spectacle for the neutral, and a draw was a fair result in the end.”
It had been so much easier for Morgan’s side three days earlier as they registered their fourth league win of the season with a 13-0 demolition of visitors Penybont.
After taking an early lead through Niall Coleridge, they were 7-0 up at the interval, and despite making changes at half time, they continued to totally dominate.
Liam Doherty led the way to finish with a superb haul of five goals, and there were two goals apiece for Carwyn Morgan and Steffan Gittins, as well goals for Jack Rimmer, Harri Rowe and Iwan Lloyd” here.