Llanelli Town 2-2 Port Talbot: Blues earn a draw at the league leaders

Port Talbot Town picked up a well-deserved point at league leaders Llanelli Town on Friday evening following a thrilling game played in terrible weather conditions. The result keeps Paul Evans’ men at the higher end of the Division One table as well as keeping their 7 game unbeaten run in-tact.

A Rhys Owen header just minutes into the fixture provoked a save off the line from the Llanelli goalkeeper.

Llanelli replied with former-Blue James Loveridge passing a through-ball to Lee Trundle, who shot just wide of the target.

A foul in the Llanelli Town penalty area on 15 minutes saw the referee point to the spot. Cortez Belle converted to make it 1-0 for the visitors.

The remainder of the first half saw the Blues enjoy the majority of possessions for large spells of the game.

Llanelli equalised just before half-time with a Lee Trundle effort evading the grasps of Rory McCreesh in the Port Talbot goal.

Port Talbot came close to regaining the lead just after the break, with a Luke Bowen ball to Jonathan Hood resulting in the goalkeeper doing well to hit the ball out from Hood’s feet.

Another Lee Trundle strike on 53 minutes hit the back of the Port Talbot net to make it 2-1 for the Reds.

The Blues replied within ten minutes, with a phenomenaly hit Rhys Owen strike from 30 yards out proving too much for the home keeper, making it 2-2.

The rest of the fixture remainded a very competitive end-to-end affair. The Blues came close on a number of occassions to snatching a late winner, but good defensive pressure from Llanelli saw the match end 2-2.

Port Talbot Town are back in Division One action on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Goytre (Gwent) to Victoria Road on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 2.30pm.

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