Reds battle to earn a point in stalemate
LLANELLI Town showed great resilience as they claimed a 0-0 draw at home to Cwmamman United in the third division of the Welsh League.
James Vye, making his debut in the Llanelli goal, and visiting keeper Robert Jones rode their luck at times but did all that was asked of them, frustrating the respective attacks to ensure the contest remained on an even keel.
Of the two teams, the hosts will probably be the most disappointed at not having emerged as winners, particularly as their opponents were reduced to ten men after 67 minutes following the dismissal of substitute Glyn McQueen, who had been on the field for less than ten minutes.
They failed to press home this numerical advantage with some wayward finishing after setting up a number of promising opportunities.
An early chance came the way of Declan John when he met a ball into the middle by Craig Frater, but he directed his shot straight at Jones.
Cwmamman retaliated through Andrew Bonomi when his burst down the right led to him finding Rhydian Jones, and his effort drifted across the face of the open goal and just past the far post.
Vye was called upon to keep out a well-struck shot from Liam Soroka when Bonomi again set up the chance, while the Reds replied through Christian Bonnell, who afforded Jamie Evans the chance to burst into the area before finding Frater, but a good tackle on him snuffed out a potential strike on goal.
Meanwhile, Ammanford tasted victory for the first time this season when beating visiting Cardiff Corinthians 2-0.
Ammanford general manager Colin Haines said: "We made hard work of it, but it was a crucial win against a side who, like us, only had one point before kick-off.
"We deserved to win, but we've played better this season and lost."
Ammanford were awarded a penalty on the hour, but Luke Squires's spot-kick was saved by the keeper.
Rhys Fisher headed in the first goal and shortly after Rhys Owen's header from a corner struck the base of the post before bouncing into the goal.