|Llanymynych 2 – 0 TNS Youth
Personal Asset Management Mid Wales Youth League
Sunday 12 Oct 2003, Away - Four Crosses
ON a day of frustration for Saints’ youth team, a well-organised and disciplined Llanymynech side defended staunchly to deny the Park Hall men any clear-cut goal scoring opportunities.
Two early strikes from neighbours Llany gave them a good platform to sit back and soak up TNS pressure.
New signing David Lewis and livewire Dan Hamer were constantly asking questions of the back line, both denied by offside
decisions when released from midfield in the first half.
A misjudged Llanymynech goal kick allowed a glimpse of goal for the otherwise subdued home strikers but the finish was clinical from 18 yards to put the hosts one up.
Visibly shaken by conceding a sloppy goal, TNS were caught napping to concede a simple tap in on 19 minutes as a dipping corner was allowed to reach the far post.
The TNS front pairing continued to cause problems for the Llanymynech defence throughout the match, and Hamer was unlucky not to open the Saints’ account midway through the second half with a viciously struck snapshot from nine yards.
Rarely troubled in the second period, TNS carved out numerous half-chances, but were kept at bay by the well-organised Llany defence.
Despite a disappointing scoreline, TNS undoubtedly played the better football and worked tirelessly without reward.
Several dubious refereeing decisions further frustrated TNS, with numerous yellow cards produced as the pressure told.
TNS: Edwards, Prescott, Blakemore, Anderson, Lally, Fellows, Lawrence,
Ardill (Evans 65), Morgan (Cheadle 55), Lewis, Hamer. Subs not used: Mullins, Jones, Sumner.
[Report by David Ardill]