LLANELLI THROUGH IN CUP
LLANELLI 1 ABERYSTWYTH TOWN 0
A superb Wyn Thomas, reminiscent of one by Cristiano Ronaldo, free kick thirteen minutes into the first period of extra time proved in the end to be enough to secure the Reds place in the next round of the competition where they will face a tricky away trip to Cymru Alliance side Cefn Druids at the end of January.
Having already defeated their opponents four days earlier to earn a league cup final place, the home side struggled in the first period to put together any telling moves, offering little in the way of a threat to the visitors goal.
In fact, Aberystwyth created the better scoring chances, with Ricky Evans playing in Lewis Codling with a chip over the defence, but Ashley Morris did well to block his attempt from ten yards.
Chris Holloway did set up a chance for Rhys Griffiths with a ball down the middle, but goalkeeper Steven Cann was alert to the danger and affected a clearance.
Both sides were guilty of failing to string together any worthwhile moves, although Codling might have done better when set up by a Luke Sherbon pass, but sent his shot wide of the Reds near post.
Morris made a safe catch when Evans lobbed the ball into the goalmouth, but after the restart the Reds finally were far more positive and might have gone ahead on a number of occasions.
They had a golden chance on 50 minutes when Jordan Follows was brought down in the box by Adam Pepper after Griffiths played him in with a great ball over the top, but for once Griffiths failed to hit the target with Cann guessing correctly by throwing himself to his right and push the penalty kick around the post.
Stuart Jones did get the ball into the net from an Owain Warlow corner, but it was disallowed for foul on the goalkeeper, and the Aberystwyth goal then survived an amazing escape when Chris Venables drove the ball along the goal line where it struck the inside of the far post before being hacked clear.
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