As we hit the halfway stage in the league, this week’s stand-out result for me isn’t a win but a draw, as I go for Llanelli AFC.
A few weeks back they were stranded at the bottom but since then they’ve picked up points, and although they’re still in the relegation places, nevertheless they are showing grit and determination as they slowly edge towards safety.
With all four goals at home in the Caernarfon Town 2-2 draw coming in the last quarter of an hour, it was certainly an exciting finish to the game. In fact, it was only an 87th minute equaliser from the visitors that meant it was just one point and not three for The Reds.
Andy Hill’s side will be looking to pick up as much as they can until the league splits in January. That’s when the real business begins, as the bottom half a dozen teams play each other twice. Every game will be a six-pointer.
I’ve admired Llanelli’s refusal to lie down and die. Although they have conceded more than anyone else in the league – 50 at the halfway stage means they are on target for a century – and have the worst goal difference of minus 33, they are still battling away.
Whether a football team or an individual, I admire that. It shows real character.
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