Llanfair earn a deserved point in a thrilling game
Llanfair produced an excellent performance in a game that lived up to it's hype at Caersws on Friday night.
As both teams were entering the game with 100% records, an extra incentive was added to what has always been an exciting fixture in recent years.
Caersws started brightest and had the best of the early play and chances. Mark Richards pulled off a number of good saves to deny the hosts with one effort hitting crossbar too.
Caersws will have been disappointed not to score in this dominant period especially as towards the end of the half, Llanfair came back into the game. Toby Evans spurned Llanfair's best chance, failing to beat Luke Evans one on one just before half time. Ben Jones also came close with an attempted lob but again Luke Evans did well in goal for the hosts.
The second half continued exactly where the first half left off. Caersws came closest in the early play when Elliot Jones' back post header narrowly went wide.
On 59 minutes, good play down Llanfair's right hand side led to Ryan McVeagh squaring the ball for Josh Astley to put Llanfair ahead. This goal sparked Llanfair into a fury of chances.
Firstly for Karl Seliaerts who found himself one on one with Luke Evans but the in form keeper made a great save again. Nathan Edgington then had Llanfair's best chance to grab a second but his close range effort flew over the bar.
Josh Astley nearly grabbed his second with a well placed header but again Luke Evans in goal pulled off a good save.
These chances came back to haunt Llanfair when on 79 minutes, a defensive error led to Elliot Jones placing the ball beyond reach into the corner from the left hand side of the area to equalise for Caersws.
Llanfair held on well in the final 10 minutes under pressure but came away with an important and well earned point.
FAW Trophy next weekend, away to Rhayader.