Away Defeat at Prestatyn
Harsh scoreline doesn't reflect performance nor game
Llan travelled to Prestatyn in good spirits after an excellent result against Conwy Borough last week. Llan welcomed new signing Lee Green into the squad. The day started badly as the hosts took the lead inside 6 minutes with the centre forward reacting first to a parry from Jimmy Hayns. Llan forced a corner on 8 minutes but Prestatyn broke quickly and Matthew Evans made a good tackle to thwart the danger. On 11 minutes Marc Griffiths struck a fierce shot from the edge of the box which the keeper tipped over the bar. Llan were getting some joy down the right hand side and from one of these foray's Tommy Evans forced a corner. From this the keeper misjudged an Iain Edmunds corner and punched the ball into his own net. The game was now a tight affair with both sides having their time in the ascendancy. Prestatyn re-took the lead just before the break, but Llan still had a chance when Joe Vaughan played Marc Griffiths through but he shot over the bar.
Half Time Prestatyn 2 Llan 1
Llan started the second half brightly. From an corner Khyam Wytton put his shot wide on 49 minutes. Llan then equalised when a Matthew Evans cross was headed by Khyam into Tommy's path, who calmly scored his first of the season. Unfortunately the hosts broke and scored with their next attack. The game was now a tight affair. Llan were well in the game but they didn't really create any clear cut chances. Prestatyn extended their lead on 80 minuteswhen the centre forward pounced on a loose ball. Llan reacted well and a Matt Evans strike from distance was saved by the home keeper. On 83 Iwan Matthews had a chance to halve the arrears but failed to connect, while Iain Edmunds put into the side netting from a tight angle. The scoring was completed in the final minute and Prestatyn ran out 5-2 winners.
Full time Prestatyn 5 Llan 2
Despite the scoreline there are many positives that can be taken from the game. We were in the game for long periods and caused the hosts some problems. No game next week. we are back in action on the 15th when we host Porthmadog.