Llanelli skipper Bevan predicts big things for Reds
After winning the League and Cup double, Llanelli Town captain Lee Bevan says the club are going places.
With Llanelli going the whole season undefeated in Division Two and winning the Welsh Football League Cup, further success has been predicted for Llanelli as they will now look to complete their comeback by eyeing a promotion next season and one of the key figures behind Llanelli’s fight-back has been Lee Bevan, who believes his side has an abundance of quality.
The tall centre-back has previously played for Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Goytre United and for Clevedon Town but for Bevan, he feels that his has been the best side he’s played with in his career
“I’ve played in some real top sides in my career, but this team will take some topping. We have it all, quality, goals , strength in depth, togetherness and team spirit. The boys are superb, this club is going places and it is a pleasure to be part of it. 7. The aim now is to keep working hard, keep learning and most importantly to keep lifting cups.”
Last Friday’s cup 3-1 cup win against Bridgend Street, saw Bevan named as the Man of the Match by those in attendance. The Neath Athletic youth says that the Man of the Match performance was down to the possibiliy of winning both a League title and a Cup.
“I started the game well, with determination to win and to go on and do the double. Winning the league and the cup was my goal and to finish the game with the win and man of the match just completed a fantastic season for myself.”
Not many teams have gone the whole season unbeaten, with Ton Pentre the last side to go the season undefeated back in 2010/2011, in the same division that Llanelli won promotion from.
“To go the full season undefeated at any level is a massive goal in itself and not many people can say that they have done it in their career. To do the double is one step further. I’m very honoured to not only to be a part of the team that have achieved this, but to captain it, it’s a superb feeling.
It is a great achievement personally. To win anything is great, but to win the double, something we’ve worked so hard for throughout the season, is why we love playing.”
Under manager Andy Hill, Lee Bevan has remained the captain of the club and he has leapt praise onto the boss, praising how he has run the club since his arrival last summer.
“The gaffer has been fantastic since coming in, the club is run professionally and that’s down to him, the time he’s put in throughout the season is unreal.”
He has brought a new way of playing to us and it’s payed off. His desire, determination and high standards run’s through the squad and the results on match days speak for themselves.
Whilst the Reds recharge their batteries after a season which has saw them get back on the map again, Llanelli will be hoping to continue that into the next.
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