Andy Hill praises Llanelli after title-tilting win over Haverfordwest
Llanelli Town secured a vital win in their push for promotion on Tuesday evening with a 1-0 win over rivals Haverfordwest County at Stebonheath.
A crowd of 500 gathered to watch the game, which was set to make or break Andy Hill’s sides hopes of winning the Welsh Football League Division One title and gaining promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League.
The home side got off to a dream start when Chris Jones netted them ahead on 7 minutes.
A close match was then played out, but Llanelli held on to confirm victory with 92nd minute counter attack scored by Lee Trundle.
After the match, Andy Hill praised his side’s win and admitted they are in a good position to progress to the league title.
“It’s a great three points, and it gives us that back bone to push on now and hopefully win the league”.
Hill also reflected on the squad’s progress, noting the scoreline could’ve been different when the current team was in a building phase two years ago.
“They were magnificent, I think our discipline, our man management on the pitch was superb and if we had played that game last season we might have buckled. This shows how far the team has come over the past two years.
“Haverfordwest are difficult to play, we kind of second-guessed what they were going to do, going man for man, we worked on that and emptying the midfield.
In the second half they came out and had a right go, but we sat deep and caught them on the counter to grab the three points.”
Asked about how his players will avoid complacency, Hill highlighted the will of his players to go on and win the league, which combined with a FAW domestic licence will grant them entry into the top flight.
“The Welsh Premier League is the target, but the goal is to win the league, we’ve got some top players who want to win the league and they won’t lose sight of that – no one remembers the runners up do they?”
Llanelli are six points clear at the top of the table and have six games left to play. As long as their current form continues, it looks like the division one title will be coming to Stebonheath come the end of the season.
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