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Llanelli Town AFC

Newtown AFC v
Llanelli Town AFC

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 20 Oct 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 325

Referee: Huw Jones

Mumford shines in Five Star Llanelli Win

HIGH flying Llanelli kept their noses ahead at the top of the Principality Welsh Premier after overcoming an early shock to emerge convincing victors at Latham Park.

Having suffered their first league defeat the previous week, Peter Nicholas' men found themselves trailing after just 59 seconds when Danny Jellicoe stole into the goalmouth to head home a Kevin Scott free kick.

But their response was excellent as they went on to dominate large bulks of the game to end Newtown's three match winning run on home soil. The Mid Wales hosts looked all at sea at times against Llanelli's movement and neat passing, with Andy Legg levelling on 20 minutes.

The Robins' goalscorer Jellicoe then found the net at the wrong end, diverting Antonia Corbisiero's cross into his own goal. Newtown hit back on the half hour with Craig Moses lashing his 15-yard strike into the roof of the net after being set up by Tommy Mutton.

But Llanelli restored their advantage eight minutes later when a short corner caught the Robins sleeping and Craig Williams headed in from Andrew Mumford's cross.

They effectively wrapped up the points with two quick goals in the second period, with Rhys Griffiths exposing some slack marking to nod in Mumford's corner from the right on 61 minutes.

Two minutes later a Legg throw-in sparked a muddle in the defence, and Mumford's crisp volley found the net via the outstretched arm of keeper Jones.

Newtown's Marc Lloyd Williams ran on to fire home low from the edge of the box in the last minute, but it was too late.