Home | 05 November 2016 | Attendance: 292
Rhyl vs. Carmarthen Town
Welsh Premier League
A tight game at the Corbett Sports Stadium saw a late single goal claim all three points for the visitors.
A sucker punch 83rd goal from substitute Lewis Harling decided the match and gave Rhyl a sixth successive defeat.
The late goal came on the counter after Rhyl had been enjoying a good spell of dominance; the Lilywhites however lacked a little luck in the final third.
It was Carmarthen who started the brighter of the two teams; James Bell saved a certain goal with goal-line clearance before Owen Evans blocked a close range shot to keep the score at 0-0.
Rhyl were struggling and the blustery conditions did not help matters - blowing a number of long balls off course.
Carmarthen threatened again towards the end of the half with Thomas heading wide from six yards when it seemed easier to score.
The second half saw more space open up as Rhyl began to improve. The best chance for the Lilywhites came when substitute Porya Ahmadi was put through on goal; his shot was saved and somehow in the scramble that ensued - with a number of shots blocked - Carmarthen just about survived.
That miss was Rhyl's only clear opportunity of the game and it proved costly when on 83 minutes, Carmarthen's counter attack ended with Lewis Harling slotting the ball into the bottom corner to give the visitor's the lead and ultimately the win.
Photos courtesy of Mark Chesteron www.chestertonphotography.co.uk