Welsh League One

Cwmamman United – 2

Llantwit Major – 1

CWMAMMAN produced a wonderful late turn around to grab an important home victory over Llantwit Major.

Trailing by a goal, and down to ten men, late goals from Ashley Curtis and Ryan Hurlow saw Cwmamman snatch a 2-1 victory from the jaws of defeat.

It was a cagey opening to the match, with neither side threatening the opposing goalkeepers.

Hurlow was put through for the first real chance of the game, but he was unable to work the goalkeeper following a terrific last-ditch tackle.

The first goal came out of nowhere on 35 minutes.

The Llantwit Major centre forward found himself clean through on goal and managed to slot his effort past the onrushing Carwyn Evans, deputising in goal for the unavailable Chris Curtis, to put his side one goal up.

Momentum was seized following the goal and the visitors remained in the ascendency for the remainder of the first half, pinning Cwm back.

On a rare venture forward, Cwm almost levelled the scores, but Colin Harris saw his ambitious effort tipped over the crossbar.

Then, on the stroke of half time, the hosts were reduced to ten men, with Nathan McNeil seeing red for a strong tackle near the touchline.

Cwm adapted in the second half, playing the offside trap and relying on the strong backline of Gareth Howarth, Luke Allen and Declan John.

The changes worked, and Cwm soon had the upper hand, thanks in part to Ross Jones and Ross Morgan dominating in midfield.

Ryan Thomas blasted a shot over the bar from outside the box, and Hurlow forced a great save soon after.

At the other end, Carwyn Evans made a great stop to keep Cwm in with a shout.

Ashley Curtis came off the bench for the hosts and made an immediate impact.

He got on the end of a long ball and fired a shot from the edge of the box passed the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

Then ten men were then soon in front.

Hurlow tucking home a rebound following a smart stop from the Llantwit Major ‘keeper.

In injury time, the visitors also saw red, their centre back being shown a second yellow card for a mistimed challenge.

Llantwit Major pressed for an equaliser but Cwm stood firm and held on to the 2-1 win, moving up to fourth place in the table in the process, their highest ever league position.