NOMADS’ brave defence fell apart as they conceded four goals in the last 11 minutes to remain without a single point for five weeks.
Hit by the loss of central defender Chris Williams with a fractured metatarsal, Nomads were hoping to do ‘a Porthmadog’ on title-chasing Llanelli by sinking the full-timers on their own ground in West Wales but instead came away from Stebonheath park empty-handed.
“We had them worried alright with a tremendous defensive effort but then they made the breakthrough in the 80th minute and somehow added three more to make it look a whole lot easier than it really was,” summed up Nomads boss Jim Hackett.
Outstanding work by keeper Paul Pritchard, allied to superb covering from Wayne Morgan, Mark Cadwallader and Ben Alson, frustrated the Llanelli favourites as they had visions of another North Wales act of piracy at Stebenheath.
As the clock ticked away and the scoresheet remained blank so Nomads’ hopes were raised until Wyn Thomas made the decisive breakthrough to beat courageous Pritchard and open the floodgates.
Mark Jones added a second on 82 minutes before Llanelli’s top-scorer Rhys Griffiths put away a penalty in the 89th minute to add to Nomads woes.
And to rub it in still further, dangerman Griffiths just beat the clock for a cruel number four.
Nomads drop another rung in the table to worrying fourth from bottom as their troubles mount.