THIS season’s newcomers Llangefni continued to learn the hard way about life in the top-flight after being subjected to a five-goal blitz by Llanelli for a second time.
Even more impressive than at Talwrn Road back in September, the full-timers might well have amassed an even bigger tally in the home return.
Llangefni’s general manager Bryan Owen said: “Llanelli were easily the best side we have come across and could have made it seven or eight goals.
“It may seem an odd thing to say, but we defended well in the circumstances and our goalkeeper, Farai Jackson, made several excellent saves.
“One of their goals was blatantly offside, which even their people admitted later, but the rest were scored close in, a couple from corners, which showed we were vulnerable at set-pieces.
“But we have no grumbles at all, although we might have scored a couple ourselves with a bit of luck”.
Dylan Owen reckoned he was about to shock the visitors early on, when he steered a shot towards the empty net, only for a Llanelli defender to clear.
And with the interval in sight Graham Austin was unmarked when he connected with Paul Roberts’s right-wing cross but steered the header wide.
At the other end the finishing was better, Rhys Griffiths taking his tally for the campaign to 33 with goals on 25 and 46 minutes.
Fellow striker Mark Jones went one better by registering a hat-trick after 38, 49 and 74 minutes.