GOODWICK United stepped up their pre-season preparations with a very entertaining 3-1 friendly defeat to Welsh League division one side Llanelli Town, in front of a large crowd at Phoenix Park.
Llanelli took the lead in the 25th minute when a free kick was played to Swansea City legend Lee Trundle in the penalty area, and he played the ball across the six yard box for Luke Jones to bundle the ball in, past Casey Walters in the home goal.
The visitors had a chance to double their lead when Trundle was adjudged to have been brought down by Llyr Tobin. Trundle took the penalty, but his fiercely struck shot was brilliantly saved by Walters.
The second half followed the same pattern, with Llanelli breaking down the flanks and Goodwick content to defend. The Reds, however, did double their lead when a Trundle cross took a couple of deflections and ended up in the net.
Goodwick battled back, but in the 65th minute a home attack broke down and Llanelli took advantage when the impressive Jordan Davies headed a left wing cross past Walters and into the net.
To the home side’s credit, however, they kept going and were rewarded when Rhys Dalling volleyed Chris O’Sullivan’s corner past Craig Morris in the Llanelli goal.
Dalling had another opportunity when his shot from 25 yards out beat the advancing Morris, but also the crossbar.
The Phoenix Boys will continue their pre-season preparations this Saturday when they travel to play Trostre AFC.