Sunday 30th August 2015 ko 14.30
Welsh Alliance Division One
LLANRUG UNITED 2 (Palmer 64 DN Williams 87)
LLANRWST UNITED 1 (Jenkins 79)
Even after a week or so after the event, there’s one aspect of the Eithin Duon ground I’m not certain of. If you stand on the right-hand side of the pitch there’s a wonderful view of Snowdonia, with a massive pylon in the middle of it! Now on one hand the pylon is exceedingly ugly, but it does give the place quite a talking point, and I’d hate the valley to be without power!
And since moving here in the 60’s the club has worked hard to make the most of what they’ve got. The pitch has been extensively but not completely leveled and where possible cover has been erected along the lines of that at Amlwch. But its behind the near goal where the intrigue is to be found. Because the players must climb around 10 steps to get to the pitch, the view from the bottom was something of a mecca for the photographers!
It’s a friendly, homely place, and the fish finger sandwiches sold far too quickly for me to try one! That I suppose is the down side of having the head count to do! The game featured the Roosters of Llanrwst who did a wonderful job in hosting back in 2013.
I do feel a bit for the Roosters to be honest because in any run with a league there are teams that do well, and Llanrwst’s return of 1 point from 3 games seems a poor reward for the entertainment they’ve given us. And that Accrington Stanley stand too…
This game was a case in point. It took an hour to spark (from the pylon?) into life, there was a quick exchange of goals before David Noel Williams produced a fine finish, the ball lodging in the goal’s corner support, to win the game for Llanrug.
We trooped back to the coaches, and while I was very aware of the stress on the faces of both Chris and I, and trust me some will always will find something to moan about, I glanced back at my coach party and saw the smiles. Clearly I was far too close to the event for my own comfort. I settled back into the courier seat knowing we had something special to close the day.