THE clash of the Llans went the way of the league leaders.

Llangynhafal remain top of the Summer League standings following their 5-1 triumph over Llanfair.

While it appears a comfortable success for the tangerines, they were made to battle hard for the three points versus a Llanfair side that struck the woodwork twice on the night.

Neither side was prepared to sit back in the opening stages and chances came at both ends in the first 10 minutes.

The deadlock was finally broken after 11 minutes.


Garmon Hafal gives Llangynhafal the lead


Llanfair failed to fully clear Alex Webster's free kick and when the impressive midfielder delivered the ball back into the box, Garmon Hafal was free to head in his 12th goal of the season.

The visitors looked to respond to this setback and they were inches away from levelling matters as the half developed.

Tom Roberts was their star man on the night and his powerful effort from 10 yards clattered against the crossbar.

At the other end, Llanfair keeper Llyr Williams did well to save from Owain McKee, while Llyr Morris showed what he is all about when he fired just wide from outside the box.

Llanfair probably had the better chances in the first half, but two goals in the space of three minutes gave Llangynhafal control of the contest at the break.


Dyfan Humphreys' deflected goal.

After 42 minutes had elapsed, Alex Webster played the ball to Dyfan Humphreys and his effort from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection to find a way beyond Llyr Williams.

Then, right on the stroke of half-time, Alun Vaughan-Evans side-footed his shot into the corner of the net to make it 3-0.


Alun Vaughan-Evans makes it 3-0.


Llangynhafal continued on the front foot when the second half got underway.

Garmon Hafal's free kick from 30 yards cleared the crossbar, while Llangynhafal's top scorer couldn't make the most of a free header from a dangerous free kick.

The home side's fourth goal did eventually arrive in the 61st minute.


Tom Seddon cracks in Llangynhafal's fourth.


When strong shouts for handball were ignored by referee Eifion Howatson, Llangynhafal played on and Tom Seddon created space to lash his fine strike into the corner of the net.

The pick of the night's goals came in the 78th minute.


Owain McKee volleys in number five.


It was Llangynhafal who were celebrating again as Owain McKee superbly diverted his volley into the corner of the goal.

To their credit, Llanfair refused to throw in the towel and Llyr Morris' strike from the edge of the box saw them pull a goal back in the 83rd minute.


Llyr Morris with Llanfair's consolation.


That wasn't quite the end of the action and Llanfair went close to bagging a second goal when a corner struck the post.

At the other end, the woodwork also denied Llangynhafal prior to the final whistle, with Tom Seddon's attempt hitting the post.