LLANELLI TOWN came from three goals down to beat Cefn Druids in the Welsh Cup on Saturday (Nov 12).
The Druids went in to the game on a good run of form with just one defeat in their last seven games while Llanelli were looking to get back to winning ways following defeat to Carmarthen in their previous game.
It was the Druids who started the game well and they went ahead in the 14th minute through Joshua Roseberry-Beamond.
However, just five minutes later Druids’ Phillip Mooney was shown a straight red card and the home side would have to play the remaining 70 minutes with ten men.
Despite the red card, the Druids doubled their lead just a minute later as Nicholas Grogan scored. And with just over half an hour gone it was 3-0 to the hosts as Joshua Lock found the net.
It meant Llanelli would need to produce something special if they were to go through but on the stroke of half time they were given a penalty. Josef Hopkins scored it to give the Reds a lifeline.
The Reds knew that an early second half goal would get them right back into the game and it came in the 55th minute through Tim Parker.
They continued to battle away and with six minutes to go Nathan Logan scored to level the game at 3-3.
Just four minutes later the comeback was complete as Taylor Marsh scored to put Llanelli in front. The Reds held on to seal a memorable victory.
Their reward for their win is a fourth round tie at home against Connah’s Quay Nomads with that game set to take place on January 14.
Before that, Llanelli return to JD Cymru South action on Saturday, November 19, as they visit Llantwit Major.