WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

Port Talbot v Afan Lido

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PORT Talbot moved above Carmarthen Town into fifth place after a 6-1 demolition of arch rivals Afan Lido at the GenQuip Stadium.

The Steelmen converted a derby double over their neighbours, with their three scorers in the 3-0 Boxing Day away win all on target again.

Lewis Harling broke from midfield before crashing a shot past keeper Chris Curtis to give the hosts the lead after just eight minutes.

But Lido were level on the quarter hour when home keeper Craig Richards and Lee John could only help Dean Hudson's cross towards goal and Mark Jones forced the ball over the line.

Brooks broke clear to latch onto a long clearance and restore the home lead but Lido were still in the game until the 54th-minute when Paul Evans was harshly sent-off for impeding Jeff White and Brooks curled a superb 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

After Carl Payne had headed against the bar with Curtis beaten, the sky fell in on the visitors.

Anthony Rawlings followed Evans down the tunnel after an incident with Brooks and Payne hit the fourth goal from Daniel Sheehan's lay-off.

And, although White was sent-off for second caution, Talbot heaped more misery on Lido with stoppage time goals from Ryan Green and Leigh De Vulgt.

Llanelli climbed four places up the table into seventh after beating Carmarthen 4-2 at Stebonheath Park.

The Reds took an early lead thanks to Ryan Batley and Martin Rose, but the Old Gold hit back to equalise with a brace from Liam Thomas, who is now the league's joint leading scorer with 13 goals.

Antonio Corbisiero restored Llanelli's lead with a penalty just before half time and a Luke Bowen goal on the hour sealed the three points.

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27 May 2017

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