FOOTBALL: Rhyl lose sixth straight after Carmarthen Town reverse
Monday 7 November 2016 13:54
RHYL slipped further away from the Dafabet Welsh Premier League’s top six after falling to a 1-0 home defeat to Carmarthen Town.
Niall McGuinness’ side are now just two points away from the drop zone after their sixth defeat in succession, and the Lilywhites will look to halt the slide a week on Saturday when they travel to Airbus UK (2.30pm).
The home side had nothing to show for their efforts after substitute Lewis Harling decided the match on 83 minutes against the run of play.
The late goal came on the counter attack after the Lilies had been enjoying a good spell of dominance, but were made to pay for their lack of efficiency in-front of goal after missing numerous chances.
Home stopper Owen Evans was the busier of the two keepers early on, with the Wigan loanee at his best to deny James Bell from close range.
With conditions making things difficult for both sides, the Old Gold missed a golden opportunity midway through the half when Corey Thomas headed wide from six yards.
After the break saw an improved effort from the hosts, with substitute Porya Ahmadi missing the best chance of the period when his shot was saved after being put through on goal, and the ball somehow managed to stay out of the net soon after following a barrage of shots.
The critical moment arrived courtesy of Harling, who finished off a fast break to fire confidently into the corner.
Despite their best efforts, The Lilies were unable to find a leveller against the stern visiting defence and suffered their sixth defeat on the bounce.