Date: Thu 21 Feb 2013

Jeffrey praises Superb Away Win

Bob Jeffrey celebrates the winning goal v Newtown with Gary Lloyd (Photo: Kevin Hughes)

Bob Jeffrey celebrates the winning goal v Newtown with Gary Lloyd (Photo: Kevin Hughes)

LLANELLI manager Bob Jeffrey praised his team's superb 2-1 away win at Newtown, but warned they will face a fired-up Connah's Quay side on Saturday, writes the Llanelli Star.

Newtown had taken a first-half lead thanks to a goal from top-scorer Luke Boundford, but the Reds came back with a strike each from Steffan Lloyd and Craig Moses, who netted the winner against his former club.

Llanelli are now second in the Welsh Premier League Conference following the mid-season split, while defeat left Newtown two places below them.

"It was a superb performance," said Jeffrey.

"I am really pleased for the players as they proved here that they can get results at this level after the disappointment of our defeat against Afan Lido.

"The team has been reshaped with several new players coming in to supplement the players who stayed with us, but they all gelled together and worked so hard for this result."

Despite all the comings and goings at Stebonheath Park during the January window, it was left to one of the longer- serving players to secure victory as Moses, who joined the Reds from Newtown in May 2009, scored the winner.

Llanelli's next fixture is a home tie against Connah's Quay, and Jeffrey reckons his team will be buoyed by their triumph over Newtown.

"We will take great confidence from this result into our home game with Connah's Quay," he said. "We were missing a few players yesterday due to injury and suspension against Newtown, but it shows we have a squad who can compete here and gives us confidence for the last eight games of the season.

"Connah's Quay will be a tough test and they will be out to play catch-up after sitting out the previous two Saturdays."