Carmarthen complete the double

Carmarthen completed the double over us with a four goal blitz in the second half. Once again Gareth Couch turned in a man of the match performance between the sticks with a number of excellent saves.

Carmarthen created their first chance after only 2 minutes when the ball fell to Vickers who forced a great point blank save from Couch with the rebound blocked and eventually cleared. Two minutes later and Vickers is again on target after he latched on to a long ball which he volleyed goalwards but again Couch produced a great save. 7 minutes in and Lido created their first chance and it was close. Evans did well to get a low cross into the feet of Edwards. He turned and laid off to Webber, his shot was charged down by keeper James. On 14 minutes Carmarthen caught Lido on the break with the ball eventually landing at the feet of Liam Thomas. He squeezed a shot through the defence which Couch held comfortably. On 19 minutes it was again Carmarthen v Couch as he produced another great save as he diverted a powerful shot from Vickers over the bar with a fingertip save. From the corner Couch with another great save as he flew to his left  to keep out a volley. It was all Carmarthen as the home side peppered the Lido goal. Lido were doing well to hold out. On 34 minutes there were concerning scenes after a clash of heads in the middle of the park. Pike was down, being treated for a head injury and the stretchers were brought out. He got to his feet but was carried off, Luke McDonald replaced him. On 45 minutes Lido despite being under extreme pressure should have taken the lead, Harris bicycle kicked a McDonald free kick onto the head of Hall who flicked it goalwards. It beat James in goal but grazed the far post and out for a goal kick.

Carmarthen came out for the second half looking for the elusive first goal and finally scored it on 50 minutes. Adam John connected with a low cross with his shot being deflected past Couch. Lido should have equalised on 57 minutes following a corner. James in goal could only palm away the corner straight to Harris who somehow volleyed over the bar from close range. Carmarthen doubled their lead on 66 minutes when they picked up a loose pass and fed Adam John who slotted home. On 75 minutes he twisted and turned and played a through ball into Liam Thomas who slotted home from close range. A minute later Lido hit the bar, Cam Harris embarked on a lengthy solo run before firing a piledriver goalwards and it rattled off the woodwork from long range. On 86 minutes Lido again hit the bar, Luke McDonald spotted James off his line from out wide and floated a shot goalwards which clipped the crossbar. In added time former Lido youngster Noah Daley fired home to complete the scoring.