Written by Gareth Joy

More Cymru South awards for Llantwit Major

2nd October 2021

For the second month running, Llantwit Major have swept the monthly awards in the JD Cymru South.

Karl Lewis was named the league's manager of the month for September, after leading the club to the top of the table, with wins over Risca United and Llanelli.

Major's long unbeaten run in all competition finally ended last weekend, when they were knocked out of the Welsh Cup by Taffs Well.

The two sides meet again this Saturday - this time in league action - at the Windmill Ground.

With Major aiming to stretch their unbeaten Cymru South record to ten games, even Lewis has been taken aback by their tremendous form.

He told the Cymru Leagues website: ''We didn’t expect to be in this position at this point at all. We’ve got basically the same squad as we had before the pandemic, although we’ve added one or two new faces.''

''We’ve been very lucky to be able to put a squad like this together, who are all committed to playing football with their friends for free, and we’ve had a bit of luck on the pitch along the way as well, but we weren’t expecting this start at all, however we’re excited to see where it takes us.''

''Our togetherness has been so pleasing. Not having that financial incentive like other clubs, all the boys are in the same boat, playing for each other and for the enjoyment for it, with a lot of them having played together as youngsters as well.''

''They’re prepared to run that little bit further and work that much harder, because they’re doing it for each other.''

Key to Major's success has been top scorer Tom Walters, who has finally been recognised by Cymru South officials, after being named Player of the Month for September.

He's scored nine league goals so far this season, including a brace in the 2-1 win over Llanelli, along with a further three goals in cup competition.

Llantwit Major start the weekend in third place, after Briton Ferry Llansawel beat Risca United 3-1 and Goytre United held Carmarthen to a 1-1 draw.

But only goal difference separates the top two from Major, who also have two games in hand over both clubs.

Pontypridd lie in fourth after dropping points against Briton Ferry last month. But Ponty could return to the top of the table if they beat Cwmbran Celtic and if Major don't avenge their Welsh Cup exit.

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