Welsh Premier League
Published 15th July 2011
...Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League Second Qualifying Round at Parc Y Scarlets on Thursday night.
The Reds beat the Georgians 2-1 with a brace from youngster Jordan Follows, but the concession of a late penalty could ultimately prove costly in the return leg next week.
Follows opened the scoring after just eight minutes when he slotted past the goalkeeper from Antonio Corbisiero's ball over the top of a static Dinamo defence.
And the striker doubled the lead with a beautiful left-foot curler which found the top corner on 51 minutes.
But Dinamo grabbed an away goal when David Odikadze scored a late penalty.
Craig Williams almost restored Llanelli's two-goal advantage in the final seconds of added time, but Dinamo goalkeeper Giogi Loria got his finger tips to his lob and pushed the ball wide.
The Welsh Cup winners were certainly not out-classed by their more illustrious opponents, who won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, and manager Andy Legg described his side's performances as one of the best ever seen by a Welsh Premier side in Europe.
"To beat a club with the stature of Dinamo Tblisi is an outstanding achievement," said the former Wales defender. "I'm really chuffed for the lads and it doesn't really matter what happens in the second leg - they can go out there and hold their head up high and give it their best shot.
"They've got nothing to lose."