Llanelli rejoice in Motherwell success

Wales's Llanelli AFC pulled off the first shock result of the UEFA Europa League era with player-manager Andy Legg calling their 1-0 win at Motherwell FC "the best result that Llanelli have ever had".

Llanelli player-manager Andy Legg
Llanelli player-manager Andy Legg ©Getty Images

Wales's Llanelli AFC pulled off the first shock result of the UEFA Europa League era with player-manager Andy Legg calling their 1-0 win at Motherwell FC "the best result that Llanelli have ever had".

'Best result'
Stuart Jones headed the only goal of game midway through the first half, and the Welsh Premier League side held on against their Scottish counterparts as Motherwell's first game under new manager Jim Gannon ended in a home defeat. "It's the best result that Llanelli have ever had so to be part of that is fantastic," said the 42-year old Legg.

'We had some luck'
"We frustrated them, we came with a game plan and it worked," added the former Welsh international, who played for both Swansea City FC and Cardiff City AFC and started the game against Motherwell at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie. "The lads can take a lot of credit. It doesn't always work, but we had some luck, I think our goalkeeper only had one save to make at the end."

Team ethic
The two sides meet again at Parc-Y-Scarlets – the home of Llanelli's more illustrious rugby team – next Thursday with Legg looking to earn a second qualifying round tie against Albania's KS Flamurtari. "We can see what a good side Motherwell are – they probably had 95 per cent of the possession," said Legg. "But we've all worked as a team, so they can all be proud of themselves."