25 January

On this day in 1994 Llanelli suffered their heaviest defeat in the Welsh Premier League going down 1-10 at home to Inter Cardiff.

It may seem strange to talk about Llanelli as the whipping boys of the top division in Wales, especially when you bear in mind their recent tile winning exploits.

But the Llanelli defence during the 93/94 season wasn’t very formidable with opposition strikers able to part the Red Sea at will.

Alwyn Mainwaring’s side conceded 100 goals during the 38 game season and were struggling to find their feet in the newly formed league.

Inter Cardiff, on the other hand, were flying high and under former Merthyr Tydfil manager, Lyn Jones’ stewardship had finished as runners-up to Cwmbran in the league’s inaugural season.

Paul Evans, who had joined Inter from Cwmbran, netted five goals in the rout of Llanelli with Willie Batchelor, Paul Hunter, Chris Summers and John Morgan bagging a goal each before Paul Giles added the tenth from the penalty spot.

Inter finished the season as runners-up and, with Uefa increasing the Welsh clubs’ representation in Europe they were entered into the Uefa Cup where, despite tempting Mickey Thomas out of retirement, Lyn Jones’ side went down 0-8 on aggeragate to Polish side, Katowice.

Llanelli on the other hand, despite finishing mid-table in the league’s first two seasons, flirted with relegation in 94/95 before finally falling through the trap door the following season.