Adran Leagues Play-Off Match Preview
The Reds travel to Latham Park to face Genero Adran North winners Wrexham for a place in next season’s Adran Premier. After winning the Adran South Ferry now could gain promotion to the Prem.
The match will be held at Newtown AFC’s Latham Park and the Reds will be well supported as their dedicated fan base will be out in force. There should be a fantastic atmosphere as their opposition recently set the attendance record in their recent match against Connah’s Quay.
Wrexham will be a tough test for the Reds after winning the Adran North unbeaten and winning every game. With their famous Hollywood owners Wrexham will be looking at getting their Hollywood movie ending by gaining promotion. With their plans to move the club to semi-pro if they gain promotion and recent media coverage many neutrals will be backing Wrexham today.
However, Rhys James and his players are looking to write their own happy ending as they look to return to the top table of Welsh football. Having been demoted during the Adran Leagues restructure the Reds are desperate to return.
Rhys James’ team will come into the game in a rich reign of form having won their 13 games. The Ferry Manager spoke with AdranLeagues.cymru this week ahead of this vital fixture.
“Whoever I speak to around the club they have a real confidence and determination ahead of the game.
“I am exactly the same. I am really looking forward to it and we can’t wait to show everybody what we have got on a big stage. I know we will bring lots of support and I am sure Wrexham will too, so it will be a brilliant day for women’s football.”
The Ferry boss has watched the Wrexham team and praised their attacking credentials,
“I went to watch them against Connah’s Quay Nomads at the Racecourse, which was a brilliant occasion.
“It allowed me to have a look at them and identify their strengths and weaknesses. You can see why they score a lot of goals because they have lots of dangerous players in the final third.”
Wrexham manager Steve Dale also spoke to AdranLeagues.cymru and noted how impressed he was by the Briton Ferry side.
“We have to give Briton Ferry a lot of credit and respect for winning their league. It seems to have been quite comfortable for them in terms of their points return.
“We went to watch their final league game against Cascade, and I was impressed. They like to get the ball into attacking areas and you can see why they create a lot of chances and score a lot of goals. They have got some really good players, so I think it is going to be a really good game and a big test for us.”
Ferry Captain Lowri Ridings spoke to Y Clwb Pel Droed, and she doesn’t like the tag of Ferry being the underdogs,
“I’ve heard a lot of things recently about how Briton Ferry are the underdogs, but I don’t personally like the phrase underdog.
“It doesn’t sit well with me because the phrase underdog discredits my team, and I don’t like that.
“Wrexham have got a really good following and credit to them for the amazing attendance they had at their game, amazing not just for Wrexham but for women’s football.”
Reds forward Megan Kearle, who has 25 goals for the season told AdranLeagues.cymru,
“Everyone knows their job, we all work hard for each other and the staff. It is a real family affair and I absolutely love it, it’s the best place to be!
“We have achieved our first goal by winning the league, but we have been clear from the start of the season that we want to achieve promotion.”
This play-off game and winning promotion to the Adran Premier would mean the world to the players and Rhys explained their passion saying,
“This club means the world to all of the girls. All they want to do is get this club back in the Adran Premier and they have done everything they can this year so far.
“They have won games, scored goals, kept them out at the other end, made sure they have stayed fit when games have been called off. If they play as well as I know they can on Sunday, they should get the right result.”