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Briton Ferry Llansawel 4-0 Llandudno: Ferry's Going Up

Briton Ferry beat Llandudno to win promotion to the Genero Adran Premier league with an empathic second half performance.


The first half was a tight contest with few chances as Ferry looked to take control of the game.  Llandudno were happy to soak up the pressure and play on the break.  The Reds were unable to make the breakthrough with captain Lowri Ridings having the best chance of the game when her header hit the bar.


The Reds upped the pace after the restart and took the lead though Alison Witts on the hour.  The goal came after several good chances for the Reds from both Witts and Walkley.  With 20 minutes left it was Walkley who added a second. 


With ten minutes left Llandudno’s Stacy Tradewell was sent for a second bookable offence after a foul on Walkley.  Lowri Ridings saw her goal chalked off for an offside and Alison Witts had her penalty saved.  Witts got a second with three minutes to play, before Fleur Jenkins all but confirmed promotion scoring the Reds fourth.


Ferry will play in the Adran Premier next season.



 

The games first chance went the way of the Reds when Ela Roberts whipped a cross into the box.  Alison Witts met it, but her header went straight at the keeper.


Ferry were given a free kick for a foul on Walkley.  Lucy Powell sent the ball into the box, but Llandudno were able to clear and could have made a quick counter but for an intervention from Jess Denscombe.


Alison Witts and Ela Roberts worked the ball forward and Witts hit a shot from the edge of the box that went just wide.


The Reds went close when skipper Lowri Ridings header cannon off the crossbar.  As the ball came out it fell to Laura-May Walkley who went down but no penalty, but she got the ball back to Ridings who hit a shot wide.


Meg Kearle played a fine ball though the middle of the Llandudno defence for Walkley.  Walkley couldn’t create a shot as the keeper cleared.


Lucy Powell whipped in a corner that came out to Meg Kearle just on the edge of the box.  She hit a shot, but it went over.


Half Time: Briton Ferry Llansawel 0-0 Llandudno


Lucy Powell tried with an early free kick from 30 yards, but her effort was wide of the target.


Alison Witts almost put the Reds ahead with what would have been goal of the season.  Her effort from the right of the box curling onto the far post and bouncing out.  Witts got the ball back moments later and sent a shot straight at the keeper.



The pressure told just before the hour mark when Witts got her goal.  Meg Kearle sent a pinpoint perfect corner into the box for Witts to head down into the corner, sending the travelling Reds fans behind the goal wild.


Walkley then got the ball from Alice Broadley and cut in towards the near post.  From a tight angle she hit the side netting.


The second goal came like the first as Meg Kearle’s corner found the head of Walkley who nodded in from close range.


With 12 minutes to go Stacy Tradewell was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Walkley leaving Llandudno with 10 players. Meg Kearle sent the free kick into the box where Lexi Clayton flicked on to Lowri Ridings who scored but the flag was up for offside.


Ferry had the chance to make it three when Walkley was pushed over in the box. Witts stepped up but meg Robinson saved. From the resulting corner Witts headed in to make it three to wild scenes behind the goal.


Just as the clock ticked to 90 minutes Fleur Jenkins latched onto a lose goal kick then drove into the box to ad a fourth.


Full Time: Briton Ferry Llansawel 4-0 Llandudno


Briton Ferry Llansawel: Courtney Young (G), Laura-May Walkley (Lowri Baker 88), Alice Broadley, Fleur Jenkins, Lowri Ridings (C), Lucy Powell (Anya Welch 70), Ela Roberts, Megan Kearle (Brooke Llewellyn 88), Alison Witts, Jess Denscombe, Lexi Clayton (Ella Smitham 88).


Goals: Alison Witts60, 87, Laura-may Walkley 72,Fleur Jenkins90+1



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