Briton Ferry Llansawel 6-0 Swansea Uni: Reds hit Students for Six
Updated: Dec 11, 2022
Briton Ferry made it three wins from three and maintain their place at the top of the Genaro Adran South with a 6-0 win over Swansea Uni at Old Road.
The game on a cold day at Old Road was scrappy as the teams tried to settle into a rhythm. With both teams working hard chances in the early minutes were sparce. The Reds pushing for the opening goal with Swansea Uni trying to hit on the break.
Megan Kearle gave the home side the lead after 22 minutes. Three minutes later Fleur Jenkins made it 2-0 to the Reds. With 36 minutes played Megan Kearle made it 3-0 with her second of the game. Lowri Baker added a fourth before the break.
The Reds began the second half brightly and went straight on the front foot. The home side pushing their visitors back and looking for more goals. Swansea Uni continued to try and hit the Reds on the break. The Reds stuck to their task and were able to break down Swansea Uni adding more goals.
Megan Kearle got her hat trick on 49 minutes as the Reds extended their lead. Lowri Baker added her second of the game on 71 minutes with a quality finish.
An early corner from Chelsea Deacon was cleared and Deacon had another chance to cross the ball but again Swansea Uni were able to clear.
Katie Horsburgh had the first chance for the visitor’s but her shot from the edge of the box was well wide of the goal.
Another corner from Deacon into the near post towards Lowri Ridings was cleared by the Swansea Uni defence.
Lucy Powell in swinging corner found the head of Lowri Ridings but she was only able to find the top the goal.
Another corner form Powell came to Walkley at the back post, but her header was blocked, and Swansea were able to clear.
The home side pressure told as Megan Kearle made her wide down the right and into the box. Looking to get the ball to the far post her effort looped over the keeper and inside the far post.
A great though ball saw Fleur Jenkins in on goal and she made it 2-0 with a fine finish into the top corner past the Swansea Keeper.
Lowri Baker put a good cross into the box which found Chelsea Deacon but her effort on goal was saved.
Kearle wasn’t to be denied again as she latched on to Walkley’s though ball. Kearle then went around the keeper and slid the ball home.
A good passing move saw Ferry score their third goal. A fine ball out to Deacon split the Swansea Uni defence open and allowed Deacon to play the ball into the six-yard box. Lowri Baker had made a good run into space and had a tap in from close range.
Half Time: Briton Ferry 4-0 Swansea Uni
Ferry began the second half well and Megan Kearle added a fifth goal on 48 minutes. Another clinical ball though the defence from Deacon found the run of Kearle who slotted past the keeper.
Katie Horsburgh sent a cross into the box from the right for Hannah Pinney, but she couldn’t direct the ball goalward.
Laura-May Walkley saw her effort blocked as she hit a shot from the edge of the area after being set up by Baker.
Lucy Powell went close to scoring with a curling effort from outside the box that needed to pushed away by Swansea keeper Shelbie Parker-Smith.
Charley Haynes’ free kick found Hannah Pinney but her effort at goal was well over the bar.
As Swansea started to come back into the game Ferry caught them on the counterattack, Laura-May Walkley finding Lowri Baker who lobbed Parker-Smith from 25 yards.
Swansea Uni kept going and were able to push Ferry back towards the end of the game but the Reds held firm and took all three points and remain top of the Adran South.
Full Time: Briton Ferry 6-0 Swansea Uni
Briton Ferry: Courtney Young (G), Laura-May Walkley, Alice Broadley, Fleur Jenkins, Brooke Llewellyn, Lowri Ridings ©, Lucy Powell (Ella Smitham 67), Ela Roberts (Alexsie Clayton 53), Megan Kearle (Evie Norris 67), Chelsea Deacon (Emma Ferns 67), Lowri Baker (Jess Denscombe 84).
Goals: Megan Kearle 22, 36, 49, Fleur Jenkins 25, Lowri Baker 43, 71,
Featured Image: Mike Greenslade Photography