Briton Ferry strengthened their position at the top of the Genero Adran South with a 6-0 win over Swansea Uni. After a hard fought opening 30 minutes the Reds took over and took another vital victory.
The opening exchanges were scrappy as Swansea Uni tried to disrupt the Reds passing play. The visitors were happy to sit deep and let the Reds take the game to them. The Reds were in control but couldn’t create the chances they would like as Swansea Uni attempted to crowd them out and reduce the space.
The pressure did tell as Lowri Baker and Megan Kearle scored to quick goals to give the Reds the lead. A stunning strike from Megan Kearle in the 42 minute sent the Reds into the break three up.
The Reds looked to add more goals during the second half and had more control over the game. Swansea Uni still kept a deep line allowing the Reds to have the majority of the play. Lowri Ridings added the fourth goal in the 52nd minute. Fleur Jenkins added her name to scoresheet in the 64th minute thanks to another assist from Laura-May Walkley.
Fleur Jenkins had the first real chance for the Reds as she shot from the edge of the box but her effort went straight at the keeper.
Megan Kearle shot wide from an angle after breaking though the box.
Ferry continued the pressure and Alice Broadley tried from distance, but her shot was again straight at the keeper.
Charlie Haynes sent a good ball into the box from a Swansea Uni free kick. Jessica Haynes was able to get ahead on it but sent it wide.
A lovely passing move between Ela Roberts and Megan Kearle, with Kearle placing a back heel into the path of Lowri Baker. Baker went for goal, but the keeper made a good save.
Lucy Powell’s corner was cleared to the left of the box and Laura-May Walkley won the ball and put another cross into the box. Her ball found Lowri Ridings who struck at goal but again the keeper saved.
The first goal came in the 34th minute when Laura-May broke into the box from the left and squared the ball finding Lowri Baker. Baker hit a shot into the net.
It was soon two nil as Megan Kearle played in Lucy Powell on goal. Powell put a coolly placed shot past the keeper.
Megan Kearle unleashed a thunderbolt of a shot into the top corner from outside the area to extend the lead.
It was becoming one way traffic and Chelsea Deacon saw her effort come back off the post.
Half Time: Briton Ferry Llansawel 3-0 Swansea Uni
Lucy Powell forced a save from the keeper with her free kick from 30 yards with the keeper pushing out for a corner. From the corner Lucy Powell found Lowri Ridings at the far post who turned in from close range.
Lucy Powell sent a good play though for Lowri Baker, but Baker’s wild shot went well wide.
Charlie Haynes made a break for Swansea and played a dangerous ball across the box. With a player running in Courtney Young was alert and covered the ball.
From a Lucy Powell corner Brooke Llewellyn saw her downward header cleared off the line.
Fleur Jenkins added a fifth when she made a powerful run into the box and unleashed a fierce shot past the keeper.
Mollie Jones won the ball from a Swansea Uni defender and tried a low shot at goal but her effort was too close to the keeper.
Chelsea Deacon went close as her shot went just wide after the ball dropped to her from Lucy Powell's corner.
Deacon then played a smart play to send Walkley in on goal. Walkley tried a clever flick of the ball but the Swansea keeper made a good save to deny her.
A lovely piece of passing play between Walkley and Ela Roberts as they found Mollie Jones' run into the box. Jones slid the ball between the legs of the keeper to make it 6-0.
Chelsea Deacon went close late on with her free kick that needed
Briton Ferry Llansawel: Courtney Yong (G), Laura-May Walkley, Alice Broadley (Jess Denscombe 56), Fleur Jenkins, Brooke Llewellyn, Lowri Ridings © (Lexi Clayton 56), Lucy Powell (Ella Smitham 80), Ela Roberts, Megan Kearle (Mollie Jones 56), Chelsea Deacon, Lowri Baker (Manon Thomas 80).
Goals: Lowri Baker 35, Lucy Powell 37m, Megan Kearle 42, Lowri Ridings 52, Fleur Jenkins 64, Mollie Jones 86.
Yellow Cards: Ela Roberts 18.
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