Briton Ferry Llansawel 9-1 Llanelli Town: Ruthless Red’s head into Welsh Cup quarter-finals
Briton Ferry made it into the FAW Welsh Cup quarter final with a win over Llanelli Town. Llanelli worked hard and made it difficult for the Reds, but the home side were ruthless going forward.
Lucy Powell converted an early penalty to give Reds the lead. Lowri Baker added a second after 13 minutes to make it 2-0. Baker had her second of the game after 35 minutes as the Reds began to take control of the game. Mollie Jones made it four after 40 minutes sending the home side in with a commanding lead.
Jess Denscombe got Ferry’s fifth after 53 minutes after a good spell of pressure from the home side. Denscombe got her second after 59 minutes and finished off her hattrick on the hour. Charmain Martin pulled a goal back before Lowri Baker made it 8-1. Jess Denscombe then added a ninth in the 77th minute.
After a tight few minutes Jess Denscombe was brought down the box giving the Reds an early penalty. Lucy Powell calmly put the ball into the bottom right corner.
Stacy Dyer sent a free kick into the Ferry box from halfway but Megan Kearle, covering as a centre back for the day headed it away.
Llanelli were trying to hold their line and stop the ball into the space for Mollie Jones to chase.
Lowri Baker spotted the Llanelli keeper off her line and sent the ball over her into the goal from 30 yards.
From a corner the ball came to Lowri Baker who put the ball across goal. Lowri Ridings was able to get her head on it but put it wide.
Megan Kearle put a corner into the far post that just went over the head of Mollie Jones, as The Reds looked to press their advantage.
Alice Broadley made a run down the left and cut inside into the box. She tried to put the ball across goal, but Eilish Brogan was able to get a hand om it and send it away from goal.
Chelsea Deacon’s corner almost went in as Brogan dropped the ball as she went to catch it but Llanelli were able to clear the ball from the line.
Lowri Baker picked up the ball on the edge of the box and hit a shot on the turn. Llanelli keeper Eilish Brogan was left standing as the ball went into the top corner.
Mollie Jones was played in by Deacon, but her effort went wide of the target.
Jones would soon have her goal as she calmly finished past the keeper after a good ball though from Megan Kearle.
Half Time: Briton Ferry Llansawel 4-0 Llanelli Town
At half time Megan Kearle moved from centre back to forward and had an early shot that she sent wide.
Kearle soon had another chance as Brogan poor kick out came straight to her. Kearle shot wide and Llanelli had an escape.
Jess Denscombe hit the side netting after a good move that saw Freya Davies put a high ball into Lowri Baker who then Denscombe in space.
Denscombe went for a lob from 30 yards with Brogan off her line, but the Llanelli keeper did well to get back and claim the ball.
Jess Denscombe chances soon turned to a goal as she hit a half volley from outside the box to make it five nil.
Stacy Dyer tried to pull a goal back for the visitors hitting a shot from distance. Her effort went close but was just past the post.
Denscombe got her second slotting past the keeper after a good ball across the box from Freya Davies.
Just a minute later and she had her hat trick. Chelsea Deacon with a defence splitting pass that found the run of Denscombe who slotted under the keeper.
Red’s keeper Courtney Young went off and Lowri Ridings went in goals for the last twenty minutes.
Charmain Martin pulled a goal back for Llanelli as lobbed the ball over Ridings.
The seven-goal lead was soon restored as Lowri Baker finished off a quick Ferry attack tapping in from close range.
Denscombe added goal number nine with a low shot from inside the box as Ferry extended their lead.
Full Time: Briton Ferry Llansawel 9-1 Llanelli Town
Briton Ferry: Courtney Young (G) (Mia Pritchard 69), Alice Broadley, Lowri Ridings ©, Mollie Jones (Becca Rees 46), Lucy Powell (Emma Ferns 64), Ela Roberts, Megan Kearle, Chelsea Deacon (Georgia Howells 83), Lowri Barker, Jess Denscombe, Freya Davies (Evie Norris 64).
Goals: Lucy Powell 5 (Pen), Lowri Baker 13, 35, 75, Mollie Jones 40, Jess Denscombe 53, 59, 60,