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Cardiff City Under 19 1-1 Briton Ferry Llansawel Under 19: Late Bluebirds penalty denies Reds three points

A 85th minute penalty for Adran South Under 19 leaders Cardiff City denied the Reds a huge away win. Gwen Strang had given the Reds the lead in the 24th minute but the host rescued a point though Mali Ackerman's penalty.


Lowri Ridings thwarted two early Cardiff attacks with some clever defending.  Madison Lloyd blocked from breaking thought the Ferry defence. 


It was Lloyd who had the games first chance hitting a low shot just wide of the goal.


Ridings was hand once again to cut out a dangerous cross from the right. Lucy Malin sending the ball into the box but Ridings able to clear.


Malin tried to work her way into the box from the right but was stopped in her tracks by Ella Greenway. 


Madison Lloyd got the ball on the edge of the box and fired a low shot that went just past Georgia Cobley’s post.


Cardiff kept the pressure on, and Georgia Cobley was forced into her first save of the game to keep the score level.


A piece of loose control from a Cardiff defender allowed Evie Norris to gain the ball deep into the Cardiff half.  Going past another defender Norris fired a low shot just wide of the goal.



Ferry kept the pressure on the hosts and Norris got the ball into Gwen Strang who turned in it from close range.


As the half wore on Lucy Powell managed to make her way into the box and got a shot away, but it went straight at the Cardiff Keeper.


Half Time: Cardiff City 0-1 Briton Ferry


Lucy Powell had a chance from a free kick, but she could only send it into the waiting arms of the Cardiff keeper.


Grace Evans tried a long range effort but it was easy for Cobley to take and never really troubled the Ferry keeper.


The Bluebirds were pushing forward trying to find a way back into the game but came up against a strong Briton Ferry back line. Olivia Kett-Witt cutting out several City attacks.


Lucy Powell sent a fine though ball looking for Evie Norris. Norris was unable to take the ball in her stride but was able to keep possession and tried to slide in Megan Kearle but her pass was just behind her.


Kearle then turned provider setting up Norris for a shot which was saved by the Cardiff keeper.


With five minutes remaining the host were awarded a penalty for a foul inside the box. Mali Ackerman stepping up and although Cobley went the right wide Ackerman's spot kick was enough to level the game.


Ferry remain in third place in the Adran Under 19's South three points ahead of fourth placed Swansea City.


Briton Ferry Llansawel: Georgia Cobley (G), Lowri Ridings, Ella Greenway, Olivia Kett-White, Caoimhe Hancock, Mia Pritchard ©, Gwen Strang (Megan Kearle 62), Ella Smitham (Catrin Edwards 80), Evie Norris, Lucy Powell, Megan Copeland.


Goals: Gwen Strang 24.


Yellow Cards: Ella Smitham 35.



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