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Match Preview: Briton Ferry Llansawel v Llandudno

The Reds head to Latham Park on Sunday to face Llandudno in the Adran North & South Playoff for a place in next season Adran Premier. After winning their respective leagues and gaining tier one licences the side go head to head for promotion.

Briton Ferry missed out on promotion last year losing 1-0 to Wrexham and look to take the extra this time around.

Their opponents this time are Adran North Champions Llandudno. Llandudno have had an impressive season winning 13 from 14 games. They have been strong at both ends of the pitch scoring 80 goals while allowing just 18 at the other end.

Llandudno win the Adran North Credit: FAW

Stevie Donougher has played a massive part in their success this season with 16 goals in the Adran North. Donougher finished as the leagues top scorer with Kelsey Davies in a close second with 15.

Early in the season Llandudno were chasing last seasons winner Connah's Quay Nomads but a 2-0 win at Deeside saw them jump above the Nomads. Since then they haven't looked back winning their last nine matches.

Alison Witts Credit: Lewis Mitchell FAW

The Reds picked up maximum points this season winning all 12 of their league matches. Ferry have shown their quality at both ends of the pitch scoring 55 goals and conceding just five. Alison Witts finished as Adran South top scorer with 19 goals (28 in all comps). Laura-May Walkley was third highest scorer with 11 goals. The duo topped the assists charts as well with Witts top on 10 and Walkley second with nine.

Laura-May Walkley Credit: Lewis Mitchell/FAW

The two sides haven't met since 2019 with Llandudno winning that day 1-0. Reds manager Rhys James believes their will a little unknown for both sides saying,

"There will be elements of each other that we won't know everything about, like we do in our leagues.

"What we do know is that it's two good clubs going at it for a chance of promotion.

"It certainly won't be easy for either team.

"We have to concentrate on giving the best possible performance on the day, and hopefully be the ones that come out on top."

Fleur Jenkins Celebrates the winning goal Credit: Mike Greenslade

With promotion at stake the manager explained what it would mean to the club and the wider community,

"It's something that we have always aimed to do since I've been a part of the club.

"We fully believe that it's a Premier league standard club, we just need to put the steps in place to be there.

"The club and community is fantastic, you look at the support we will have on the day and I can already tell you, it'll be amazing.

"The staff, the committee, the Academy, the Men, Llansawel, all these different people will be right behind us, and it will mean the world."

The Adran League Playoff will take place on Sunday 21st April at Latham Park, Newtown. For those who can't make it the game is also live on Red Wall+ at the link below. Kick Off is at 16:30.


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