Swansea Uni 0-3 Briton Ferry Llansawel: Three is the Magic Number
Briton Ferry made it three wins from three away games with a 3-0 win at Swansea Uni. On a cold at wet night at Swansea Uni Sports Centre Rhys James' team pulled out another big win. Another big three big three points take the Red three points clear in the Adran South.
Jess Denscombe opened the scoring in the 31 minutes after a mistake from Swansea. Denscombe coming into the staring line up with Laura-May Walkley suspended. Lucy Powell with a stunning strike after 53 minutes. Megan Kearle got the Reds third after 86 minutes.
The Reds struggled to take the game in the early minutes against a dogged Swansea team. Ferry pushed for the opening goal but found it hard to create the opening for the first goal. Both teams had it tough in the cold weather and rain making the pitch hard to play on. After the Reds opening the scoring they enjoyed a spell of control.
Swansea enjoyed a brief spell of pressure early in the second half, but the Reds came back into the game and got the second goal. Both sides tried to get forward in the second half but the conditions made it hard. Both teams were committed and battled hard against each other and the weather.
Alice Broadley and Jess Denscombe linked up down the left and forced a throw deep into the Swansea half. From the throw Ferry got the ball into the block to Megan Kearle but she was unable to create a shooting chance.
Katie Horsburgh tired a shot from distance, but it went well wide of Courtney Youngs goal.
Lucy Powell’s cross field ball found Lowri Baker, and she put a cross into the box. The cross was a bit too close to the Swans keeper who collected.
Lucy Powell tried a curler from the left corner of the box but put it too close to the keeper.
Fleur Jenkins turned in the box and cut inside past a Swansea player. She played the ball across goal, but Swans were able to clear.
A nice passing move saw Ferry send Megan Kearle on a run though the defence trying to get on the end of a good ball behind. Swans keeper was out quick to clear.
Ferry began to pressure and after holding Swans inside their box from Lucy Powell’s corner, Lowri Ridings shot at goal. Her effort was a little high and went over the bar.
Lowri Ridings saw her shot blocked from another Ferry corner. Swansea part cleared but Jess Denscombe was able to get the ball back into the box looking for Chelsea Deacon, but she was offside.
Ferry did get the opener as Swansea’s keeper attempted a clearance the ball fall right to Jess Denscombe. Denscombe wasted no time and fired the ball into the net.
Charley Haynes tried a shot from distance late on but Courtney Young who little to do first half made the save.
Half Time: Swansea Uni 0-1 Briton Ferry Llansawel
A good ball out wide found Lowri Baker in space on the right. Baker shot across the goal, but the keeper was able to save.
Lucy Powell got the Reds second with another stunning strike. Spotting the keeper off her line Powell sent the ball over the keeper from 30 yards.
Charley Haynes hit a long-range effort over the bar as Swansea tried to get back into the game.
Alice Broadley got the ball near the by-line and played it to Chelsea Deacon. Deacon shot but it was saved by the keeper.
Swansea Uni almost caught Ferry on the counter attack but young made a good save at her near post.
Emily Ilett tired from a long range free kick but Young made an easy save.
Lucy Powell went for goal from a free kick out on the right after Lowri Baker was fouled. Powell tried to curl the ball around the keeper but she was able to save.
Ferry did get a third goal thanks to Megan Kearle. Ella Smitham playing a though ball that Kearle got onto and slipped past the keeper.
The late third goal sealed the points for the Reds.
Player of the Match: Ela Roberts
Briton Ferry Llansawel: Courtney Young, Alice Broadley, Fleur Jenkins, Brooke Llewellyn (Alexise Clayton 83), Lowri Ridings (C), Lucy Powell, Ela Roberts, Megan Kearle, Chelsea Deacon, Lowri Baker, Jess Denscombe (Ella Smitham 75).
Goals: Jess Denscombe 31, Lucy Powell 53, Megan Kearle 86.
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