Tancock settles close encounter
with Undy Athletic

Subsitute comes off the bench to secure vital win to keep Ferry in promotion hunt.

Briton Ferry v Monmouth Town
Mark Tancock (centre) wins it for the Ferry

Mark Tancock helped retain The Ferry’s promotion hopes as his second half strike secured victory over Undy Athletic.

Substitute Tancock fired in after a blistering counter attack and some great wing play by Dan Kingdom.

The hosts going into the game knowing any slip ups could consign to history any hopes of promotion. The visitors who retain their own promotion challenge were looking to secure the double over the Ferry after their narrow 1-0 win earlier in the campaign.

Carl Shaw was forced to make a late change to his starting line up when Rob Shannon replaced Ross Husdon. The game started at a hectic pace with both teams creating genuine chances to open the scoring. This was a continued feature of the first half but both sides went into half time failing to make the breakthrough.

The second half saw the Ferry come flying out of the blocks and the introduction of another forward heaped further pressure on the visitors defence. The first goal was always going to be decisive and thankfully it fell to the men in red. Josh Cockings’ pinpoint pass freed full back Dan Kingdom down the left wing and after breezing past two defenders Kingdom’s low cross was met by Tancock at the far post who slid in to put the Ferry one up and secure a vital three points. Gareth Jones (right) was named Man of the Match.

Full Time
Briton Ferry Llansawel 1 - 0 Undy Athletic

Scorer: Tancock

Team: Clement, Shannon, Evans, Cockings, Kingdom, Kenyon, Jones, Healey, Davey, G Jones, Walsh

Subs:Jones, Triggs, Tancock, Probart

Man of the Match: Rob Spendiff

From South Wales Evening Post

BRITON Ferry Llansawel kept the pressure on in the division two promotion race with a 1-0 defeat of Undy Athletic. The victory puts them third, hot on the heels of Ammanford.
After a tight first half, Ferry hit the ground running in the second period and grabbed the winner through Mark Tancock in th 75th minute.