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Reds continue good form at Ton

Briton Ferry Llansawel: 1st Team

Opposition: Ton Pentre

Result: Won 4-0 Scorers- Matty Hughes 2, Scott Kenyon, Joe Dyer

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017 14:30

Venue: Away

Competition: Welsh League Div 1

Team: ???, Sam Baker, Daniel Kingdom, Ian Hillier, Luke Harris, Keiran Williams, Thomas Da Silva, Scott Tomlinson ●1, Rory Healey, Matty Hughes ●2, Stephen Davey

Subs: ???, Luke Probert, Joe Dyer ●1, Kristian James, ???

Reds continue good form at Ton - Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC

Briton Ferry Llansawel continued their recent good form with an emphatic victory at Ynys Park on Saturday afternoon.

After a difficult start back in Tier 2 of the Welsh League the Reds seemed like they have turned the corner after now making it three wins and a draw in their last five matches in all competitions.

A 3-3 draw with Penybont in their last league game was followed up with a superb 3-1 Welsh Cup win against Goytre Utd last week, but this win was the most emphatic of the season.

Manager Carl Shaw was without Ryan Kostromin, Matty Harris, Ryan Griffiths, Gareth Jones and Dai Brown which shows the depth the squad currently has at his disposal.

Rory Healey was the preferred option in place of the in form Brown who was away on holiday with Scott Kenyon being pushed further up field to support forward Matthew Hughes.

Striker Hughes who signed from Swansea League outfit Malsters last month had the perfect start last week in his first start in a red jersey with two goals and a man of the match display in the teams Welsh Cup win.

It wasn't long before he was at it again after midfielder Rory Healey released Steve Davey down the right flank, the winger used his pace to stride on and then delivered an inch perfect low cross that evaded the Ton defenders to see Hughes prodded home from close range for 1-0 within ten minutes.

Soon after he was at it again this time an instinctive left foot drive from the edge of the box giving the home keeper no chance for 2-0.

With the home team still shell-shocked from the visitors blistering start the ball was in the back of the net again within the 30 minute mark and it was the pick of the bunch after a cross was half cleared the ball looped out to Scott Kenyon who then sent it back into the goal with an acrobatic volley for 3-0 and cap of a scintillating first half display.

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In the second half neither keeper had much to do with the result seeming to be settled in the first 45, although the reds did seem to edge the possession stats.

Shaw had the breathing space to introduce forwards Mark Tancock and 16 year old youth team player Joe Dyer in place of Hughes and Healey as well as another appearance in defence for recent signing Kristian James.

With full time approaching the icing on the cake for the reds came after a long ball was chased down by youngster Dyer and with the keeper missing his clearance the teenager showed composure beyond his years to take it down and stroke home for 4-0 and a place in the short history of Briton Ferry Llansawel being the youngest goal scorer in the Welsh League for the club.

An interesting fact is that his father Simon Dyer who currently a coach with the clubs youth team scored his first senior Welsh League goal for Briton Ferry Athletic at the tender age of 15 just outdoing his son!

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M.O.M- MATTHEW HUGHES- Taken to the Welsh League like a duck to water and made it 4 goals in 2 starts for the reds.