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County prolific in win

Briton Ferry Llansawel: 1st Team

Opposition: Haverfordwest County

Result: Lost 3-0 Att- 131

Date: Friday 20th October 2017 19:30

Venue: Home

Competition: Welsh League Div 1

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

Subs: ???, Luke Probert, ???, ???, ???

County prolific in win - Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC

Haverfordwest County went joint top with Llanelli after leaving the Old Road with a 3-0 win on Friday evening.

The score line somewhat flattered the visitors though in what was a very tight encounter over the ninety minutes, the win was built on a resolute defensive display and clinical finishing in atrocious conditions.

The Reds went into the game on the back of an excellent 4-0 win at Ton Pentre and could be strangely pleased with their overall efforts even though the win could look comprehensive to a neutral.

Manager Carl Shaw opted with the same starting eleven from Ynys Park with David Brown returning to the squad on the bench.

With a gale force wind and heavy rain coming in just before James Burgess started the match and the visitors had the wind behind them, however the home team were dealing superbly with any early threat with many of County's intended passes carrying through to goalkeeper Steve Cann.

The Reds tested young keeper Connah McFenton from distance on a few occasions but struggled to break down the excellent defensive pairing of Sean Pemberton and Sam Rodon.

The visitors tactics seemed to be to break in numbers on the counter attack and the opening goal benefited from exactly that when a clearance from defence found winger Steff Williams who carried the ball and unleashed an unstoppable long rage effort past the hapless gaze of Cann into the top left hand corner for a 1-0 half time lead.

HT 0-1

The second half saw the visitors start brightly and an excellent Cann save from a Joe Leahy effort kept the defecit to one.

The second goal did come though after a well worked move on the right saw Stef Williams cross for Dan Williams whos speculative acrobatic effort trickled in the corner.

Matters were made much worse for the Ferry on 88 minutes when Ian Hillier was given a straight red card by Burgess for dissent after a badly mistimed challenge upended his fellow player Matthew Hughes on the touchline.

Although there was not a lack of effort from the Reds the County defence looked in no mood to concede and hammered the final nail in the coffin with substitute Aleric Jones beating Cann to a ball in the box to lay on fellow sub Declan Carroll for an easy finish for 3-0 with minutes remaining.

FT 0-3

M.O.M- LUKE HARRIS- Excellent all game especially in the aerial battle with forward Leahy.