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Reds find loss hard to take

Briton Ferry Llansawel: 1st Team

Opposition: Monmouth Town

Result: Lost 2-1 Scorer- Scott Kenyon

Date: Saturday 25th November 2017 14:00

Venue: Away

Competition: Welsh League Div 1

Team: Ashley Elsey, Sam Baker, Daniel Kingdom, Kristian James, Luke Harris, Keiran Williams, Thomas Da Silva, Scott Tomlinson ●1, Rory Healey, Matty Hughes, Stephen Davey

Subs: Nicky Mooney, Luke Probert, Joe Dyer, Steven Hughes, Ryan Griffiths

Reds find loss hard to take - Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC

Briton Ferry Llansawel returned from Monmouth Sports Ground scratching their heads to how they didn't get at least a point from their longest away trip of the season.

Two Elliot Ford goals were enough to inflict a 2-1 defeat on Carl Shaw's team but the stats showed a much different story.

Midfielder Scott Kenyon who was superb all afternoon for the Reds give the team a one goal lead on 25 minutes after some excellent work and cut back from Tom Da Silva on the left flank.

Some poor defending allowed the visitors to get a goal back though after loss of possession allowed a cross to find its way to midfielder Ford who finished well past Ashley Elsey for a 1-1 half time score.

HT 1-1

A much better second half display made it look like there was going to be only one winner with the majority of possession and chances for the visitors not being turned into goals, Matty Hughes hit the bar and came close on a number of occasions before Ford again punished some poor defending totally against the run of play with 25 minutes to play.

Da Silva was the best outlet all day for the reds and he was taken out when through on goal with 10 minutes left and the Monmouth defender was given a red card by match referee Gavin Townsend.

In fairness to the hosts they fought for their lives to see out a win that closes the gap between the middle/bottom divide.

After the full time whistle a scuffle saw two of the best players of the day Elliott Ford and Tom Da Silva both given red cards before another scuffle off the field saw Rory Healey and a Monmouth sub both red carded also to make it a definite day to forget for the reds.

The team now have two vital home matches against Undy (2nd) and Cwmamman (8th) to try and pull away from the bottom end of the table.

FT 2-1

M.O.M- Scott Kenyon- Special mention to both Kristian James and Tom Da Silva but the midfield maestro Kenyon showed some breathtaking technique and passing ability all afternoon and didn't deserve to be on the losing team.