Subs: Aimee Heath, Laura Braithwaite, Carys Price ●1, Carys Wilklinson, Luciana Linciano
Renee Day(pic) scorer of 2 goals for the Reds
Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies started life in the Welsh Women’s League with an impressive 12-1 win against Newcastle Emlyn in their attempt to regain their place in the Welsh Premier Women’s League following relegation last season.
Manager Ross Norgrove had most of last season’s squad at his disposal but gave a first competitive start to 16 year defender Catrin Davies who signed in the summer.
With Emlyn only able to field 10 players the reds were on the front foot right from the first whistle and took the lead in the 3rd minute when Becca Rees crossed from the left and her opposite winger Ela Roberts came in at the back post to give the Ferry girls an early lead.
Rees went close to getting on the scoresheet herself 10 minutes later when she shot just wide and then just after saw an effort come back off the post.
The reds were in total control and midway through the half they doubled the lead when the impressive Renee Day put a corner right under the crossbar and the Emlyn keeper was only able to push it into the roof of the net.
On the half hour mark Day was again involved when she stepped out of defence before putting a great ball into the path of Mel Thomas who slotted home for a 3-0 lead.
Five minutes later it was four with Megan Kearle the provider for Rees to get on the scoresheet again.
In the 42nd minute Emlyn got on the scoresheet when they capitalised on a poor Ferry clearance to make it 4-1.
Then with a minute to go to half time Roberts shot was saved by the Emlyn keeper but Thomas followed up to score her second of the game from close range.
HT: BFL Ladies 5 Newcastle Emlyn Ladies 1
BFL continued to dominate the possession in the second half and it was 6-1 in the 58th minute with Rees scoring a great effort from 30 yards.
Ten minutes later it was seven with Day grabbing her second of the game from the edge of the area.
Three minutes later Rees grabbed her hat-trick when she was first to react after Aimee heath saw her effort pushed out by the keeper.
To give the Newcastle Emlyn team credit they kept battling but as they tired the Ferry girls took advantage with Rees grabbing her fourth on 80 minutes Kearle getting on the scoresheet in the 82nd minute with a good strike from the edge of the box.
In the final 5 minutes substitute Carys Price set up Lucy Powell to make it 11-1 before Powell returned the favour for Price to get on the scoresheet to make the final score 12-1.
A great start to the season by the girls in red who travel to local rivals Llangyfelach next Sunday.
FT: BFL Ladies 12 Newcastle Emlyn Ladies 1
Star Player: Becca Rees – Becca continued her great form from pre-season and was always a threat on the left as well as picking up 4 goals.