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Briton Ferry Llansawel: 1st Team

Opposition: Bridgend Street

Result: Won 3-2 Scorers- Gareth Jones, Steve Davey, Rory Healey Att-72

Date: Saturday 28th October 2017 14:30

Venue: Home

Competition: League Cup

Team: ???, Sam Baker, ???, Kristian James, Luke Harris, Keiran Williams, Thomas Da Silva, Scott Tomlinson, Rory Healey ●1, Gareth Jones ●1, Stephen Davey ●1

Subs: Ross Davies, Alex Brayley, Joe Dyer, Joshua Cockings, Luke Probert

Reds progress to last 8 - Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC

Steve Davey(pic) scorer of the opening goal.

Briton Ferry Llansawel ensured they were in the hat for the last eight of the Welsh League Cup by overcoming a tricky tie against last seasons finalists Bridgend Street at the Old Road.

In what many thought may have been an upset Carl Shaw's men put in a clinical first half performance that was enough to see off a spirited second half fightback from the Splott based team.

The club was without a number of senior players so the manager drafted in recent goalkeeper signing Ashley Elsey along with Development players Ross Davies, Alex Brayley and Joe Dyer.

With Ian Hillier suspended Kristian James made his first start in central defence alongside Luke Harris and Ryan Kostromin was called back into the starting eleven at full back. Gareth Jones was also the lone striker with both Dai Brown and Matty Hughes away.

The visitors who are one of the favourites for the Division Three title boasted the likes of Callum Smith, Jeff White and recent signing Lewis Grant in their starting line up.

Referee Dan Richardson started proceedings on a dry autumn day and the hosts were in a determined mood from the off, some great football saw Steve Davey give them the lead after a dominant first 15 minutes when his left foot shot from the edge of the box beat keeper Damien Lack for 1-0.

Within ten minutes the lead was doubled after another flowing move saw Rory Healey beat the offside trap and make no mistake for 2-0.

Five minutes later it was 3-0 for the reds after another well timed run from striker Gareth Jones saw him win his one on one duel with Lack, slipping under his body much to the striker delight to give the hosts a comfortable half time lead.

HT 3-0

An unchanged team had the chance to put the game to bed before the hour with two well worked efforts rebounding off the woodwork.

This seemed to spur the visitors into action and the last half hour off the game they dominated and scored two deserved goals from the impressive Callum Smith(85 & 91).

Fortunately for the reds though it was a matter of too little, too late and they progressed into the quarter finals.

FT 3-2

M.O.M- Scott Kenyon- The midfielder has brought a new energy and verve to the team and was involved in everything positive the reds done.