Caerphilly Castle Ladies v BFL Ladies – WWL Cup Quarter Final (Sun 1st April)
Briton Ferry Llansawel travelled to face Caerphilly Castle on Sunday in their second game in two weeks, this time in the quarter final of the Welsh Women’s League Cup.
The reds started where they left off last week and took the lead in the 5th minute with a well worked goal with Lucy Powell & Lowri Ridings involved in the build up and the impressive Megan Kearle getting the goal. Two minutes later they doubled their lead following a good cross from Renee Day on the left with Ela Roberts coming in on the back post to apply the finish. In the 18th minute it was 3-0 with Kearle the provider from the left and Aimee Heath finishing. The visitors continued to dominate the remainder of the half but the Caerphilly Castle team despite not getting a great deal of possession pressed well and made it difficult for the reds.
HT: Caerphilly Castle Ladies 0 BFL Ladies 3
BFL continued their dominance at the start of the second half and in the 52nd minute Becca Rees got away down the right and put in a lovely chipped cross that found its way into the net at the back post with Heath waiting for a tap in if it hadn’t gone in. Two minutes later Kearle made a great dribbling run into the box and was tripped with Powell stepping up to dispatch from the spot. The Ferry team were now starting to pass the ball well and in the 64th minute Rees made it 6-0 with Ridings and Day involved in the build-up. It was 7-0 in the 70th minute with Roberts attacking from the right and pulling the ball back for Ridings to finish from just inside the box. In the 88th minute Heath grabbed her second of the game and 7th in the last 3 games with a well struck shot from the edge of the box. Then in the dying minutes Powell made it 9-0 when she was first to pounce on a half cleared corner from Rees.
The reds will now travel to Aberystwyth in the semi-final on Sunday 22nd April.
FT: Caerphilly Castle Ladies 0 BFL Ladies 9
Goal scorers: Heath 2, Rees 2, Powell 2, Kearle, Roberts, Ridings
Star Player: Aimee Heath – Aimee is starting to find her feet in her new role as a striker and held the ball up well today when needed as well as providing three great finishes to complete her hat-trick and fifth goal in the last 2 games.
Team: Jess Garlick, Anya Welch, Becca Rees, Carys Wilkinson, Laura Braithwaite, Lowri Ridings (c), Ela Roberts, Lucy Powell, Aimee Heath, Renee Day, Megan Kearle
Subs: Beth Kennedy, Kayhlan Norgrove