Reds tough it out at Ponty

Reds tough it out at Ponty - Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC

Briton Ferry Llansawel returned from Parc Ynysderw with a very hard fought 2-0 win in Welsh League Division Two.

Goals from Steve Hughes and Daniel Kingdom give Carl Shaw's Reds maximum points against a well organised young Pontardawe team, Steve Davey also saw a penalty saved by Pontardawe keeper Steven Reeve at 0-0.

The Ferry had goalkeeper Luke Probert(pic) to thank though, making three superb one on one saves in the game to make sure of a clean sheet.

Shaw opted for Steve Hughes and Rob Cann in the 9 and 10 roles with Gareth Jones, Ryan Griffiths and Ryan Kostromin giving plenty of attacking options from the bench.

Ponty named a very young team and looked up for it from the off on their very impressive new home pitch that is a credit to the club.

They nearly took the lead after 15 minutes but were denied by a superb double save from Luke Probert to keep the score at 0-0.

In a balanced first half the visitors should have taken the lead themselves when they were awarded what looked like a fortunate penalty, this week Steve Davey saw his effort superbly saved by Reeve though.

The elation from the save didn't last for long though when only two minutes later the ball fell to Steve Hughes on the edge of the box and he rocketed his effort off the bar past Reeve for 1-0.

Within five minutes the lead was doubled for Sawel with a right handed cross helped on by Rob Cann for Dan Kingdom to nod in at the far post to send the teams into the changing rooms at 2-0.

The second half saw another well contested game with the hosts playing well above a level their league position displays and the reds again had Probert to thank for a point blank save on the hour to keep the deficit at two goals.

The reds also pushed for the third to finish the game but even with the introduction of all three subs could not extend their lead, but will be more than happy with the win and three points.

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Next up is the tough away trip to Aberdare Wednesday at 7.30pm.

M O M- LUKE PROBERT - has been in fine form in place of suspended captain Steve Cann and was the main reason for the clean sheet.

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