A solitary goal from Jasper Payne in the first half was enough to secure a place in round two of the Welsh Blood Service Cup at Evans Bevans playing fields against Baglan Dragons.

Ferry manager Andy Hill rung the changes with senior players Rhys Wilson, Alex Gammond, Declan Horgan-Evans and Luke Bowen sitting out the fixture along with a number of squad rotations including five of last seasons 19s squad and a first senior start for young centre midfielder Kori Parker in the starting line up in a season that a strong squad is going to be pivotal to positive runs in all competitions.

Baglan themselves made a few changes from their last league outing against Cwmbran Celtic and had yet to taste defeat this season in what has been a highly impressive start to Tier Two for Carl Clement's side.

In what was the first competetive fixture between both clubs since the forming of Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC in a derby now named by some as the 'McDonalds Derby' due to the close proximity of both clubs. a healthy crowd enjoyed scorching conditions that had a bearing on the game that saw the Ferry dominate possession for the majority of the first 45 minutes and were rewarded with a goal that turned out to be the decisive one, an exquisite pass from Connor Goldsworthy released Josh Bull and he fired off a low shot that Matthew Stanton saved well only for the rebound to fall to young forward Payne who fired home for 1-0 on 8 minutes.

Ferry enjoyed large amount of the ball for the duration of the first half although the half saw minimum chances for either team to note before the interval whistle.

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The hosts introduced prolific forward Jordan Evans at half time and he would prove to cause problems for the second period with Baglan showing much more intent in the final third, Ferry worked hard to ensure they were to keep another clean sheet with some solid goalkeeping from Aaron Jones and a goal line clearance from Kris Evans late on helping their cause.

A much open second half also saw Caleb Demery hit the post and fellow sub Tom Walters having a few chances to double the lead for Ferry in an end to end second 45 minutes, many positives will be taken from the performance and win by Andy Hill though with good discipline and a hard working team performance providing a route into round two.

Next up is the top of table clash at Afan Lido on Friday September 8th, kick off 7.30pm.

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Man of the Match- JACK HURLEY (sponsored by Caffi Ni)- the stand in skipper led by example not putting a foot wrong in the engine room.