LATE LEV­ELLER CLINCHES TI­TLE

Llanelli Star - - SPORT -

JOHN­STOWN Un­der-16 Girls have clinched the West Wales Women and Girls’ League ti­tle.

They bagged the cham­pi­onship af­ter a 2-2 draw with Bri­ton Ferry.

Know­ing be­fore a ball was kicked that avoid­ing de­feat would see them win the ti­tle, John­stown be­gan well.

Some slick pass­ing saw the open­ing 10 min­utes played in the Ferry half. The vis­i­tors then be­gan to set­tle with fine through balls for their striker to run on to, which kept the John­stown de­fence on their toes.

Ferry won the ball around the halfway line and two passes later were in on goal. John­stown keeper Isis made a fine save but the Neath side scored from the re­bound to give them the lead at the in­ter­val.

John­stown be­gan the sec­ond half well, with the hard-work­ing Elouise get­ting a shot on tar­get mo­ments af­ter the restart.

But again Ferry be­gan to set­tle and they dou­bled their ad­van­tage mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod when they bun­dled the ball home af­ter forc­ing a cor­ner.

With the league ti­tle on the line, John­stown’s play­ers re­fused to let their heads drop as they pushed for the next goal which was crit­i­cal at this stage of the game.

The ball was played down the chan­nel and from 18 yards Elouise hit it first time across the keeper and into the far cor­ner of the net.

The home team were now well on top and with four min­utes to go forced a cor­ner. Mil­lie Wil­liams launched the ball to the near post where Nell Ed­wards swooped to head the ball home from five yards.

Ferry pushed for a win­ner, but the John­stown girls were first to ev­ery­thing and dealt well with ev­ery­thing the vis­i­tors could throw at them.

The ref­eree blew his whis­tle and the home girls were crowned cham­pi­ons af­ter an un­beaten cam­paign in which they had won six and drawn two of their matches.

Squad: Isis, Ca­rina, Ellen, Re­beca Anna, Emily, Nell, Flavia, Elouise, Mil­lie, Kate, Phoebe and Bet­san.

John­stown Un­der-16 Girls.

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