Briton Ferry Llansawel highlighted Ton Pentre’s defensive flaws as they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Ynys Park in Nathaniel Cars Welsh League Division One.
This was Kevin Richards’ first game in charge and whilst he would have seen all that is wrong with Ton Pentre’s faltering first half display, the second half showing will have proven that this Bulldogs squad is capable.
Following a change of formation for the second period of the match, the Bulldogs looked a lot more secure at the back and found themselves with more possession of the ball in midfield.
Richards will now be keen to work with the squad in training to get his philosophy across to the players in an unforgiving Division One league that sees the Bulldogs next play Cambrian & Clydach Vale away on Friday, 20 October at 7:15pm.
Matthew Hughes opened the goalscoring for Briton Ferry Llansawel in the 11th minute before adding a second 17 minutes later.
Briton Ferry’s third goal was scored as half-time approached with Scott Kenyon netting from a volleyed shot.
It got worse for Ton Pentre in 81st minute when they were reduced to 10 men after Josh Hardy saw red for a two footed tackle on an opponent. The Bulldogs defender will now sit out three matches through suspension.
Briton Ferry rounded off the goalscoring in added time when 16-year old Joe Dyer stole through to make it 4-0 and send Ton Pentre to the bottom of Welsh League Division One.
The Bulldogs are away in their next match against local rivals Cambrian & Clydach Vale. The Rhondda Derby takes place on Friday, 20 October with a 7:15pm kick off.