Town continue fine league form with another away victory

Original report taken from the BTU Ladies site and can be found here

Cascade Ladies 2-5 Barry Town Utd Ladies

Having drawn the previous fixture and Jenner Park earlier in the season, Barry went into this fixture at Cascade looking to put the record straight.The pitch was almost frozen in parts, grass was non existent, and not to mention the mole hills still being filled in until Kick off.

But the visitors have shown this season that they are always ready to roll their sleeves up when called upon and a dogged performance saw them come away with an important victory.

The pitch didn’t allow for high quality football but Barry raced out of the blocks to take control of this game from the outlet with three goals in the opening 15 minutes.

Two goals from in-form striker, Luca Laky were very different yet both outstanding. The first, running through one on one, and firing a left footed effort into the top left corner. The second was a great team goal with Stacey Ayling finding Abi Smyth down the right, a superb first touch and low driven cross, found Laky who chipped the ball over the diving Cascade goalkeeper.

In between was an extraordinary volley from Tracey White. A great corner by Captain Stevie Cook, finding White to who struck a tremendous effort that went in off the crossbar.

To their credit, Cascade showed excellent spirit within their camp and came back into the game with a period of pressure resulting in a well taken goal into the far corner.

However, instead of allowing the hosts to force their way back into the game, Barry continued to knock the ball around and pushed forward in search of more goals and they duly came with another two efforts before half time. Former Tottenham Junior player, Naomi Coulson grabbing a brace to put Barry in a commanding 5-1 half time lead.

The second half was eventful but this time the visitors were not so ruthless in front of goal. Cascade did notch up a consolation goal with the final score ending 5-2 to Barry as they maintain their lead at the top of the league for now.

Special mention to the midfield 5 of Barry who dominated in central areas, with each player knowing their specific roles. Abi Smyth and Ellie Drew showed great tenacity and work rate with nonstop energy, sizzling runs, fantastic crosses and some classy touches.

Another excellent team performance with centre back Emily Mortimore proving a rock at the heart of the Barry defence. Stevie Cook gave another captain’s display leading the team through challenging moments during the game and setting a great example.

Next week sees a home league fixture v Pontypridd


1) Megan Davies
2) Emma Thompson
3) Hannah Moger
4) Tracey White
5) Emily Mortimore
6) Ellie Drew
7) Abi Smyth
8) Stevie Cook (c)
9) Luca Laky
10) Stacey Ayling
11) Naomi Coulson
12) Emily Hill
15) Georgia Peplow

Next week sees a home league fixture v Pontypridd
Written by Adam Hewings
Barry Town Utd Ladies Manager