MATCH REPORT: Canton Liberal 3-0 Brecon Corries – Dominant Liberal brush Corries aside
South Wales Alliance Premier Division
Canton Liberal made light work of Brecon Corries as they created many chances and finished three of them off to cap a comfortable victory which sees them climb to fourth in the table.
Canton Liberal spent the majority of the opening 10 minutes in Brecon Corries half, dominating possession.
Corries were defending with a high, and this was proving to be a risky tactic as Liberal were getting into the attacking third and behind the defensive line with ease.
The first real chance came in the 11th minute when Christopher Quick broke free on the left side, found himself through on goal and took a shot which was saved low down by Stephen Price.
Brecon Corries counter-attacked in the 14th minute, a long ball was played to Rhys Thomas which Aaron Fettah came out to gather just before Thomas could get his head to it.
Liberal’s Jonathan Jeffreys went close in the 19th minute when his header from a corner went just wide of the left post.
The opening 30 minutes was punctuated by the home side controlling possession, with Brecon Corries looking dangerous on the break.
The away side had a great chance to score in the 35th minute. They counter-attacked down the left, squared the ball to Quick who had an open goal to aim at, and somehow managed to miss wide of the right post.
Liberal took the lead in the 39th minute when Andre Phillips fired home from the edge of the area.
They doubled their lead two minutes later when Quick fired low into the middle of the net following a quick counter-attack.
The home team almost scored a third in the 45th minute when they were awarded a free-kick just outside the box. Nicholas Gardner opted for a low curler which went just wide of the right post.
Brecon Corries were camped in Liberal’s half at the beginning of the second period. To their frustration, much like the first half, they were unable to craft out any quality chances.
Their frustration was compounded when Liberal were awarded a penalty after Quick found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, who brought him down.
Phillips made no mistake on the spot as he gave his team a commanding 3-0 lead. Rhys Thomas was gifted the ball after a failed clearance, but his touch was too heavy and Fettah was able to collect.
Not long after, Jack Bain turned the defender and tried a shot from 30 yards out, which required a save from Price.
Corries’ Jordan Baker went close from a header following a cross from the left. The header came off a Liberal player and out for a corner.
The final chance of the game came when Austin Mellor tried his luck from the right touchline and saw the ball go just over the crossbar.
The win sees Canton Liberal climb to fourth, whilst Brecon Corries find themselves in sixth place.