The reaction as South Wales FA prove they mean business with convincing win over Region of Gothenburg
South Wales FA began their UEFA Regions Cup campaign with a scintillating 5-0 victory over Region of Gothenburg at Jenner Park, and here is how manager Stephen Green and Sully Sports striker Alex Long reacted to what was a perfect start to the competition.
BGC striker Christopher Colvin Owens scored twice, putting in a man of the match display in the process as he calmly slotted one home, with a composed finish. His second one was outrageous, as he smashed the ball high into the top corner, giving the Region of Gothenburg goalkeeper absolutely no chance.
Goytre United’s Adam Jenkins was also on the scoresheet as he confidently put away his penalty within the first 10 minutes.
Alliance League side Baglan Dragon’s striker Jordan Evans was also on the scoresheet as he scored with a neat finish past Sweden goalkeeper Kecevic. Then Canton Liberal’s striker Christopher Quick then rounded off a convincing win in Wales’ first group game in the UEFA Regions Cup.
After the game, South Wales FA manager Stephen Green spoke of his delight after what was a first-rate performance from his side in their opening game at Jenner Park
He said: “We were absolutely brilliant from the first minute. We pressed them high, chased them down and got in behind them and basically killed them.
“It has given us a really big boost. The boys were really waiting for this game, gagging for it. It has been hard to keep the boys cool as they have been so hyped for this game. This result also sends a message out to other teams in the Regions Cup.
“These group of players are very eager and very competitive. Everybody is pushing for a starting place. We were there yesterday morning for about an hour and a half picking the team as a management team, and that’s good. It shows how competitive the squad are from one to eleven, it showed today as substitute Christopher Quick scored with his first touch.
“Thursday is going to be a much tougher test than what we had against FK Kozara, but the players are on a high and we’ll keep the same preparation and go again and see what happens.”
Sully Sports’ Alex Long also reflected on the game against Region of Gothenburg, giving credit to the management team following their superb win.
The midfielder said: “It was a great win which shows that everything that we have been working on prior to the game has finally paid off which is great to see from a management team’s point of view.
“It gives the whole team a massive boost going into Thursday’s tie against Macedonia. I’m delighted to have been offered another international call-up.
All the hard work has finally paid off. Especially the qualifying rounds being played at home, which makes it even more special and it goes to show how hard we’ve worked since the qualifying stages took place in the last few seasons.”
South Wales FA will be back in action tonight when they face-off against Amateurs FYR Macedonia at Jenner Park in the Vale of Glamorgan.
(Featured image: Lewis Mitchell)