University of South Wales defender Lewis Baldwin on the difference coach Lee Kendall has made

Invincibles! Lewis Baldwin & Lee Kendall. Image Callum Ellis

by Jack Cook & Editor

FOLLOWING USW’s dramatic BUCS Championship trophy win, defender Lewis Baldwin praised the impact of head coach Lee Kendall.

The injury time winner in Nottingham secured a 1-0 victory over Hartpury and meant the side completed a league and cup double. They have also gone unbeaten for the season.

Baldwin, who has been a brick wall at the back for USW this campaign, highlighted the importance of the appointment of Kendall.

The former Bristol City and England Women’s national team goalkeeping coach joined USW’s staff last year.

“Speechless but we all gave 110%, I just think that’s the character of the lads,” said Baldwin.

“It’s not the first time we’ve gone and nicked one in extra time but credit to all the staff, Kends, (head coach Lee Kendall), Savs, (head of football Steve Savage) JJ (Jonathan Jones),  everyone, that’s what they’ve embedded in the group.”

“To be honest having Kends, he should be in the pro game, we are lucky to have Kends and everyone would say the same thing. He’s a really good coach. We are honoured to have him as our coach, he’s brilliant.”

Baldwin recently signed for Pontypridd Town where Kendall is also the head coach. He scored on his debut, a last gasp header to secure the draw for Kendall’s side.


It’s onwards and upwards for this invincible player and manager duo.