What we learned as USW 3rd passed their way to three points

USW Mens 3rd Football Team - Credit Matt Slater
USW Mens 3rd Football Team. Image Matt Slater

by Ethan Harris

AFTER a comfortable victory against the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen 1st side for the USW 3rds, we take a look back at the main talking points from the game.

Possession play the plan for USW 3rd team

The home side found great success with their possession-based build-up, with the Trinity Carmarthen first side struggling to get a grip on the ball throughout the game.

A flurry of slick interplay and quick one-two passes allowed the USW thirds to carve out opportunities, picking apart their opponents with relative precision.

In what will be an encouraging performance for Rob Bailey’s side, they will look to keep their passing dominance going for the foreseeable future.

Second-half press provides some problems for USW

In a surprisingly sloppy start for the home side in the second period, the Trinity Carmarthen firsts found some success with a smash and grab style after the restart.

Their high press caused problems for USW, winning the ball high up the field with numbers saw the visitors create the chances they lacked in the first period.

Looking to counter hard and fast, the visitors dragged themselves back into the tie from their hard work and Rhydian Jones was the epitome of their second-period revival.

The forward man worked tirelessly to keep the back-line under pressure and was rewarded with a goal of his own from a beautifully chipped effort.