Kilgetty AFC Women embraced the storm on Sunday playing their first away game of the season at Milford United.
Kicking Kilgetty onto the score sheet was Cara Evans, 17, with her first goal for the team in the 15th minute. Their lead was soon doubled by Becky Bonser who scored a penalty into the top left corner.
Milford United narrowed the lead in the 35th with a goal from Niamh Mathias.
Both teams battled hard into the second half.
Kilgetty players and coaches noted the quality of the Milford United keeper, Rhian Jones, their opposition ‘Player Of The Match’, who read the game so well and never gave up.
After a series of one-twos around defenders by Sam Richards and Kilgetty Captain Lizzie Walsh, Richards scored into the bottom corner in the 70th minute, sealing the 3-1 win for Kilgetty.
The game was an example of good sportsmanship and quality football by Milford United and Kilgetty.
Kilgetty AFC Women Coach James North said: “Absolutely class today. Each and every one of you put 100% into it. We held our heads up high throughout the game and stuck together. The way we passed and moved the ball up field was great to watch.
“Today has painted a picture of how good we are and how much we have grown as a team.
“Confidence plays a huge part in this. And each and every one of you played with that today. Thanks all, and let's keep it up throughout the season.”
The teams played 90 minutes with the same 11 players, as no substitutes were available, making it a massive achievement for both teams.
“Thank you everyone for today. From the back to the front, you were all quality,” added Matt Davies, Kilgetty AFC Women's Coach.
“The second half was the best half of football I've seen us play personally. The passing and link-up play was top-draw. Defence solid the whole time. The passion to battle for the win is the best I've seen from you all.”
Kilgetty AFC Women thank Milford United for making them feel so welcome and for the fun they had together before, during, and after the game, showing the true quality of their team.